Awards

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Diversity Poster Award

  • Description
    In order to help encourage research in this area, this annual award recognizes the best poster presented at AACN on a diversity-related topic regardless of that individual’s status (e.g., trainee, faculty, etc.). The award winner will be chosen primarily based upon the quality of research and its likelihood to impact the fields of neuropsychology and diversity/multiculturalism.
  • Award
    Free AACN Conference Registration
  • Eligibility
    1. The candidate selects to be considered for the award when the poster is submitted to the AACN abstract portal.
    2. The poster was accepted for presentation by the AACN Poster Committee reviewers.
    3. The topic of the research focuses on an aspect of diversity and/or multiculturalism.
    4. First author must be present at the poster.

Distinguished Neuropsychologist Award

  • Description
    The Distinguished Neuropsychologist Award honors one member each year who has made a distinguished contribution to the Academy (AACN) and/or Board (ABCN), as well as to the greater field of Neuropsychology through their teaching, research, clinical, and/or leadership efforts, and who have also shown their commitment through their exemplary services to the AACN/ABCN organization(s) and the profession. This is the highest award given by the AACN, recognizing outstanding sustained service.
  • Award
    $2,000.00
  • Eligibility
    1. The nominee must be an active AACN member (board certified through ABCN and paid up on ABPP and AACN dues) and cannot have been recently elected to, nor currently serving on, the AACN Board of Directors.
    2. A nomination from another AACN member, including: (a) the name and contact information of the Neuropsychologist who is being nominated, (b) the name and contact information of the nominating individual, (c) a 300-to-500-word rationale as to why you think this individual should be considered for the DNP award and, (d) (optional but strongly recommended) a copy of the nominee’s curriculum vita (CV).

Distinguished Neuropsychologist Award Winners

Jacobus Donders2022
Mike Westerveld2021
Brenda Spiegler2019
John Lucas2018
Manfred Greiffenstein2017
Glenn Smith2016
Bernice Marcopulos2015
Diane Howieson2014
Thomas Hammeke2013
Greg Lamberty2012
Jerry Sweet2011
Robert Ivnik2010
Sandra Koffler2009
Kerry Hamsher2008
Ida Sue Baron2007
Russell Bauer2006
Linas A. Bieliauskas2005
Stephen M. Rao2004

Leadership Award

  • Description
    The Leadership Award will annually honor 1-2 AACN members who have shown outstanding/ distinctive leadership or professional service within the last year that is likely to have a lasting imprint on the specialty and/or is recognized within the neuropsychology community as exceptionally important and beneficial. This award focuses explicitly on recent/ongoing work, not lifetime or career achievement. Recipients do not need to hold any official leadership role in an organization; the review panel encourages nominations of members both within and outside of official leadership roles.
  • Award
    $1,500.00
  • Eligibility
    1. The nominee should be an active AACN member (board certified through ABCN and paid up on ABPP and AACN dues). Under unusual circumstances, the committee may also consider a non-AACN member who otherwise meets criteria.
    2. A nomination from another AACN member, including: (a) the name and contact information of the neuropsychologist who is being nominated, (b) the name and contact information of the nominating individual, (c) a 300 to 500-word description of the exceptional recent/ongoing work deserving of recognition, the nominee’s specific role in it, and the anticipated impact of that work on the field. Unlike nominees for the DNP Award, Leadership Award nominees should not submit a vita, as the focus is on recent/current actions.