Awards

 

2017 AAP Award Winners

 

2016 AAP Poster Session Winners

 

Summary of AAP Awards

 

Award nominations are open. 

The deadline is April 3, 2018 for the following awards:

AAP Residents Psychiatric Educator Award (previously the AAP Fellowship Award)
  
AAP Early Career Development Award

AAP Roberts Award
AAP Psychiatric Educator Award
AAP Lifetime Achievement Award


The Nomination Deadline was June 1, 2017 for the following awards:


Medical Student Essay Contest
Distinguished Fellow Members
Fellow Members

Click on specific award name below for detailed information, including nomination and application guidelines.

AAP AWARDS

DESCRIPTION

TIPS FOR NOMINATIONS

BENEFITS

Psychiatric Education Award

·  Awarded to a psychiatric educator to honor excellence in impactful psychiatric education that is further exemplified in an an outstanding educational project or program.

 

·  The Award acknowledges innovative and exemplary psychiatric educators for their educational projects or programs—at the medical school, residency and faculty development levels, as well as for programs involved in educating non-psychiatrists and/or the general public about psychiatry.

Criteria for nomination include:

·   innovation or leadership

·   associate or full professor, chair, dean or equivalent level

·   long-term, sustained impact in psychiatric education

·   national and/or international reputation in psychiatric education

The nominee's recognized education project or curriculum will be recognized for:

·   balance between innovation and generalizability (e.g., portable or reasonable to "take home")

·   impact in psychiatric education (e.g., curricula used by many programs nationally)

·   evaluation or outcome measures (e.g., satisfaction, change, or other)

·    $500 Honorarium

·     Plaque

Roberts Award

·  Honor psychiatric educators who have supported medical students, residents and early career psychiatry faculty in their development as educators and who have, by their example, modeled academic careers in psychiatry and fostered others through mentorship.

·   Nomination letter should tell the story of how the nominator was inspired and mentored by the nominee in a life-changing manner. Specifics to include are outlined in the  Roberts Award section below.

·    Complimentary Annual Meeting registration

·    Reimbursement for meeting-related transportation and hotel expenses

AAP Lifetime Achievement Award

·  Created to recognize long-term, sustained contribution by a national or international leader in education specifically to AAP

·  Award criteria includes demonstration of:

a.     Long-term and sustained involvement in AAP

b.    Cumulative contribution to AAP Annual Meetings

c.     Leadership contribution to AAP

d.    National or international leadership in education

e.    Nominee must be a current member who has a minimum a cumulative membership of seven (7) years in AAP.

 ·  Number: 1/year

Past AAP Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients

2001      Don R. Lipsitt, MD

2002      Stephen C. Scheiber, MD

2003      Carolyn Robinowitz, MD

2004      Jonathan Borus, MD

2005      Frederick Guggenheim, MD

2006      Donald Fidler, MD

2007      Philip Muskin, MD

2008      Francis Lu, MD

2009    Joel Yager, MD

2010    Laura Roberts, MD

2011    Carl Chan, MD

2012    Linda L.M. Worley, MD

2013    Joan Meyer Anzia, MD

2013    David J. Lynn, MD

2014    Deborah Hales, MD

2015     Donald Hilty, MD

2016     N/A

·   Nomination by AAP Steering Committee and Awards Committee (only)

·    $500 Honorarium

·     Plaque

Medical Student Essay Contest

·  Created to honor outstanding academic promise

 

·   Submission by student to annual essay contest

·    Complimentary Annual Meeting Registration

·    Up to $1,000 reimbursement for meeting-related travel, hotel, and meal expenses

·    Essay presented as a poster at Annual Meeting

Residents Psychiatric Educator Award (previously the Fellowship Award)

·  Created to honor psychiatry residents who demonstrate particular promise as educators and scholars in academic psychiatry

·  A two-year award.

  *Fellows must present posters/workshop/WIPs at the Annual Meeting to receive complimentary meeting registration year 2.

