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APA Awards: Call for Nominations

The nomination deadlines for the following awards is JUNE 1, 2017.

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Achievements in Psychiatric Services & Public Outreach

Jacob Javits Award for Public Service

The Javits Award for Public Service acknowledges a public servant who has made a significant contribution to the mental health community, such as ensuring access to quality services for individuals with mental illness. It also showcases the work of honorees on behalf of consumers, the field of mental health, and the medical profession. This is the highest award APA confers on a public servant.

Lima (Bruno) Award in Disaster Psychiatry

Recognizes district branch members for outstanding contributions to the care and understanding of the victims of disasters.

Pierce (Chester) Human Rights Award

Recognizes the extraordinary efforts of an individual or organization to promote human rights of populations with mental health needs.

Psychiatric Services Achievement Awards

Recognizes innovative programs that deliver services to people with mental illness or disabilities, have overcome obstacles, and can serve as models for other programs.

Menolascino (Frank J.) Award

Recognizes an APA member who has made significant contributions to psychiatric services for persons with intellectual developmental disorders/developmental disabilities.

CHILD & ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY

Ittleson (Blanche) Award for Research in Child/Adolescent Psychiatry

Recognizes a child psychiatrist or group of investigators for outstanding research pertaining to the mental health of children and adolescents.

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

Recognizes outstanding career achievement in child and adolescent psychiatry.

McGavin (Agness Purcell) Award for Prevention

Honors a child and adolescent psychiatrist for outstanding work related to the preventive aspects of emotional disorders of childhood.

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GERIATRIC PSYCHIATRY

Hartford-Jeste Award for Future Leader in Geriatric Psychiatry

Honors noteworthy contributions enhancing the field of geriatric psychiatry.

Weinberg (Jack) Memorial Award for Geriatric Psychiatry

Honors a psychiatrist for outstanding work in clinical practice, training, or research in geriatric psychiatry.

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FORENSIC PSYCHIATRY

Isaac Ray Award

The Isaac Ray Award, established in 1951, recognizes a person who has made outstanding contributions to forensic psychiatry or to the psychiatric aspects of jurisprudence. It is a joint award of the APA and the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law that honors Isaac Ray, M.D., one of the original founders and the fourth president of the American Psychiatric Association.

Manfred S. Guttmacher Award

The Manfred S. Guttmacher Award, established in 1975, recognizes an outstanding contribution to the literature of forensic psychiatry in the form of a book, monograph, paper, or other work published or presented at a professional meeting between May 1 and April 30 of the award year cycle. The award is supported by a grant from Professional Risk Management Services Inc.

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MINORITY, DEMOGRAPHIC & CULTURAL

Fryer (John) Award

Honors an individual whose work has contributed to the improvement of mental health of sexual minority communities.

Fuller (Solomon Carter) Award

Honors a black citizen who has pioneered in an area that has significantly benefited the quality of life of black people.

Pfister (Oskar) Award

Honors an outstanding contributor in the field of psychiatry and religion.

Soo (Kun-Po) Award

Recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions toward understanding the impact and importance of Asian cultural heritage in areas relevant to psychiatry.

Spurlock (Jeanne) Minority Fellowship Achievement Award

Acknowledges achievements of former fellows of the Minority Fellowships Program who have made (or are making) significant contributions to the profession and/or the minority community.

Symonds (Alexandra) Award

Recognizes a woman psychiatrist who has made significant contributions to promoting women's health and the advancement of women.

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RESEARCH

Alexander Gralnick, M.D. Award for Research in Schizophrenia

Alexander Gralnick, M.D. Award acknowledges research achievements in the treatment of schizophrenia, emphasizing early diagnosis and treatment and psychosocial aspects of the disease process.

Health Services Research Award

Honors an early career psychiatrist and a senior APA member for outstanding contributions to the field of psychiatric health services research.

Ittleson (Blanche) Award for Research in Child/Adolescent Psychiatry

Recognizes a child psychiatrist or group of investigators for outstanding research pertaining to the mental health of children and adolescents.

Kempf Fund Award for Research Development in Psychobiological Psychiatry

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

Marmor (Judd) Award

Honors an individual who has contributed to research advancing the biopsychosocial aspects of psychiatry.

Mrazek (David) Award

The David A. Mrazek Memorial Award recognizes an outstanding clinician in the field of pharmacogenomics.

Psychiatric Services Achievement Awards

Recognizes innovative programs that deliver services to people with mental illness or disabilities, have overcome obstacles, and can serve as models for other programs.

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 or by the promotion of novel research-oriented training activities.

Weinberg (Jack) Memorial Award for Geriatric Psychiatry

Honors a psychiatrist for outstanding work in clinical practice, training, or research in geriatric psychiatry.

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SCHIZOPHRENIA

Alexander Gralnick, M.D. Award for Research in Schizophrenia

Alexander Gralnick, M.D. Award acknowledges research achievements in the treatment of schizophrenia, emphasizing early diagnosis and treatment and psychosocial aspects of the disease process.

Kempf Fund Award for Research Development in Psychobiological Psychiatry

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

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TEACHING & MENTORING

Bland (Irma) Award for Excellence in Teaching Residents

Recognizes excellence in teachers of residency education.

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 or by the promotion of novel research-oriented training activities.

Roeske (Nancy C.A.) Certificate of Recognition for Excellence in Medical Student Education

Honors APA members who have made outstanding and sustaining contributions to medical student education.

Tarjan (George) Award

Honors a physician who has made significant contributions to the enhancement of the integration of international medical graduates into American psychiatry.

Vestermark Psychiatry Educator Award

Recognizes an educator who has made outstanding contributions to undergraduate, graduate, or postgraduate education and career development in psychiatry.

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