Robert F. Kennedy Award for Social Justice, National Association for HIV Over Fifty, 2018.

Association for the Behavioral Sciences and Medical Education, Lifetime Achievement Award, 2015

Association for Behavioral Science and Medical Education (ABSAME), Lifetime Achievement Award, 2015

Herman Feifel Award, Lifetime Achievement Award, International Workgroup on Death, Dying & Bereavement, 2013 click to view

Janice Palmer Award, Outstanding Leadership in Arts and Health Field, Global Alliance for arts & Health, 2013
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Special Contribution, Association for Death Education and Counseling, 2012
(view pdf)

Distinguished Fellow Award, Society for Arts in Healthcare, 2011
(see photo)

AETC National Resource Center: Aids Education and Training Center
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Chancellor Michael Collins, UMass Medical School presents NEAIDS/ETC Center Award
to Honoree, Sandra Bertman (2008)
see photo

Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society, Honorary Membership Induction, 2003
(see photos)
Receiving Key Pin, Sigma Theta Tau Induction Ceremony, Lillian Douglas of Canada, BOD member, and CEO, Nancy Dickenson Hazard
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American Academy Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Outstanding Contribution to End-of-Life Care, Co-recipient Humanities Award, 2001
(see photo)
Award Recipient Sandra Bertman with AAHPM President, John Finn, 2001

National Center for Death Education, Annual Outstanding Achievement Award, 1997
(see photos)
Vic Scalise, Vice President, Mount Ida College
William H Crawford, President Emeritus, New England Institute
Earl Grollman, Chair, NCDE Advisory Board
John Carmon, Trustee, Mount Ida College

Association for Death Education and Counseling, Outstanding Death Educator, 1991
(see photo)
ADEC President, Ken Doka and Sandra Bertman, 1997

Foundation of Thanatology, Bernard Schoenberg Award, 1990

Foundation of Thanatology, Dame Cicely Saunders Award, 1989

American Journal of Hospice Care, Dame Cicely Saunders Award, 1989
(see photos)
Dame Cicely Saunders and Robert Dunlop, Medical Director of St Christopher’s Hospice in Boston (1999)
Visit with Dame Cicely at Saint Christopher’s Hospice, 2002

University of Massachusetts, (Commemorating 125 Years Service to the Commonwealth of MA),
Distinguished Professional and Public Service,
Citing work in Humanities & Medicine; Psychology of Death and Dying, 1988
(see photos)
UMass President David Knapp presenting Distinguished Professional and Public Service Award to Sandra Bertman, 1988

University of Massachusetts Medical School, Chancellor's Commendation
Palliative Care Unit, Psychosocial Team, 1985
(see photo)

Christopher Award, film:"Dying," PBS, WGBH, Boston, 1974

United Press International (UPI), radio program:"Sing a Song of Dying," WCAS, Cambridge, MA, 1971