Awards & Recognition

ANPA celebrates and actively supports the professional development of its members. Take advantage of these exclusive membership benefits and apply for an ANPA award today!

Gary J Tucker MD Lifetime Achievement Award

Established in his memory, the Gary J Tucker MD Lifetime Achievement Award in Neuropsychiatry is the highest honor bestowed by ANPA and is presented to an individual who has demonstrated sustained commitment and service to ANPA and whose career has best exemplified the professional and personal values of Dr. Tucker. These values include academic leadership in Neuropsychiatry; commitment; mentoring, and scholarship. Recipients shall have demonstrated such values through a lifetime commitment to improving our understanding of brain-behavior relationships as they affect mental illness. The inaugural award was presented by the President of ANPA at the February 2014 Annual Meeting.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Applications should include a current CV as well as a nomination letter describing the nominee’s contributions to the field. Additional letters of support are suggested but not required. The deadline for submission or nomination is the same deadline for abstract submission for the coming year. Submit applications and nominations to the ANPA Administrative Office.

SELECTION PROCESS: All applications will be reviewed by the ANPA Executive Committee. The award winner will be selected by the ANPA Executive Committee based on the applicant’s merits as presented in the application materials. 

TUCKER AWARD RECIPIENTS: 2014 - Stuart C Yudofsky, MD; 2015 - Robert G Robinson, MD; 2016 - C Edward Coffey, MD

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Career Development Award

The ANPA Career Development Award is intended to recognize an advanced trainee in neuropsychiatry, behavioral neurology, or neuropsychology whose outstanding accomplishments during training offer promise of a successful career in neuropsychiatry and the clinical neurosciences.  The award is intended to facilitate mentorship and participation in ANPA for future leaders in the field.  One awardee will be selected each year if merited by the applicant pool.

AWARD: The award will support costs associated with participation in two consecutive ANPA annual meetings, establish an informal mentoring relationship between the awardee and an ANPA Fellow, and facilitate the awardee’s involvement in an ANPA committee or task force.  The awardee will receive reimbursement for travel to the annual meeting (least expensive, advance purchase, coach airfare; ground transportation to and from the meeting hotel), a standard room at the meeting hotel for the days in attendance at the meeting (not to exceed 5 nights); paid meeting registration; a per diem rate for days' meals that are not included in the meeting registration; one year's paid ANPA dues including a one-year subscription to the Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences; a copy of the latest edition of the American Psychiatric Press, Inc, Textbook of Neuropsychiatry; appointment to an ANPA Committee or Task force; and assistance in establishing a mentoring relationship with an ANPA fellow.  The award will be presented at the annual meeting banquet.
The awardee must commit to attend the entire ANPA meeting, to participate in any new members/trainee activities at the annual meeting, to participate in an ANPA committee or task force during the award year, and to attend a meeting of the ANPA Advisory Council at the start of the ANPA meeting.

ELIGIBILITY: Trainees in psychiatry, neuropsychiatry, neurology, behavioral neurology, clinical psychology and neuropsychology are eligible.  Award preference will be given to applicants in the late stages of their training and preparing to enter a career in the clinical neurosciences. The applicant must provide evidence of outstanding accomplishment in neuropsychiatric or clinical neuroscience research, education, or service during his or her training.  Such evidence may include research or review publications, exceptional involvement in the neuropsychiatric education of junior residents or medical students, or superlative clinical service or community outreach to patients with neuropsychiatric conditions.  

APPLICATION PROCESS: Applications should be accompanied by (1) a letter of nomination from the applicant’s training director and department chair, (2) the applicant’s curriculum vitae, and (3) a personal statement of up to 1,000 words describing the applicant’s clinical, research or educational interests; their vision for their career in neuropsychiatry, behavioral and cognitive neurology, or the neuropsychology; and how involvement and mentorship in ANPA will enhance their career. (4) Additional letters of support from one or more ANPA members will be accepted (optional). The deadline for submission or nomination is the same deadline for abstract submission for the coming year. Submit applications and nominations to the ANPA Administrative Office.

SELECTION PROCESS: The award may not be given every year.  If the award is given, one Awardee will be selected by the ANPA Career Development Award Committee based solely on the applicant’s merits as presented in the application materials.  The decision of the Career Development Award Committee is final. Selection of Awardees will be made each year by the beginning of January.

