Dr. Agnes Whitaker receives the Frank J. Menolascino Award
Agnes Whitaker, MD, is the 2018 recipient of the Frank J. Menolascino Award for Psychiatric Services for Persons with Intellectual Developmental Disorders/Developmental Disabilities. This award, from American Psychiatric Association Foundation, recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to psychiatric services for persons with intellectual development disorders/developmental disabilities, through direct clinical services and/or dissemination of knowledge through teaching or research. The award was established in memory of Frank J. Menolascino, M.D., an authority on mental health among persons with intellectual developmental disorders and disabilities.
The award was presented to Dr. Whitaker at the Institute on Psychiatric Services: The Mental Health Services Conference in Chicago in early October, with an introduction given by Kelly Morton, MD, MPA.
Dr. Whitaker’s selection as this year’s Menolascino Award recipient is in recognition of her decades-long dedication to the care of those with developmental disabilities, through her work at NewYork-Presbyterian and in her personal practice, as well as in her seminal research on autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders.