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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.

Psychiatric Services Achievement Awards

The Psychiatric Services Achievement Awards have recognized creative models of service delivery and innovative programs for persons with mental illness or disabilities.

Research Mentorship Award

The Research Mentorship Award Honors an academic psychiatrist who has fostered the research of of a student, Resident-Fellow Member, or early-career psychiatrist in a significant manner through direct mentorship.

Resident Recognition Award

The Resident Recognition Award is presented annually to outstanding psychiatry residents or fellows from each department or institution who exemplifies one or more APA values.

Roeske Teaching Award

The Nancy C.A. Roeske, M.D., Certificate is awarded to individuals who have made outstanding and sustaining contributions to medical student education.

Ronald A. Shellow Award

The Ronald A. Shellow Award recognizes departing members of the Assembly who have served the Assembly far beyond the general standards of service shown by most members of the Assembly.

Simon Bolivar Award

The Simon Bolivar Award honors a prominent advocate for Hispanics and is designed to sensitize APA members to the mental health problems and goals of Hispanics.

Solomon Carter Fuller Award

The Solomon Carter Fuller Award honors a black citizen who has pioneered in an area that has significantly improved the quality of life for black people.

Vestermark Psychiatry Educator Award

The Vestermark Psychiatry Educator Award recognizes excellence, leadership, and creativity in the field of psychiatric education and is given annually to a psychiatric educator for outstanding contributions to the education and development of psychiatrists.

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