ISTSS Awards and Honors
ISTSS's awards are presented every year at an awards ceremony at the
ISTSS Annual Meeting. View the Call
for Awards Nominations page for information about nomination
procedures. Click here for
a listing of all award recipients.
Lifetime Achievement Award
This award is the highest honor given by ISTSS. It is awarded
to the individual who has made great lifetime contributions to the field
of traumatic stress.
2009 recipient: Roger K. Pitman, MD
past Lifetime Award winners
Chaim and Bela Danieli Young Professional Award
This award recognizes excellence in traumatic stress service or research
by an individual who has completed his or her training within the last
2009 recipient: Matthew T. Tull, PhD
past Chaim and Bela Danieli Young Professional Award winners
Robert S. Laufer Award for Outstanding Scientific
This award is given to an individual or group who has made an
outstanding contribution to research in the field of traumatic
2009 recipient: Paula P. Schnurr, PhD
past Laufer Award winners
Sarah Haley Memorial Award for Clinical Excellence
This award is given to a clinician or group of clinicians in
direct service to traumatized individuals. This written and/or verbal
communication to the field must exemplify the work of Sarah Haley.
2009 recipient: Linda A. Piwowarczyk, MD, MPH
past Haley Award winners
Public Advocacy Award
This award is given for outstanding and fundamental
contributions to advancing social understanding of trauma.
2009 recipient: Matthew J. Friedman MD,
past Public Advocacy Award winners
Frank Ochberg Award for Media and Trauma Study
This award, established at the 2003 annual meeting, recognizes
significant contributions by clinicians and researchers on the
relationship of media and trauma.
2009 recipient: Elana M. Newman, PhD
past Ochberg Award winners
Student Research Award
This award is presented to Student Members who submit proposals
judged to have the greatest potential to contribute to the field of
2009 recipients: Cecilia Martinez-Torteya and Ryan Matlow
past Student Research Award winners
Student Poster Award
This award is presented annually to recognize excellent work in a poster
submission to the ISTSS Annual Meeting.
2009 first place recipient: Archana Basu, MA
2009 honorable mentions: Sheila Frankfurt, BA, and Philip Held,
past Student Poster Award winners
the listing of all past award recipients.