Awards

APA members may apply for or nominate a colleague for an award in numerous categories.

Members may also choose their abstract or program to be considered for an award when submitting to the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) or Pediatric Hospital Medicine (PHM) meetings. Region and Special Interest Groups (SIGs) may also offer awards.

All child health professionals (e.g. MD/DO, PhD, MS, etc.) who are APA members are eligible.

The application window is September 1, 2022 - January 6, 2023. Click on the individual awards for comprehensive application instructions and to apply.

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…

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…

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…

APA 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…

APA Teaching Award for Faculty

The Teaching Award for Faculty Mid-Level and Teaching Award for Faculty Junior-Level recognize excellence in teaching among APA members through two career teaching awards;…

Research

Trainee Research Awards

The APA Trainee Research Awards annually honor students, residents, and fellows engaged in pediatric research.  These awards are designed to recognize research excellence in…

Michael Shannon Award

This research award was established to honor the life achievements of Dr. Michael Shannon, and is awarded to the best abstract in the areas…

Ludwig-Seidel Award

This Ludwig-Seidel Award recognizes the best abstract  in pediatric emergency medicine in which a PEM fellow is the lead author. The abstract must be…

Research Award

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

Health Care Delivery

Health Care Delivery Award

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

Public Policy and Advocacy

Joel Alpert Award

Established in 2016, the Joel Alpert Award is awarded to an abstract submitted to the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Meeting, that improves the health…

Public Policy and Advocacy Award

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