In its commitment to clinical care and training, ADAA's Clinician Trainee Award acknowledges those who have excelled in their performance in an internship or clinical training setting.

First granted in 2012, this award provides up to four clinician trainees the opportunity to attend the annual conference, meet with a senior clinician mentor, and become involved with ADAA.

Congratulations to the recipients:


Jeremy Peterman, MA
Temple University

Nathaniel Van Kirk, PhD
McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School


Emily Bilek, MS
University of Miami

Jonah Cohen, MA
Temple University

Eric Golden, MD
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Kristen Lamp, PhD
James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital


Laura Bruce, MA
Temple University 

Ben Kelmendi, MD
Yale University

Alex Keuroghlian, MD, MSc
Massachusetts General Hospital


Shala Nicely, MS
Cornerstone Family Services

Donald Robinaugh, MA
Harvard University

Shari Steinman, MA
University of Virginia


Liviu Bunacio, MA
University of Arkansas

Andrea Umbach, MA
Argosy University

Bethany Wangelin, MS
University of Florida