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ACPA is proud to present awards that recognize dedication to research, care and the community. All awards are presented at ACPA’s Annual Meeting.

Distinguished Service Award


The Distinguished Service Award recognizes an individual, member or non-member, who has demonstrated exceptional service to ACPA.

Past Winners

  • Hughlett L. Morris, PhD | 1970
  • Duane C. Spriestersbach, PhD | 1973
  • Kenneth R. Bzoch, PhD | 1974
  • Peter Randall, MD | 1974
  • Betty Jane McWilliams, PhD | 1975
  • Robert L. Harding, MD, DDS | 1976
  • Asa J. Berlin, PhD | 1977
  • Charlotte G. Wells, PhD | 1977
  • Michael L. Lewin, MD | 1978
  • Ross H. Musgrave, MD | 1978
  • Mohammed Mazaheri, DDS, MSc | 1979
  • Herold S. Lillywhite, PhD | 1980
  • Morton S. Rosen, DDS | 1980
  • Flora P. Berk | 1982
  • Albert H. Guay, DMD | 1984
  • Donald W. Warren, DDS, PhD | 1984
  • William C. Trier, MD | 1987
  • Ralph L. Shelton, PhD | 1989
  • Betty Jane Philips, EdD | 1993
  • Patricia A. Landis, MA | 1995
  • Robert W. Parsons, MD | 1996
  • Mary Helen Hough | 1997
  • Beatrice G. Kilwein | 1997
  • Ronald P. Strauss, DMD, PhD | 1998
  • James A. Lehman, Jr., MD | 2000
  • Sally Peterson-Falzone, PhD | 2001
  • Jeffrey L. Marsh, MD | 2002
  • Marilyn C. Jones, MD | 2003
  • Ross E. Long, Jr. DMD, MS, PhD | 2005
  • Robert M. Mason, DMD, PhD | 2006
  • Samuel Berkowitz, DDS, MS | 2007
  • Katherine Vig, BDS, MS, D.Orth, FDS(RCS) | 2008
  • Marilyn A. Cohen, BA, LSLP | 2011
  • Judith E. Trost-Cardamone, PhD | 2012
  • Kim S. Uhrich, MSW | 2012
  • Don LaRossa, MD | 2014
  • Jerald B. Moon, PhD | 2016
  • David Kuehn, PhD | 2018
  • Helen M. Sharp, PhD | 2020
  • Earl J. Seaver, PhD | 2022
Emerging Leader Award

The Emerging Leader Award is given to an early career professional who is a member of ACPA for at least three years and not more than 15 years, who exhibits exemplary accomplishment and dedication to the issues affecting people with cleft and craniofacial conditions.

Past Winners

  • Thomas J. Sitzman, MD | 2018
  • Solomon Obiri-Yeboah, MD, DMD | 2019
  • Albert K. Oh, MD | 2020
  • Kazlin N. Mason, PhD | 2022
Family Services Leadership Award

The ACPA Family Services Leadership Award recognizes an individual or group, such as a parent, patient, advocate, or community organization, who has demonstrated exceptional service and leadership on behalf of individuals with cleft or craniofacial anomalies.

Past Winners

  • Hyman Gardsbane, DO | 1988
  • Elisabeth Bednar | 1989
  • Donnie Schlereth | 1990
  • Bernice Bergen | 1991
  • Karen Schudson | 1992
  • Pamela Onyx | 1993
  • Peg Bryner, EdD | 1994
  • Betsy Wilson | 1995
  • Rochelle “Rickie” Anderson | 1996
  • Joanne Greene | 1997
  • Hope E. Charkins, MSW | 1998
  • William D. Eiserman, PhD | 1999
  • Arthur and Shelly Green |2000
  • Karen Le Clair | 2001
  • Julie DeLaurier | 2002
  • Ginny Patzer | 2003
  • Carrie Gruman-Trinkner | 2004
  • Debbie Oliver | 2005
  • Cheryl Hendrickson | 2006
  • Paula Goldenberg, MD | 2007
  • Claire Crawford | 2008
  • Harriet Fisher | 2010
  • Paula Miller | 2011
  • Zeb and Meaghan Carabello | 2012
  • Maria Teresa | 2014
  • Timothy and Pamela Baker | 2015
  • Cleft India Parents Association (CIPA) | 2016
  • Rick Guidotti | 2017
  • Drew Davis | 2018
  • Marley Dunnberg | 2019
  • Dina Zuckerberg | 2020
  • Stephen and Jennifer Len | 2022

 

Honors of the Association


The Honors of the Association represents the highest expression of respect and gratitude ACPA bestows. It is granted to those individuals whose lifetime of research, healthcare delivery, or leadership has advanced, significantly and uniquely, the amelioration of physical, behavioral or social conditions of cleft lip and palate or other craniofacial differences.

