Announcing the 2018 ISDP Award Winners:

Awards Committee: Martha Ann Bell, Virginia Tech (Chair); Dima Amso, Brown University & Amanda Tarullo, Boston University

 Rovee-Collier Mentor Award, Ruth Grunau, Department of Pediatrics, The University of British Columbia
Rovee-Collier Mentor Award, William P. Fifer, The Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
Senior Investigator Award, Robert Lickliter, Professor of Psychology, Florida International University
Distinguished Service Award, William P. Fifer, The Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
Sandra G. Wiener Student Investigator Award, Michelle VanTieghem, Department of Psychology, Columbia University
David Kucharski Young Investigator Award, Jennifer Silvers, Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of California
Dissertation Award, Caitlin Cowan, APC Microbiome Institute, University College Cork, Ireland
Student Poster Award, Kelsea Gildawie, Northeastern University
People’s Choice Poster Competition, Rosemarie Perry, New York University
Hennessy-Smotherman-Wiley Best Student Paper Award, Kristie L. Poole, McMaster University

Distinguished Service Award

William P. Fifer, The Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons

Nominations are accepted for the ISDP Award for Significant Service Contributions. The winner of this award will be acknowledged at the annual meeting.

 

Sandra G. Wiener Student Investigator Award

Michelle VanTieghem, Department of Psychology, Columbia University

The Sandra G. Wiener Student Investigator Award was established in memory of Sandra Wiener to help defray costs of graduate students attending the annual meeting of ISDP. These awards honor Sandy for her interest and concern for students and her dedication and affection for ISDP. Applicants must be currently enrolled as a bona fide graduate student and be first author of a presentation. The winners of this award will be invited to give a special presentation of their work at the annual meeting.

Dissertation Award

Caitlin Cowan, APC Microbiome Institute, University College Cork, Ireland

The Dissertation Award honors outstanding scientists early in their careers and to help defray costs of attending the meeting. The winner of this award will be invited to give a special presentation of his/her dissertation at the annual meeting. Nominations may be made only by a regular (non-student) member of the Society. The nominee must have successfully completed their doctoral defense and been granted their degree within 18 months prior to the nomination.

Student Poster Competition

Kelsea Gildawie, Northeastern University, Boston, United States

There will be a poster competition at the meeting for student members who are the first authors on a poster. All student member posters accepted for presentation will be automatically included in the competition. Winner receives a complimentary membership for the next year.

People’s Choice Poster Competition!

Rosemarie Perry, New York University

 Winner receives a complimentary membership for the next year.

Rovee-Collier Mentor Award Winners

Please visit the Carlyn Rovee-Collier Memorial Page

Ruth Grunau, Department of Pediatrics, The University of British Columbia

 AND

William P. Fifer, The Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons

The Rovee-Collier Mentor award is given to honor the memory of Carolyn Rovee-Collier, a dedicated mentor to generations of early career scientists and students in the field of Developmental Psychobiology. This award recognizes ISDP members who have made significant and sustained contributions to the mentorship of young scholars.

Kucharski Young Investigator Award

Jennifer Silvers, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of California

The Kucharski Young Investigator award is given to honor the memory of David Kucharski, a promising young investigator in the field of Developmental Psychobiology. Nominations for the award must be made by a regular (non-student) member of the Society. The winner of this award will be invited to give a special presentation of their work at the annual meeting.

Senior Investigator Award

Robert Lickliter, Professor of Psychology, Florida International University

The Senior Investigator award is for recognizing significant contributions to Developmental Psychobiology made by a senior scientist. Nominations for the award must be made by a regular (non-student) member of the Society. The winner of this awards will be invited to give a special presentation of their work at the annual meeting.

Hennessy-Smotherman-Wiley Best Student Paper Award, Kristie L. Poole, McMaster University

Kristie L. Poole, McMaster University

The Hennessy-Smotherman-Wiley Best Student Paper Award will be made for the best paper by a student published in Developmental Psychobiology over a one year period. The goals of the award are:

(1) to promote the highest quality of student research in the field of developmental psychobiology, and
(2) to encourage students in the field to submit their best work to Developmental Psychobiology.

The winner will be awarded a $500 prize and will have his/her name announced at the annual meeting.

NIH Travel Awards/Sackler Travel Awards

2018 Award Recipients
2017 Award Recipients
2016 Award Recipients
2015 Award Recipient
2014 Award Recipients
Students and postdoctoral fellows who wish to be considered for a student NIH/Sackler Travel Award are required to check the appropriate box when they submit their abstract via the Online Abstract Form. Students and postdoctoral fellows must be members of ISDP to be eligible and should complete the membership application at least few days before the June 1st deadline to allow time for approval of the application which will require an upload letter from their mentor verifying student status.

Thank you to the sponsors for making the ISDP Awards possible: