Recognizing ADAA Members

The ADAA Awards Program recognizes members' outstanding participation and commitment to the growth and enhancement of the Association and to the greater community through the Member of Distinction and the Jerilyn Ross Clinician Advocate awards. Award winners will be recognized at the ADAA Annual Conference. 


Member of Distinction Award

Elizabeth Spencer Murray Stein Awards 2017.jpgAwarded to two ADAA members annually. This award recognizes: a mid-career or senior clinician as well as a researcher. Both award winners have a track record of supporting, advancing and enhancing ADAA's mission growth through significant service and commitment to the organization and its membership.

Submissions for the 2018 Member of Distinction Award are now closed.

The recipients will recognized and photographed at the Opening Session of the annual conference and will be presented with a plaque.

Eligibility Criteria

  • ADAA member for 10 years or more
  • Record of dedicated service through participation in the organization's committees, task forces or boards, mentoring, special initiatives, or involvement in the annual conference.

Jerilyn Ross Clinician Advocate Award

Richard Heimberg 2017 Award winner_3_0.jpgTo honor the memory and lifework of Jerilyn Ross, cofounder of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America and president from 1985 to 2010. This award acknowledges an ADAA member professional who exemplifies excellence and outstanding advocacy for patient education and care, training, and research.

Submissions for the 2018 Member of Distinction Award are now closed.

The recipient will be recognized and photographed at the Opening Session of the annual conference and be presented with a plaque.

Eligibility Criteria

  • ADAA member
  • Mental health professional from any clinical discipline
  • Demonstrated track record of advocacy on behalf of those suffering from anxiety disorders
  • Proven highest standards of empirically supported care or clinical innovation
  • Must attend the ADAA Annual Conference

Past Awards 

Clinician Outreach Award

Award Winner 2016_0.jpgThis award acknowledged clinician members of ADAA who fulfilled the public education and outreach mission of the association. It recognized a clinician or groups of clinicians who informed the general public or served those suffering from a specific anxiety disorder.