Past Winners

  • Robert H. Ivy, MD, DDS | 1963
  • Herbert K. Cooper, DDS | 1965
  • Josef Warkany, MD | 1966
  • Herbert Koepp-Baker, PhD | 1967
  • Poul Fogh-Andersen, MD | 1973
  • F. Clarke Fraser, PhD, MD | 1974
  • Samuel Pruzansky, DDS, MS | 1976
  • Muriel Morley, DSc, FCST, FACST | 1977
  • Joanne D. Subtelny, PhD | 1980
  • J. Daniel Subtelny, DDS, MS |1980
  • Hughlett L. Morris, PhD | 1982
  • Wilton M. Krogman, PhD | 1983
  • D. Ralph Millard, Jr., MD | 1985
  • Peter Randall, MD | 1986
  • Betty Jane McWilliams, PhD | 1987
  • Mohammad Mazaheri, DDS, MSc | 1989
  • Paul L. Tessier, MD | 1991
  • Donald W. Warren, DDS, PhD | 1992
  • Robert J. Gorlin, DDS, MS, DSc | 1993
  • Philip J. Boyne, DMD, MS, DSc | 1994
  • Malcolm Johnston, DDS, MSCD, PhD | 1995
  • M. Michael Cohen, Jr., DMD, PhD | 1996
  • Sylvan Stool, MD | 1997
  • Ralph L. Shelton, Jr., PhD | 1998
  • M. Samuel Noordhoff, MD | 2000
  • Harold C. Slavkin, DDS, PhD | 2001
  • Betty Jane Philips, PhD | 2002
  • Leonard T. Furlow, Jr., MD | 2004
  • Rodger M. Dalston, PhD | 2005
  • Ronald P. Strauss, DMD, PhD | 2007
  • Karlind T. Moller, PhD | 2009
  • Sheldon W. Rosenstein, DDS, MSD | 2010
  • Ross E. Long, Jr., DMD, MS, PhD | 2012
  • Karin Vargervik, DDS | 2012
  • Henry K. Kawamoto, Jr., MD | 2014
  • R. Bruce Ross, DDS, MSc | 2015
  • Samuel Berkowitz, DDS, MS | 2016
  • Katherine W. Vig, BDS, MS, D.ORth, FDS(RCS) | 2017
  • William C. Shaw, PhD, MScD, BDS & Gunvor Semb, DDS, PhD | 2018
  • Court B. Cutting, MD |2019
  • Barry Grayson, DDS | 2020
  • Jeffrey L. Marsh, MD | 2022

 

Young Professional Service Award


The Young Professional Service Award is given to a cleft lip and palate or craniofacial professional who has been in the profession for 10 years or less and demonstrates exceptional service to: 1) cleft lip and palate/craniofacial team, 2) professional society in a manner of serving or promoting cleft lip and palate/craniofacial interests, 3) community in a manner of serving or promoting cleft lip and palate/ craniofacial interests or 4) cleft lip and palate/craniofacial profession. Recipients of the Young Professional Service Award are given a $1,000 award.

The Young Professional Service Award was established by Dr. Ronald Hathaway in honor of the 2015 ACPA Board of Directors.

Past Winners

  • Aleshia J. Pringle, ARNP | 2022

 

Subtelny Junior Investigator Award

ACPA’s Junior Investigator Award recognizes outstanding presentations from investigators either recently graduated or currently enrolled in a training program dealing with cleft and craniofacial evaluation and treatment. The Junior Investigator Session is held at ACPA’s Annual Meeting and encourages and supports multidisciplinary research in cleft and craniofacial care.

Platform papers presented by Student Members or Active Members in their first year of practice may be considered for the Junior Investigator Award. The highest-rated eligible papers are selected to compete in the Junior Investigator session for recognition and a $2,500 award. Two winners are selected annually based on demonstrated excellence in structure, impact, validity and delivery of their basic science or clinical work.

Past Winners

  • Artur Fahradyan | 2018
  • Samantha Maliha | 2018
  • Fransia S. De Leon | 2019
  • Catherine M. Pelland | 2019
  • Christopher L. Kalmar | 2020
  • Clara Warden | 2020
  • Thomas R. Cawthorn | 2021
  • Archana Kamalakar | 2021
  • Daniel Y. Cho | 2022
  • Kari M. Lien | 2022

 

CPCJ Peer Reviewer of the Year Award

This award is given each year to the peer reviewer recommended and selected by the Editorial Board who best exemplifies the core values and missions of The Cleft Palate Craniofacial Journal.

Past Winners

  • Yusuf M. Albustanji, CCC-SLP, PhD, | 2015
  • Veerasathpurush Allareddy, BDS, MMSc, PhD |2016
  • Adriane L. Baylis, PhD, CCC-SLP | 2017
  • David W. Low, MD| 2018
  • Rachel M. Roberts, PhD | 2018
  • Emily Gallagher, MD, MPH | 2019
  • Meredith Albert, PhD | 2020
  • Kristin Billaud Feragen, PhD | 2021
  • Dennis M. Ruscello, PhD | 2021
  • Sivakumar Chinnadurai, MD | 2022

 

Samuel Berkowitz, DDS, MS Long-Term Outcomes Study Award

The Berkowitz Award is made annually to the primary author of the article judged to be the best long-term outcomes study published in The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal. The author may be from any discipline represented in the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, and the article may cover any cleft/craniofacial subject area.

Past Winners

 

Stewart Rood CPCJ Section Editor of the Year Award

This award is given each year to a section editor of The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal in recognition of their significant and substantive contributions to the journal.

Past Winners

  • Christos Katsaros, DDS, DMD, Odont Dr/PhD | 2016
  • Christos Katsaros, DDS, DMD, Odont Dr/PhD | 2017
  • Tim Bressmann, PhD | 2018
  • Justine C. Lee, MD, PhD, FACS | 2019
  • Justine C. Lee, MD, PhD, FACS | 2020
  • Alexis L. Johns, PhD, ABPP | 2021
  • Jean-Charles Doucet, DMD, MD, MSc, FRCDC | 2022
  • Alexis L. Johns, PhD, ABPP | 2022

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