 

·  Fellows network with national educators and obtain mentoring

·  Number: maximum of 8 

·   Nomination by faculty or chair

·   Demonstrated ability as a teacher

·   Commitment to an academic career

·   Impact desirable (e.g., publication, presentations, projects)

·   Personal qualities that set the nominee apart

 

·    Complimentary AAP membership – 2 years

·    Complimentary Academic Psychiatry online subscription – 2 years

·    Complimentary Annual Meeting registration – 2 years*

·    Reimbursement for meeting-related hotel and meal expenses - year 1

·     Plaque

Early Career Development Award
(previously named "Junior Faculty Development Award)

·  Created to facilitate career development

·  An opportunity for new educators to learn and share teaching techniques, skills and innovations

·  Opportunity to network and obtain mentoring

·  Number: maximum of 8

·   Nomination by faculty or chair

·   Quality and breadth of teaching

·   Presentations or measurable impact

·   Discuss awards

·   Administrative and/or leadership activities

·    Innovation

·     $200 honorarium

·     Plaque

Distinguished Fellow Member

·  Achieved mastery in a career dedicated to educational endeavors

·  Demonstrated generativity by unselfishly guiding the next generation of academic psychiatrists

·  Engaged in passing on traditions of the past to the next generation of academic psychiatrists

·   Eligible candidates must submit a curriculum vitae supporting and denoting eligibility

 

·   Submit a personal statement

·   Acknowledgment presented at Annual Meeting

Fellow Member

·  Achieving mastery in a career dedicated to educational endeavors

·  Demonstrating generativity by unselfishly guiding the next generation of academic psychiatrists

·  Engaging in passing on traditions of the past to the next generation of academic psychiatrists

·   Eligible candidates must submit a curriculum vitae supporting and denoting eligibility

 

·   Submit a personal statement

·   Acknowledgment presented at Annual Meeting

 

   

 


 

AAP Psychiatric Education Award

Past AAP Psychiatric Educator/Education Award Winners


1988   Carolyn Robinowitz, MD


1989   Bryce Templeton, MD, “Interaction Analysis System for Interview Evaluation”  


1990   John Nemiah, MD


1991   J. Thomas Ungerleider, MD, “Interactive Teaching Seminar on Substance Abuse for Medical Students”


1992   Jonathan Borus, MD


1993   Leah Dickstein, MD, “Health Awareness Program”


1994   David Preven, MD, "New Perspectives on Suicide: '... not to be' a sick (sic) solution, Hamlet needed Help"


1995   Michael G. Goldstein, MD, “Physician Based Smoking Cessation Intervention for Nicotine Dependence”


1996   Jerald Kay, MD


1997   Ira Glick, MD


1998   Susan Block, MD


1999   Bernard Beitman, MD, “Psychotherapy Training Program”


2000   Allan Tasman, MD


2001   Debra Klamen, MD


2002   Paul Rodenhauser, MD


2003   Priyanthy Weerasekera, MD, “McMaster Postgraduate Psychotherapy Training Program”


2004   Ivan Silver, MD


2005   Barbara Doleshal, MD


2006   Robert Hales, MD


2007   Michele Pato, MD, "What to Learn and What to Teach"


2008   Nyapati Raju Rao, MD, “Looking Back and Moving Forward: Observations on IMG Education and Faculty Development by a Psychiatry Educator”


2009   Lowell Tong, MD, “The Headless Monster, a Seamount and Fish”


2010   Patrick O'Neill, MD, “Fear and Loathing in Academic Medicine: An Interactive Exposure to Our New Fiscal Reality”


2011   Susan J. Lieff, MD, MEd, MMan, "A Leadership Tune-up: Paradigms and Practices of Medical Education Leaders"


2012   Duke University, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences [Crystal White, MD and Andrew Muzyk, PharmD] - A One Year Psychopharmacology Course for Upper Level Psychiatry Residents Utilizing Active-Learning Educational Exercises and a Resident-as-Teacher Model


2013   Geraldine S. Fox, MD, MHPE, University of Illinois at Chicago, "Teaching from the Heart with Personal Stories"


2014   Michael Travis, MD, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, "Trying to Re-integrate Clinical Psychiatry and Neuroscience"


2015   Avram Mack, MD, FACP, Georgetown University, "The Academic Psychiatrist at the Center of the General Hospital Safety Movement -- a Real and Potential Space"

2016    Stephen M. Goldfinger, MD, SUNY Downstate Medical Center
 


This award, established in 1988, is given to a psychiatric educator to honor excellence in impactful psychiatric education that is further exemplified in an outstanding educational project or program. The award acknowledges innovative and exemplary psychiatric educators for their educational projects or programs—at the medical school, residency and faculty development levels, as well as for programs involved in educating non-psychiatrists and/or the general public about psychiatry.

