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SIG Awards in Pediatric Pain

These awards are presented at the International Symposium on Pediatric Pain,
where each recipient is invited to give a plenary address.

Distinguished Career Award recipients

2019  Ruth Grunau

2017  Maria Fitzgerald

2015  Charles Berde

2013  Kenneth Craig

2010  Patrick McGrath


Early Career Award recipients

2019   To be announced

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

Distinguished Career Award in Pediatric Pain

This award honors an individual with a long-standing, productive career in pediatric pain research. The awardee must have a track record of innovative research as evidenced by publications, sustained research support, national and international presentations, with participation or leadership of scientific research review groups or scientific organizations. The recipient should have demonstrated outstanding mentorship of research trainees and/or junior faculty, service to the professional community, with some contributions to the wider scientific community within a country nationally (or at an international level), and have a reputation of scientific integrity and academic collegiality within the field.

2019 Winner: Ruth Grunau

Ruth Eckstein Grunau has a PhD in Psychology and is a Professor in the Neonatology Division, Dept. of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia, Canada, and Senior Scientist in the BC Children's Hospital Research Institute. She is a pioneer in the field of infant and childhood pain. Her early research produced the first tool to quantify infant pain, still widely used today. She went on to use physiological, hormonal, behavioral and, more recently, brain-based approaches to show the long-lasting adverse effects of pain and stress in premature babies. Her work has had a major influence on the management of pain in infancy.



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.

2017 Winner: Laura Simons

Laura Simons, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative, and Pain Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine in Palo Alto, California, USA. 

Dr. Simons is a clinical psychologist whose program of research focuses on pain-related fear. She demonstrated that heightened and generalized avoidance of harm in youth with pain is associated with maladaptive functional outcomes and altered affective and reward related brain circuit connectivity. Dr. Simons' work embodies the biopsychosocial model spanning neural underpinnings of emotion and behavior, assessment scale development to guide treatment targets, and innovative treatment using graded exposure for youth with chronic pain. Since receiving her PhD in 2006, Dr. Simons has published 70 peer reviewed articles and been a recipient of 12 grants as principal or co-investigator, including 4 from the National Institutes of Health.  The innovation in her research, including integrating various key elements of children's pain experience, as well as her outstanding academic productivity, led to her selection for this award.



2021 Early Career Award in Pediatric Pain
(formerly called Young Investigator Award)

Call for Nominations (closed until 2020)

Application/nomination deadline: 1 November 2018

The Special Interest Group on Pain in Childhood, International Association for the Study of Pain, is pleased to announce the Call for Nominations for its Early Career Award in Pediatric Pain. The prize is awarded at each International Symposium on Pediatric Pain (ISPP).

The 2019 Early Career Award recipient will be notified in December, 2018.

The recipient will be honored at the 12th International Symposium on Pediatric Pain (www.ispp2019.org) in Basel, Switzerland, by presenting a plenary lecture and receiving:

  • Free registration at ISPP 2019, plus
  • A cash prize which may be used for travel and accommodation expenses for ISPP.

Eligibility

  • Individuals who have shown outstanding achievements in pediatric pain research since the completion of their PhD or last postgraduate research degree.
  • Individuals who are within ten (10) years of completion of their PhD or last postgraduate research degree. (The ten-year period starts with formal award of that degree and must end after the application/nomination deadline.)
  • Consideration is given to those who have taken time out early in their career due to family commitments, illness or for other reasons.
  • Nominations are welcomed from researchers from all disciplines/specialties who are contributing to the field of pediatric pain, and from all geographic regions. 
  • Researchers may nominate themselves.

Nominations should include the following:

  • A cover letter from the nominee accepting the nomination and stating her/his five most outstanding scholarly contributions in pediatric pain.
  • A completed Application/Nomination Form (below).
  • One letter of support from another person (e.g., a senior colleague or a Head of Department) including statements of evidence that the candidate has achieved a level of independence as a scholar.
  • A copy of the candidate's Curriculum Vitae, listing all publications with a brief notation of the nominee's personal contribution under each one

NOTE: Nominations and all supporting documentation must be submitted in English.  Nominations are to be in electronic form only, preferably compiled in a single PDF.

Nominations should be sent by email to the SIG Council member responsible for awards, Professor Maria Fitzgerald: m.fitzgerald@ucl.ac.uk

The e-mail submission should indicate in the subject of the email "Nomination for Early Career Award."

Nominees will receive an email confirming receipt of the application. If the application is not acknowledged within 7 days please check to make sure that it was received.

Nominations must be received no later than 1 November 2018.  Late nominations cannot be considered.

Nominations will be reviewed by members of the SIG Award Committee who will make a recommendation to the SIG Council. The recipient of the SIG Award will be notified in December 2018. The recipient will have one week to accept the award, confirming that she or he will attend and present a plenary lecture at the International Symposium on Pediatric Pain in Basel, Switzerland, 16-20 June, 2019.

APPLICATION / NOMINATION FORM

Please select and copy the tables below into your word processor

Nomination for IASP SIG-Pain in Childhood Early Career Award

To be presented at next
International Symposium on Pediatric Pain

SECTION 1: PERSONAL DETAILS
Last Name (Family Name)
 
First Names (Given Names)
 
Title (e.g., Dr, Mr, Ms)
 
Date of Birth
 
Mailing address for
correspondence


 
Email address
 
Telephone
( include country and area codes)
Web site



SECTION 2: PROFESSIONAL AND EMPLOYMENT  DETAILS
Current place of employment


 
Your position
 
Your highest degree relevant to pediatric pain (e.g., PhD, MD)
 
Date when that highest degree was received
 
Institution from which that highest degree was received
 
Other qualifications / degrees
 
Professional affiliations and society memberships relevant to pain
 
ORCID, if any
(see https://orcid.org)