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

Association Awards

Community Leadership Award

The Community Leadership Award (formerly the 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 differences.

Past Winners

  • 2023 | Krista Schrader
  • 2022 | Stephen and Jennifer Len
  • 2020 | Dina Zuckerberg
  • 2019 | Marley Dunnberg
  • 2018 | Drew Davis
  • 2017 | Rick Guidotti
  • 2016 | Cleft India Parents Association (CIPA)
  • 2015 | Timothy and Pamela Baker
  • 2014 | Maria Teresa
  • 2012 | Zeb and Meaghan Carabello
  • 2011 | Paula Miller
  • 2010 | Harriet Fisher
  • 2008 | Claire Crawford
  • 2007 | Paula Goldenberg, MD
  • 2006 | Cheryl Hendrickson
  • 2005 | Debbie Oliver
  • 2004 | Carrie Gruman-Trinkner
  • 2003 | Ginny Patzer
  • 2002 | Julie DeLaurier
  • 2001 | Karen Le Clair
  • 2000 | Arthur and Shelly Green
  • 1999 | William D. Eiserman, PhD
  • 1998 | Hope E. Charkins, MSW
  • 1997 | Joanne Greene
  • 1996 | Rochelle “Rickie” Anderson
  • 1995 | Betsy Wilson
  • 1994 | Peg Bryner, EdD
  • 1993 | Pamela Onyx
  • 1992 | Karen Schudson
  • 1991 | Bernice Bergen
  • 1990 | Donnie Schlereth
  • 1989 | Elisabeth Bednar
  • 1988 | Hyman Gardsbane, DO
Distinguished Service Award


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

Past Winners

  • 2023 | John E. Riski, PhD, CCC-SLP
  • 2022 | Earl J. Seaver, PhD
  • 2020 | Helen M. Sharp, PhD
  • 2018 | David Kuehn, PhD
  • 2016 | Jerald B. Moon, PhD
  • 2014 | Don LaRossa, MD
  • 2012 | Judith E. Trost-Cardamone, PhD
  • 2012 | Kim S. Uhrich, MSW
  • 2011 | Marilyn A. Cohen, BA, LSLP
  • 2008 | Katherine Vig, BDS, MS, D.Orth, FDS(RCS)
  • 2007 | Samuel Berkowitz, DDS, MS
  • 2006 | Robert M. Mason, DMD, PhD
  • 2005 | Ross E. Long, Jr. DMD, MS, PhD
  • 2003 | Marilyn C. Jones, MD
  • 2002 | Jeffrey L. Marsh, MD
  • 2001 | Sally Peterson-Falzone, PhD
  • 2000 | James A. Lehman, Jr., MD
  • 1998 | Ronald P. Strauss, DMD, PhD
  • 1997 | Mary Helen Hough
  • 1997 | Beatrice G. Kilwein
  • 1996 | Robert W. Parsons, MD
  • 1995 | Patricia A. Landis, MA
  • 1993 | Betty Jane Philips, EdD
  • 1989 | Ralph L. Shelton, PhD
  • 1987 | William C. Trier, MD
  • 1984 | Albert H. Guay, DMD
  • 1984 | Donald W. Warren, DDS, PhD
  • 1982 | Flora P. Berk
  • 1980 | Herold S. Lillywhite, PhD
  • 1980 | Morton S. Rosen, DDS
  • 1979 | Mohammed Mazaheri, DDS, MSc
  • 1978 | Michael L. Lewin, MD
  • 1978 | Ross H. Musgrave, MD
  • 1977 | Asa J. Berlin, PhD
  • 1977 | Charlotte G. Wells, PhD
  • 1976 | Robert L. Harding, MD, DDS
  • 1975 | Betty Jane McWilliams, PhD
  • 1974 | Kenneth R. Bzoch, PhD
  • 1974 | Peter Randall, MD
  • 1973 | Duane C. Spriestersbach, PhD
  • 1970 | Hughlett L. Morris, PhD
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

  • 2023 | Katelyn Kotlarek, PhD, CCC-SLP
  • 2022 | Kazlin N. Mason, PhD
  • 2020 | Albert K. Oh, MD
  • 2019 | Solomon Obiri-Yeboah, MD, DMD
  • 2018 | Thomas J. Sitzman, MD
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

