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Nelson Butters Award (archives of clinical neuropsychology)

The award is made for the best research paper published in the Archives of Clinical Psychology over the preceding year.

2013 Morgan, E., Woods, S., Grant, I. (2012) "Intra-individual Neurocognitive Variability Confers Risk of Dependence in Activities of Daily Living among HIV-Seropositive Individuals without HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorders." Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 27, 293-303.
2012  Busch, R., Dulay, M., Kim, K., Chapin, J., Jehi, L., Kenney, C., Naugle, R., Najm, I. (2011) “Pre-surgical Mood Predicts Memory Decline After Anterior Temporal Lobe Resection for Epilepsy.” Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 26, 739-745.
2011 Christman, A., Vannorsdall, T., Pearlson, G., Hill-Briggs, F. & Schretlen, D. (2010)"Cranial Volume, Mild Cognitive Deficits, and Functional Limitations Associated with Diabetes in a Community Sample." Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 25, 49-59.
2010 Binder, L., Iverson, G., & Brooks, B. (2009) To Err is Human: "Abnormal" Neuropsychological Scores and Variability are Common in Healthy Adults. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 24, 31-46.
2009 Duff, K., Humphreys Clark, J.D., O'Bryant, S.E., Mold, J.W., Schiffer, R.B. & Sutker, P.B. (2008) Utility of the RBANS in Detecting Cognitive Impairment Associated wth Alzheimer's Disease: Sensitivity, Specificty and Positive and Negative Predictive Powers. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 23, 603-612.
2008 Donnell, A.J., Pliskin, N., Holdnack, J., Axelrod, B., & Randolph, C. (2007) Rapidly Administered Short Forms of the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale—3rd Edition. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 22, 917-924.
2007 Schatz, P., Pardini, J.E., Lovell, M.R., Collins, M.W., & Podell, K. (2006). Sensitivity and Specificity of the ImPACT Test Battery for Concussion in Athletes. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 21, 91-99
2006 Gamache, G.L., Levinson, D.M., Reeves, D.L, Bidyuk, P.I., & Brantley, K.K. (2005) Longitudinal Neurocognitive Assessments of Ukrainians Exposed to Ionizing Radiation After the Chernobyl Nuclear Accident. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 20, 81-93
2005 Medina, K.L., Shear, P.K., Schafer, J., Armstrong T.G. & Dyer, P. (2004). Cognitive Functioning and Length of Abstinence in Polysubstance Dependent Men. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 19, 245-258.
2004 Larrabee, G.J. (2003). Exaggerated MMPI-2 Symptom Report in Personal Injury Litigants with Malingered Neurocognitive Deficit. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 18, 673-686.
2003 Rohling M.L., Green P., Allen L.M., Iverson G.L. (2002). Depressive Symptoms and Neurocognitive Test Scores in Patients Passing Symptom Validity Tests. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 17, 205-222.
2002 McCaffrey, R.J., Westervelt, H.J., & Hasse, R.F. (2001). Serial Neuropsychological Assessment with the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) AIDS Abbreviated Neuropsychological Battery. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 16, 9-18.
2001 Llorente, A.M., Amado, A.J., Voigt, R.G., Berretta, M.C., Fraley, J.K., Jensen, C.L., & Heird, W.C. (2001). Internal Consistency, Temporal Stability, and Reproducibility of Individual Index Scores of the test of Variables of Attention in Children With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 16, 535-546.
2000 Higginson, C.I., Arnett, P.A., & Voss, W.D. (2000). The Ecological Validity of Clinical Tests of Memory and Attention in Multiple Sclerosis. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 15, 185-204,
1999 Butters, M.A., Goldstein, G., Allen, D.N., & Shemansky, W.J., (1998). Neuropsychological Similarities and Differences Among Huntington's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, and Cortical Dementia. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 13, 721-735.
1998 Libon, D.J., Bogdanoff, B., Bonavita, J., Skalinia, S., Cloud, B.S., Resh, R., Cass, P., & Ball, S.K. (1997). Dementia Associated With Periventricular and Deep White Matter Alterations: A Subtype of Subcortical Dementia. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 12, 239-250.
1997 Mittenberg, W., Tremont, G., Zielinski, R.E., Fichera, S., & Rayls, K.R. (1996). Cognitive-Behavioral Prevention of Postconcussion Syndrome. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 11, 139-145.
1996 Della Sala, S., Laiacona, M., Trivelli, C., & Spinnler, H. (1995). Poppelreuter-Ghent's Overlapping Figures Test: Its Sensitivity to Age, and Its Clinical Use. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 10, 511-534.
1995 Mittenberg, W., Malloy, M., Petrcik, J., & Knee, K. (1994). Impaired Depth Perception Discriminates Alzheimer's Dementia from Aging and Major Depression. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 9, 71-79.
1994 Lees-Haley, P.R., & Brown, R.S. (1993). Neuropsychological Complaint Base Rates of 170 Personal Injury Claimants. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 8, 203-209.
1993 Reidy, T.J., Bowler, R.M., Rauch, S., & Pedroza, G. (1992). Pesticide Exposure and Neuropsychological Impairment in Migrant Farm Workers. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 7, 85-95.

