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 in Neuropsychiatry

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. 

Recipients:

2014: Stuart C Yudofsky, MD, FANPA
2015: Robert G Robinson, MD, FANPA
2016: C Edward Coffey, MD, FANPA

2018: Sheldon Benjamin, MD, FANPA
2019: Barry S Fogel, MD, MBA, FANPA
2022: John J Campbell, MD, FANPA

2024: Paula T Trzepacz, MD, FANPA 

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Career Development Award

The Sidney R. Baer Jr. ANPA Career Development Award, generously supported by the Sidney R. Baer, Jr. Foundation, recognizes neuropsychiatry, behavioral neurology, or neuropsychology advanced trainees or faculty member within 5 years of completion of their post-graduate education whose outstanding accomplishments offer promise of a successful career in neuropsychiatry and the clinical neurosciences. Up to two awards (which may reflect research-focused and/or education-focused careers) may be given annually, if merited by the applicant pool, as determined by the Awards Committee. In addition to recognizing highly accomplished early career professionals in and future leaders of our field, this award facilitates and supports mentored engagement of the awardees in ANPA.

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 paid meeting registration at the meeting at which the award is received and at the meeting after completion of the one-year career development award; one year's paid ANPA dues, including a one-year subscription to the Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences; appointment to an ANPA Committee or Task force; and provision of assistance by the Awards Committee Chair in establishing a mentoring relationship with an ANPA fellow; and a copy of the latest edition of the American Psychiatric Press, Inc., Textbook of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences. The award also provides support for travel to cover these costs associated with attending the two consecutive meetings encompassed by the award (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); a per diem rate for days' meals that are not included in the meeting registration; and a $1,500 honorarium. The award will be presented at the annual meeting awards ceremony.

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 Board during our association's annual conference. 

ELIGIBILITY: Trainees in psychiatry, neurology, behavioral neurology & neuropsychiatry, clinical psychology, or neuropsychology as well as faculty members within 5 years of completion of their post-graduate education (e.g., residency or fellowship, whichever is later) at the time of application for this award are eligible.  Award preference will be given to applicants in the late stages of their training or beginning years of a clinical neuroscience faculty career. The applicant must provide evidence of outstanding accomplishment in neuropsychiatric or clinical neuroscience research, education, and service during his or her training and early junior faculty career.  Such evidence may include research or review publications, exceptional involvement in the neuropsychiatric education of junior residents or medical students, new program building efforts, or superlative clinical service or community outreach to patients with neuropsychiatric conditions.  

APPLICATION PROCESS: Applications should including all of the following elements:

  1. A letter of nomination from the applicant’s training director and department chair (if already faculty – a division chief letter may be used instead of a training director);
  2. The applicant’s curriculum vitae;
  3. A personal statement of up to 1,000 words describing:
    • the applicant’s clinical, research, and educational interests;
    • the application's vision for their career in behavioral neurology & neuropsychiatry 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 annual meeting in which the award will be given. Submit applications and nominations to the ANPA Administrative Office via Drop Box file upload HERE. Should you have additional questions please contact us at  anpaoffice@gmail.com

NOTE:  All applicants are expected to be registered for the ANPA meeting at the time of their application submission

SELECTION PROCESS: Awards may not be given every year.  If one or more awards are given, two awardees may 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 in late February.

Recipients: 

2002: Jennifer Duncan Davis, PhD
2003: William Curt Phillip LaFrance, Jr, MD

2004: Linda Mah, MD

2005: Miles Cunningham, MD, PhD

2006: Valerie Voon, MD

2007: Evan D Murray, MD

2008: Neil Harrison, MBBS MRCP MRCPsych

2009: Omar Ghaffar, MD, MSc

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, MMSc

2015: --

2016: Matthew E Peters, MD

2017: Kahled Moussawi, MD

2018: Maiya R Geddes, MD

2019: Aaron Boes, MD, Ph.D

2020: Ryan Darby MD, PhD 

          Shan Siddiqi MD 

2021: Melissa Jones MD 

          Nicholas Trapp MD 

2022: Trey Bateman MD 

          Christos Ganos, MD 

2023: Aaron Hauptman, MD

          Matthew Burke, MD 

2024: Daniel Talmasov, MD

  Joseph Taylor, 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 behavioral neurology & neuropsychiatry, neuropsychology, or related disciplines in the clinical neurosciences. 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 and/or neurology; 4) fellows in behavioral neurology & neuropsychiatry; 5) pre-doctoral candidates; or 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.

APPLICATIONS: Submit applications via DropBox File upload HERE. Contact ANPA Administrative Office with any questions.

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 in January and the decision of the Program Committee is final. 
Award winners are expected to attend the entire meeting and will receive the award at the award ceremony. 

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 or 2nd year or higher pre-doctoral candidate for PsyD or PhD with interest in career in behavioral neurology & neuropsychiatry or neuropsychology, respectively. Fellows, post-doctoral trainees and students 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.

APPLICATIONS: Submit applications via DropBox upload HERE. Contact the ANPA Administrative Office with any questions.

SELECTION PROCESS: The Membership Committee in conjunction with the Early Career Committee will select the recipient of this award.  The decision of the Committees is final. Selection of Awardees will be made in January.  Award winners are expected to attend the entire meeting and will receive the award at the award ceremony. 


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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 seven consecutive years, attended at least three consecutive 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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