Stephen C. Scheiber, M.D., a distinguished life fellow of APA, completed
over 20 years as the chief executive officer of the American Board of
Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) in June 2006. He maintains academic
professorial appointments at Northwestern University Feinstein School of
Medicine and at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
The American College of Psychiatrists has chosen him to receive the
Distinguished Psychiatrist Service Award in recognition of his contributions
to American psychiatry, including his leadership in gaining recognition for 10
new subspecialties in both disciplines since 1990. He also was in charge of
the institution of recertification and maintenance of certification programs
for the ABPN.
The American Board of Medical Specialties, the umbrella organization that
overlooks the work of the 24 medical specialty boards, has selected him to
receive the Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his contributions to
the organization as well as his continuous service to the field.
The Association for Academic Psychiatry (AAP) conferred one of its
inaugural Life Fellowship Awards on Scheiber at its fall annual meeting. He
had received the Lifetime Educator Award from the AAP in 2002. ▪