Dr. Frank Menolascino Department of Psychiatry Award
Dr. Menolascino was Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Creighton from 1989-1994. Frank was deeply committed to social justice, generous of his time and talent, and a highly regarded psychiatrist who contributed importantly to development of diagnostic and treatment modalities for persons suffering simultaneously from mental retardation and mental illness. He was an authority on mental illness in persons with mental retardation/developmental disabilities.
Dr. Menolascino developed a progressive regional system of support for persons with mental retardation that now serves as a model for programs around the world. A leading advocate of education rights and community based services, Dr. Menolascino promoted programs that would allow persons with mental retardation to remain in hometowns among family and friends rather than being put into institutions.
This award is for excellent performance by a senior student.
- John Daly, 2012
- Amber Johnson, 2011
- Marley Doyle, 2010
- Claudine Egol, 2009
- John Rudersdorf, 2008
- Kerry-Ann Williams, 2007
- Nadia Nassar, 2006
- Kristin Chase Miller, 2005
- Brian M. Waters, 2004
Some information about Dr. Menolascino taken from Psych.org