Kun-Po Soo Award

The Kun-Po Soo Award was established in 1987 to recognize an individual who has made significant contributions toward understanding the impact and import of Asian cultural heritage in areas relevant to psychiatry. The award also seeks to encourage scholarship and research in culture-specific mental health issues and treatment needs of Asian populations and to stimulate scientific exchange on transcultural issues. Nominees for the award must provide the following materials for review:

Submission Requirements:

  • Nomination letter summarizing how and why the nominee is deserving of the award
  • One-page biographical sketch of the nominee
  • Curriculum Vitae of nominee 

Deadline: June 1. All nominations must be submitted electronically at diversityatapa@psych.org

Nominations are reviewed by a selection work group of the APA Council on Minority Mental Health and Mental Health Disparities consisting of a representative from the Council and the officers of the Caucus of Asian-American Psychiatrists. Recipients are recognized during an award lecture at the APA Annual Meeting or Institute on Psychiatric Services and presented with a plaque and honorarium.

Staff Contact: Alison Bondurant (703-907-8639)

Past Kun-Po Soo Award Recipients


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