Culture & Diversity Committee

Mission Statement

The mission of the NAN Culture and Diversity Committee is to increase awareness and knowledge regarding the influence of culture and individual diversity in neuropsychological outcomes and to assist neuropsychologists in their efforts to meet the needs of a rapidly changing U.S. population.

Tony Wong Diversity Award

The NAN Culture & Diversity Committee is extremely pleased to announce the 9th annual diversity award in honor of Dr. Tony Wong.

The Tony Wong Diversity Award will be granted in recognition of the applicant’s efforts to promote public education, advocacy, and research in brain health in culturally diverse and minority communities. Applicant’s efforts will be judged commensurate with their professional developmental stage.

Please nominate a mentor, peer, trainee or yourself for awards at any of these career stages:

*     Graduate Students, Post-Doctoral Residents

*     Early-career members of NAN (within five years of graduating) are eligible to apply

*    Nominations are also being accepted for the Tony Wong Diversity Award to recognize outstanding mentorship in relationship to diversity.  Mentor awardees will be celebrated and presented with a plaque at the NAN conference.

Awardees receive $500 (graduate students and post-doctoral residents) or a commemorative plaque (early-career members or mentors), and be celebrated and presented with these awards at the annual NAN conference. Please note that nominees need to  be NAN members at the time of the award.

Submit a nomination - The deadline to submit a nomination March 1, 2022.

 To make a donation to fund the Tony Wong Diversity Award, please click here.

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Past Awardees:

Tony Wong Diversity Award for Outstanding Work Related to Diversity as a Mentor
Veronica Bordes Edgar, Ph.D., ABPP
Pegah Touradji, Ph.D.
2015 Margaret Lanca, Ph.D.
2014 Jennifer J. Manly, Ph.D.
2013 S. Walden Miller, Ph.D.

Tony Wong Diversity Award for Outstanding Work Related to Diversity as an Early Career Professional
2021 Alexander Tan, Ph.D.
Shawn Nelson Schmitt
Beatriz MacDonald Wer, Ph.D
2017 Yakeel T. Quiroz, Ph.D. 
2014 April D. Thames, Ph.D.
2013 Maiko Sakamoto, Ph.D.
Tony Wong Diversity Award for Outstanding Work Related to Diversity as a Graduate Student or Post-Doc
2014  Mirella Diaz-Santos, M.A.
          Paola Suarez, Ph.D.
2013  Nicholas S. Thaler, Ph.D.