Jack McDermott and Naleen Andrade

Jack McDermott and colleague Naleen Andrade

The American Psychiatric Association presented The Alice Purcell McGavin Award to Jack McDermott, MD, at its annual meeting in San Francisco on May 18, 2013. The APA’s highest award recognized McDermott’s distinguished career in child and adolescent psychiatry.

McDermott is Emeritus Professor and Chair of Psychiatry at the University of Hawaiʻi’s John A. Burns School of Medicine. He is publisher of several textbooks in the field and the former editor-in-chief of psychiatry’s main scientific journal in child and adolescent psychiatry.

He is also recognized by his peers for having made singular contributions to advance the health—particularly the mental health—of Hawaiʻi’s people and to promote the recruitment of Native Hawaiians in the field of academic medicine.

For more information, read the UH Mānoa press release.