  • 2023 | Alvaro A. Figueroa, DDS, MS
  • 2022 | Jeffrey L. Marsh, MD
  • 2020 | Barry Grayson, DDS
  • 2019 | Court B. Cutting, MD
  • 2018 | William C. Shaw, PhD, MScD, BDS
  • 2018 | Gunvor Semb, DDS, PhD
  • 2017 | Katherine W. Vig, BDS, MS, D.ORth, FDS(RCS)
  • 2016 | Samuel Berkowitz, DDS, MS
  • 2015 | R. Bruce Ross, DDS, MSc
  • 2014 | Henry K. Kawamoto, Jr., MD
  • 2012 | Ross E. Long, Jr., DMD, MS, PhD
  • 2012 | Karin Vargervik, DDS
  • 2010 | Sheldon W. Rosenstein, DDS, MSD
  • 2009 | Karlind T. Moller, PhD
  • 2007 | Ronald P. Strauss, DMD, PhD
  • 2005 | Rodger M. Dalston, PhD
  • 2004 | Leonard T. Furlow, Jr., MD
  • 2002 | Betty Jane Philips, PhD
  • 2001 | Harold C. Slavkin, DDS, PhD
  • 2000 | M. Samuel Noordhoff, MD
  • 1998 | Ralph L. Shelton, Jr., PhD
  • 1997 | Sylvan Stool, MD
  • 1996 | M. Michael Cohen, Jr., DMD, PhD
  • 1995 | Malcolm Johnston, DDS, MSCD, PhD
  • 1994 | Philip J. Boyne, DMD, MS, DSc
  • 1993 | Robert J. Gorlin, DDS, MS, DSc
  • 1992 | Donald W. Warren, DDS, PhD
  • 1991 | Paul L. Tessier, MD
  • 1989 | Mohammad Mazaheri, DDS, MSc
  • 1987 | Betty Jane McWilliams, PhD
  • 1986 | Peter Randall, MD
  • 1985 | D. Ralph Millard, Jr., MD
  • 1983 | Wilton M. Krogman, PhD
  • 1982 | Hughlett L. Morris, PhD
  • 1980 | Joanne D. Subtelny, PhD
  • 1980 | J. Daniel Subtelny, DDS, MS
  • 1977 | Muriel Morley, DSc, FCST, FACST
  • 1976 | Samuel Pruzansky, DDS, MS
  • 1974 | F. Clarke Fraser, PhD, MD
  • 1973 | Poul Fogh-Andersen, MD
  • 1967 | Herbert Koepp-Baker, PhD
  • 1966 | Josef Warkany, MD
  • 1965 | Herbert K. Cooper, DDS
  • 1963 | Robert H. Ivy, MD, DDS
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

  • 2023 | Jessica E. Canallatos, DDS, MS
  • 2022 | Aleshia J. Pringle, ARNP

 

The Cleft Palate Craniofacial Journal Awards

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

  • 2023 | Chiung-Shing Huang, DDS, PhD
  • 2022 | Sivakumar Chinnadurai, MD
  • 2021 | Kristin Billaud Feragen, PhD
  • 2021 | Dennis M. Ruscello, PhD
  • 2020 | Meredith Albert, PhD
  • 2019 | Emily Gallagher, MD, MPH
  • 2018 | David W. Low, MD
  • 2018 | Rachel M. Roberts, PhD
  • 2017 | Adriane L. Baylis, PhD, CCC-SLP
  • 2016 | Veerasathpurush Allareddy, BDS, MMSc, PhD
  • 2015 | Yusuf M. Albustanji, CCC-SLP, PhD

 

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

  • 2023 | Seth Weinberg, PhD
  • 2022 | Jean-Charles Doucet, DMD, MD, MSc, FRCDC
  • 2022 | Alexis L. Johns, PhD, ABPP
  • 2021 | Alexis L. Johns, PhD, ABPP
  • 2020 | Justine C. Lee, MD, PhD, FACS
  • 2019 | Justine C. Lee, MD, PhD, FACS
  • 2018 | Tim Bressmann, PhD
  • 2017 | Christos Katsaros, DDS, DMD, Odont Dr/PhD
  • 2016 | Christos Katsaros, DDS, DMD, Odont Dr/PhD

Junior Investigator Award

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 or Early Career 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

  • 2023 | Ruth Tevlin
  • 2023 | Connor S. Wagner
  • 2022 | Daniel Y. Cho
  • 2022 | Kari M. Lien
  • 2021 | Thomas R. Cawthorn
  • 2021 | Archana Kamalakar
  • 2020 | Christopher L. Kalmar
  • 2020 | Clara Warden
  • 2019 | Fransia S. De Leon
  • 2019 | Catherine M. Pelland
  • 2018 | Artur Fahradyan
  • 2018 | Samantha Maliha

 

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