AACAP Virginia Q. Anthony Outstanding Woman Leader Award Presented to Gabrielle A. Carlson, MD
For Immediate Release
Contact: Rob Grant, Communications Director
202.966.7300, Ext. 119
Samantha Phillips, Communications Coordinator
202.966.7300, Ext. 154
Washington, D.C., November 10, 2016 – The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) is pleased to announce Gabrielle A. Carlson, MD, as the recipient of the 2016 AACAP Virginia Q. Anthony Outstanding Woman Leader Award. Dr. Carlson was recognized at AACAP’s 63rd Annual Meeting in New York, NY, October 24-29, 2016.
Established in 2013, AACAP’s Virginia Q. Anthony Outstanding Woman Leader Award celebrates the achievements of female child and adolescent psychiatrists who have had a profound impact on their field and is awarded by AACAP’s president.
Dr. Carlson is professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at Stony Brook University School of Medicine in Stony Brook, New York. She founded and directed the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry until 2013. Dr. Carlson’s research interests have been in the phenomenology and treatment of mood disorders in children. She is past president of the International Society for Research in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, was chair of AACAP’s Program Committee from 2011–2014, and serves on AACAP’s Council. She has won numerous professional awards but is proudest of AACAP’s Virginia Q. Anthony Outstanding Woman Leader Award.
The award was created to honor the service of AACAP’s retired Executive Director, Virginia Q. Anthony. As its namesake envisioned, the award is for women who have applied their talent, medical skills, and leadership to dramatically improve the wellbeing of children with mental illness.
For more information on this award, please contact Samantha Phillips, Communications Coordinator, at 202.966.7300, ext. 154 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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