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Volunteer Spotlight  
Geoffrey Tremont, Ph.D. - Clinical Research Grants Committee

It has been a pleasure to be a part of the NAN Clinical Grants Committee. I volunteered for the committee to learn more about the grant review process and to be involved in neuropsychology at a national level. Although we had deadlines for grant reviews, the workload was quite reasonable, and I was able to accommodate the review activities into my schedule. One of the main activities of the committee is the peer review discussion of the strengths and weaknesses of grant applications. This experience improved my own grant writing skills and gave me insights into how reviewers evaluate research proposals. On a personal level, I made new friends and developed professional connections that I might otherwise not have made. Because of my committee involvement, I presented at two Annual Conferences about grant writing and the specifics of the NAN grants program. The presentations were professionally rewarding and provided evidence of a national reputation to my university for promotion. Overall, I experienced many professional and personal benefits as a result of my membership on the NAN Clinical Grants Committee.


The Benefits of Volunteerism

The strength of the National Academy of Neuropsychology depends on member involvement . Here’s why you should get involved:

• Have an impact on the direction of NAN
• Increase awareness of issues affecting our profession
• Make a contribution to the field of Neuropsychology
• Networking opportunities- make connections and meet colleagues and from all over the world
• Learn or develop leadership skills that will help with career advancement

Where would you like to get involved?  To indicate your interest in one of NAN’s committees, simply login to your member record, go to the Demographics page, and check the box next to your desired committee on the Committee Interest tab. You can also e-mail your interest to the NAN Office. A description of NAN’s Committees is below: