For Immediate Release

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

Washington, D.C., December 19, 2013 - The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) is proud to announce the Ülkü Ülgür, M.D. International Scholar Award. This award, made possible by a generous gift from Dr. Ülgür, recognizes either a child and adolescent psychiatrist or physician from Turkey, or other international countries, who has made significant contributions to mental health services for children and adolescents.

“We are honored that Dr. Ülgür has established this award. The international medical community has contributed significantly to best practices in helping children with mental illnesses and he wanted to recognize the important work of his international colleagues,” said AACAP President, Paramjit T. Joshi, M.D.

Throughout his career, Dr. Ülgür has shown outstanding leadership in the field of child and adolescent psychiatry. He is an AACAP Distinguished Life Fellow and co-founded the Maryland Regional Organization of AACAP.

In announcing the award, Dr. Ülgür said, “I have been a child psychiatrist for nearly 50 years, which I consider a privilege. I couldn’t think of a better way to give back, both to AACAP, which has been a second family to me, and to honor and recognize the work of my international colleagues and the significant contributions they have made to our specialty.”

Dr. Ülgür is a scholar and faculty member at the University Of Maryland School Of Medicine. He is well known in the U.S. and internationally for his lifetime work in advancing school-based mental health services.

If you would like to learn more about the Ülkü Ülgür, M.D. International Scholar Award and/or make a donation to it, please contact AACAP’s Office of Development by email at or call 202-966-7300 x140.


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