The award winning designer of the selected program will receive a $500 honorarium. The winner will also be invited to give a 45-minute presentation, including Q&A, at the meeting. This presentation is held Saturday morning of the meeting.


Nomination Guidelines 


Criteria for nomination for the AAP Psychiatric Education Award includes evidence of excellence in education that is exemplified in an outstanding education project as described below.

 

The nominee will be a psychiatric educator recognized for:

·          innovation or leadership

·          associate or full professor, chair, dean or equivalent level

·          long-term, sustained impact in psychiatric education

·          national and/or international reputation in psychiatric education

 

The nominee’s recognized education project or curriculum will be recognized for:

·          balance between innovation and generalizability (e.g., portable or reasonable to “take home”)

·          impact in psychiatric education (e.g., curricula used by many programs nationally)

·          evaluation or outcome measures (e.g., satisfaction, change, or other)

 

Other requirements and information necessary for nomination include:

·         Nominee (designer of the project/program) must be an AAP member

·         Nominee’s name, title, institutional affiliation department’s name, address, phone, and email address

·         Nominee’s curriculum vitae

·         Project/program title with names of program director and key faculty, including department name, address, phone and fax numbers, and email address

·         Project/program abstract (300 words maximum)

·         Specific aims of the project/program (one paragraph)

·         Background and project/program development (one page)

·         Program description (one—two pages)

·         Documentation of program evaluation and effectiveness (one page)

·         Letter from the nominee’s department chair (or his/her designate) detailing a sustained body of work involving educational endeavors, techniques, or innovations as well as education/administrative duties at the local, national and international levels

·         At least one additional letter of support from other faculty, residents, students, or CME program coordinators is required, but no more than four (4) will be accepted.

Deadline for submission: April 3, 2018 


Electronic submission required: lhedrick@academicpsychiatry.org. All materials must be included in a single email submission.


For additional inquiries, contact John Teshima, MD, MEd, Awards Committee Chair, at 

 

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Roberts Award

For Inspirational Mentorship in Academic Psychiatry

Award Recipients

2008   Anita Kablinger, MD

2009   John S. Luo, MD
2010   Geri Fox, MD

2011   Ayesha Mian, MD

2012   Elisabeth Kunkel, MD

2013   Kathy M. Vincent, MD

2014   Sean Blitzstein, MD

2015   Susan J. Lieff, MD, MEd, MMan, FRCPC

‚Äč2016   Arden Dingle, MD

The purpose of the Roberts Award is to honor psychiatric educators who have supported medical students, residents and early career psychiatry faculty in their development as educators and who have, by their example, modeled academic careers in psychiatry and fostered others through mentorship. Unlike the Educator Award, the Roberts Award stresses mentorship.  This award is not targeted at leaders in educational innovation, but rather should be awarded to a loved teacher who served as an inspiration to others - the person who helped mold the development of others in psychiatry. Thus the focus is on the person's mentorship, ability to act as a role model and to inspire others.  It can be awarded to a teacher at any level, and need not be a person in a senior position, however it is assumed that the awardee will have had sufficient teaching experience to merit this award.


The nominating person must be someone who has been mentored by the nominee. Letters of support from other people who have also been mentored by the nominee can also be submitted to strengthen the nomination. Membership in AAP is not required for either the nominator or the nominee. The award winner will receive complimentary AAP Annual Meeting registration and reimbursement for meeting-related transportation and hotel expenses.

