Div. 28 Awards
2016 Div. 28 awards
Greetings from your new awards chair. I want to begin by thanking Sharon Walsh for her excellent work over the past four years as awards chair. Following in the footsteps of someone so organized and capable is making my transition very smooth. Thank you, Sharon.
The call for Div. 28 awards will be announced in the coming month. Nominations are requested for the 2016 MED Associates Brady-Schuster Award, Outstanding Dissertation Award and the Young Psychopharmacologist Award. These awards will be given at the 2016 APA convention in Denver. Last year's winners were:
- Mark Sobell, PhD, MED Associates Brady-Schuster Award
- Kelly Dunn, PhD, Young Psychopharmacologist Award
- Allison Kurti, PhD, Outstanding Dissertation Award
The MED-Associates Brady Schuster Award honors a midcareer 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.