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Kun-Po Soo Award

The Kun-Po Soo Award, established in 1987, recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions toward understanding the impact and importance of Asian cultural heritage in areas relevant to psychiatry. The award also seeks to encourage scholarship and research in culture-specific mental health issues and treatment needs of Asian populations and to stimulate scientific exchange on transcultural issues. Funded by the estate of Kun-Po Soo, M.D., Ph.D.

APA Component(s)

  • Council on Minority Mental Health and Health Disparities
  • Caucus of Asian-American Psychiatrists

Program Benefits

$1,000, Plaque, Award lecture

Criteria / Eligibility


Nomination / Application Details

  • Letter of recommendation
  • Nominee's one-page biographical sketch
  • Nominee's CV

Submit to


August 15



Award Presentation

Presented at the Kun-Po Soo Award lecture at APA's Annual Meeting


Christian Sosa
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