Donate to SAHM

Select a fund below to directly support that initiative or award.

General Fund

This is exactly as it states — a contribution to help fund SAHM in its general expenditures. We aim to make SAHM the world’s leading organization devoted to adolescent health, and we need your help to do so. Your donations to SAHM’s general operations ensure that we advance our mission and provide for both our members and our adolescent “constituency.”

SAHM Stars Recognition Program

Establish a new “SAHM Star” with a contribution of $100 or more to honor an individual, organization, or program that has contributed in some way to making the world a better place for young people – including those who have personally inspired you. Donations of any amount may also be made to support an existing SAHM Star. Star contributions must be to the SAHM General Fund (see below). Please visit the SAHM Stars Recognition page for more information, or view already-established stars.

Advocacy Fund Donation

This fund supports SAHM’s advocacy efforts to advance adolescent health priorities with policy makers and the public. It is a time of great change and opportunity in healthcare, so additional resources to represent SAHM members in the advocacy arena are more important than ever.

Career Development Efforts Fund Donation

This fund is directed at promoting interest in a career in adolescent health. Funds are available for two awards — one to a more senior trainee who may be in a medical fellowship or doctoral program focusing exclusively on adolescent health and medicine, and the other to a trainee who is an undergraduate, medical student, medical resident or in a graduate degree program whose current exposure is not focused in this area. The purpose of this opportunity is for the recipient to become familiar with adolescent health and medicine.

Dr. Michele Gains Future of Adolescent Health Award

Dr. Michele Gains, an active member of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) for over 30 years passed away in June of 2019. In addition to her contributions and leadership on various committees, workgroups and SIGs over the years, Dr. Gains was also instrumental in the renaming of the annual Minority Practitioners Dinner to the Dr. Natalia Tanner dinner. Dr. Natalia Tanner was an African American pioneer in the fields of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine and had also been Dr. Gains own pediatrician. In honor of both Dr. Gains exceptional service and contributions to the society and her passion for mentoring trainees and junior faculty in adolescent medicine, SAHM has established this annual award to support sending students/trainees to attend the annual Dr. Natalia Tanner dinner held during the SAHM Annual Meeting. 

Edie Moore Student Travel Scholarship

Each year, SAHM has a call for applications for Student Travel Scholarships for the Annual Meeting. Awards consist of funds to offset travel costs to the SAHM Annual Meeting and a complimentary subscription to the Journal of Adolescent Health for one year. Support students interested in a career in adolescent health and medicine.

LGBTQIA Adolescent Health Research Fund

The GLBTQ Adolescent Health Research Fund supports an annual GLBTQ SIG Research Grant. This grant was established to support new research or specific training initiatives related to the health and welfare of GLBTQ youth.

Hofmann Visiting Professor in Adolescent Medicine and Health

The SAHM Visiting Professor in Adolescent Medicine was established in 1986 with the first award being given in 1987. The Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine offers this annual event to provide an educational experience in Adolescent Medicine for a group of health care providers who may not otherwise have the opportunity to benefit from the Professor’s expertise. In March 2003, this award was re-named the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine/Adele D. Hofmann Visiting Professor in Adolescent Medicine and Health. The award is financially supported by Dr. Hofmann’s children, Annie Gardiner and Peter Hofmann.

Lawrence S. Neinstein Award in Young Adult Health
This fund supports an annual award established in memory of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) Past President Larry Neinstein and his numerous contributions to the health of adolescents and young adults.  The award recognizes early to mid-career professionals whose research and innovation in education has had a significant and positive impact on young adult health.    
Litt Visiting Professorship in Research

This fund supports the SAHM Visiting Professor in Adolescent Research Program that was established in 1995. The intent of this program is to provide an educational experience in adolescent research for a group of health care providers who may not otherwise have the opportunity to benefit from the professor’s expertise.

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

Funds the annual SAHM Racial Justice and Health Equity Award supporting research and program evaluation focused on racial justice and health equity within adolescent health and medicine.

Robert H. DuRant Award for Statistical Rigor

This award is established in honor of SAHM Past President Robert H. DuRant, PhD, FSAHM, who passed away in late 2009. He was recognized worldwide as a leading voice in adolescent health research, and this award will foster statistical rigor, innovation and excellence in research.

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