Each year during its annual educational program, the AAP Council on School Health presents the Milton J.E. Senn and Martin C. Ushkow Awards to two deserving individuals and/or an organization for their dedication to school health.

Milton J.E. Senn Award

This annual award and lectureship was renamed in 1990 to honor distinguished child psychiatrist Milton J.E. Senn, MD, FAAP. Dr Senn was a pioneer in instituting school health programs.

Each year this award is presented to a person who has distinguished him/herself in the field of school health on a national basis and/or has contributed significantly to the AAP Council on School Health to improve the welfare of school children.

Past recipients include:

2013 Robert Horner, PhD and George Sugai, PhD
2012 Harold Magalnick, MD, FAAP
2011 Robert Murray, MD, FAAP
2010 Susan Wooley, PhD, CHES, FASHA
2009 Pat Cooper, EdD
2008 David W Kaplan, MD, MPH, FAAP
2007 Jane McGrath, MD, FAAP
2006 Howell Wechsler, EdD, MPH
2005 David Satcher, MD, PhD
2004 Howard Adelman, PhD & Linda Taylor, PhD
2003 Wayne Yankus, MD, FAAP
2002 Mel Levine, MD
2001 Judith Igoe, RN, MS
2000 Joseph Zanga, MD, FAAP
1999 Paula Duncan, MD, FAAP

Complete List of Past Award Recipients

Martin C Ushkow Award

The Martin C Ushkow Award was established in 1996 in honor of its namesake, Martin Ushkow, MD, FAAP. For more than 20 years, Dr Ushkow served as a school physician and Director of Child Health for the Syracuse City School District. He chaired both the AAP Committee on School Health and the New York State Medical Society’s Committee on School Health.

This annual award recognizes a physician or school health-related professional or organization that has contributed to the welfare of children in school and/or the community by promoting coordinated school health programs or physician and health professions education in school health.

Past recipients include:

2013 Children’s Health Fund
2012 Patrician Caulkins, RN, BSN
2011 National Association of School Nurses
2010 Action for Healthy Kids
2009 National Assembly on School Based Health Care
2008 American School Health Association
2007 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Division of Adolescent and School Health
2006 David A Cimino, MD, FAAP
2005 Center for Health and Healthcare in Schools
2004 School Health USA
2003 Gay Allen
2002 Anne Sheetz, RN
2000 Kentucky Child 2000
1999 Lani Wheeler, MD, FAAP

Complete List of Past Award Recipients