Wolfe Research Prize for Identifying New Causes or Novel Treatment of Neuropathy

The ANA is offering the Wolfe Research Prize  to honor an outstanding investigator who identifies a new cause or novel treatment of neuropathy. Candidates may include faculty members in the first 10 years at the assistant/associate faculty equivalent level, who identify either a new cause or treatment of neuropathy. The recipient is determined by the Honorary Membership and Awards Committee. 

The same researcher can qualify for this award annually if he/she can demonstrate evidence of repeated success in identifying new causes or treatments for peripheral neuropathy.

The awardee will be asked submit an abstract for inclusion in the Annual Meeting Program and present a presentation at the Derek Denny-Brown Young Neurological Scholar Symposium during the Annual Meeting.

  • $2,000 award honorarium
  • Up to $2,000 in travel reimbursement for the Annual Meeting (when travel is required) 
  • Commemorative plaque

Eligible candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Current ANA member in good standing 
  • Actively working in the field of academic neurology or neuroscience
  • Faculty members in the first 10 years, at the assistant/associate faculty equivalent level

 The submitter of the nomination application must include: 

  1. Nominee Statement
  2. Nominee CV
  3. Two Letters:
    • Nomination letter detailing the nominee’s achievements in identifying new causes or treatments of peripheral neuropathy
    • Seconding ​Letter, preferably from an individual outside the nominee's institution

The awardee is required to:  

  • Submit an abstract for publication in the ANA Annual Meeting Final Program
  • Present their work at the Derek Denny-Brown Young Neurological Scholar Symposium during the Annual Meeting.


Submit a Nomination


2022 Recipient: Stephanie Eid, PhD

Past Recipients 

  • 2021: Brett McCray
  • 2020: Brian C. Callaghan
  • 2019 Daniela Menichella
  • 2018: Ahmet Hoke
  • 2017: Stefanie Geisler
  • 2016: Michael J. Polydefkis
  • 2015: Lucy Hinder 
  • 2014: Jun Li
  • 2013: Christopher Klein
  • 2012: Thomas Lloyd
  • 2011: Douglas W. Zochodne
  • 2010: Hsinlin Cheng
  • 2009: Florian Eichler

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