2015 Div. 28 Awards

Nominations are requested for 2015 Div. 28 awards.

By Sharon Walsh, PhD

The call for Div. 28 awards will be announced in the coming month. Nominations are requested for the 2015 MED Associates Brady-Schuster Award, Outstanding Dissertation Award and the Young Psychopharmacologist Award. These awards will be given at the 2015 APA convention in Toronto. Last year's winners were Alice Young, PhD, MED Associates Brady-Schuster Award; Cassandra Gipson, PhD, Young Psychopharmacologist Award; and Rebecca Sripada, Outstanding Dissertation Award.

The MED-Associates Brady Schuster 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 the meeting.

The Young Psychopharmacologist 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.

The Outstanding Dissertation 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 the meeting. All awardees are invited to give an address during a special Div. 28 session at the conference.

Please take some time over the next weeks 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. Please also consider nomination a candidate who has been previously nominated but not chosen for one of the awards. Keep an eye out for the upcoming call for nominations.

Thank You to Our Donors

Div. 28 is grateful to Suzette Evans, PhD, for her generous donation of $500 to provide funds for the Young Psychopharmacologist Award.

Div. 28 also is grateful to M. Marlyne Kilbey, PhD; John Dougherty, PhD; and Salvatore Cianci, PhD, for generous contributions to our Div. 28 programming and awards.