Date Published: 14 May 2009
First Woman APA President Honored For Leadership in Medicine
Carol Nadelson, M.D., past-president of APA, has been
awarded the prestigious Alma Dea Morani, M.D., Renaissance Woman Award for 2009 by the Foundation for the History of Women in Medicine.
The award honors an outstanding woman physician or scientist in North America who has furthered the practice and understanding of medicine in our lifetime and made significant contributions outside of medicine; whose determination and spirit have carried her beyond traditional pathways in medicine and science, and who challenges the status quo with a passion for learning.
“This is a richly deserved award,” said APA president Nada Stotland, M.D., M.P.H. “Dr. Nadelson has mentored generations of leaders in psychiatry, both men and women; developed American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc., as the world's foremost psychiatric publisher, and pioneered scholarship in women's mental health. As the first woman president of the American Psychiatric Association, her
accomplishments have been an inspiration to me and to all my female colleagues.”
Dr. Nadelson will discuss women’s leadership in psychiatry and within
APA as part of a panel discussion, "Breaking the Barriers,"
at APA's 162nd Annual Meeting in San Francisco, May 16-21. The session,
cosponsored by the Northern California Psychiatric Society, will be held Monday, May 18, at 2 p.m. in
Room 304 of the Moscone Center.
Since 1998, Dr. Nadelson has been the Director of the Partners Office for Women's Careers at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School and since 1995 has been clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. In 1984, she became the first woman president of the American Psychiatric Association and from 1986 to 2001 she was editor in chief, president and chief executive officer of American Psychiatric Press, Inc., a subsidiary of the APA.