January 26, 2016, Buffalo Grove, Illinois --- The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc. (ABPN) is pleased to announce the creation of the ABPN Research Award.  This award supports research projects related to the mission of the ABPN, which is to develop and provide valid and reliable procedures for certification and maintenance of certification in psychiatry and neurology.

Proposed projects are expected to focus on innovative approaches to assessing physicians as they prepare to, or continue to, practice psychiatry or neurology. Expected outcomes include advances in the theory or practice of assessment along the continuum of residency training and clinical practice.

Each year, a selection committee of current ABPN Directors and nominees from academic departments will select up to two psychiatry and two neurology awardees. The maximum amount of funding available is $100,000 per award and projects may take up to two years to complete.

The inaugural applications are due August 29, 2016 with funding to start January 1, 2017.

“It is our hope that with the results of these new research projects, the ABPN will better understand the strengths and weaknesses of its current certification and MOC processes and gain valuable insight for improvements,” said Larry Faulkner, MD, ABPN president and CEO. “We hope to use these research findings to guide our future certification and MOC programs.”

More details, including an application, and additional applicant information, are available on the ABPN website.

The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to serving the public interest and the professions of psychiatry and neurology by promoting excellence in practice through certification and maintenance of certification processes. 

For additional information, please contact Dorthea Juul, PhD at djuul@abpn.com.