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Roberts Award

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Description

Honor psychiatric educators who have supported medical students, residents and early career psychiatry faculty in their development as educators and who have, by their example, modeled academic careers in psychiatry and fostered others through mentorship.

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The purpose of the Roberts Award is to honor psychiatric educators who have supported medical students, residents and early career psychiatry faculty in their development as educators and who have, by their example, modeled academic careers in psychiatry and fostered others through mentorship. Unlike the Educator Award, the Roberts Award stresses mentorship.  This award is not targeted at leaders in educational innovation, but rather should be awarded to a loved teacher who served as an inspiration to others - the person who helped mold the development of others in psychiatry. Thus the focus is on the person's mentorship, ability to act as a role model and to inspire others.  It can be awarded to a teacher at any level, and need not be a person in a senior position, however it is assumed that the awardee will have had sufficient teaching experience to merit this award.

The nominating person must be someone who has been mentored by the nominee. Letters of support from other people who have also been mentored by the nominee can also be submitted to strengthen the nomination.Membership in AAP is not required for either the nominator or the nominee. The award winner will receive complimentary AAP Annual Meeting registration and reimbursement for meeting-related transportation and hotel expenses.

Nomination Guidelines

  • Nominator’s name, address, institutional affiliation, phone, and e-mail address
  • Nominee's name, address, institutional affiliation, phone, and e-mail address
  • Letter(s) of nomination must include examples demonstrating some or all of the following:
    • Strength of Mentorship
    • Breadth of Mentorship
    • Strength of Leading by Example
    • Degree of Inspiration
    • Teaching Skills
    • Enthusiasm/Motivation
    • Mentoring in Education/Teaching
    • Barriers the mentor helped you overcome
    • Mentorship Qualities
  • In 350 words or less, the nomination letter should tell the story of how you were inspired and mentored by this nominee in a life-changing manner.
  • Current CV (nominee)

Thank you for your interest. Submissions for the 2023 Roberts Award are NOW OPEN! Please click here for the 2023 AAP Abstracts & Awards Submissions site. Please log in or create an account then click GO TO MY SUBMISSION DASHBOARD. At the bottom of the page you will see the box SUBMIT AAP AWARDS. Click that box, then go to the AAP Awards drop down box and select the Roberts Award. Complete and submit the award by clicking the orange SUBMIT ROBERTS AWARD at top of the page. YOU MUST CLICK THIS BUTTON TO SUBMIT or it will only be saved. Applications for the 2023 Roberts Award will be accepted until April 1, 2023. 

For additional inquiries, contact Iljie Fitzgerald, MD, Awards Committee Chair, ifitzgerald@mednet.ucla.edu

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