2012: Robert J. Lipton, MD

Dr. Robert Jay Lifton was honored by the American Association for Social Psychiatry with the first annual Humanitarian Award at the May Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association in Philadelphia on May 7, 2012. Dr. Lifton was recognized for his devotion to promoting the social dimension of our work as psychiatrists.

Dr. Lifton's recent book Witness to an Extreme Century was referenced as highly recommended. Participants at the award presentation who spoke both to his legacy and to the specific topics he has researched included R Rao Gogineni, MD, Abraham Halpern, MD, Robert Jay Lifton, MD, Steven Sharfstein, MD, Steven Moffic, MD, Driss Moussaoui, MD, and Henri Parens, MD.