Derek Denny-Brown Neurological Scholar Award

Purpose

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.

History

This award was originally given to a newly elected member of the Association who had achieved significant stature in neurological research and who planned to continue making major contributions to the field of neurology. In 2011, this award was divided into two parts: basic science and clinical science. In 2014, a task force was established to broaden the criteria for this award to be more inclusive of the association’s growing membership base. Specifically, the award is now designed to recognize significant contributions by ANA members working in neurology and neuroscience in their first 10 years at the assistant/associate faculty (equivalent) level.

Awards

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

  • Physician Scientist - Basic
  • Physician Scientist - Clinical
  • Neuroscientist – relevant to disease

Eligible Candidates

Eligible candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Current membership in the ANA
  • Faculty in your first 10 years at the assistant/associate faculty (equivalent) level
  • Actively working in field of academic neurology or neuroscience
  • Can apply more than once

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

Not eligible

  • Full professor is not eligible
  • Previous Awardees

Prize

Each awardee will receive:

  • $1,000 honorarium
  • inclusion in the Derek Denny-Brown Symposium of the ANA’s Annual Meeting as either a poster or platform presenter
  • gratis Annual Meeting registration
  • a commemorative plaque
     

Requirements

Complete nominations must include the following:

  1. Primary Nomination letter from a Senior Neuroscience colleague citing the nominees research portfolio and trajectory for major contributions to the field, including number of first and last authored peer-reviewed publications
  2. Nominee’s CV
  3. NIH Biosketch (if available but does not substitute for the CV)
  4. Research Description: a summation of the nominee’s research (max 1 page) that includes citing three (3) recent publications and/or abstracts highlighting the nominees research success
  5. Completed nomination form

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2018 Winners: Peter K. Todd, Lauren Sansing, and Alice Chen-Plotkin

Past Recipients:

2017 Kevin Sheth, Lesli Skolarus, and Conrad Weihl
2016 Robert Baloh, Glen Jickling, and Alex R. Paciorkowski
2015 Annapurna Poduri, Erik Roberson, and Daniel Reich
2014 Alica M. Goldman and Leigh Hochberg
2013 Kevin Kerber and J. Paul Taylor
2012 Dawn Kleindorfer and Brian Traynor
2011 Reisa Sperling and Jay A. Gottfried
2010 Dane Chetkovich
2009 Carsten G. Bonnemann and Ming Guo
2008 Christine Klein
2007 Douglas A. Kerr
2006 Scott Small
2005 Ahmet Hoke
2004 Daniel H. Geschwind
2003 Argye E. Hillis
2002 Jonathan W. Mink and Jonathan K. Fink
2001 Bruce A. Yankner
2000 Stephen C. Cannon
1999 Christopher Walsh
1998 Robert B. Darnell
1997 Louis J. Ptacek
1996 Ted M. Dawson
1995 Donald R. Johns
1994 Huda Zoghbi
1993 Allan Levey
1992 M. Flint Beal
1991 William Mobley
1990 Kenneth Kosik

 

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