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Don R. Lipsitt Award for Achievement
in Integrated and Collaborative Care

How to Apply or Nominate

The Don R. Lipsitt Award, created in 2014 and funded with the support of the Foundation of the APM, recognizes an individual who has demonstrated excellence and innovation in the integration of mental health with other medical care through collaborative care, as demonstrated by success in one or more of the following activities:

Jeff Huffman, 2014 Lipsitt Award recipient
2015 Lipsitt Award recipient Michael Sharpe, MD, FAPM (center) with 2014 awardee Jeff C. Huffman, MD, FAPM (left) and award namesake Don Lipsitt, MD (right)
  • Research and scholarship
  • Clinical care
  • Clinical systems development
  • Education
  • Health care policy

APM's Research & Evidence-Based Practice (R&EBP) Committee reviews submissions and determines the award winner. The award is only given if there is a nominee meeting the criteria.

The awardee is invited to present a one-hour workshop at the APM annual meeting. A cash award is provided to underwrite costs to attend the meeting and deliver the presentation. Annual meeting registration is also waived for the winner.

About Don R. Lipsitt, MD

Don R. Lipsitt, MD, for whom the award is named, is the founding Chairman Emeritus of the Department of Psychiatry of Mount Auburn Hospital, a Harvard teaching hospital in Cambridge, Massachusetts. As Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and as a graduate of the Boston Psychoanalytic Society, he has taught medical students, residents, and primary care physicians for over 50 years. He is the founding editor of two journals for consultation-liaison and psychosomatic topics, General Hospital Psychiatry and the International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine. Presidencies include the International College of Psychosomatic Medicine, American Association of General Hospital Psychiatry, and Massachusetts Psychiatric Society.

Dr. Lipsitt was the 2000 recipient of the Academy’s Eleanor and Thomas P. Hackett Memorial Award. Throughout his career, Dr. Lipsitt has been a strong advocate for the integration of psychiatry and medicine. He resides in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with his wife of 63 years. They have two sons, Eric and Steven.

How to Apply or Nominate

Nominations for the Don R. Lipsitt Award may be made by the candidates themselves or by others on their behalf. Nominations are submitted online using the Lipsitt Award Nomination Form. The form must be submitted by April 1.



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