Call for nominations

APA Div. 28 awards for 2014

Nominations are requested for the 2014 MED Associates Brady-Schuster Award, Outstanding Dissertation Award and the Young Psychopharmacologist Award.

By Sharon Walsh, PhD

Nominations are requested for the 2014 MED Associates Brady-Schuster Award, Outstanding Dissertation Award and the Young Psychopharmacologist Award. These awards will be given at the 2014 APA convention in Washington, D.C. Please take some time over the next week to identify qualified nominees and submit nomination materials. Candidates must be nominated by a member or fellow of Div. 28. It is preferred, but not required, that nominees be a member of Div. 28 and APA.

To nominate

Send hard copy materials to: 

Sharon Walsh
Center on Drug and Alcohol Research
University of Kentucky
515 Oldham Court
Lexington, KY 40502

Emailed materials may be sent to Sharon Walsh (please put "Div. 28 Nomination" in the subject line on all emails). Materials must be received no later than Jan. 7, 2014.

MED Associates Brady-Schuster Award

The award 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. The award includes $500, an engraved plaque and travel support for the recipient to attend and present an address.

Nominations must be based on an established record of outstanding research in psychopharmacology, behavioral pharmacology or substance abuse. The nominee's research must underscore the contribution of behavioral science in one or more of these interdisciplinary research areas

Nominations must include
  1. A letter detailing the nominee's scientific contributions.
  2. The nominee's resume or curriculum vitae.
  3. Selected reprints or manuscript(s) describing the research on which the nomination is based.
Previous Awardees
  • 2013: Richard Foltin
  • 2012: Warren Bickel
  • 2011: Stephen Higgins
  • 2010: Jack Henningfield
  • 2009: Victor G. Laties
  • 2008: Chris Ellyn Johanson
  • 2007: Robert Balster
  • 2006: James Woods
  • 2005: Nancy Mello
  • 2004: George Bigelow
  • 2003: Linda Sobell
  • 2002: Roland Griffiths
  • 2001: Marilyn Carroll
  • 2000: Maxine Stitzer

Outstanding Dissertation Award 

The award honors the best doctoral dissertation in psychopharmacology and substance abuse. The award includes $250, an engraved plaque and travel support for the recipient to attend and present an address.

Students who completed a doctoral program during calendar years 2011 or 2012 are eligible for nomination. The nomination must be based on a completed dissertation in psychopharmacology or substance abuse.

Nominations must include
  1. A letter from the sponsor supporting the nomination.
  2. The nominee's resume or curriculum vitae.
  3. A copy of the dissertation on which the nomination is based.
  4. Any additional supporting documents.
Previous Awardees
  • 2013: Marci Mitchell
  • 2012: Ben Lewis 
  • 2011: Cassandra Gipson and Kevin Murnane
  • 2010: Kelly Dunn 
  • 2009: Darrick T. Balu 
  • 2008: Jennifer L. Perry 
  • 2007: Nicole Avena 
  • 2006: William Stoops 
  • 2005: Andrew Barrett 
  • 2004: Joshua Lile 
  • 2003: Stanislav (Rob) Vorel
  • 2002: Laura Juliano
  • 2001: James Grobe
  • 2000: Jillian Broadbear
  • 1999: Drake Morgan
  • 1998: Lisa Gerak
  • 1997: Keith Shelton
  • 1996: Michael Weed
  • 1995: Carol Paronis

Young Psychopharmacologist Award

The award honors a young scientist conducting original, meritorious work in psychopharmacology and encourages excellence in research at the interface between the disciplines of pharmacology and psychology. The award includes $500, an engraved plaque and travel support for the recipient to attend and present an address.

Persons who are no more than five years past the date of receipt of the doctoral degree are eligible for consideration. The nomination must be based on work in an area of psychopharmacology, behavioral pharmacology or substance abuse.

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.
  3. A statement from the sponsor in support of the nomination.
Previous Awardees
  • 2013: Carmela Reichel
  • 2012: Adam Leventhal
  • 2011: Matthew W. Johnson
  • 2010: Ryan Vandrey
  • 2009: Jennifer L. Perry
  • 2008: William W. Stoops
  • 2007: Bill Fantegrossi
  • 2006: Stacey Sigmon
  • 2005: Cynthia Conklin
  • 2004: Wendy Lynch
  • 2003: Drake Morgan
  • 2002: M.C. Holden Ko
  • 2001: Scott Lane
  • 2000: Michael Brandt
  • 1999: Nancy Petry/Hendree Jones
  • 1998: Thomas Eissenberg
  • 1997: Craig Rush
  • 1996: Jenny Wiley
  • 1995: Jane Acri