Awards


Bud Orgel Award
for distinguished achievement in research

Nominees for the Research Award should be outstanding psychologists who work in and contribute to the advancement of research and scholarship in medical school and health care settings.

Ivan Mensh Award
for distinguished achievement in teaching

Nominees for the Teaching Award should be outstanding psychologists who work in and conduct innovative teaching and training in medical school and health care settings.

Joseph D. Matarazzo Award
for distinguished contributions to psychology in academic health centers

Nominees should be exceptional senior psychologists who have made substantial contributions to psychology in academic health centers across their careers.

Outstanding Student Contributions Award

Nominees for the Outstanding Student Contributions to Psychology in Academic Health Centers should be exemplary graduate students or doctoral interns whose work in medical school and academic health care settings has modeled developing excellence in enhancing the role of psychologists in education, research, and/or clinical care. 

Outstanding Early Career Psychologists Contributions Award

Nominees for the Outstanding Early Career Psychologist Contributions to Psychology in Academic Health Centers should be exemplary post-doctoral fellows or psychologists less than 10 years post-degree whose work in medical school and academic health care settings has demonstrated excellence in enhancing the role of psychologists in education, research, and/or clinical care. 

Outstanding Mid-Career Psychologists Contributions Award

Nominees for the Outstanding Mid-Career Psychologist Contributions to Psychology in Academic Health Centers should be exemplary psychologists between 10-20 years post-degree whose work in medical school and academic health care settings has demonstrated excellence in enhancing the role of psychologists in education, research, and/or clinical care. 

2017 Award Recipients

Bud Orgel Award for Distingished Achievements in Research

Kenneth Freedland, Ph.D.

Ivan Mensh Award for Distinguished Achievement in Teaching

Barbara Cubic, Ph.D.

Joseph D. Matarazzo Award for Distinguished Contributions for Psychology in Academic Health Centers

Susan H. McDaniel, Ph.D., ABPP

Outstanding Mid-Career Psychologists Contribution Award

Michael Zvolensky, Ph.D.

Outstanding Early Career Psychologist Award

Amit Shahane, Ph.D.

Outstanding Student Contribution to Psychology in Academic Health Centers

Colleen Stiles-Shields

Award Recipients Before 2017

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Terry Stancin, PhD, ABPP
Finalists for the 2018 National Compassionate Caregiver of the Year Award

The national award, given annually by the Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare, honors caregivers “who embody the characteristics of compassionate care, which include effective communication, emotional support, mutual trust and respect, the involvement of families in health care decisions, and treating patients as people, not just illnesses.” 

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Irma Corral, PhD
Dean for Diversity and Inclusion for the Brody School of Medicine

APAHC member Dr. Irma Corral has been named East Carolina University assistant dean for diversity and inclusion for the Brody School of Medicine. In her new role, the associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine will oversee an office that aims to help create diverse, inclusive environments for learners and employees at the medical school through research, programming and support. Dr. Corral will continue her faculty appointment work. Read More 

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Committee Chair
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Ronald T. Brown, Ph.D., ABPP
Dean, School of Allied Health Sciences
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Ronald.Brown@unlv.edu