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John Campbell, MD receives Lifetime Achievement Award from American Neuropsychiatric Association

Northern Light Acadia Hospital is pleased to announce that John Campbell, MD, senior physicianJohn Campbell, MD executive, has been awarded the prestigious Gary J. Tucker Award from American Neuropsychiatric Association (ANPA). The award, established in memory of Dr. Gary J. Tucker, former chair of the University of Washington Department of Psychiatry, past president of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, former chair of the Dartmouth Department of Psychiatry, is the highest honor awarded by American Neuropsychiatric Association. He was presented the award virtually at the 32nd annual meeting of the ANPA held March 16-20.

The Tucker Award honors individuals who have demonstrated “sustained commitment and service to ANPA, and whose career exemplifies the professional and personal values of deep humanitarianism, superlative scholarship, advancement of the understanding of brain-behavior relationships as they affect mental illness, nationally recognized academic leadership in neuropsychiatry, and the transformative mentoring of students, trainees and colleagues.”

C. Edward Coffey, MD, affiliate professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Medical University of South Carolina, nominated Dr. Campbell for this impressive honor, writing in his submission letter, “John Campbell is a distinguished neuropsychiatric clinician, educator, mentor, scholar, leader, and advocate, who has dedicated his entire career to the ANPA and the specialty of neuropsychiatry.” He adds, “He has written and published numerous articles and has established successful clinical programs and led the development of Maine’s only inpatient neurobehavioral disorders unit. He has been a gifted teacher who has received Teacher of the Year awards at three different institutions in his career. He is clearly deserving of the ANPA Lifetime Achievement Award.”

“I am not at all surprised to see Dr. Campbell honored in this way,” says Scott Oxley, MBA, senior vice president, Northern Light Health and president, Northern Light Acadia Hospital. “He has shown himself to be not only a caring physician who is always seeking the best possible outcomes for his patients, but he is a talented and inspiring leader. Acadia Hospital is incredibly fortunate to have a provider of John’s stature on our team, and I couldn’t be happier to see him receive this very special award.”

The Gary J. Tucker award is not presented annually; only when a member is nominated and voted upon by the ANPA executive committee. The Tucker award was last presented in 2019.