Call for Nominations for SPP Faculty Awards

Review the new selection of SPP faculty awards and nominate a deserving colleague

By Tonya M. Palermo
The SPP Awards Committee invites you to nominate a colleague for one of our five faculty awards. Several awards have been revised to honor pediatric psychologists who have made significant contributions to the field. A new clinical practice award is also being introduced during this awards cycle. Please see the Division 54 awards page for complete nomination instructions. Faculty award winners will be invited to present brief award addresses at the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference in the spring following the nomination. Partial travel support will be provided by SPP. Nominations are due by Dec. 1, 2014.
Wright Ross Salk Award for Distinguished Service in Pediatric Psychology
This award in recognition of the early founders of pediatric psychology recognizes outstanding service contributions to the Society of Pediatric Psychology or to the field of pediatric psychology generally. Examples of types of significant contributions include: Leadership in SPP; Public or political advocacy or leadership; Significant and extensive prevention or intervention program development, implementations, and dissemination; Development and implementation of significant and influential service or training models; professional leadership in other professional or public organizations that benefit the field of pediatric psychology; Substantial influential production of clinically oriented scholarship such as case studies and literature reviews. Self-nominations will not be considered since this award represents recognition of service contributions by one’s peers.
SPP Award for Outstanding Mentorship in Pediatric Psychology (formerly known as the Martin P. Levin Mentorship Award)
This award originally started with the generous support of the Levin Foundation to honor faculty in pediatric psychology who mentor students in an exemplary way, providing professional advice and guidance through various training phases. Nominations may be made by any current or past graduate student, intern, or postdoctoral trainee.
Dennis Drotar Distinguished Research Award in Pediatric Psychology (formerly known as the Logan Wright Distinguished Research Award)
The award recognizes excellence and significant contributions in establishing the scientific base of pediatric psychology. Nominations can be made for one particularly significant contribution or a series of contributions in a programmatic area. Nominations and endorsements should include an evaluative summary of the contribution, noting the positive impact of the nominee’s research and detailing the extent of scholarship given in productivity. Self-nominations will not be considered since this award represents recognition of scholarly contributions by one’s peers.
Routh Early Career Award in Pediatric Psychology
This award recognizes significant contributions of an early career member of SPP to the field of pediatric psychology in research, clinical training and/or service. To qualify for the award, an SPP member must have received his or her PhD no more than seven years prior to the date in which the honor is awarded. Self-nominations will be considered.
Carolyn S. Schroeder Award for Outstanding Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology
This award recognizes outstanding commitment and significant contributions to pediatric psychology by a full-time provider of direct clinical services in the field. Nominees should typically spend a minimum of twenty hours weekly in direct, face-to-face patient care, in assessment, therapy, and consultation, program development, administration and service, model service delivery, or other evidence-based clinical applications. The outstanding practice can be in any clinical setting including primary care, hospital, or clinic-based practice. Additional time may be spent in professional activities such as teaching, supervision, or clinical research.