Patrick H. DeLeon Prize for Outstanding Student Contribution to the Advancement of Pharmacotherapy

This award is given in honor of former APA president Patrick H. DeLeon, PhD, JD, MPH, in acknowledgment of DeLeon’s long-standing commitment to advancing the career of young psychologists.

Sponsor: Div. 55

Description

Div. 55 is pleased to offer the Patrick DeLeon Prize, in honor of former APA president Patrick H. DeLeon, PhD, JD, MPH. In acknowledgment of DeLeon's long-standing commitment to advancing the career of young psychologists, this award is aimed at graduate students or those who have recently completed a course of graduate training. The prize will be awarded on the basis of a paper on the subject of psychopharmacology or the advancement of the prescriptive authority movement. 

The paper need not be published, but should substantially reflect work done while the candidate was a graduate student. If published, the student should be at least the second author. 

The prize carries a cash award of $500, which will be awarded along with a plaque at the Div. 55 social hour at the APA Annual Convention. Nomination by major professors or advisers is ideal, but self-nominations are also encouraged.

Eligibility

This award is aimed at graduate students or those who have recently completed a course of graduate training. The prize will be awarded on the basis of a paper on the subject of psychopharmacology or the advancement of the prescriptive authority movement. The paper need not be published, but should substantially reflect work done while the candidate was a graduate student. If published, the student should be at least the second author.

Nomination by major professors or advisers is ideal, but self-nominations are also encouraged.

How to Apply

Please submit nominations, including papers, letters of nomination, and other attestation to Div. 55 Awards Coordinator Sean Evers, PhD, in electronic format only, via email.

Past Recipients
2017

Daniel Kaplin, PhD

2016

Wendy P. Linda, PhD

2015

Anthony Rinaldi

2014

Andrew Davis, PhD

2013

Jeff Shahidullah