NAM Awards Nominations Now Open
The 2018 nominations period for the National Academy of Medicine’s most prestigious awards is now open. We encourage you to recommend a colleague who has significantly improved health care services in the U.S. for the Gustav O. Lienhard Award or someone who has provided significant contributions to the treatment of mental health worldwide for the Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize. Additional information about both awards can be found below.
Gustav O. Lienhard Award for the Advancement of Health Care
The Gustav O. Lienhard Award recognizes individuals for outstanding achievement in improving health care services in the United States and is accompanied by a medal and $40,000. The Lienhard Award selection committee will consider the following criteria:
- Achievement in the area of personal health services, whether through clinical and/or leadership activities;
- innovative, creative, and pioneering achievement;
- achievement of national scope;
- unique contributions by the nominee to that achievement;
- positive change over a sustained period – not simply the potential for such change – through the nominee’s achievement;
- a qualitative and quantitative impact; and
- success in overcoming barriers, based on resources available.
Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize
The Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health recognizes individuals, groups, or organizations for outstanding achievement in improving mental health and is accompanied by a medal and $20,000. The Sarnat Prize selection committee will consider the following criteria:
- contributions to improving understanding of, or treatment for, mental disorders (basic biomedical or clinical research);
- innovations in mental health services (counseling, clinical care, prevention, amelioration of symptoms, or promotion of mental health), or;
- accomplishments in public policy or public leadership that enhance public understanding of mental disorders, foster advances in science, improve access to or delivery of mental health services, or otherwise promote mental health.