For Immediate Release

Contact: Rob Grant, Communications Director
202.966.7300, Ext. 119

Caitlyn Camacho, Communications & Marketing Coordinator
202.966.7300, Ext. 154

Washington, D.C., September 19, 2012 - The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) is pleased to announce Gregory K. Fritz, M.D., Professor and Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Alpert Medical School at Brown University, and Academic Director, Bradley Hospital, as the recipient of AACAP's 2012 Irving Philips Award for Prevention.

AACAP's Irving Philips Award for Prevention was established in 1993 in honor of Irving Philips, M.D. Dr. Philips served as AACAP President from 1985-1987 and was renowned for his work in the field of prevention. This award recognizes a child and adolescent psychiatrist and AACAP member who has made significant contributions in a lifetime career or single seminal work to the prevention of mental illness in children and adolescents.

Dr. Fritz presents, "Good Policy is Good Prevention: The Importance of Advocacy," at AACAP's 59th Annual Meeting, on October 26, 2012 in San Francisco.

For more information on this award, please contact Caitlyn Camacho, Communications Coordinator, at 202.966.7300, ext. 154 or


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