• Brain Injury ISIG
  • Cantor Scholar Award

    Dr. Joshua B. Cantor Scholar Award

    Dr. Joshua B. Cantor

    Dr. Joshua B. Cantor

    DESCRIPTION

    The Cantor Scholar Award is presented by the Brain Injury Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group (BI-ISIG) to a BI-ISIG member in recognition of outstanding research that is judged to be a significant contribution to the field of brain injury rehabilitation.

    The award is named in honor of Dr. Joshua B. Cantor, who was well known for his research on the effects of cognitive fatigue, sleep deprivation, and exercise on various aspects of life after TBI. His work also included efforts to enhance cognition and reduce depression, primarily through problem solving and emotion regulation training interventions. Dr. Cantor’s work was driven by his passion for developing and evaluating interventions that would give solace, meaning, and hope to individuals with TBI.

     

    ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

    • Nominee demonstrated a solid contribution to the field of brain injury rehabilitation
    • Research demonstrates methodological soundness and/or creativity in research design or intervention content
    • Nominees at all career levels are eligible
    • Nominee must be a BI-ISIG and ACRM member
    • Self-nominations are welcome

     

    NOMINATION REQUIREMENTS

    • Letter of nomination outlining the nominee’s contribution(s)
    • Current curriculum vita (including nominee’s phone number and email address)
    • 1-2 representative publications
    • Nominations must include all required submission materials and be received by the posted deadline.
    • Please email all materials directly to the BI-ISIG Program & Awards Officer, Dr. Dawn Neumann.

     

    NOMINATIONS DEADLINE:  31 March

     

    HISTORY AND PURPOSE OF THE AWARD

    Dr. Joshua B. Cantor was a board certified rehabilitation psychologist with a long history of clinical research in the area of traumatic brain injury. He had an unfailing commitment to improving the lives of people with brain injury and mentoring psychologists to do the same.

     

    Kristen Dams-O'Connor

    Kristen Dams-O'Connor

    AWARD RECIPIENTS

    2017Kristen Dams-O'Connor, PhD
    2016Stacy J. Suskauer, MD
    2015Teresa Ashman, PhD, FACRM
    2014Risa Nakase-Richardson, PhD, FACRM

    JUDGING

    A panel of three members of the BI-ISIG will evaluate the nominations. Nominees whose work best embodies or touches upon factors involved in recovery and/ or intervention of cognition, sleep, fatigue, exercise or emotional problems after traumatic brain injury will be judged more favorably than nominees whose work is unrelated to these issues. In addition to having a strong focus on improving the lives of people with traumatic brain injury, preference will also be given to nominees whose work exemplifies theoretical and methodological soundness or creativity. The award recipient will be announced at the annual BI-ISIG Summit and acknowledged at the Henry B. Betts Awards Gala during the ACRM Annual Conference.