2024 Awardees

Each year, SAHM recognizes adolescent health professionals for their commitment to furthering the field and advancing the cause of adolescent health and well-being. 

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Charles E. Irwin, JR. New Investigators Award

The major focus of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine is to promote the development, synthesis, and dissemination of scientific and scholarly knowledge unique to the development and health care needs of adolescents. The Society has established the Charles E. Irwin, Jr., New Investigator Award to recognize professionals who, through excellence in research, have furthered the Society’s goals.

LGBTQIA Adolescent & Young Adult Health Research Award

The SAHM Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Intersex and Asexual (LGBTQIA) Adolescent and Young Adult Health Research Award supports research and program evaluation focused on LGBTQIA adolescents and young adults, ages 13 to 26 years. The goal of this award is to increase the visibility of the needs of this unique, diverse and resilient population.

Recipient: DaJaneil S. McCree, PhD, MS

Project Title: STRIDE: Supporting Transcendence and Resilience in Intimate Dating Experiences

Dr. McCree’s research study aims to address a critical gap in our understanding of the experiences of Black queer women who are survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV).

Renee R. Jenkins, MD Racial Justice and Health Equity Award

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

Recipient: Carla Hilario, PhD, RN

Project Title: Racism and the mental health of Asian Canadian adolescents: 20-year trends from a population-based survey

Dr. Hilario’s project will examine the trends in racial discrimination among Asian Canadian adolescents and examine the associations between racial discrimination and mental health among this group over a 20-year period.

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