Promoting careers and professional development is a central focus of ADAA.
Since its inception 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 (CDLP) is an intensive mentoring and professional development opportunity for early career clinicians and researchers.
Alies Muskin began her career at ADAA in 2001, serving as chief operating officer before being named executive director in 2010. She worked tirelessly to offer hope and to improve the quality of life for the millions of children and adults who suffer from anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, bipolar, and related disorders. Renamed in her honor after her death in 2015, the Alies Muskin Career Development Leadership Program is an intensive mentoring and professional development opportunity for early career clinicians and researchers. Applicants must be graduate degree students (MD, MPH, MSW, NP, PhD, PsyD), interns, residents, postdoctoral fellows OR early career researchers and clinicians who have completed their training within the last five years.
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.
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.