2021 Audrey S. Penn Lectureship Application

The nominations deadline has passed. Submissions are no longer being accepted

**Please submit all requested documents with this application. Documents that may not be required will be indiciated as 'optional" or " If available".  Incomplete applications will not be considered or reviewed".**



The Derek Denny-Brown Young Neurological Scholar Award, ANA’s highest and most prestigious award, recognizes early- to mid-career neurologists and neuroscientists. This award honors those neurologists and neuroscientists in the first 10 years of their career at the assistant/associate faculty (equivalent) level who have made outstanding basic and clinical scientific advances toward the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and cure of neurological diseases.


The Honorary Membership and Awards Committee can make up to a total of three (3) awards in the following three areas:

Physician-Scientist - Basic



The Audrey S. Penn Lectureship is provided to an ANA member who conducts outstanding research, program-building, or educational scholarship to promote health equity on health care disparities. The award is intended to recognize an ANA member investigator whose novel and significant work has had or may have a far-reaching impact on the etiology, detection, diagnosis, treatment, survivorship or prevention of neurologic health disparities, building clinical programs to care for historically underserved populations, and/or commitment to expanding the underrepresented in the medical workforce. The recipients are determined by the ANA IDEAS Task Force.

Recipients of the Audrey S. Penn Lectureship are expected to present during the ANA Annual Meeting

Eligible candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Current ANA member in good standing 
  • Actively working in the field of academic neurology or neuroscience
  • Agree to present at the ANA Annual meeting

Candidates who have submitted unsuccessfully in the past may reapply. Self-nominations are encouraged. 

The Presenter of the Lectureship receives: 

  • $2,000 honorarium
  • Gratis Annual Meeting registration
  • Up to $2,000 travel and lodging reimbursement ( when the Annual Meeting is held in-person)
  • Commemorative plaque

Applications must include the following:

  1. Nominee’s CV 
  2. Nomination Statement that discusses why the candidate should be selected for the lectureship
    • This is an opportunity to showcase important work that may not be readily apparent from the CV
    • Maximum of 500 words
  3. Proposed abstract for the lecturship given during the ANA Annual Meeting
    • Maximum 250 words 

  NIH Biosetch may be submitted if available, but does not substitute for the requird CV 

Submitter Information

It is my honor to nominate:

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