SHARE:

2018 AAN Awards

Apply or nominate colleagues for prestigious AAN Awards. These awards recognize the best research and achievements by neurologists and neuroscientists at all stages of their careers. Applications for 2018 awards will open in late August. 

Scientific Awards

Senior Investigator

Potamkin Prize for Research in Pick's, Alzheimer's, and Related Diseases
This award recognizes major contributions to the understanding of the cause, prevention, treatment of, and ultimately the cure for Pick's, Alzheimer's, and related diseases.

Neuroendocrine Research Award
This award recognizes individuals who have made a contribution to neuroendocrine research.

John Dystel Prize for Multiple Sclerosis Research 
This prize recognizes outstanding contributions to research in the understanding, treatment, or prevention of multiple sclerosis.

Sleep Science Award
This award is intended to recognize distinguished academic contributions by neurologists to the field of sleep medicine or the contributions of non-neurologists to the interface area of sleep-neurology.

Sheila Essey Award: An Award for ALS Research
This award recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions in research in the search for the cause, treatment, prevention, and cure for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).

Mitchell B. Max Award for Neuropathic Pain
This award recognizes an individual for outstanding work in the field of neuropathic pain for either a single contribution or for lifetime achievement.

Movement Disorders Research Award
This award recognizes an individual for outstanding work in the field of Parkinson's disease or other movement disorders for either a single, outstanding contribution or for lifetime achievement.

Lawrence C. McHenry: An Award for the History of Neurology
This award recognizes excellence in research in the history of neurology.

The Irwin Schatz Award for Autonomic Disorders
This award recognizes young investigators who have advanced the field of autonomic disorders, or senior investigators who have made major contributions to the field.

Young Investigator

Bruce S. Schoenberg International Award in Neuroepidemiology 
In tribute to Dr. Schoenberg's career in training neurologists internationally in epidemiologic methods, this award salutes a young investigator selected from a developing country or Eastern Europe.

Dreifuss-Penry Epilepsy Award
The intent of this award is to recognize physicians in the early stages of their careers who have made an independent contribution to epilepsy research.

Jon Stolk Award in Movement Disorders for Young Investigators
This award recognizes young investigators who have made significant contributions to movement disorders research. The award is named for Dr. Jon Stolk, a driving force in the drug development field for Parkinson's Disease.

The Irwin Schatz Award for Autonomic Disorders
This award recognizes young investigators who have advanced the field of autonomic disorders, or senior investigators who have made major contributions to the field.

Michael S. Pessin Stroke Leadership Prize 
This prize is awarded to emerging neurologists who have a strong interest in, and have demonstrated a passion for learning and expanding the field of stroke research.

Wayne A. Hening Sleep Medicine Investigator Award
This award recognizes scientific contributions in sleep from promising young investigators. The goal of this award is to reward productive young investigators and to emphasize the essential role of neurology in sleep medicine.

Harold Wolff-John Graham Award: An Award for Headache/Facial Pain Research
This award recognizes individuals who have submitted research results in the field of headache and facial pain.

Neuro-oncology Investigator Award
This award recognizes young investigators who have advanced the field of neuro-oncology.

Neuro-oncology Scientific Award
This award recognizes an individual from any discipline and of any academic rank for a singular scientific achievement that has advanced the field of neuro-oncology.

Norman Geschwind Prize in Behavioral Neurology
This prize is awarded to an individual for outstanding research in the field of behavioral neurology. Applicants should have a strong desire to expand the field of behavioral neurology through research.

Resident

Alliance Awards: Founders
This award is designed to encourage clinical and translational research in neuroscience by physicians in clinical neurology training programs.

Alliance Awards: S. Weir Mitchell
This award is designed to encourage basic research in neuroscience by physicians in clinical neurology training programs.

Medical Student

Medical Student Essay Award - Extended Neuroscience Award
This program seeks to stimulate interest in the field of neurology as an exciting and challenging profession by offering a highly competitive award for the best essay in neuroscience.

Medical Student Essay Award - G. Milton Shy Award
This program seeks to stimulate interest in the field of neurology as an exciting and challenging profession by offering a highly competitive award for the best essay in clinical neurology.

Medical Student Essay Award - Roland P. Mackay Award
This program seeks to stimulate interest in the field of neurology as an exciting and challenging profession by offering a highly competitive award for the best essay in historical aspects.  

Medical Student Essay Award - Saul R. Korey Award
This program seeks to stimulate interest in the field of neurology as an exciting and challenging profession by offering a highly competitive award for the best essay in experimental neurology.

High School Student

Neuroscience Research Prize
This prize encourages high school students to explore the world of the brain and nervous system through laboratory research. 

Other Awards

Patient Safety and Advocacy

Kenneth M. Viste, Jr., MD, Patient Advocate of the Year Award 
This award recognizes an outstanding patient advocate who embodies the leadership and advocacy qualities exemplified by Kenneth M. Viste, Jr., MD.

Safety and Quality Awards 
The Safety and Quality Awards recognize research and/or quality improvement (QI) projects designed to improve safety and/or quality in practice. Favor will be given to those applicants that demonstrate innovative and forward-thinking approaches, as well as measurable and replicable improvement. Up to four recipients will be selected each year from the following categories: medical students, residents/fellows, physicians, practicing neurologists, and treatment teams.

ABF Humanitarian Award

The Mridha Spirit of Neurology Award 
Sponsored by the American Brain Foundation and endowed by gifts to Dr. Debasish and Chinu Mridha Endowment Fund. Debasish Mridha, MD, and his wife, Chinu, are dedicated to improving the lives of others.

This award recognizes the work of a neurologist or neuroscientist who has demonstrated altruism, compassion, integrity, and leadership while providing quality neurologic health care to a destitute, distressed, or marginalized population or in impoverished communities of the world.

Applications open in late August. 

Historical Research: AAN Rare Books Collection

H. Richard Tyler Award 
This award encourages historical research using the AAN Rare Books Collection at the Bernard Becker Medical Library at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO.

International Scholarship

AAN International Scholarship Award
This scholarship is designed to provide eligible international candidates the opportunity to attend and participate in the Annual Meeting. It is not necessary to be a member to apply.

Since 1955, AAN awards have recognized those who shine the light on new breakthroughs in the understanding, treatment, and potential future cures of neurologic disorders - paving the way for a world free of brain disease.


MEMBER LOG IN

Forgot password?

Advertisement
Advertisement