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Nominations for the Division 28 Awards

Nominations are being accepted for the Med Associates Brady-Schuster Award, the Outstanding Dissertation Award, and the Young Psychopharmacologist Award

By Chana K. Akins, PhD

Please consider nominating a deserving colleague for one of the 2012 Division 28 Awards. The awards available are the Med Associates Brady-Schuster Award (sponsored by MED Associates), the Outstanding Dissertation Award, and the Young Psychopharmacologist Award. These awards will be given at the 2012 convention in Orlando, FL. Candidates must be nominated by a Member or Fellow of Division 28.

The Med Associates Brady-Schuster Award ($500, engraved plaque, and travel support), honors a mid-career or senior scientist (at least 15 years after doctoral degree) who conducts outstanding research underscoring the fundamental importance of behavioral science to psychopharmacology or substance abuse. Candidates must be Division 28 members and the nomination must be based on an established record of outstanding research in psychopharmacology.

The Outstanding Dissertation Award ($250, engraved plaque, and travel support), honors the best doctoral dissertation in psychopharmacology and substance abuse during 2010 or 2011.

The Young Psychopharmacologist Award ($500, engraved plaque, and travel support) honors a young scientist (no more than 5 years past the date of receipt of doctoral degree) doing original, meritorious work in psychopharmacology, and encourages excellence in research at the interface between the disciplines of pharmacology and psychology.

Nominations must include (1) the nominee’s resume or curriculum vitae, (2) selected reprints or manuscript(s) describing the research on which the nomination is based, and (3) a statement from the sponsor in support of the nomination.

Any mailed materials should be sent to: Chana Akins, 207i Kastle Hall, Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506. Emailed materials or questions regarding nominations may be sent by email. Materials must be received no later than January 4, 2012.