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2017 AWARDS NOMINATIONS
Deadline: Monday, March 6, 2017
ALL award nomination materials should be submitted via e-mail to Jennifer Lewis at email@example.com.
- Awards Criteria for the Society for Prevention Research (SPR) and the Early CareerPreventionist Network (ECPN).
- SPR Awards Nominations Process
- SPR/ECPN John B. Reid Early Career Award Nominations Process
- SPR and ECPN Awards History
Awards are designed to recognize excellence in the areas consistent with SPR’s mission. The specific awards are as follows:
- The Presidential Award is given to an individual or a team of individuals who have made a major specific contribution to prevention science research. This award is intended to be a “lifetime achievement” award for a significant body of research or theory in any area related to prevention that has had a major impact on the field. The award can be for an entire research program extending over many years or for a single study that changed the field substantially. The awardee(s) may represent the fields of epidemiology, statistical methodologies, research design, or prevention strategies including interventions and policies.
- The Prevention Science Award is given to an individual or team of individuals for a significant body of research that has applied scientific methods to test one or more preventive interventions or policies. This award recognizes individuals for the work of developing and testing prevention strategies.
- The Public Service Award is given to an individual or team of individuals in recognition of extensive and effective advocacy (to include dissemination and diffusion) for prevention science and science/research-based programs.
- The Translational Science Award is given to an individual or a team of individuals in recognition for contributions to the field of prevention science in the area of Type 1 or Type 2 translational research.
- The Nan Tobler Award for Review of the Prevention Science Literature is given to an individual or a team of individuals for contributions to the summarization or articulation of the empirical evidence relevant to prevention science.
- The Advances in Culture and Diversity in Prevention Science Award (formerly the Community, Culture and Prevention Science Award) is given to an individual or a team of individuals for contributions to the field of prevention science in the area of culture. Recipients of this award are recognized for work to enhance understanding of culture in prevention science and the development of and adaptation of effective prevention strategies for traditionally underserved and/or underrepresented populations, including racial and ethnic minorities.
- The International Collaborative Prevention Research Award is given to an individual or a team of individuals for contributions to the field of prevention science in the area of international collaboration.
- The Service to SPR Award is given to an individual or a team of individuals in recognition of outstanding service to the organization.
- The Friend of ECPN Award is to be presented to a mid-career or senior preventionist who has supported and encouraged early career persons or issues. The recipient of the Friend of ECPN award will have been active in supporting early career activities, either by helping ECPN as an organization; promoting training, funding, or early career involvement in prevention efforts; or encouraging early career preventionists in their work.
- The ECPN John B. Reid Early Career Award is presented to a person early in their career in prevention. This award will be bestowed on someone who has shown a commitment to prevention science through outstanding contributions to research, policy or practice.
- The ECPN Service Award is presented to someone who has shown a commitment to the development and advancement of ECPN. The intention of this award is to recognize contributions above and beyond traditional steering committee responsibilities.
The SPR Award nomination materials should be sent together as a packet and should include
- Letter supporting your nomination, briefly (under 1000 words) describe why you are nominating this individual (or group). What important contributions has this person (or group) made to the field of prevention science in relation to the specific award category.
- CV (NIH biosketch or similar)
- Link to the nominee’s website (if available).
- Two to three supporting letters of recommendation from others are also appropriate to include (under 1000 words).
With the exception of the Public Service Award which may be given to a non-member, awards are intended for SPR members.
ALL award nomination materials should be submitted via e-mail to Jennifer Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This award is presented annually by the Early Career Preventionist Network to a person early in their career in prevention. This award will be bestowed on someone who has shown a commitment to prevention science through outstanding contributions to research, policy, or practice.
Nominee must be an early career scientist, defined as within 10 years post terminal degree. Nominee must be a member of the Society for Prevention Research at the time of nomination.
Nominator’s Supporting Statement, briefly (under 1000 words) should address the nominee’s contribution to the field of prevention science as evidenced by their activities in research, policy, service, and/or teaching. The strongest letters will include an indication of the potential long- term significance and impact of nominees’s activities on the field of prevention science.
