Awards & Fellowships

Recognizing the Future of AADPRT

The awards system is open through September 9, 2021. Please note - you must be a paid AADPRT member (training directors only) to submit an awards nomination.

Winning institutions are not eligible to submit nominees for a two-year period (e.g. submitted in 2020 (won in 2021) is eligible to submit again in 2023).

NOTE: 2021 winners were recognized at the 2021 Spring Conference and will be invited to attend the 2022 Annual Meeting.

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Nomination Letter Writing Tips
 (Marcy Verduin's Annual Meeting Skills Fair Presentation)


Special thanks to PRMS

The American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training wishes to express its sincere gratitude to Professional Risk Management Services, Inc. (PRMS). Thanks to their generosity, our 2021 resident recipients of the IMG and Henderson awards will be able to attend the 2022 AADPRT Annual Meeting so they may be recognized in front of their peers for their notable accomplishments. We extend our sincere gratitude to PRMS for this outstanding gesture of support for the future of psychiatry.

PRMS U is an online education and risk management portal for residents/fellows and training directors. Access on-demand courses, state-specific resources, risk management articles, and more! To request access below referencing PRMS U.

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Annual Lifetime Service Award

The purpose of the award is to acknowledge a psychiatrist AADPRT member who has provided significant service to AADPRT, had an impact on psychiatric residency education nationally, demonstrated excellence in psychiatric residency education, provided generativity and mentoring in residency, or some combination of these. The awardee will be honored at the Annual Meeting.

Submission Deadline: September 9

Award submission requirements include:

  • Letter of nomination from a current or past AADPRT member detailing the nominee's contribution
  • Nominee CV
  • Brief bio of nominee
  • Head shot of nominee

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George Ginsberg Fellowship Awards

The George Ginsberg Fellowship acknowledges the excellence and accomplishments of outstanding residents interested in education and teaching who are pursuing careers as Clinician-Educators and/or Academic Administrators.

Submission Deadline: September 09
Previous award winners are not eligible.

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Nyapati Rao and Francis Lu International Medical Graduate (IMG) Fellowship

The Nyapati Rao and Francis Lu IMG Fellowship Program is designed to promote the professional growth of exceptional IMG residents and fellows and facilitate their successful development as leaders in American psychiatry.

Submission Deadline: September 09
Previous award winners are not eligible.

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Lucille Fusaro Meinsler Program Administrator Award

AADPRT recognizes the outstanding skills that psychiatry residency Program Administrators possess and utilize in the day-to-day management of a residency program.

Submission Deadline: September 09
Previous award winners are not eligible.

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Peter Henderson MD Memorial Award

The late Peter Henderson, M.D. served as an active member on numerous AADPRT committees and was the first child and adolescent psychiatrist to serve as president of AADPRT (1983-1984).

Submission Deadline: September 09
Previous award winners are not eligible.

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Victor J. Teichner Award

The American Academy of Psychodynamic Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis (AAPDPP) and AADPRT co-sponsor the Victor J. Teichner Award. It was developed to promote and improve the teaching of psychodynamic principles to trainees in Psychiatry.

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Submission Deadline: December 15

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