Nomination Guidelines

·        Nominator’s name, address, institutional affiliation, phone, and e-mail address

·        Nominee's name, address, institutional affiliation, phone, and e-mail address

·        Letter(s) of nomination must include examples demonstrating some or all of the following:

o    Strength of Mentorship

o    Breadth of Mentorship

o    Strength of Leading by Example

o    Degree of Inspiration

o    Teaching Skills

o    Enthusiasm/Motivation

o    Mentoring in Education/Teaching

o    Barriers the mentor helped you overcome

o    Mentorship Qualities

  • In 350 words or less, the nomination letter should tell the story of how you were inspired and mentored by this nominee in a life-changing manner.
  • Current CV (nominee)
  • Electronic submission required: lhedrick@academicpsychiatry.orgAll materials must be included in a single email submission.                                                                 

Deadline for submission: April 3, 2017 

 

For additional inquiries, contact Marcy Verduin, MD, Awards Committee Chair, at Marcy.Verduin@ucf.edu.

 

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2017 Medical Student on Becoming a Doctor Essay Contest

The selected winner of the creative writing contest will receive up to $1000 for reimbursement of travel expenses to attend the 2016 AAP Annual Meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico, September 21-24, where s/he will present the essay. The theme is: The Art of Communication in Psychiatry: Connecting With The Patient. 

Submission Requirements
The contest is open to any student who is both currently enrolled in an accredited medical school in the United States or Canada and will be enrolled at the time of the Annual Meeting. The work must be an original unpublished essay of 2000 words or less.


Essays should be submitted electronically as a *.doc, *.txt or *.rtf email attachment to hcombs@uw.edu and should include a cover page with the following information:

  • Student’s Name
  • Name of Medical School where enrolled, year in school
  • Mailing Address, Phone Number, Email Address

Selection Criteria
Judges will be blinded to the participant and affiliated medical school. Judging will be based on originality, uniqueness, flow of thought, and appropriateness to the theme. The winner must be able to attend the Association for Academic Psychiatry Annual Meeting as indicated above.

 

Deadline for submission: June 3, 2017

For additional inquiries, contact Heidi Combs, MD, Medical Student Education Caucus chair, at hcombs@uw.edu.

 

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AAP Residents Psychiatric Educator Award (previously the AAP Fellowship Award)

The Residents Psychiatric Educator Award (previously Fellowship Award) program was created to honor psychiatry residents who demonstrate particular promise as educators and scholars in the field of academic psychiatry.

During this unique two-year award period, Residents Psychiatric Educator awardees will receive complimentary registration for two Annual Meetings*, as well as reimbursement for meeting-related hotel and meal expenses - year 1; receive mentoring from AAP faculty; meet and collaborate with other AAP Residents and Fellowship participants; and have the opportunity to present scholarly work at the Annual Meeting poster sessions. In addition, Residents and Fellows receive complimentary AAP membership and an online subscription for the journal, Academic Psychiatry. This award represents an important professional experience, offering transformative and enjoyable opportunities to academic psychiatry’s best trainees each year.

* To receive complimentary meeting registration year 2 of the award, Residents and Fellows must present a poster, workshop, or WIP.  Submissions must be received by the posted deadline.


Additional modest financial support is requested from the Residents' or Fellows’ home institutions in order to cover the costs of the full two-year program.

 

Application Guidelines

 

  • PGY-3, 4, or 5 residents may be nominated by the department chair, vice-chair (Education), director of post-graduate/residency education, or a faculty member. Nominators must be a current AAP Individual, Emeritus, or Institutional Member. Residents must be a PGY-3, 4 or 5 at the time of the AAP Annual Meeting at which they would receive the award.
  • Current CV (resident nominee)
  • Resident nominee personal statement. The statement must describe the nominee's vision for his/her career as an academic psychiatrist and how this fellowship may help him/her to achieve those goals. Statement is limited to a maximum of 500 words.
  • Two or three letters of support from senior departmental members (e.g., chair, training director, senior supervisor), each approximately two pages in length commenting on:
    • The resident’s demonstrated ability as a teacher (emphasized in the fellow selection process);
    • The resident’s commitment to an academic career;
    • The department’s interest and plans for fostering the resident’s professional, academic, and personal growth, including a statement of the department’s willingness to provide partial financial support for the candidate if he/she is selected as a fellow. (Departmental support is not used as a selection criterion and is not a consideration of the Fellowship Committee when choosing recipients of the Fellowship);
    • Publications, presentations, and educational, or research projects in which the nominee has played a major role; and
    • Personal qualities that bear upon the nominee’s capacities in academic medicine and describing relevant experiences in the teaching/learning continuum.
  • Electronic submission required: lhedrick@academicpsychiatry.org.  All materials should be included in a single email submission.

