TCN Paper Competition

Learn about The Clinical Neuropsychologist (TCN) and the AACN Student Paper Competition.

TCN Student Paper Competition Winners


The winners were honored at the Award Lecture and presented their research at the Student Workshop Series at the recent AACN Annual Meeting.

First Place ($1,000 award): Robert Kanser

Kanser, R., Rapport, L., Bashem, J., & Hanks, R. (2018). Detecting Malingering in Traumatic Brain Injury: Combining Response Time with Performance Validity Test Accuracy. The Clinical Neuropsychologist. Published on line ahead of print.

Runners Up ($500 award): Justin Karr and Dana Rosado

Karr, J., Garcia-Barrera, M., Holdnack, J., & Iverson, G. (2018). Advanced Clinical Interpretation of the Delis-Kaplan Executive Function System: Multivariate Base Rates of Low Scores. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 32 (1), 42-53.

Rosado, D., Buehler, S., Botbol-Berman, E., Feigon, M., Leon, A., Luu, H., Carrion, C., Gonzales, M., Rao, J., Grief, T., Seidenberg, M., & Pliskin, N. (2018). Neuropsychological Feedback Services Improve Quality of Life and Social Adjustment. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 32 (3), 422-435.


First Place ($1,000 award): Elizabeth Gromisch (pictured above with Drs. Yana Suchy and Douglas Whiteside)

Gromisch, Elizabeth S.; Zemon, Vance; Holtzer, Roee; Chiaravalloti, Nancy D.; DeLuca, John; Beier, Meghan; Farrell, Eileen; Snyder, Stacey; Schairer, Laura C.; Glukhovsky, Lisa; Botvinick, Jason; Sloan, Jessica; Picone, Mary A.; Kin, Sonya & Foley, Frederick W. (2016). Assessing the criterion validity of four highly abbreviated measures from the Minimal Assessment of Cognitive Function in Multiple Sclerosis (MACFIMS). The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 30(7), 1032–1049.

Runners Up ($500 award): Robert Kanser and Paul Ingram

Kanser, Robert J; Rapport, Lisa; Bashem, Jesse R.; Billing, Nia M.; Hanks, Robin A.; Axelrod, Bradley N. & Miller, Justin B. (2017). Strategies of successful and unsuccessful simulators coached to feign traumatic brain injury The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 31(3), 644–653.

Ingram, Paul B. & Ternes, Michael S. (2016). The detection of content-based invalid responding: a meta-analysis of the MMPI-2-Restructured Form’s (MMPI-2-RF) over-reporting validity scales. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 30(4), 473–496.


First place ($1,000 award): Phillip Martin

Martin, P. K., Schroeder, R. W., & Odland, A. P. (2015). Neuropsychologists’ validity testing beliefs and practices: A survey of North American professionals. The Clinical Neuropsychologist29(6), 741-776.

Runners up ($500 award): David Sheppard and Jacob Lafo

Sheppard, D. P., Woods, S. P., Bondi, M. W., Gilbert, P. E., Massman, P. J., & Doyle, K. L. (2015). Does Older Age Confer an Increased Risk of Incident Neurocognitive Disorders Among Persons Living with HIV Disease?. The Clinical Neuropsychologist29(5), 656-677.

Lafo, J. A., Jones, J. D., Okun, M. S., Bauer, R. M., Price, C. C., & Bowers, D. (2015). Memory Similarities Between Essential Tremor and Parkinson’s Disease: A Final Common Pathway? The Clinical Neuropsychologist29(7), 985-1001.