The Media Award was established in 2002 to honor a member of the print or electronic media who has made a major contribution to educating the public about mental illness and substance abuse research and the positive impact of research on treatment. The award is intended to be an expression of appreciation from the College to outstanding leaders in the media who provide complete, accurate, and unbiased information to our society about brain diseases. Furthermore, as a result of attending the ACNP Annual Meeting and interacting with members, the honoree will further develop his/her own knowledge of the field and will expand his/her network of expert contacts. Past recipients of this award include Ellen Levin, the editor of Good Housekeeping, Marianne Szegedy-Maszak of U.S. News & World Reports, and the HBO Addiction Series.
See Awards and Grants for more information.