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Judith Herman, MD, received ISTSS' highest award, the Lifetime Achievement Award. The award is presented to an individual who has made great lifetime contributions to the field of PTSD. The award was formerly known as the Pioneer Award.

Other Awards
Two individuals received The Sarah Haley Memorial Award for Clinical Excellence. Awardees were Mary Harvey, PhD, of The Cambridge Hospital Victims of Violence program, Cambridge, Mass., and Laurie Anne Pearlman, PhD, Traumatic Stress Institute/Center for Adult and Adolescent Psychotherapy, South Windsor, Conn. The award is given to a clinician in direct service to traumatized individuals and whose written and/or verbal communications to the field exemplify the work of Sarah Haley.

The Robert S. Laufer, PhD, Memorial Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement was presented to ISTSS President Terence Keane, PhD, National Center for PTSD, Boston. The award is give to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to research in the PTSD field.

The Chaim Danieli Young Professional Award recognizes excellence in service or research in the field of traumatic stress by an individual age 35 or younger. The 1996 award was presented to J. Douglas Bremmer, MD, National Center for PTSD, West Haven, Conn.

Outgoing ISTSS President Matt Friedman, MD, presented the awards following the Evening in Chinatown Banquet at the Annual Meeting. Awards Committee members include Edna Foa, PhD, chair; Sandra Bloom, MD; Bonnie Green, PhD; Charles Marmar, MD; Arieh Shalev, MD; and Steven Southwick, MD.