Each year, SAHM recognizes adolescent health professionals for their commitment to furthering the field and advancing the cause of adolescent health and well-being. A description of our various awards and a list of past winners follows below.
We encourage SAHM members to nominate worthy candidates for these awards. The nomination period for 2017 awards will begin in the Fall.
Awards are distributed during the annual meeting in the spring.
Congratulations to all the 2017 winners:
For a complete list of winners for each award, click the name of the award.
This award recognize individuals nationally and internationally for their body of work and commitment to improving the health of and health care resources for adolescents and young adults. This is SAHM's Lifetime Achievement Award.
Lyn Bearinger, PhD, MS, RN, FSAHM
SAHM/Mead Johnson Nutritionals New Investigator
This award recognizes professionals who, through excellence in research, promote the development, synthesis, and dissemination of scientific and scholarly knowledge unique to the development and health care needs of adolescents.
Anne Neilan, MD, MPH
This award is presented to any national or international individual, organization, or agency involved in adolescent health care, defined in its broadest sense.
Unidad de Salud del Adolescente de Complejo Asistencial Dr. Sótero del Río in Santiago, Chile
The intent of this award is to provide an educational experience in adolescent medicine for a group of healthcare providers who may not otherwise have the opportunity to benefit from the Professor's expertise.
2016 - Sheryl Ryan, MD, FSAHM
2018: Leslie Walker-Harding, MD, FSAHM
The intent of this award is to provide an educational experience in adolescent health research for a group of healthcare providers who may not otherwise have the opportunity to benefit from the Professor's expertise. The Visiting Professorship Program is intended to help research, policy and training programs to become better equipped to conduct adolescent health-focused research, as well as to improve the ability of the researchers to successfully compete for funding for a research program.
2017 - Michael Rich, MD, MPH, FSAHM
2018: Colette (Coco) Auerswald, MD, MS, FSAHM
Established in honor of SAHM Past President Robert H. DuRant, PhD, FSAHM, who passed away in late 2009, this award fosters statistical rigor, innovation and excellence in research.
Pamela Matson, PhD, MPH
Established in 1997, this award recognizes a Regional Chapter member for outstanding service to a particular chapter.
Larry Neinstein, MD
This award is directed at promoting interest in a career in the field of adolescent health.
Christina Akre, PhD
Vaughn Rickert Vaccine Research Award
Established in honor of SAHM Past President Dr. Vaughn Rickert, who passed away in 2015, this award recognizes the top-rated abstract submission focused on vaccination research.
Beth Auslander, PhD