Call for Nominations for the 2015 Award Year
Nominations will be accepted until September 15, 2014
(see below for submission details)
The award was established in memory of Frank J. Menolascino, M.D., who was an authority on mental health among persons with intellectual development disorders and developmental disabilities. He developed a progressive regional system of support for persons with intellectual development disorders that now serves as a model for programs around the world. Dr. Menolascino was a leading advocate of educational rights and community-based services that would allow persons with mental retardation to remain in their hometown among family and friends rather than be placed in state institutions.
Description of Selection Criteria for Award
This award is for an APA member who has made significant contributions to psychiatric services for persons with intellectual development disorders/development disabilities, through direct clinical services and/or dissemination of knowledge in this field through teaching or research.
By APA Member nomination
Nominations are to include
a nominating letter from an APA member describing the nominee’s contribution to the field;
a curriculum vitae or biographic sketch of the nominee; and
two letters of endorsement of the nomination.
Deadline for nominations: September 15, 2014
Nominations & supporting material may be submitted as an email attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org; or mailed to
Frank J. Menolascino Award
Attn: Samantha Hawkins
American Psychiatric Association
1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1825
Arlington VA 22209-3901
Questions should be directed to Samantha Hawkins, email@example.com or 703.907.8612.
Previous Award Recipients:
Mark H. Fleisher, M.D.
Ludwik Szymanski, M.D.
Peter Tanguay, M.D.
Bryan H. King, M.D.
Harvey Stabinsky, M.D.
Edwin Mikkelsen, M.D.
Nancy Napier Cain, M.D.
Stephen D. Durrenberger, M.D.
Stephen L. Ruedrich, M.D.
No award given
Ramkrishnan Shenoy, M.D.
Christopher J. McDougle, M.D.
Julie P. Gentile, M.D.
Diana J. Antonacci, M.D.
L. Jarrett Barnhill, M.D.
Fred R. Volkmar, M.D.
John Y. Donaldson, M.D.
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