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Agnes Purcell McGavin Award for Distinguished Career Achievement in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

The Agnes Purcell McGavin Award for Distinguished Career Achievement, established in 2000, is presented to a child and adolescent psychiatrist who has been noted for outstanding contributions to the advancement of child and adolescent psychiatry in activities such as teaching, research, writing, clinical care, advocacy, and policy. Funded by a bequest from Dr. Agnes Purcell McGavin.

APA Component(s)

  • Council on Children, Adolescents, and Their Families
  • McGavin Award Selection Committee

Program Benefits

A plaque, $1,500

Criteria / Eligibility

  • A child/adolescent psychiatrist
  • Previous winners of the McGavin Award for Prevention are eligible
  • Members of the McGavin Award Selection Committee are ineligible for five years beginning with their first year on the committee

Nomination / Application Details

  • Only an APA member may nominate individuals
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Nominee’s CV

Submit to


August 15



Award Presentation

Presented at an appropriate child and adolescent psychiatry session during APA's Annual Meeting.


Christian Sosa
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