Awards and Grants

About Awards and Grants

Each year, SAHM recognizes adolescent health professionals for their commitment to furthering the field and advancing the cause of adolescent health and well-being. SAHM distributes a number of awards to professionals at various stages of their careers. Visit our Awards and Grants section to learn more about the awards.

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Awards and Grants

The intent of this award is to provide an educational experience in adolescent medicine for a group of healthcare providers who may not otherwise have the opportunity to benefit from the Professor’s expertise.

  • 2024: No award given this year. 
  • 2023: No award given this year.

More information about the Adele D. Hofmann Visiting Professor in Adolescent Medicine and Health

This award is directed at promoting interest in a career in the field of adolescent health.

  • 2024: No award given this year.
  • 2023: No award given this year.

More information about the Career Development Award in Adolescent Health 

This award recognizes professionals who, through excellence in research, promote the development, synthesis, and dissemination of scientific and scholarly knowledge unique to the development and health care needs of adolescents.

  • 2024: Daniela Brissett, MD
  • 2023: Kacie Kidd, MD

More information about the Charles E. Irwin, Jr. New Investigator 

This award is presented to any national or international individual, organization, or agency involved in adolescent health care, defined in its broadest sense.

  • 2024: No award given this year. 
  • 2023: Adolescent Health Initiative

More information about the Hilary E. C Millar Award for Innovative Approaches to Adolescent Health Care

The Lawrence S. Neinstein Award in Young Adult Health has been established in memory of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) Past President Dr. Larry Neinstein for his numerous contributions to the health of adolescents and young adults.

  • 2024: No award given this year.
  • 2023: Fransisca Agung, MD

More information about the Lawrence Neinstein Award in Young Adult Health

The intent of this award is to provide an educational experience in adolescent health research for a group of healthcare providers who may not otherwise have the opportunity to benefit from the Professor’s expertise. The Visiting Professorship Program is intended to help research, policy and training programs to become better equipped to conduct adolescent health-focused research, as well as to improve the ability of the researchers to successfully compete for funding for a research program.

  • 2024: No award given this year. 
  • 2023: No award given this year.

More information about the Litt Visiting Professor in Adolescent Health Research

Since 2017, the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) has been proud to offer the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Intersex, and Asexual (LGBTQIA) Adolescent and Young Adult Health Research Award. The purpose of this award is to support research and program evaluation for LGBTQIA adolescents and young adults ages 13 to 26.

  • 2024: DaJaneil S. McCree, PhD, MS
  • 2023: Cale Roberts, MD

More information about the LGBTQIA Adolescent & Young Adult Health Research Award

This award recognize individuals nationally and internationally for their body of work and commitment to improving the health of and health care resources for adolescents and young adults. This is SAHM’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

  • 2023: Neville Golden, MD

More information about the Outstanding Achievement in Adolescent Health and Medicine

Established in 1997, this award recognizes a Regional Chapter member for outstanding service to a particular chapter.

  • 2024: No award given this year. 
  • 2023:  Edith Apondi Ogalo

More information about the Regional Chapter Recognition Award.

Established in 2022, Renee R. Jenkins, MD Racial Justice & Health Equity Award supports research and program evaluation focused on racial justice and/or health equity within adolescent health and medicine.

  • 2024: Carla Hilario, PhD, MSN, BSN
  • 2023: Jack Rusley, MD, MHS

More information about the Renee. R. Jenkins, MD Racial Justice & Health Equity Award

Established in honor of SAHM Past President Robert H. DuRant, PhD, FSAHM, who passed away in late 2009, this award fosters statistical rigor, innovation and excellence in research. 

  • 2024: No award given this year.
  • 2023: No award given this year.

More information about the Robert H. DuRant Award for Statistical Rigor and Innovation in Adolescent Health Research

Established in honor of SAHM Past President Dr. Vaughn Rickert, who passed away in 2015, this award recognizes the top-rated abstract submission focused on vaccination research.  

  • 2023: Annemarie Swamy, MD, PhD
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