APS Fellow Lewis Lipsitt received the Vincent De Francis Award at the American Humane Association’s 18th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect in Washington, DC. Lipsitt is Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Medical Science, and Human Development at Brown University, where he also served as founding director of the Child Study Center from 1967 to 1991.
The Vincent De Francis Award, which recognizes extraordinary achievements in the field of child welfare, recognizes Lipsitt’s lifetime achievements on behalf of children, including research, leadership, and advocacy. Lipsitt’s research has addressed memory, learning, perception, prenatal risk, crib death, suicide, and other life-threatening issues faced by children. He is also known for publicizing the threats posed by behavioral misadventures, which cause more deaths and injuries among young people than all diseases combined.