Note: Nominees for AAP fellowship will be judged first and foremost on merit, based on the criteria above. If more than one nomination comes from an institutional member, the institution will be notified (since nominations could come from separate hospitals or departments). If more than one is meritorious, AAP will fund the highest rated one (other than airfare, as usual) and the institution will have the option of completely funding the other one.

 

Deadline for submission: April 3, 2017

For further inquiries, contact Mara Pheister, MD, Fellows and Residency Training Committee chair, at mpheister@mcw.edu.

 

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AAP Early Career Development Award

The purpose of the Early Career Development Award (previously named "Junior Faculty Development Award") is to recognize promising junior faculty. This program provides an opportunity for new educators to learn and share teaching techniques, skills and innovations to establish linkages with other experienced educators at the AAP, and to network with other junior faculty from across the country. Awardees will be given a $200 honorarium.

 

Eligibility: Any full or part-time psychiatry faculty member at the instructor or assistant professor level may be nominated by the chair or the chair's designee. He or she should have significant teaching responsibility and show interest in and potential for a continuing academic career. 

 

Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of:

  • Quality and breadth of teaching
  • Educational endeavors including administrative responsibilities, curriculum innovations and presentations at meetings
  • Awards/recognition of teaching

The intent of this award is to identify new faculty who will be able to use the resources of AAP to further their academic careers.

 

Nomination Guidelines     

  • Maximum of one nomination per training institution
  • Nominee must be an AAP member
  • Chair's (or designee's) nomination letter
  • Candidates must submit a personal statement describing their academic activities and interests and why they feel this award will assist their careers
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Two additional letters of support by students, residents, peers, senior faculty, etc are required. Each supporting letter and document should be no longer than two pages. Summaries of teaching evaluations may be included.
  • Electronic submission required: lhedrick@academicpsychiatry.org. All materials should be included in a single email submission.

Deadline for submission: April 3, 2017

For further inquiries, contact Suzanne Murray, MD, Career Development Committee chair, at sbmurray@u.washington.edu.

 

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Distinguished Fellow Member

Policy for application for Distinguished Fellow Membership

  [Excerpted from AAP Bylaws]:

 

Section F. Distinguished Fellow Members.

Qualifications. To apply as a Distinguished Fellow of AAP, a person must have ten years of active AAP membership; ongoing active participation in psychiatric education; and demonstrated leadership and service to the AAP as evidenced by AAP annual meeting participation (at least five meetings during the candidate’s membership, and at least one meeting within the last three years) and AAP committee membership (serving in some capacity for a total of seven “year equivalents”).

Examples include:

·         Teaching in the Master Educator series x 6 yrs: 6 yrs. Equivalent

·         Serving on both the Membership Committee and the Selection Committee for the Fellows x 2 yrs: 4 yrs. Equivalent

·         Serving on the Executive Committee x 4 yrs: 4 yrs. equivalent

1.            Application and Membership. Eligible candidates must submit a curriculum vitae supporting and denoting eligibility.Upon favorable review of the candidate’s credentials and receipt of dues, the candidate becomes a Distinguished Fellow of AAP.
 

Application Guidelines

  • Eligible candidates must submit a curriculum vitae supporting and denoting eligibility.
  • Personal statement, no longer than three pages, reflecting his/her educational life mission and demonstrating ongoing contributions to education.
  • Electronic submission required: lhedrick@academicpsychiatry.org. All materials should be included in a single email submission.

Deadline for submission: April 3, 2017

 

For additional inquiries, contact Charles Surber, MD, Membership Committee chair, at csurber@med.umich.edu.

 

 

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