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

Prize

  • $1,000
  • Plaque
  • Award lecture

Criteria/Eligibility

Open

Nomination Requirements

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

Submission Information

diversityatapa@psych.org

Deadline

June 30

Award Notification

January

Award Presentation

Presented at the Kun-Po Soo Award lecture at APA’s Annual Meeting or Institute on Psychiatric Services

Staff Contact

Patrick Odai-Afotey
(202) 559-3176
podai-afotey@psych.org

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May
2018
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2018 Annual Meeting
  • New York, N.Y.
  • Sat,  May  05 - Wed,  May  09
Oct
2018
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2018 IPS: The Mental Health Services Conference
  • Chicago, Ill.
  • Thur,  Oct  04 - Sun,  Oct  07