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Promoting careers and professional development is a central focus of ADAA and is a path to future leadership. Since its inception in 1998, the ADAA awards program has provided more than one million dollars to 400 aspiring professionals and given them access to a professional home, unique pairings with senior mentors from our membership, and access to engaged participation at the annual conference. For 2020 awardees - all awards will be presented at the 2021 Boston Annual Conference Reception. 

Alies Muskin Career Development Leadership Program

The Alies Muskin Career Development Leadership Award Program (CDLP) is an intensive mentoring and professional development opportunity for early career clinicians and researchers that is offered at ADAA's annual conference.


This interactive learning experience challenges thinking and encourages creative discourse about anxiety, depression and co-occurring disorders in a diverse, multidisciplinary community of professionals involved in practice and research.


This program is a wonderful opportunity to benefit from episodic mentoring and to develop skills to become more professionally competitive. The CDLP's focus is to offer an environment where ADAA's next generation of leaders can flourish.


CDLP awardees are grouped among two tracks:

  • Basic Neuroscience/Clinical Research
  • Clinical
    • Previously called the Practice Track,  newly titled Clinical track will sustain programming for clinicians whose primary career focus is providing clinical care in private practice, hospital settings, community mental health centers, and other clinical or research settings.  In addition, we will also develop programming for faculty or staff on Clinical Tracks in academic institutions.     

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Donald F. Klein Early Career Investigator Award

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Recognizing ADAA Members

The ADAA awards program also recognizes outstanding member participation and commitment to the Association as well as the community through Member Recognition Awards. This award program includes: the ADAA Member of Distinction and Jerilyn Ross Clinician Advocate Award. Learn more.   

Meet Past ADAA Member Recognition Awardees 

Past (no longer offered) Award Categories/Recipients

Andrew Burns Memorial Scholarship 

Travel Awards (Folded into the CDLP Award)

Clinician Trainee Awards (Folded into the CDLP Award)

New Research Poster Awards (2011 – 2012)