Purpose of the Award
The Steven Reiss Research Award is given annually to recognize research that improves our understanding of mental health issues in people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities.
The 2019 Award was presented at the 36th Annual NADD Conference held in New Orleans, Louisiana, October 23-25, 2019.
Criteria for Selection
The Steven Reiss Research Award is given annually to a candidate who:
- Has made significant scientific contributions toward the understanding and advancement of mental wellness for people with developmental disabilities.
- Has produced a focused and productive body of applied research which, over the past five years, has advanced best practice in the field of dual diagnosis.
- Has demonstrated research independence and an ability to secure funding to support research in this field over time.
- Has engaged in efforts to communicate and disseminate research results widely through both traditional and nontraditional means including journal articles, presentations, internet venues or other media.
- Has inspired and encouraged other efforts in research in this field through the collaborative nature of their work.
Self-nominations will be accepted, and must include:
- 1-2 page statement outlining the reasons for nominating the candidate for consideration for this award
- The candidate’s curriculum vitae
- Letter of recommendation (if self-nominated, two recommendation letters are needed)
- 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
Nomination Deadline: October 5, 2020
Submit your nominations by email with all requirements attached in PDF or MS Word format to: firstname.lastname@example.org
2019 – Joanne VanDerNagel, MD, PhD
2018 – Sally-Ann Cooper, OBE, BSc, MD, FRCPsych
2017 – Yona Lunsky, PhD
2016 – William R. Lindsay, PhD
2015 – Johannes Rojahn, PhD
2014 – Elisabeth Dykens, PhD