Nominations are due Jan. 15, 2018

It’s time to make your nominations for the 2018 Div. 28 awards.

By Catherine Stanger, PhD

Nominations are requested for the 2018 MED Associates Brady-Schuster Award, Outstanding Dissertation Award and the Young Psychopharmacologist Award. These awards will be given at the APA’s 2018 Annual Convention in San Francisco. Last year’s winners were Dorothy Hatsukami, MED Associates Brady-Schuster Award. James Mahoney, Young Psychopharmacologist Award; and Elizabeth Holly, Outstanding Dissertation Award.

The MED-Associates Brady Schuster Award honors a mid-career or senior scientist with at least 15 years’ experience 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 nominating a candidate who has been previously nominated but not chosen for one of the awards. The deadline for materials is Jan. 15, 2018.

Please send all materials to Catherine Stranger.