Distinguished Service Award

The Distinguished Service Award was established in 1964 by the Board of Trustees to honor an APA Distinguished Fellow, Fellow, General Member, nonmember, or organization who has contributed exceptional meritorious service to the field of psychiatry.

Prize

Plaque

Criteria/Eligibility

APA Distinguished Fellows, Fellows, General Members, nonmembers, and organizations

Nomination Requirements

  • 150-word statement of nominee’s contributions to psychiatry
  • Nominee’s CV

Deadline

October 31

Award Notification

Early January

Award Presentation

Presented during Convocation at APA's Annual Meeting

Submission Information and Staff Contact

Chiharu Tobita
ctobita@psych.org
(202) 609-7228

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APA Awards

Each year APA honors individuals for career recognition, lifetime service, outstanding research, and other categories that improve the lives of people with mental illness.

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Apr
2020
25
2020 Annual Meeting
  • Philadelphia, Pa.
  • Sat,  Apr  25 - Wed,  Apr  29
May
2021
01
2021 Annual Meeting
  • Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Sat,  May  01 - Wed,  May  05