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.

Awards are announced during the annual meeting in the spring.
 

Congratulations to all the 2018 winners:

For a complete list of winners for each award, click the name of the award.

Outstanding Achievement in Adolescent Health and Medicine

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.

  • 2018: Lawrence J. D'Angelo, MD


Charles E. Irwin, Jr. 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.

  • 2018: Lauren E. Wisk, PhD


Millar Award for Innovative Approaches to Adolescent Health Care

This award is presented to any national or international individual, organization, or agency involved in adolescent health care, defined in its broadest sense.

  • 2018: Sarah Bagley, MD, The CATALYST Program at Grayken Center for Addiction at Boston Medical Center
 

Adele D. Hofmann Visiting Professor in Adolescent Medicine and Health

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.

  • 2018: Leslie Walker-Harding, MD, FSAHM
     

Litt Visiting Professor in Adolescent Health Research

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.

  • 2018: Colette (Coco) Auerswald, MD, MS, FSAHM

 

Robert H. DuRant Award for Statistical Rigor and Innovation in Adolescent Health Research

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. 

  • 2018: Andrea Swartzendruber, PhD, MPH


Regional Chapter Recognition Award

Established in 1997, this award recognizes a Regional Chapter member for outstanding service to a particular chapter.

  • 2018: Cora Breuner, MD, MPH

 

Career Development Award in Adolescent Health 

This award is directed at promoting interest in a career in the field of adolescent health.

  • 2017: 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.  
  • 2018: Annie-Laurie McRee, DrPH, MPH


Lawrence Neinstein Ward in Young Adult Health 

The Lawrence S. Neinstein Award in Young Adult Health has been established in memory of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) Past President Dr. Larry Neinstein for his numerous contributions to the health of adolescents and young adults.

  • 2018: Alain Joffe, MD

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