Distinguished Lifetime Contribution to Neuropsychology Award

This award is given to a senior member of NAN who has made significant scientific, intellectual, and training-related contributions to the field of neuropsychology. Nominations from the general membership are evaluated by the Awards Committee, who then make a recommendation to the NAN Board of Directors. The award recipient gives an invited address at the annual conference, which is subsequently published in Archives.

2013 Dean C. Delis, Ph.D. 
2012  Kathleen Y. Haaland, Ph.D. 
2011 Donald Stuss, Ph.D.
2010 Jeffrey Kreutzer, Ph.D.
2009 David Loring, Ph.D.
2008 Gerald Goldstein, Ph.D.
2007 Igor Grant, M.D.
2006 Bruce Hermann, Ph.D.
2005 Jeffrey Barth, Ph.D.
2004 George Hynd, Ph.D.
2003 Charles Golden, Ph.D.
2002 Carl Dodrill, Ph.D.
2001 George P. Prigatano, Ph.D.
2000 Cecil R. Reynolds, Ph.D.
1999 Erin D. Bigler, Ph.D.
1998 Harvey Levin, Ph.D.
1997 Robert Heaton, Ph.D.
1996 Muriel D. Lezak, Ph.D.
1995 Charles G. Matthews, Ph.D.
1994 Brenda Milner, Ph.D.
1993 Edith Kaplan, Ph.D.
1992 Harold Goodglass, Ph.D.
1991 Nelson Butters, Ph.D.
1990 Oscar Parsons, Ph.D.
1989 Arthur Benton, Ph.D.
1988 Ralph Reitan, Ph.D.

Distinguished Service Award

This award is designed for someone with a career of exemplary and distinguished service to NAN and neuropsychology in general. Nominations are typically made by members of the NAN Board of Directors, evaluated by the Awards Committee, and then a recommendation is made back to the NAN Board of Directors.

2013 Robert W. Elliott, Ph.D. 
2012  Jeffrey T. Barth, Ph.D. 
2011 Ronald Ruff, Ph.D.
2010 Richard Berg, Ph.D.
2009 Neil Pliskin, Ph.D.
2008 Philip Schatz, Ph.D.
2007 Doug Chute, Ph.D.
2006 Gerald Goldstein, Ph.D. & Jim Hom, Ph.D.
2005 C. Munro Cullum, Ph.D.
2004 Barbara Uzzell, Ph.D.
2003 Sandra Koffler, Ph.D.
2002 Lawrence C. Hartlage, Ph.D.
2001 Cecil R. Reynolds, Ph.D.
2000 Antonio E. Puente, Ph.D.

Early Career Award

This award is given to someone who is nominated by the NAN membership and judged by the Awards Committee and the Board of Directors to have made substantial early career contributions within 10 years of the doctoral degree, particularly regarding scholarly activity. Nominations are requested from the membership at the same time as those requested for other awards. Nominees are rated by the Awards Committee and a recommendation for the award is given to the NAN Board

2013 Thomas D. Parsons, Ph.D.
2012 Angela L. Jefferson, Ph.D. 
2011 Juan Carols Arango Lasprilla, Ph.D.
2010 Rael Lange, Ph.D.
2009 Sid E. O'Bryant, Ph.D.
2008 Kevin Duff, Ph.D.
2007 Steven Paul Woods, Psy.D.
2006 Jennifer Manly, Ph.D.
2005 Nancy Chiaravalotti, Ph.D.
2004 Vince Filoteo, Ph.D.
2003 Daniel Allen, Ph.D.
2002 Roy Martin, Ph.D.
2001 Peter Snyder, Ph.D.
2000 Grant Iverson, Ph.D.
1999 Margaret Semrud-Clikeman, Ph.D.
1998 John DeLuca, Ph.D.
1997 Alexander Troster, Ph.D.
1996 Wiley Mittenberg, Ph.D.
1995 Max Trenerry, Ph.D.
1994 Mark Bondi, Ph.D.
1993 Kathleen Welsh-Bohmer, Ph.D.
1991 Lisa Morrow, Ph.D.
1990 Jeffrey Gray, Ph.D.

