The ASAM Abstract Awards program honors and recognizes the primary authors of high scoring and exceptional poster abstracts based on new ideas or findings of importance to the field of addiction medicine, their methodology, and clarity of presentation.

Individual award descriptions, criteria, and a list of past recipients can be found below the list of current recipients.

2021 ASAM Abstract Submission Award Recipients

Julia-Mount

ASAM Abstract Award: Best Overall

Julia Mount

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Molly-Perri

ASAM Abstract Award: Resident

Molly Perri

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Leah-Nelson

ASAM Abstract Award: Fellow-in-Training

Leah Nelson

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Blair-Weikel

ASAM Abstract Award: Underserved Population

Blair Weikel, MPH

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Augustine-Kang

ASAM Abstract Award: Associated Professionals

Augustine Kang

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Jasmine-Stevens

ASAM Abstract Award: Representation in Research

Jasmine Stevens

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Honorable Mentions

ASAM Abstract Award: Best Overall

William Soares, MD

ASAM Abstract Award: Resident

Savitha Racha, MD

ASAM Abstract Award: Fellow-in-Training

Cassandra Heiselman, DO, MPH

ASAM Abstract Award: Underserved Population

Annabelle Belcher, PhD

ASAM Abstract Award: Associated Professionals

Marian Currens, CRNP

ASAM Abstract Award: Representation in Research

Ceylon August-Nelson, BA
Julie Byler, MD

 

Award Descriptions

ASAM Abstract Award: Best Overall: Presented to the primary author of the highest scoring submitted abstract.

ASAM Abstract Award: Young Investigator: Presented to a poster's primary author who is within five years of the completion of a medical residency or receipt of a doctoral degree (eg, MD, PhD, DSc, etc.). A primary author who fits this category should indicate so on the abstract form.

ASAM Abstract Award: Resident: Presented to a poster’s primary author who is currently enrolled in a medical residency program. A primary author who fits this category should indicate so on the abstract form.

ASAM Abstract Award: Fellow-in-Training: Presented to a poster’s primary author who is currently enrolled in a medical fellowship program. A primary author who fits this category should indicate so on the abstract form.

ASAM Abstract Award: Underserved Population: Presented to the primary author of the highest scoring submitted abstract that addresses research on an underserved population (characterized by race, ethnicity, age, geography, gender, and/or sexual orientation).

ASAM Abstract Award: Associated Professionals: Presented to a poster's primary author who is one of the following types of professional: Certified Addictions Registered Nurse (CARN), Clinical Nurse Specialist in Psychiatry (Psych-CNS), Clinical Psychologists (PhD or PsyD), Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS), Doctor of Nursing Science (DNP or equivalent), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Nurse Practitioner (NP), Physician Assistant (PA), Registered Nurse (RN), Social Workers, or Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD). A primary author who fits this category should indicate so on the abstract form.

Prize

  • Plaque
  • ASAM Annual Conference registration
  • Stipend

Submission Information

education@ASAM.org

Award Presentation

Presented at The ASAM Annual Conference

Past Award Recipients

ASAM Abstract Award: Best Overall

2020 Simone Vais, BA
2020 Max Jordan Nguemeni Tiako, MD (Honorable Mention)
2019 Martha Wunsch, MD, FAAP, DFASAM
2019 Sean McCabe, PhD, MSW (Honorable Mention)
2019 Sarah Wakeman, MD, FASAM (Honorable Mention)
2018 Ben Bearnot, MD
2018 Andrew Stone, MD, MPH (Honorable Mention)
2017 Lawrence S. Brown, Jr., MD, MPH, DFASAM
2016 Sarah Wakeman, MD, FASAM
2015 Terry Horton, MD
2014 Kathleen Decker, MD
2013 Timothy Wiegand, MD
2012 Aaron Johnson, PhD
2011 Hannu Alho, MD, PhD
2010 Erik Gunderson, MD, DFASAM
2009 Walter Ling, MD
2008 Chris L. Adelman, MD
2007 Phillipe Lehert, PhD
2006 Cindy Parks Thomas, PhD
2005 Richard Rosenthal, MD
2004 Randy Brown, MD, DFASAM
2003 Mark S. Gold, MD, DFASAM
2002 Michael Dennis, PhD
2001 Peter L. Selby, MD

ASAM Abstract Award: Young Investigator

2020 Jade Malcho, MD
2019 Eric Richardson, EdS
2019 Benjamin Bearnot, MD (Honorable Mention)
2018 Jessica Magidson, PhD
2018 Pamela Leece, MD, Msc, CCFP (Honorable Mention)
2017 Lamia Haque, MD
2016 Smita Das, MD, PhD, MPH
2015 Crispa J. Aeshbach Jachmann, MD
2014 Shonali Saha, MD
2013 Kay Roussos-Ross, MD
2012 Anne Neumann, PhD
2011 Randall Brown, MD, PhD, DFASAM
2010 Lisa J. Merlo, PhD
2009 Philipp P. Lobmaier, MD
2008 Mishka Terplan, MD, MPH
2007 Martha J. Wunsch, MD, FAAP, DFASAM
2006 Janet Soeffing, MD; Hannah K. Knudsen, PhD
2005 Mathew W. Warren, BS; Steven L. West, PhD, CRC
2004 Daniel H. Lende, PhD
2003 Kristen Ochoa, MSII
2002 Kevin P. Hill, MD
2001 Renee M. Cunningham-Wiliams, PhD, MPE
2000 Estee Sharon, PsyD
1999 Peggy A. Compton, RN, PhD
1998 Rita Aszalos, MD
1997 Pamela Bean, PhD; David M. Gudeman, MD
1996 Robert M. Anthenelli, MD
1995 Jon Opsahl, MD, MPH
1994 Judith S. Rose, MD
1993 Ivan D. Montoya, MD, MPH
1992 Kevin M. Kinback
1991 Burton Hutto, MD
1990 Kirk J. Bower, MD
1989 Sangeeta Gambhir

ASAM Abstract Award: Resident

2020 Angela H. Lin, MD, MPHS
2020 Nina Lam, MD (Honorable Mention)
2019 Andrew Thomas, MD, MPH
2019 Hillary Vaughan (Honorable Mention)
2018 David Crabbtree, MD
2018 Seth Clark, MD, MPH (Honorable Mention)

ASAM Abstract Award: Fellow-in-Training

2020 Carrie M. Mintz, MD
2020 Alicia Boykin, MD (Honorable Mention)
2020 Christopher Rienas, MD (Honorable Mention)
2019 Seth Clark, MD, MPH
2019 Jarratt Pytell, MD (Honorable Mention)
2018 Elizabeth Samuels, MD, MPH
2018 Nicholas Chadi, MD (Honorable Mention)
2018 Sean Le Noue, MD (Honorable Mention)
2018 Jamie Carter, MD, MPH (Honorable Mention)

ASAM Abstract Award: Underserved Population

2020 Eric Weintraub, MD
2020 Sasha Deutsch-Link, MD (Honorable Mention)
2019 Sean McCabe, PhD, MSW
2019 Joseph Mega, MD (Honorable Mention)

ASAM Abstract Award: Associated Professionals

2020 Alyssa M. Peckham, PharmD, BCPP
2020 Stephanie Bertucci, MD (Honorable Mention)
2019 Barbara Andraka-Christou, JD, PhD
2019 Philip Veliz (Honorable Mention)
2019 Tran Tran (Honorable Mention)

Award Criteria, Application Processes and Past Recipients: