ACPA Recognizes 2019 Award Winners from The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal

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Chapel Hill, N.C., May 13, 2019 – The American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA) is pleased to announce the 2019 winners of The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal awards. The winners were recognized on April 13, 2019 during ACPA’s 76th Annual Meeting in Tucson, Arizona.

The 2019 award winners are:

  • Peer Reviewer of the Year
    Emily Gallagher, MD, MPH
  • Samuel Berkowitz, DDS, MS Long-Term Outcomes Study Award
    Secondary Alveolar Bone Grafting in Patients Born with Unilateral Cleft Lip and Palate: A 20 Year Follow-up, Fatemeh Jabbari, DDS, PhD and co-authors
  • Steward Rood Section Editor of the Year Award
    Justine Lee, MD, PhD, FACS

The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, an international journal on craniofacial differences, is the official publication of ACPA. The journal draws from around the world for its interdisciplinary approach to growth, development, diagnosis, and treatment — the provision of optimal clinical services — in all areas pertaining to craniofacial differences. In addition, it explores and reports on the study and treatment, including experimental and proven surgical procedures, of cleft lip, cleft palate and craniofacial anomalies. It also keeps readers in touch with the latest research in related laboratory sciences. For more information, please visit

About the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association
The American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) association of interested individuals and health care professionals who treat and/or perform research on oral cleft and craniofacial conditions. Since 1943, ACPA has worked to optimize outcomes for individuals with oral cleft and craniofacial conditions through education, support, research, advocacy and interdisciplinary team care. ACPA also provides information to affected individuals and families and seeks to educate the public about facial differences through its ACPA Family Services program. For more information, please visit