APS is pleased to announce that Council approved a new Fellows program that we are implementing to recognize sustained excellence in scholarship and/or professional contributions to the field of psychosomatic science and commitment and service to the American Psychosomatic Society. Through this new Fellow of the American Psychosomatic Society program , or “FAPS”, we seek to recognize, honor, and sustain the engagement of members in advancing psychosomatic science and serving the American Psychosomatic Society.
Our first class of Fellows will be awarded at the Spring 2022 meeting!
Candidates for Fellowship must demonstrate a track-record of scientific, clinical, and/or educational accomplishments that support the mission of APS. You must also be at least 10 years past final degree, and a full and active member of APS for 7 years.
How to apply. By September 30th you will need to submit your CV, a 500 word statement of your contributions to the field of psychosomatic medicine and to APS, and a checklist form for you to fill out indicating both your accomplishments for the field and engagement with and service to APS. Here is the link where you find the checklist and can upload these documents.
Newly elected fellows will be recognized by APS leadership during a special session at the annual meeting and will be presented with a Fellowship certificate commemorating their career achievement in psychosomatic medicine. Fellows will also be recognized with a pin, “FAPS” listed after their names in the APS directory, and by “Fellow” nametag ribbons at the annual meeting. They will be entitled to use the designation Fellow of APS as a credential. There will also be an Annual reception for Fellows at meetings
The expectation is that Fellows will maintain active participation in the Society and continued contributions to the science of psychosomatic medicine.
This has been a group effort and I would like to thank the many members who contributed to this endeavor especially the former Membership Committee Chair, Erin Costanzo, and the Council members who actively participated in this effort, including Tara Gruenwald, Jeff Huffman, Ian Kronish, Bruce Rollman, and Sarah Shiffert.
We are excited about this program and look forward to recognizing our prolific members.
Gail Ironson, President, and Chair of the Fellows Committee
FAPS Committee: Bruce Rollman, Anna Whittaker, Erin Costanzo, Joel Dimsdale, Mustafa al’Absi, Aric Prather
Council: Tené T. Lewis, Tara Gruenewald, Paige Green, Ian Kronish, Anna Whittaker, Janet Tomiyama, Charles R. Jonassaint, Keely A. Muscatell
Degnon Associates: Laura Degnon, Connie Mackay, George B. Degnon