The Berson Award

The Senior Psychiatrist Berson Award is given annually to a Senior Psychiatrist Inc. member who has contributed significantly to Psychiatry. The Award was made possible by a generous grant in 1993 by Harold Berson, M.D. and consists of an honorarium of $1000 and an inscribed plaque.  The Berson Award is presented each year at the Senior Psychiatrist  Annual Meeting that is held in conjunction with the APA’s Annual Meeting. The Senior Psychiatrist  Award Committee is soliciting suggestions from the Senior Psychiatrist Inc. membership at large for names of deserving candidates who should be considered for the Award. The definition of “significant” contribution(s) to Psychiatry is a broad one, and may consist of scientific or service contributions to the profession, the APA or the Senior Psychiatrist organization. The candidate must be a an APA Fellow or Life Fellow. Suggestions must also be accompanied by reasons supporting the recommendation.

Awardees have included: Jack Bonner, MD,  Paul Wick, MD,  Dilip Jeste, MD, Nada Stotland, MD, Stephen Sharfstein, MD, Jay Scully, MD, Herb Pardes, MD, Aaron T. Beck, MD, and Roger Peele, MD.

Award Nominations are now open for the 2021 Berson Award

Email nominations to:

Past Recipients:

2022 Berson Award Recipient - Roger Peele, MD

2020 Berson Award Recipient - Aaron T. Beck, MD

2019 Berson Award Recipient - Herb Pardes, MD

2018 Berson Award Recipient - Jay Scully, MD

2017 Berson Award Recipient - Steven Sharfstein, MD

2016 Berson Award Recipient - Nada Stotland, MD

2015 Berson Award Recipient - Dilip Jeste, MD

2014 Berson Award Recipient - Paul Wick, MD

2013 Berson Award Recipient - Jack Bonner, MD

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