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Nominations being accepted for the APA Bruno Lima Award in Disaster Psychaitry

Letters of nomination from the presidents of APA District Branches and State Associations for the 2018 Bruno Lima Award in Disaster Psychiatry are now being accepted.

The Bruno Lima Award recognizes outstanding contributions of APA members in the care and understanding of the victims of disaster. This includes DB/SA members who epitomize the APA’s highest ethical, clinical, and professional standards, while engaged in one or more of the following activities:

(1) providing consultation, education, training and awareness on mental health and disaster issues,

(2) providing direct service delivery as part of a disaster response team, and/or

(3) designing disaster response plans.

If you (or a colleague) would like to be nominated, please send an e-mail to the attention of Alan Levy, MD, President at: oppa@ohiopsychiatry by May 15.

A full list of past recipients and additional award information can be found online at

Nominations are reviewed by the APA Committee on Psychiatric Dimensions of Disaster and, following approval by the APA Board of Trustees, notifications are sent at the beginning of the year. 


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