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Weiss Writing Prize

The Weiss Writing Prize was initiated in 2010 and is funded by the Weiss Foundation and offered by the American College Health Foundation as a $1500 award to the lead author of a pivotal publication in college mental health. The winning article should demonstrate a successful student retention program for those with mental health issues.The publication should provide creative programmatic solutions that can be implemented on other diverse campuses.


2015 Weiss Writing Prize

M. Dolores Cimini, PhD

State University of New York, Albany

“Implementing an Audience-Specific Small-Group Gatekeeper Training Program to Respond to Suicide Risk Among College Students: A Case Study”


2013 Weiss Writing Prize

Susan Pasco, PhD, LCSW-R,

Syracuse University

“The Impact of Experimental Exercises on Communication and Relational Skills in a Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper-Training Program for College Resident Advisors”


2012 Weiss Writing Prize

J. Roxanne Prichard, PhD

“Sleep Pattern and Predictors of Disturbed Sleep in a Large Population of College Students”


2011 Weiss Writing Prize

Russ Federman, PhD, ABPP

“Treatment of Bipolar Disorder in the University Student Population”

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