Frank J. Menolascino Award for Excellence
Purpose of Award
This prestigious Award is given annually to promote excellence in the field of dual diagnosis in the memory of Dr. Frank J. Menolascino. The award will be presented at the 29th Annual NADD Conference held in Denver, CO, October 17-19, 2012.
Criteria for Selection
Candidate may be a provider of service to persons with intellectual disabilities and mental health needs, an academician, a researcher, a legislator, an educator, a communications media specialist, an administrator, a family member, or a person with intellectual disabilities. Candidates should support the ideals and mission of NADD, but do not need to be members of NADD in order to be nominated.
The Award may recognize and honor an individual:
- Whose outstanding service and unique efforts have made significant advances in understanding and knowledge in the field or diagnosis; or
- Whose efforts have called attention to the plight of individuals with dual diagnosis and consequently enhanced the delivery of services; or
- Whose efforts have demonstrated outstanding leadership and commitment to the field of dual diagnosis; or
- Whose efforts have resulted in an improved quality of life for a significant number of persons with intellectual disabilities and mental health needs, or
The Award may recognize and honor an individual with intellectual disabilities or a family member who has made a distinctive and unique contribution through which a significant number of persons with intellectual disabilities and mental health needs have benefited from an improved quality of life.
- A one to two page statement indicating reasons for nominating candidate for consideration for this Award
- The candidate’s curriculum vitae
- Candidate’s contact information, including name, address, telephone number, fax number, and email address
- Nominator’s contact information, including name, address, telephone number, fax number, and email address
Please submit your nomination of candidates for the Frank J. Menolasciuno Award for Excellence by August 16, 2013 to:
NADD, 132 Fair Street, Kingston, NY 12401-4802
Fax: (845) 331-4569 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Past Frank J. Menolascino Award Recipients
1992 – Robert Sovner, M.D.
1993 – Jack Stark, Ph.D.
1994 – Ludwik Szymanski, M.D.
1995 – William Gardner, Ph.D.
1996 – Steven Reiss, Ph.D.
1997 – Dorothy Griffiths, Ph.D.
1998 – Terrence McNelis, MPA
1999 – Jeffery Fahs, M.D.
2000 – Dick Sobsey, Ed.D.
2001 – Johnny Matson, Ph.D.
2002 – Anne Hurley, Ph.D.
2003 – Scott Stiefel, M.D.
2004 – John Jacobson, Ph.D.
2005 – Ann R. Poindexter, MD.
2006 – Chrissoula Stavrakaki, MD, Ph.D.
2007 – Earl Loschen, M.D.
2008 – L. Jarrett Barnhill, M.D
2009 – Robert Pary, M.D.
2010 – Joan Beasley, Ph.D.
2011 – Steven Ruedrich, M.D.
2012 – JoAnne Nugent, Ed.D.
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