National Organization Awards Honor Contributions To Those Living With AD/HD

CHADD, the nation’s leading organization serving children and adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD), has announced the names of honorees slated to receive special recognition at this year’s international conference in Chicago.

Eleven people will receive five awards, including: Young Scientists’ Research Fund Award; CHADD Hall of Fame Award; CHADD Public Policy Award; Volunteer of the Year Award and Innovative Program of the Year Award.

“We are delighted to recognize the best and brightest in research, innovation and public service,” said E. Clarke Ross, D.P.A., CEO of CHADD. “These award winners have contributed their considerable talent and expertise to making the world a better place for those affected by AD/HD.”

This year’s awards include:

CHADD Hall of Fame

Recognizes the considerable contributions of those who have dedicated their careers to improving the lives of people living with AD/HD.

Recipients:

Chris Zeigler Dendy, M.S., nationally recognized author, speaker and expert on AD/HD and former member of the CHADD Board of Directors, who resides in Cedar Bluff, Alabama;

Jose Bauermeister, Ph.D., clinical psychologist, researcher, author and former member of the Board of Directors, Professional Advisory Board and Editorial Advisory Board, who resides in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Mark Katz, Ph.D., psychologist, author and former member of the CHADD Professional Advisory Board, who resides in San Diego, California.

Young Scientists’ Research Fund Award

Recognizes and supports research fellows, doctoral students and developing scientists conducting original research on AD/HD.

Recipients:

Anne-Claude Bedard, doctoral student at the University of Toronto; Amori Yee Mikami, Ph.D., assistant professor at the University of Virginia; Andrea Chronis, Ph.D., assistant professor at the University of Maryland at College Park.

2006 CHADD Public Policy Award

Recognizes contributions that have shaped the legal system, institutional policy and/or the perceptions of law-makers about the issues of mental health and AD/HD.

Recipient:

Leighton Huey, M.D., Birnbaum/Blum Professor and Chairman, Department of Psychiatry at the University of Connecticut Health Center.

Volunteer of the Year Award

Recognizes innovative ideas and service on the state or national level to effect change for people affected by AD/HD.

Recipients:

Gina Pera, of San Mateo, California, coordinator of the Silicon Valley branch of CHADD’s Northern California Chapter.

Judy Marshall, of San Leandro, California, treasurer, membership chair, secretary and Parent-to-Parent Program Chair of the Northern California Chapter;

Beverlee Kell, of Tiburon, California, coordinator of the Marin County branch of CHADD’s Northern California Chapter.

Innovative Program of the Year Award

Recognizes new ideas and programs that significantly improve the lives of people living with AD/HD.

Recipient:

Janet Miller, M.A., CET, director of the Academic Success Center at Menlo College in Atherton, California, for her work with the Philler Curtis Transition to College Program, which helps students with AD/HD successfully transition from high school to college.

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD) is characterized by developmentally inappropriate impulsivity, attention, and in some cases, hyperactivity. With more than 13,000 members and 200 affiliates nationwide, CHADD works to improve the lives of people affected by AD/HD through collaborative leadership, advocacy, research, education and support: CHADD CARES.

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