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John N. Constantino, MD

Awarded by child psychiatry academy

December 2, 2015

The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) has honored two child psychiatrists at Washington University School of Medicine.

John N. Constantino, MD, the Blanche F. Ittleson Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, received the organization’s 2015 George Tarjan Award for Contributions in Developmental Disabilities. In addition, Joan L. Luby, MD, was awarded the AACAP’s Irving Phillips Award for Prevention. Luby is the Samuel and Mae S. Ludwig Professor of Child Psychiatry.

Constantino directs the William Greenleaf Eliot Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center at the School of Medicine. He was recognized for his work in determining risk and mechanisms of inherited susceptibility in the autism spectrum disorders. The Tarjan Award recognizes significant contributions to the understanding or care of those with mental retardation and developmental disabilities.

The Phillips Award was established in honor of Irving Phillips, MD, who served as the AACAP president from 1985-87 and was well-known for his work in the field of prevention. Both awards were presented in October at the academy’s annual meeting in San Antonio.