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May 3 2022
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AACAP George Tarjan, MD, Award for Contributions in Developmental Disabilities


This award recognizes a child and adolescent psychiatrist and Academy member who has made significant contributions in a lifetime career or single seminal work to the understanding or care of those with developmental disabilities. These contributions must have national and/or international stature and clearly demonstrate lasting effects. The contributions may be in areas of teaching, research, program development, direct clinical service, advocacy or administrative commitment. A cash prize of up to $1,000 will be awarded. Nomination letters must be accompanied by a CV for the individual nominated. The award winner will be recognized at a Distinguished Awards Luncheon and make an Honors Presentation about his or her work during AACAPs 66th Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL. Please send an electronic copy of your nomination letter and the nominee's CV to the attention of Roma Vasa, MD and Jeremy Veenstra-Vanderweele, MD, Co-Chairs, Autism and Intellectual Disabilities Committee, c/o the AACAP Government Affairs and Clinical Practice Department at

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  • CheckmarkMust not be attending high school currently

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Contact Dr. Roma Vasa
Scholarship Contact
Tel: 202-966-7300
Fax: 202-464-0131 Address 3615 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20016