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Each year APA honors individuals for career recognition, lifetime service, outstanding research, and other categories that improve the lives of people with mental illness. Below, you will find a summary of all APA awards.

John Fryer Award

The John Fryer Award honors an individual whose work has contributed to the improvement of mental health of sexual minority communities.

Judd Marmor Award

The Judd Marmor Award honors an individual who has contributed to research advancing the biopsychosocial aspects of psychiatry.

Kempf Fund Award

The Kempf Fund Award recognizes research on the psychobiological, psychological, and/or sociological causes and treatment for schizophrenia.

Kun-Po Soo Award

The Kun-Po Soo Award recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions toward understanding the impact and importance of Asian cultural heritage in areas relevant to psychiatry.

Manfred S. Guttmacher Award

The Manfred S. Guttmacher Award recognizes an outstanding contribution to the literature of forensic psychiatry in the form of a book, monograph, paper, or other work published/presented at a professional meeting.

McGavin Award for Prevention

The Agnes Purcell McGavin Award for Prevention recognizes a child and adolescent psychiatrist who has made significant contributions to the prevention of mental disorders in children and adolescents.

Oskar Pfister Award

The Oskar Pfister Award honors outstanding contributions in the field of psychiatry and religion.

Patient Advocacy Award

The Patient Advocacy Award recognizes a public figure who champions the rights and needs of persons with mental illness and substance use disorders.

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