AWARD RECIPIENTS: 2002 - Jennifer Duncan Davis, PhD; 2003 - William Curt Phillip LaFrance, Jr, MD; 2004 - Linda Mah, M.; 2005 - Miles Cunningham, MD, PhD.; 2006 - Valerie Voon, MD; 2007 - Evan D Murray, MD; 2008 - Neil Harrison, MB BS MRCP MRCPsych; 2009 - Omar Ghaffar, MD, MSc, FRCPC; 2010 - Andrea E Cavanna, MD; 2011 - Joan Camprodon, MD, MPH, PhD; 2012 - Richard Ronan Murphy, MD; 2013 - Simon Ducharme, MD, MSc; 2014 - David L Perez, MD; 2015 - None; 2016 - Matthew E Peters, MD 

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Young Investigator Award

ANPA encourages trainees who submitted abstracts for the annual meeting to apply for a Young Investigator Award. To qualify for the Young Investigator Award, the applicant must have performed the work described in the abstract while in training.

AWARD: Two award winners will each receive a $750 stipend and complimentary registration for the annual meeting. Awardees are expected to attend the entire meeting and receive the award at the Annual Banquet.

ELIGIBILITY:  Trainees with interest in neuropsychiatry, behavioral neurology, or neuropsychology. Eligible trainees are those who have not yet been appointed as faculty at the time of their application. Examples include: 1) Medical students; 2) Graduate students; 3) Residents in psychiatry or neurology; 4) fellows in neuropsychiatry or behavioral neurology; 5) Pre-doctoral candidates; 6) Post-doctoral fellows. 

APPLICATION PROCESS: Applications should be accompanied by (1) a letter from the applicant’s training director confirming that the work was performed during training, (2) the applicant’s curriculum vitae, and (3) a statement up to 1,000 words describing the applicant’s role in the submitted research, training and interest in neuropsychiatry, behavioral and cognitive neurology, or the clinical neurosciences, and plans for his or her career.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Same deadline as the submission of abstracts for the coming year. Submit applications to the ANPA Administrative Office.

SELECTION PROCESS: The Program Committee will choose the recipients based on the quality of the abstract and the candidate’s perceived ability to contribute to the field with the encouragement and support provided by the award. Applicants for the Young Investigator Award, like others who submit abstracts, agree to present the work if the abstract is accepted, regardless of whether an Award is granted. The award decision will be made at the beginning of January and the decision of the Program Committee is final.

Clinical Neuroscience Trainee Award

The Clinical Neuroscience Trainee Award facilitates early involvement in ANPA by highly motivated trainees seeking careers in the field

AWARD: Award winners receive a $750 stipend and complimentary registration for the annual meeting. Awardees will be appointed to an ANPA Committee or Taskforce as a trainee member. Awardees are expected to attend the entire meeting and receive the award at the Annual Banquet.

ELIGIBILITYPGY-2 or greater resident in psychiatry or neurology, 2nd year or higher pre-doctoral candidate for PsyD or PhD, with interest in career in neuropsychiatry, behavioral neurology, or neuropsychology. Fellows and post-doctoral trainees are not considered for this award.

APPLICATION PROCESS: The application should be accompanied by (1) a letter of nomination from the applicant’s training director or doctoral Advisor confirming the applicant’s interest in a career in the clinical neurosciences and outlining any special accomplishments or involvement in this area, (2) the applicant’s curriculum vitae, and (3) a personal statement of up to 1,000 words describing the applicant’s interest in neuropsychiatry, behavioral and cognitive neurology, neuropsychology or the clinical neurosciences, and how involvement in ANPA and attendance at the annual meeting will benefit the trainee's career.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Same deadline as the submission of abstracts for the coming year. Submit applications to the ANPA Administrative Office.

SELECTION PROCESS: The Early Career/Trainee Committee will select the recipient of this award.  The decision of the Early Career/Trainee Committee is final. Selection of Awardees will be made by the beginning of January.  Award winners are expected to attend the entire meeting and will receive the award at the Annual Banquet.

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Fellow of the ANPA

The designation of Fellow of the American Neuropsychiatric Association recognizes significant contributions to the fields of neuropsychiatry, behavioral neurology, neuropsychology, or the clinical neurosciences, as well as to the ANPA organization. Click here to learn more.

If you have been a Full Member of ANPA for at least five years, attended at least three Annual Meetings, participated in ANPA Committees or Task Forces, and made important contributions to the field, you are encouraged to apply for Fellowship in ANPA.


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