APSARD Lifetime Achievement Award

The American Professional Society of ADHD and Related Disorders (APSARD) presents the Lifetime Achievement Award recognizing distinguished and exemplary long-term contributions to the scientific research and clinical practice of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and related conditions across the lifespan. Long-term is defined as a career spanning no less than twenty-five years. Current APSARD Board Members are not eligible for the award.

Any APSARD member may nominate an individual for this award by submitting the following:

  1. A nominating letter no more than three pages in length. This letter should describe the contributions of the candidate to the ADHD and Related Disorders field.
  2. A current curriculum vitae of the candidate.

Send nominations to the APSARD Executive Office by email to

Nominations must be submitted by Friday, August 31, 2018.

Journal of Attention Disorders Best Paper of the Year Award

The American Professional Society of ADHD and Related Disorders (APSARD) presents the JAD Best Paper Award of the Year by the Awards Committee to the author(s) of a paper published within the calendar year in the Journal of Attention Disorders that has made an important and scholarly contribution to the science of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
The APSARD Award Committee will review the papers submitted to the Journal of Attention Disorders for the 2018 year.

Travel Award

The American Professional Society of ADHD and Related Disorders (APSARD) offers travel grants to its 2019 Annual Meeting, January 18-20 in Washington, D.C. The grants offer an opportunity to attend an outstanding scientific program for students and trainees with an interest in ADHD research and clinical care**.

Specific Travel Awardee benefits include:

  • Cash stipend of $300 to help offset travel expenses.
  • Two nights’ stay at the Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, D.C.
  • Complimentary meeting registration for award recipient
  • The opportunity to present a poster at the annual meeting.

Click Here to Review the Call for Submissions.

The Deadline to Submit a Travel Award is Friday, October 12, 2018.
**Previous Travel Awardees are not eligible to apply.

Past Award Recipients

2018 Award Winners

2017 APSARD Lifetime Achievement Award
Joseph Sergeant, Ph.D.
Vrije Universiteit

Best Paper in the Journal of Attention Disorders Award
Joseph Biederman, M.D.
Best Paper: Is Maternal Smoking During Pregnancy a Risk Factor for Cigarette Smoking in Offspring? A Longitudinal Controlled Study of ADHD Children Grown Up.

Travel Grant Awardees
Venkat Bhat, M.D., University of Toronto
Mariely Hernandez, M.A., The City College of New York/CUNY Graduate Center
Lisa Jacobs, M.B.A., M.D., Stanford Psychiatry
Traci Kennedy, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Natalie Miller, Ph.D., University of Maryland – College Park
Prerona Mukherjee, Ph.D., MIND Institute, University of California Davis School of Medicine
Luke Norman, Ph.D., University of Michigan
Jameson Patak, B.S., SUNY Upstate Medical University

2017 Award Winners

2017 APSARD Lifetime Achievement Award
Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D.
Medical University of South Carolina

Best Paper in the Journal of Attention Disorders Award
Jessica Bramham, Ph.D. and Katie Grogan, B.A.
Best Paper: Current Mood Symptoms Do Not Affect the Accuracy of Retrospective Self-Ratings of Childhood ADHD Symptoms

Travel Grant Awardees
Toral Desai, M.D., University of Virginia
Judith Fernando, M.D., M.P.H., Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Heather Joseph, D.O., University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Saniya Kibria, M.D., New York – Presbyterian Hospital
John Leikauf, M.D., Stanford University School of Medicine
Tyler Sasser, Ph.D., Seattle Children’s Hospital
Monique Simpson, M.D., Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic/UPMC
Kayla Wagner, B.S., Syracuse University

2016 Award Winners

Best Paper in the Journal of Attention Disorders Award
Frank P. MacMaster, Ph.D.
Best Paper: Cortical Thickness in Young Treatment Naïve Children with ADHD

Travel Grant Awardees
Lisa Adler, MD, George Washington University
Adam Bied, MD, SUNY Upstate Hospital
Larry Mitnaul, MD, MPH, MS, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Bernard Mulvey, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
Gregory Sayer, MD, CHONY/New York Presbyterian Columbia and Cornell Univeristies
Nataly Sumarriva, MD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Michael Vitulano, MA, Seattle Children’s Hospital
Allison Young, MD, NYU School of Medicine

2015 Award Winners

APSARD Achievement Award
Doug Kelsey, MD, PhD

Best Paper in the Journal of Attention Disorders Award
Margaret Semrud-Clikeman, PhD, LP, ABPdN
Best Paper: Volumetric MRI Differences in Treatment Naive and Chronically Treated Adolescents with ADHD-Combined Type (JAD, 18(6),511-520)

Travel Grant Awardees
Lindsey Gurin, MD, New York Univeristy
Arundhati Undurti, MD, PhD, University of Washington