Early Career Service Award

This award is designed for someone who is within 10 years of receiving the Ph.D. and who has made substantial early career service contributions to NAN and neuropsychology in general. This is NAN's newest award and will be made for the first time in 2007. Nominations will be taken from the NAN general membership, evaluated by the Awards Committee, and then a recommendation will be made to the NAN Board of Directors.

2013 Karin J M McCoy, Ph.D. 
2011 John Randolph, Ph.D.
2010 Monica Rivera Mindt, Ph.D.
2009 Laura L.S. Howe, J.D., Ph.D.
2008 Thomas Martin, Psy.D.
2007 Robin Hilsabeck, Ph.D.

Outstanding Dissertation Award

This award will given for the first time in 2008 to the best neuropsychology-related dissertation or dissertation project for the previous calendar year. Nominations for the award are received from the NAN general membership. Dissertations or dissertation projects must have been completed and successfully defended by the time of nomination. Projects are evaluated by the Awards Committee, and a recommendation is made to the NAN Board. The winner of the Outstanding Dissertation Award is expected to present his/her study at a poster session during the annual conference and submit the study for publication to ACN.

2013 Yakeel T. Quiroz-Gaviria 
2012  Wael MY Mohamed, M.D., Ph.D. 
2011 Andrew Gardner, Psy.D.
2010 Kristina Lloyd, Psy.D.
2009 Russell D. Pella, Ph.D.
2008 John DenBoer, Ph.D.

Student Poster Award

This award is made at the annual NAN conference for the best student poster. The general procedure for selecting this award begins when students submit a poster for the annual conference, and they indicate that they would like the poster considered for the award. The Program Committee then rates each poster and grants awards to the most meritorious posters.

2013 Virginie Patt: Parsing Working Memory Processes: The Impact of Eye Movement Strategy on Neurocognitive Test Performance
  Antonio N. Puente: Exploring the Relationship between Cognitive Reserve and Functional Ability: The Role of Executive Functioning
  Erica Weber: Lower Memory Related Quality of Life in Older HIV Affected Adults
  Kaitlin Blackstone: Self-predictions of Prospective Memory Performance in HIV Infection: Evidence of a Meta-memory Deficit
  Anneliese Boettcher: A Little Knowledge is a Dangerous Thing: Survey of Empirically Based Knowledge of Concussion Sequlae
  Tanya Nguyen: The Clinical Utility and Specificity of Parent Reports of Executive Functions among Children with Prenatal Alcohol Exposure
2012  Casey LaDuke: Is Forensic Neuropsychology Different? A Discussion for Practitioners and Field Leaders 
  Jonathan DeRight: Composite Cardiovascular Risk Scores and Neuropsychological Test Performance: A Meta-Analytic Review 
  Michelle Haddad: Changes in Grey Matter Volume Produced by Constraint-Induced Aphasia Therapy II 
  Bern Lee: Defeatist Performance Beliefs Predict Neuropsychological Impairment, Functional Outcome, and Negative Symptoms in Schizophrenia 
  Chelsea Morse: Multitasking Ability in MS: Can it Inform Vocational Functioning? 
  Alyson Phelan: Validation of new visual-spatial memory test 
2011 Melissa Edwards:Regional Groundwater Arsenic Levels are Associated with Poorer Neuropsychological Functioning among those with Cognitive Impairment

Gray Vargas:Gray Matter Atrophy and Depression in Multiple Sclerosis

Christine Karver:Intellectual Predictors of Responsiveness to an Online Problem-Solving Intervention for Adolescents with Complicated Mild to Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

Yael Mansoor:Understanding the Dimensionalization of the Benton Visual Retention Test

Andrea Sartori:Age and Cognitive Function are Associated with Diabetes Knowledge

Erkut Kucukboyaci:Disentangling the Effects of Febrile Seizures from Mesial Temporal Sclerosis in Temporal Lobe Epilepsy: Is There an Additive Deficit?
2010 Lauren Buscher: The Relationship Between Self-Reported Cognitive Difficulties and Medication Adherence in Multiple Sclerosis

Kevin Manning: MRI, Cerebrospinal Fluid, and APOE Correlates of Fine Motor Speed in Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer's Disease

John Hamilton: The Developmental Relationship Between Children's Emotion Perception and Intellectual Skills

Carolyn Anderson: Processing Speed and Working Memory in Multiple Sclerosis: Comparison of the Relative and Independent Models

Vinay Bharadia: Cognitive Change Following Bone Marrow Transplant for Multiple Sclerosis

