Masters & Johnson Award | The Masters and Johnson Award recognizes extraordinary contributions to clinical sexuality and/or sexual research over the course of a lifetime and achievement of excellence in clinical and/or research areas of sexual disorders. Nominations should be sent to the attention of the SSTAR president at email@example.com by March 1, 2024.
2023 Recipient: Cynthia Graham, PhD
SSTAR Consumer Book Award | The goal of the award is to recognize the best recent book for consumers (intended for the lay public or general reader and NOT for therapists, mental health specialists or other health care providers) that contributes to the understanding of human sexuality and/or sexual problems. Nominations should be emailed to the Committee Chairperson, Dr. Stephanie Kuffel, at firstname.lastname@example.org, and CC the SSTAR office at email@example.com, providing all relevant details about the book being nominated. This is to include the name, author, publisher, and date of publication of the book. Nominations are due March 31, 2024
2023 Recipient: Anne Katz, PhD, RN, FAAN
Woman Cancer Sex; Routledge, 2020.
SSTAR Health Professional Book Award | The goal of the award is to recognize the best recent book for health professionals that contributes to the understanding of human sexuality and/or sexual problems.
2024 Recipient: Lucie Fielding, PhD, MA, LMHC
Trans Sex: Clinical Approaches to Trans Sexualities and Erotic Embodiments; Routledge, 2021
2024 Exceptional Merit Recipient: Suzanne Iasenza, PhD
Transforming Sexual Narratives: A Relational Approach to Sex Therapy, Routledge, 2020
Sandra R. Leiblum Student Research Award | The SSTAR Sandra R. Leiblum Student Research Award recognizes the scholarly work of students who are developing a career in the field of sexual disorders and sexual health and fosters the professional development of individuals beginning their careers in this area.
2024 Recipient: Kiarah O’Kane
Associations between Genital Self-Image and Individuals’ Own and Perceived Partner Sexual Satisfaction
SSTAR Service Award | The SSTAR Service Award recognizes that some individuals have contributed greatly to the evolution and history of the organization, a fact that may not have been sufficiently appreciated at the time. Hence the notion of a Service Award which allows for enduring memory.
2023 Recipient: Kathryn Hall, PhD
SSTAR Mentorship Award | The SSTAR Mentorship Award recognizes extraordinary contributions to the mentorship of SSTAR members.
2022 Recipient: Natalie O. Rosen, PhD