Nominations for APA Geriatric Psychiatry Awards are Due August 15

Published Thursday, June 19, 2014

The American Psychiatric Association's Hartford-Jeste Award for Future Leaders in Geriatric Psychiatry  recognizes an early career geriatric psychiatrist who has made noteworthy contributions to the field of geriatric psychiatry through excellence in research, teaching, clinical practice, and community service, and has demonstrated the potential to develop into a future leader in the field. The honoree must be a psychiatrist who holds a position no higher than assistant professor and is no more than seven years removed from completion of a geriatric psychiatry fellowship. Submission Requirements: Nominations for this award must come from APA Members. All applications should include a detailed nomination letter highlighting the nominee’s contributions to geriatric psychiatry, and two additional letters of support highlighting more specific facets of the nominee’s career and contributions. At least one letter should be from a geriatric psychiatrist familiar with the nominee’s work, and two of the letters should come from people outside of the nominee’s institution. Applications should also include a copy of the nominee’s CV that includes a list of publications as well as grant support. This award is made possible with funds from the John A. Hartford Foundation, a private philanthropy working to improve the health of older Americans.

APA’s Jack Weinberg Memorial Award for Geriatric Psychiatry was established in 1983 in memory of Jack Weinberg, MD, to honor a psychiatrist who, over the course of his/her career, has demonstrated special leadership or who has done outstanding work in clinical practice, training, or research into geriatric psychiatry. Candidates for the award must be psychiatrists who are nominated by an APA member. Submission Requirements: A nomination letter summarizing the accomplishments of the nominee, two letters of endorsement from APA members, a current CV and bibliography.

Deadline for both awards: August 15, 2014. Send nominations to Sejal Patel at SPatel@psych.org,  American Psychiatric Association 1000, Wilson Blvd. #1825, Arlington, VA 22209; 703-907-8579; 703-907-7852 (fax).