Promoting careers and professional development is a central focus of ADAA. Since its inceptioBlue Ribbonn in 1998, the ADAA awards program has provided more than one million dollars to 345 aspiring professionals and given them access to a professional home, unique pairings with senior mentors from our membership, and participation at the annual conference.

Alies Muskin Career Development Leadership Program

The Alies Muskin Career Development Leadership Program is an intensive mentoring and professional development opportunity for early career clinicians and researchers.

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Recognizing Research

A critical part of the ADAA mission is to support research in the areas of anxiety, stress, and related disorders. Open to graduate students and early career professionals, the Travel Awards and the Donald F. Klein Early Career Investigator Award further that goal.

Travel Awards

Awards are given to help early career professionals with a research interest in anxiety  disorders and depression such as basic and clinical neurobiology and psychopharmacology, clinical psychology, genetics, neuroimaging, epidemiology, and public health, as well as other areas.

  • We are pleased to announce a partnership between ADAA and the Andrew Kukes Foundation for Social Anxiety to support early career professionals. AKFSA will sponsor two Travel Awards focusing on social anxiety disorder.

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Donald F. Klein Early Career Investigator Award

This award is given to an early career investigator for the best original research paper on neurobiology, psychopharmacology, psychosocial treatments, or experimental psychopathology of anxiety disorders and depression.

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New Research Poster Award Winners

Award recipients

Recognizing Clinical Training

Clinician Trainee Award

This award offers an interactive learning experience to post-degree clinician trainees who have excelled in their performance in a clinical training setting. ADAA will give up to four awards, providing trainees the opportunity to attend the annual conference, meet with a senior clinician mentor there, and become involved with the organization.

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Recognizing ADAA Members

The ADAA Awards Program expanded in 2011 to recognize member participation and commitment to the association and to the community through Member Recognition Awards: ADAA Member of Distinction and Jerilyn Ross Clinician Advocate Award, and the Clinician Outreach Award.