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American Psychiatric Association's Geriatric Psychiatry Awards:
Nominations due Aug. 15



Hartford-Jeste Award for Future Leaders in Geriatric Psychiatry. This award 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.

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 the nominee's CV, including 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.

Jack Weinberg Memorial Award for Geriatric Psychiatry. Established in 1983 in memory of Jack Weinberg, MD, this award honors a psychiatrist who, over the course of his or 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.

Applications should include a nomination letter summarizing the accomplishments of the nominee, two letters of endorsement from APA members, a current CV and bibliography. Nominations are due Aug. 15.

Send nominations to Sejal Patel at SPatel@psych.org or Sejal Patel, American Psychiatric Association 1000, Wilson Blvd. #1825, Arlington, VA 22209; 703-907-8579; fax: 703-907-7852. more


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