Kyle Noll: Normative Data for Logical Memory Story A in Alzheimer's Disease and Normal Controls
2009 Justin O'Rourke: Longitudinal Cognitive Declines in Prediagnosed Huntingtons Disease

Katherine Gifford: Utilization of a Visual Rating System to Assess Atrophy in FTD and AD

Tanya Mahaney: Co-Morbid Neuropathology in Alzheimer's Disease Complicates Differential Diagnosis

Catherine McGill: Initial Development of the Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function-mTBI Monitoring Form

Connie Myerson: Cardio-metabolic Co-morbidities and Cognitive Decline in Parkinson's Disease

Deepa Ramanathan: The Relationship Between Injury Severity and Recovery Following Traumatic Brain Injury Using Diffusion Tensor Imaging
2008 Kelly Stanek:Multiple Cardiovascular Indices Are Related to Attention and Executive Function in Cardiac Rehabilitation Patients

Heidi Bender:The Relationship Between Subjective and Objective Measures of Attention in Children with Epilepsy.

Pei-Wen Sun:The Differential Self-Monitoring Abilities in Patients with Very Mild and Mild Alzheimer’s Disease.

Diane Scheiner:Polysubstance Abuse and Cognition in an HIV Positive Sample: No effect of Diagnosis Load.

TalarHopyan-Misakyan:Impairments in Working Memory and Cognitive Inhibitory Control in Children with Malignant or Benign Cerebellar Tumors.

Holly Hagen:Use of the CVLT-2 and Discriminant Function Analysis for Predicting Effort Group Classification in a Crimimal Defendant Population.
2007 J. Cobb Scott:Neurocognitive effects of methamphetamine: A meta-analysis.

Christine Yantz:Effects of parental presence on children’s neuropsychological test performance.

Maiko Sakamoto:Impact of Japanese written language on spatial performance: A comparison between Japanese and Americans.

Brandon E. Gavett:Likelihood of suboptimal effort in a forensic sample based on Finger Tapping and Trail Making Test scores.

Hillary Russell:The impact of seizure related items on the MMPI-2 in the profiles of patients with epilepsy or psychogenic non-epileptic seizures.

