APA presented its annual Psychiatric Services Achievement Awards at its
2004 Institute on Psychiatric Services to innovative programs that deliver
services to mentally ill or disabled people, that have overcome obstacles, and
that can serve as models for other programs. This annual competition, begun in
1949, is supported by a grant from Pfizer Inc.
The 2004 awards, selected from a field of 82 applicants, were presented by
Cheryl S. Al-Mateen, M.D., chair of the Psychiatric Services Achievement
Awards Committee. All winning programs participated in a special workshop at
the institute, which was held in October in
Cheryl S. Al-Mateen, M.D. (left), chair of APA's 2004 Achievement Awards
Committee, is photographed with representatives of Skyland Trail, the winner
of APA's 2004 Psychiatric Services Gold Achievement Award for community-based
programs: Beth Finnerty, executive director; and Charles B. Nemeroff, M.D.,
Ph.D., of its Board of Directors. The award carries with it a $10,000 grant
provided by Pfizer Inc. and a plaque.
Photo: Ellen Dallager
Gold Award winners were presented with a $10,000 check and plaque; winners
in the other categories received a plaque.
Further information about APA's 2004 Achievement Award winners is
posted on-line inPsychiatric Servicesat<http://psychservices.psychiatryonline.org/cgi/content/full/55/10/1171>.
Information about nominations for the 2005 awards is available by contacting
Mary Ward at (703) 907-8592 or