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

1965
Advertising Women of Buffalo

October 18, 1965
Kimble Methodology Award

May 26, 1970
American Association on Mental Deficiency Science Award

1972
Mill Middle School dedicated to R. Guthrie

1975
Exceptional Children’s Foundation Award, Los Angeles, CA

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

May 10, 1977
People Inc.

1981
University of Auckland Department of Community Health

1982
American Academy on Mental Retardation – 5th Annual Career Research Scientist Award

1982
President’s Committee on Mental Retardation Prevention Forum

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

1983
Association for Retarded Citizens – USA Distinguished Award

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

September 9, 1985
Governor’s Citation

1983
Bethesda Lutheran Home – Pool of Bethesda Award

1984
Dean Stockton Kimball Award (from medical school)

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

1986
Kinsmen Club of Ft. Erie

November 17, 1986
Joseph Kennedy International Award

1986
PKU Parents of Western New York

1987
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

1987
Chancellor’s Metal

1988
Erie County Developmental Disabilities Planning Council

1988
Lions Club of Milan, Italy

1990
The Robert Guthrie Award from the Developmental Disabilities Prevention Program

1990
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