Heidi Christine Rossetti:Utility of the CERAD Neuropsychological Battery total score in the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.
2006 Jackie Micklewright: Predicting Cognitive Outcomes in Children with Brain Tumors.
Matthew Kraybill: Evaluating the role of motor regulation in figural fluency.
Fiona H. Barwick: Impact of anxiety and cognitive dysfunction on social support in MS.
Christina Armstrong: Development and validity of the Facial Affect Learning and Memory Test (FAMLT) and the Facial Identification of Affect Task (FIAT).
Megan Smith: Physical disability and perfectionist concern over mistakes predict depression in an MS population: Replication and extension.
Joseph Efrain Carmona: Sympathetic arousal to mild rotary stress in high and low hostile men
2005 Mohan Krishnan: Increased Intra-Subtest Scatter on the Wechsler Abbreviated Scale Intelligence as a Characteristic of Mild Cognitive Impairment
Olga Gale: The Effect of Pain on Neuropsychological Test Performance in Patients with Cervicogenic Headache
Christopher Bailey: Assessment of Effort in Baseline MTBI Neuropsychological Testing
Greg Strauss: Neuropsychological Subtypes Predict Functional Outcome in Pediatric Brain injury
Joy Nichols: Proton spectroscopy and neuropsychological outcome following neonatal asphyxia
2004 Steven Holloway: Critical Flicker Fusion Threshold As a Function of Subliminal Neural Plasticity.
Kevin Whitfield: Preliminary Data About The Influence of Menstrual Cycle Phase On Metacognitive Judgment
Christopher M. Bailey: Differential Motivation On Baseline And Post-MBTI Neuropsychological Performance in Collegiate Athletes
Sandra Jittler: Estrogen Therapy And Performance On Tests Of Verbal And Non-Verbal Memory In Postmenopausal Women
Sarah Weiner: Age Affects The Ability To Perceive Emotions In Others
Janna Taft: Face-Name Interference In Alzheimer's Disease: : : :
2003 Gerald Voelbel: The Relationship Between an Amygdala Volume with Face recognition and Face Emotion: A Comparative Study of Children with Asperger's Syndrome and Bipolar Disorder.
Susan Legendre Ropacki: The Influence of Cognitive Reserve on Neuropsychological Functioning After Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG)
Benjamin Hampstead: Early Delay Hippocampal MTR Change in Patients With Low Grade Primary Brain Tumors
Zoe Proctor Weber: Do Speed of Performance Accommodations Improve Reading Comprehension Scores of Learning Disabled Adults.
Samantha Farrimond: Prospective Remembering and Aging.
Stephanie McDermid Vaz: Non Verbal Memory Functioning Following Nondominant Interior Temporal Lobectomy.
2002 Monica Lewis: Methylmalonic Acid Elevation Is Related to Cognitive Functioning Among Older Adults.
Elizabeth Zeigler: A New Application for Neuropychologists in Liver Disease.
Sejal Vyas: WADA Test Recognition Memory Scores Are Influenced By Language Laterality.
Zarabeth Golden: The Differential Impact of Alzheimer's Dementia, Head Injury and Stroke on Personality Dysfunction.
2001 Ester Gonzalez-Aguado: Crossed Cerebellar Diaschasis and Neuropsychological Performance After Subcortical Stroke.
R. B. Parkinson: White Matter Hyperintensities in Carbon Monoxide Poisoned Subjects.
Marty Mrazik: A Proposed Guideline for Evaluating Concussions in Athletes.
James Banos: Factor Structure of the CVLT in Epilepsy Patients: Relationship to Hippocampal Volume and Seizure Focus.
Gerald Voelbel: Neuropsychological Deficits and Structural Brain Changes in Children With Asperger's Disorder and Bipolar Disorder..
2000 Monica Rivera Mindt: The Ecological Validity of Neurpsychological Assessment in Chronic Schizophrenia.
Shawna L. Palmer: Patterns of Cognitive Functioning Among Survivors of Pediatric Medulloblastoma: A Longitudinal Analysis.
Lisa L. Trepanier: Process Analysis of Verbal Fluency Production Following Pallidal Lesions and Subthalamic Nucleus Stimulation.
Monica Lewis: Executive Control Functioning and Performance-Basesd Functional Impairment Among the Elderly.: :
1999 Maura Kaplan: Diagnostic Utility of the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test With Children With ADHD.
J. Noland White: The Relationship Between T.O.V.A. Measures and Age-Dependent QEEG in ADHD Boys.
Kelly Lange: Performance of Older Adults on the Rey Complex Figure Test using the Boston Qualitative Scoring System
Rebecca Ready: Neurobehavioral Frontal Dysfunction in Alzheimer's Disease With and Without Psychosis.
Lyn McKinnon: Baddeley's Working Memory Dual Task: Examining Frontal Lobe Lesions Effect on Children's Performance.
Cheryl Luis: Predictors of Anxiety and Mood Disorders Following Pediatric Head Trauma.
1998 Shelly Hargrave: Learning in Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder On a Complex Walking Task.
Katarzyna Lesniak-Karpiak: The Focus-Execute Component of Attention: A Comparison of Children with Turner Syndrome with Healthy Children.
Robin Hilsabeck: Validation of the Word Completion Memory Test (WCMT) in Controls, Coached Simulators and Memory-Impaired Participants.
Lyn Mangiameli: The Limited Vision Spatial Battery: A Non-Visual Battery for Assessment of Spatial Abilities.
Cari Cohorn: Adult ADHD: A Neuropsychological and Psychosocial Comparison.
Catherine Hooker: Effect of Heterogeneity in Patterns of Cognitive Function and Dementia Severity on Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer's Disease.

Student Poster Award - Diversity

This award is made at the annual NAN conference for the best student poster that reflects diversity-related topics or issues. The general procedures for selecting this award are the same as the Student Poster Award.

2013 Erik Ringdahl 
2012  Melissa Edwards 
2011 Rachel Weber
2009 Maiko Sakamoto
2008 Annelly Bure-Reyes
2007 Christian Carter

Jennifer Harms-Gillette
2006 Karen Blanc Friedman
2005 Liza San Miguel-Montes

Tony Wong Diversity Awards

Dr. Wong was well-known for his passion and commitment to public education, advocacy, outreach, and training of future neuropsychology researchers and practitioners. The purpose of the award is to honor individuals who, through their actions, have carried on the legacy of Tony Wong and to recognize, encourage, and promote public education, advocacy, and research in brain health in culturally diverse and minority communities. There are three awards - Mentorship, Early Career Professional and Graduate Student.

Tony Wong Diversity Award for Outstanding Work Related to Diversity as a Mentor

2013:    
S. Walden Miller, Ph.D.

Tony Wong Diversity Award for Outstanding Work Related to Diversity as an Early Career Professional

2013:   
Maiko Sakamoto, Ph.D.

Tony Wong Diversity Award for Outstanding Work Related to Diversity as a Graduate Student

2013:   
Nicholas S. Thaler, Ph.D.