Awards Committee

Overview

 

The Disability Section presents several awards each year during the Annual Business Meeting and Award Ceremony at the APHA Annual Meeting. These awards celebrate the contributions of outstanding individuals to the disability field within the context of public health. Following is a description of each award and eligibility criteria:

 

Allan Meyers Award: This award is presented to a person who has combined excellence across the areas of research, teaching and advocacy to improve the health and quality of life for people with disabilities. Nominees are not required to be members of APHA.

Lifetime Achievement Award:  This award is presented to a person who, over the course of his or her career, has made a major contribution to the improvement of health and quality of life for people with disabilities in one or more areas of research, teaching, or advocacy. Nominees are not required to be members of APHA.

New Investigator Award: This award recognizes a newer investigator who demonstrates evidence of a promising career in public health research in the area of health and wellness for people with disabilities.

Eligibility Criteria:
          ▪ The nominee must have been awarded his or her degree within eight calendar years of the nomination. (For example, for a nomination submitted anytime in 2007, the nominee must have been awarded the degree on or after 1/1/1999.)

          ▪ Evidence documenting a nominee’s successful development as a new investigator must be provided. This evidence must include a minimum of one peer-reviewed publication for which the nominee has taken a substantial role.
          ▪ The nominee must be a member of the Disability Section.

         

APHA Disability Section Student Member Award: This award is presented to a student who has conducted promising work to advance the health and quality of life of people with disabilities. To qualify, the nominee must be a primary member of the Disability Section.

 

Awards Committee Members 2008

 

Dot Nary, University of Kansas (Chair)

Liz DePoy, University of Maine

David Keer, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research

 

Call for Nominations for the 2009 Disability Section Awards

 

APHA DISABILITY SECTION AWARD NOMINATIONS!

 

Do you know someone who has made a significant contribution to the health and quality of life of people with disabilities? Someone who should be recognized by the Disability Section? Now is the time to nominate him or her for one of the 2009 Disability Section Awards. The area of Public Health that addresses issues of people with disabilities, as well as the field of Disability Studies, have both advanced substantially through the contributions of many people associated with the Disability Section. Join us in honoring those who have made significant contributions to the field of disabilities within the context of public health.

 

Allan Meyers Award: This award is presented to a person who has combined excellence across the areas of research, teaching and advocacy to improve the health and quality of life for people with disabilities. Nominees are not required to be members of APHA.

 

Lifetime Achievement Award:  This award is presented to a person who, over the course of his or her career, has made a major contribution to the improvement of health and quality of life for people with disabilities in one or more areas of research, teaching, or advocacy. Nominees are not required to be members of APHA.

 

New Investigator Award: This award recognizes a newer investigator who demonstrates evidence of a promising career in public health research in the area of health and wellness for people with disabilities.

 

Eligibility Criteria:

          The nominee must have been awarded his or her degree within eight calendar years of the nomination. (For example, for a nomination submitted anytime in 2007, the nominee must have been awarded the degree on or after 1/1/1999.)

          Evidence documenting a nominee’s successful development as a new investigator must be provided. This evidence must include a minimum of one peer-reviewed publication for which the nominee has taken a substantial role.

          The nominee must be a member of the Disability Section.

 

Student Member Award: This award is presented to a student who has conducted promising work to advance the health and quality of life of people with disabilities. Further information about qualifications will be updated and disseminated soon.

 

For further information and/or to obtain a nomination form, please contact Jennifer Rowland, Awards Committee Chair, at jenrow@uic.edu

 

Previous Award Winners

 

Disability Section Award recipients join a distinguished group of achievers who have made significant contributions to the disability field and to improvements in the lives of people with disabilities nationally and internationally.

 

Disability Section Award Recipients

 

1992   Disability Achievement                 Andrew Batavia

 

1993   Disability Achievement                 Ed Roberts &

                                                        Judy Heumann

 

1994   Disability Achievement                 Hugh Gallagher

 

1995   Disability Achievement                 Cindy Jones

 

1996   Disability Achievement                 John Hockenberry

 

1997   Disability Achievement                 David Gray

 

1998   Disability Achievement                 Tony Young

 

1999   Disability Achievement                 Katherine Seelman

 

2000   Disability Achievement                 Glen White

                                                        and Colleagues

          Allan Meyers Award                     Allan Meyers

                                                        (posthumous)

 

2001   Disability Achievement                 Frank Bowe

 

2002   Disability Achievement                 Justin & Yoshiko Dart

         Allan Meyers Award                     Harlan Hahn

         Student Award                           Trisha Welch

 

2003   Disability Achievement                 Levy Brothers

         Allan Meyers  Award                    David Pfieffer

         Student Award                           Dot Nary

2004   Disability Achievement                 Patrick Fougeyrollas &

                                                        Gale Whiteneck

         Allan Meyers  Award                    Bobby Silverstein

 

2005   Disability Achievement                 Margaret Giannini

         Allan Meyers  Award                    Liz Depoy &

                                                        Stephen Gilson

         Student Award                           Brad Bosee &

                                                        Ben Moreau

 

2006   Disability Achievement                 Tom Seekins

         Allan Meyers  Award                    David Braddock

 

2007   Disability Achievement                 Peg Nosek

          Allan Meyers Award                    Jim Rimmer

          Student Award                          B.J. Kitchin

          New Investigator Award              Thilo Kroll