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Museum of DisABILITY History

Awards Received

Dr. Guthrie was recognized with many awards during his career, and continues to be recognized for his achievements: at the AAMR conference in May 1999 he was named one of the 36 Greatest Contributors to the Field of Mental Retardation in the past century!

May 23, 1962
Erie County Chapter, Association for Retarded Citizens Award for Science and Service

December 8, 1962
Welfare League Plaque

November 15, 1963
Education Service Award, Williamsville Schools

May 15, 1965
Willowbrook, NY

May 26, 1965
Olean, NY - Key to the City

May 26, 1965
Cattaraugus County American Legion Award

Advertising Women of Buffalo

October 18, 1965
Kimble Methodology Award

May 26, 1970
American Association on Mental Deficiency Science Award

Mill Middle School dedicated to R. Guthrie

Exceptional Children's Foundation Award, Los Angeles, CA

May 2, 1977
President's Committee on Mental Retardation Award

May 10, 1977
People Inc.

University of Auckland Department of Community Health

American Academy on Mental Retardation - 5th Annual Career Research Scientist Award

President's Committee on Mental Retardation Prevention Forum

October 22, 1983
New York State Association for Retarded Children Award

Association for Retarded Citizens - USA Distinguished Award

October 1985
American Association on Mental Deficiency - Region 10 Townsend Award

September 9, 1985
Governor's Citation

Bethesda Lutheran Home - Pool of Bethesda Award

Dean Stockton Kimball Award (from medical school)

June 21, 1985
March of Dimes, Buffalo and Erie County

Kinsmen Club of Ft. Erie

November 17, 1986
Joseph Kennedy International Award

PKU Parents of Western New York

Niagara County Association for Retarded Citizens Rainbow Opportunities Award

February 11, 1987
President's Committee on Mental Retardation

October 22, 1987
Diocesan Council for Persons with Disabilities

Chancellor's Metal

Erie County Developmental Disabilities Planning Council

Lions Club of Milan, Italy

The Robert Guthrie Award from the Developmental Disabilities Prevention Program

Weisman Award

September 27, 1991
Biochemical Genetics Lab Dedicated to R. Guthrie

September 27, 1991
Robert Guthrie Fellowship in Biochemical Genetics

April 24, 1995
The Heritage Oak Foundation Founders' Award