Anne Bryden, OTR/L, is the second annual recipient of Neilsen-ASIA Research Award
The Craig H. Neilsen Foundation has committed $125,000 to ASIA, over a five year period, to fund one award each year for a clinician working in spinal cord injury (SCI) care delivery who expresses an interest in adding a research element to his/her career. The Research and Awards Committee of ASIA reviewed and scored the applications received. The 2nd annual recipient is Anne Bryden, OTR/L, of Cleveland FES Center and Case Western Reserve University. The award was presented May 14 at the 2015 ASIA and ISCoS combined meeting in Montreal.
Anne Bryden, a PhD candidate, received the award for her project entitled “The Development of a Novel Upper Extremity Assessment Protocol for Acute Tetraplegia.”
Ms. Bryden received her $25,000 research award during the Awards Presentation session at the 2015 annual meeting. She will present her findings at the 2016 ASIA annual meeting. This program requires an established mentor to guide the recipient, and Ms. Bryden’s mentor is MJ Mulcahey, PhD, OTR/L, of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia PA.
Neilsen-ASIA Research Award Eligibility Criteria
The Neilsen Foundation Allied Health Professional Research Award of ASIA is a one year award of $25,000 to a clinician at the Master's or Clinical Doctorate level. The purpose of the award is to encourage clinicians in the field of SCI to incorporate an element of research into their professional practice.
The recipient will be selected by the ASIA Research and Awards Committee and will receive his/her award in person at the ASIA Annual Meeting. The recipient will be asked to present their work at a future ASIA meeting. Registration for the latter meeting will be complementary.
Each applicant must:
The project will be scored based on the following criteria:
Deadline for submission is: March 8, 2016
For additional details, contact the ASIA Executive Director, Patty Duncan at Pat_Duncan@shepherd.org (Note that there is a single underscore between Pat and Duncan.) Submissions should be made electronically to this email address.