Awards

The 2024 Call for Abstract Awards is open! The deadline to apply is February 2, 2024.

The deadline for APA Pillar Awards has passed.

Click on the individual awards for comprehensive details and application instructions.


APA members may apply for and/or nominate a colleague, a program, or an abstract for an award within the categories described below.

All applications for pillar awards will be considered for two years after initial submission, allowing candidates the opportunity to update records each year.  Exception: Abstract awards are only considered during the year they are accepted and presented at PAS.

Award Eligibility

Eligibility varies by award, but all applicants/nominees must be APA members.

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APA

Miller-Sarkin Mentoring Award

The APA Miller-Sarkin Mentoring Award recognizes the contributions of APA members who have provided outstanding mentorship to learners or colleagues, both locally and nationally,…

Leadership

The George Armstrong Lecture

George Armstrong, an English physician of the 18th century, established the first dispensary for children in London, England, in 1769. There he served with…

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program Award

Programs selected for the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion award should have sustained impact through increasing workforce diversity, supporting and fostering sense of belonging, inclusive…

Transformational Leader: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award

This award will recognize an individual in the middle or later stages of their DEI career. They will have demonstrated sustained leadership in multiple…

Emerging Leader: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award

Awardees will be in the earlier stages of their overall careers or within the DEI space. They will have developing expertise in DEI-related activities…

Education

Ray E. Helfer Innovation in Medical Education Award

This award was established for Ray E. Helfer who was an esteemed pediatric educator, child advocate and past-president of the APA. It is granted…

Teaching Program Award

The purpose of this award is to foster interest in the teaching of general pediatrics by giving national recognition to an outstanding general pediatric…

Teaching Award for Faculty

The Teaching Award for Faculty recognizes excellence in teaching among APA members. There are two different Teaching Award for Faculty Categories: Early Career Mid-Career…

Research

Trainee Research Awards

The APA Trainee Research Awards annually honor students, residents, and fellows engaged in pediatric research who have an abstract accepted to the annual PAS…

Michael Shannon Award

This award was established to honor the life achievements of Michael Shannon, MD, MPH, (1953-2009). Dr. Shannon was a professor at Harvard Medical School….

Ludwig-Seidel Award

This award is granted to the best abstract accepted to the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Meeting in the topic area of pediatric emergency medicine….

Research Award

The APA Research Award recognizes the contribution of a senior investigator in advancing pediatric knowledge through excellence in research.  Research excellence is characterized by…

Health Care Delivery

Community-Engaged Health Care Delivery Award

The APA Community-Engaged Health Care Delivery was inspired by Dr. Marjorie Rosenthal. Marjorie Rosenthal, MD, MPH, was an associate professor of pediatrics at Yale…

Health Care Delivery Award for Faculty

The APA Health Care Delivery Award for Faculty recognizes contributions of APA members who are faculty members for working to advance health care delivery. Contributions…

Health Care Delivery Abstract Award

The Health Care Delivery Abstract Awards are awarded to the best health care delivery improvement abstracts accepted to the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) meeting….

Health Care Delivery Program Award

The APA Health Care Delivery Program Award recognizes an innovative and effective program that supports health care in the context of a teaching setting….

Public Policy and Advocacy

Public Policy and Advocacy Program Award

The APA Public Policy and Advocacy Award recognizes a pediatric department or program whose public policy advocacy efforts at the state, regional, national, or…

Joel Alpert Award

Established in 2016, the Joel Alpert Award is awarded to an abstract accepted to the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Meeting, that is focused on…

Public Policy and Advocacy Award

The APA Public Policy and Advocacy Award recognizes a health care professional whose public policy advocacy efforts at the state, regional, national, or international…