2017 Div. 28 awards call for nominations

Submit your nominations for 2017 APA Div. 28 awards by Jan, 15, 2017.

By Catherine Stanger, PhD

It’s time to make your nominations for the 2017 Div. 28 awards. Nominations are requested for the 2017 MED Associates Brady-Schuster Award, Outstanding Dissertation Award and the Young Psychopharmacologist Award. These awards will be given at the 2017 APA Annual Convention in Washington, D.C. Last year’s winners were John Grabowski, PhD, MED Associates Brady-Schuster Award; Matthew Kirkpatrick, PhD, Young Psychopharmacologist Award and Katherine Marks, PhD, 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 plaqueand 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 meeting.

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 nominating a candidate who has been previously nominated but not chosen for one of the awards. Emailed materials may be sent to Catherine Stanger. Please put "Div. 28 Nomination" in the subject line on all emails. The deadline for materials is Jan. 15, 2017.