Early Career Award

Early Career Award in Pediatric Pain
(formerly called Young Investigator Award)

This award honors an individual who has shown outstanding achievements in pediatric pain research within 10 years after award of their PhD or last postgraduate research degree. Researchers from all disciplines/specialties who are contributing to the field of pediatric pain, and from all geographic regions, are eligible for nomination.

2019 Winner: Tine Vervoort
Dr. Tine Vervoort is a Research Professor at the Department of Experimental-Clinical and Health Psychology in the University of Ghent in Belgium. Her career as a research psychologist in pediatric pain arose from a background in child and adolescent nursing and clinical psychology. Dr. Vervoort has developed an outstanding and productive program of research on the psychosocial dimensions of pediatric pain, addressing the dynamic interaction between children in pain and caregivers. Her work has considerable impact upon our understanding of family socialization and social context as determinants of child pain experience.

Previous Early Career Award recipients

2017 Laura Simons
2015 Jennifer Stinson
2013 Liesbet Goubert

Young Investigator Award recipients

2010 Suellen Walker
2006 Anna Taddio
2003 Christine Chambers
2000 Bonnie Stevens
1997 Klaus Olkkola
1994 KJS Anand

How to apply?

2021 Early Career Award in Pediatric Pain
(formerly called Young Investigator Award)
Call for Nominations (closed until 2020)