Wayne Katon Research Award

How to Apply or Nominate

The Wayne Katon Research Award honors an individual currently studying psychopathology in the medically ill and is intended to recognize exceptional research and clinical work in the field. The recipient is asked to give a 45-minute lecture at the Academy’s fall scientific meeting. The award covers the recipient’s costs to attend the meeting and an additional unrestricted monetary award.

Wayne Katon, in 2010

At the Academy’s 2015 scientific meeting, the former APM Research Award was renamed in the spirit and memory of Wayne J. Katon, MD, FAPM, a dedicated clinical researcher and pioneer in collaborative care who passed away March 1, 2015. Dr. Katon received the Academy’s highest honor, the Eleanor and Thomas P. Hackett Memorial Award, in 2003 and was president of APM 2012-2013. For more information about Dr. Katon’s notable career and contributions, see the In Memoriam by Dimitry S. Davydow, MD, FAPM, and Jürgen Unützer, MD, in the May-June 2015 issue of General Hospital Psychiatry, of which Dr. Katon was editor-in-chief.

Ian Kronish giving his Katon award lecture, 2018
Ian Kronish, MD, presenting his 2018 Katon award lecture, “Is It Time to Start Screening For PTSD in Survivors of Acute Cardiovascular Events?”
KATON RESEARCH AWARD RECIPIENTS
2018 Ian Kronish, MD, MPH
2017 Robert Carney, MD, FACP, FACC
2016 Matthew Hotopf, MRCPsych, PhD
2015 Kimberly Yonkers, MD
2014 Jesse R. Fann, MD, MPH, FAPM
2013 Brett Thombs, PhD
2012 Scott Kim, MD, PhD
2011 Andrea F. DiMartini, MD, FAPM
2010 Bruce L. Rollman, MD, MPH
2009 Jürgen Unützer, MD, MPH
2008 Kurt Kroenke, MD
2007 François Lespérance, MD
2006 Mary Amanda Dew, PhD
2005 Linda Ganzini, MD, MPH, FAPM
2004 Harvey M. Chochinov, MD, PhD, FRCP(C), FAPM
2003 William S. Breitbart, MD, FAPM
2002 Constantine G. Lyketsos, MD, FAPM
2001 Michael C. Sharpe, MD, FAPM
2000 Thomas P. Beresford, MD, FAPM
1999 Robert G. Robinson, MD, FAPM
1998 James L. Levenson, MD, FAPM
1997 Paula T. Trzepacz, MD, FAPM
1996 David R. Rubinow, MD
1995 Joel E. Dimsdale, MD
1994 Roger G. Kathol, MD, FAPM
1993 Wayne J. Katon, MD, FAPM


How to Apply or Nominate for the Katon Research Award

Nominations for the Research Award may be made by the candidates themselves or by others on their behalf. Nominations are submitted online using the Research Award Nomination Form, which must be received by April 9.

Criteria for the Award. The nominee should be an active scientist in C-L psychiatry but does not need to be a psychiatrist. The scientific work of the nominee should be predominantly clinically focused. Note that the award is not a lifetime achievement award, and contributions to ACLP are not a factor in the selection of the recipient. An individual may receive this award only once.

Grading of Candidates. The ACLP Research Subcommittee reviews the submissions and grades the candidates on the following:

  • Original research papers published, particularly as first/last author, in high-impact, peer-reviewed journals.
  • Being the principal investigator on grants, with federal grants receiving the most weight.
  • Importance of research contributions to the field of consultation-liaison psychiatry.
  • Mentorship of junior investigators in C-L psychiatry.
  • Effective dissemination of research findings to change policy or practice.

To apply or recommend an individual for the Research Award, fill out and submit online the Research Award Nomination Form by April 9.