Geriatric Award Nominations

(Deadline: January 5)

Candidates Will Be Judged on:

  • history of lifetime contributions to research andother scholarly contributionsto the field of mental health and aging;
  • quality of contributions (i.e., significance to the understanding and the care of the aged and their families);
  • originality (i.e., new paradigms, pioneering new areas of research, innovative approaches);
  • quantity of work of quality; and
  • impact on the field and other practitioners.

Method of Nomination:
Nominations Should Include

  • One letter of nomination, two pages maximum
  • At least one additional letter of recommendation, two pages maximum
  • The nominee's current curriculum vitae
  • A statement from the nominee, describing his or her accomplishments in the field of geropsychiatric research, five pages maximum.

Nomination Procedure

Mail original to:

Chair, Committee on the Award for Research in Geriatric Psychiatry
The American College of Psychiatrists
111 E. Wacker Dr., Suite 1440
Chicago, IL 60601
You may also e-mail an electronic copy to

Past Geriatric Award Winners

2004: Dan G. Blazer, M.D., MPH, Ph.D., FACPsych                          

2005: Dilip V. Jeste, M.D.

2006: George S. Alexopoulos, M.D., FACPsych

2007: Charles F. Reynolds III, M.D., FACPsych

2008: Gary W. Small, M.D.

2009: Robert G. Robinson, M.D.

2010: K. Ranga R. Krishnan, M.D. FACPsych

2011: Bruce G. Pollock, M.D., Ph.D.

2012: Peter V. Rabins, M.D., M.P.H.

2013: Anand Kumar, M.D.

2014: David C. Steffens, M.D., M.H.S.

2015: Kristine Yaffe, M.D.

2016: Yeates Conwell, M.D.

2017:  Devangere P. Devanand, M.D.