The Letter(s) of Endorsement may be less encompassing but should address similar themes. Nominee’s CV (NIH biosketch or similar)
ALL award nomination materials should be submitted via e-mail to Nancy Trevino, Chair, ECPN Awards Committee at email@example.com.
Please contact Jennifer Lewis at the SPR national office if you have any questions.
The SPR Awards were first presented in 1997.
- Presidential Award
2016 – Nicholas Ialongo, Ph.D.
2015 – Richard L. Spoth, Ph.D.
2014 – Elizabeth B. Robertson, Ph.D.
2013 – Mark T. Greenberg, Ph.D.
2012 – Richard F. Catalano, Ph.D. and J. David Hawkins, Ph.D.
2011 – Mary Ann Pentz, Ph.D.
2010 – Gilbert J. Botvin, Ph.D.
2009 – David Olds, Ph.D.
2008 – Sheppard G. Kellam, Ph.D.
2007 – Irwin Sandler, Ph.D.
2006 – Eugene Oetting, Ph.D.
2005 – Richard Clayton, Ph.D.
2004 – Linda Collins, Ph.D. and John Graham, Ph.D.
2003 – Gerald R. Patterson, Ph.D. and John B. Reid, Ph.D.
2002 – C. Hendricks Brown, Ph.D.
2001 – Harold Holder, Ph.D.
2000 – Jose Szapocznik, Ph.D.
1999 – Patricia Mrazek, Ph.D.
- Prevention Science Award
2016 – Kevin Haggerty, Ph.D.
2015 – Deborah Gorman-Smith, Ph.D.
2014 – Brenna H. Bry, Ph.D.
2013 – Karen L. Bierman, Ph.D.
2012 – Robert Turrisi, Ph.D.
2011 – Leslie Leve, Ph.D.
2010 – Thomas Dishion, Ph.D.
2009 – Alex Wagenaar, Ph.D.
2008 – Richard Spoth, Ph.D.
2007 – Phil Palmgreen and SENTAR group
2006 – Cheryl Perry, Ph.D.
2005 – Denise Gottfredson, Ph.D.
2004 – Richard Price, Ph.D.
2003 – Denise Kandel, Ph.D.
2002 – Mark Greenberg, Ph.D.
2001 – Richard F. Catalano, Ph.D.
2000 – Robert Cairns, Ph.D. and Beverly Cairns, Ph.D.
1999 – J. David Hawkins, Ph.D.
- Public Service Award
2016 – Jeffrey Levi, Ph.D.
2015 – Diana Fishbein, Ph.D. and Neil Wollman, Ph.D.
2014 – Stacie Mathewson and Gary Mendell
2012 – Jerry Reed, Ph.D., M.S.W.
2011 – Rick F. Cady
2010 – Congresswoman Diane DeGette
2009 – Congressman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott
2008 – William T. Grant Foundation, Senior Program Team
Robert Granger, Edward Seidman, Vivian Tseng, Brian Wilcox, Rebecca Maynard
2007 – Senator Tom Harkin
2006 – Jon Baron, Esq.
2005 – Nora D. Volkow, MD
2004 – Charles G. Curie
2003 – Alan Leshner, Ph.D.
2002 – Elizabeth Robertson, Ph.D.
2001 – Governor Tom and Mrs. Michele Ridge
2000 – Juan Ramos, Ph.D.
1999 – William J. Bukoski, Ph.D.
- Translational Research Award
2016 – Diana Fishbein, Ph.D.
2015 – Kevin Haggerty, M.S.W., Ph.D.
2014 – Brian K. Bumbarger, MEd
2013 – Helene R. White, Ph.D.
2012 – Philip Fisher, Ph.D.
2011 – Luanne Rohrbach, Ph.D.
- Science to Practice Award (replaced with Translational Research Award in 2011)
2010 – Kenneth Dodge, Ph.D.
2009 – Mary Ellen O’Connell
2008 – Sharon Mihalic
2007 – Patricia Chamberlain, Ph.D.
2006 – Dennis Embry, Ph.D.
2005 – Steve Aos
2004 – Frances M. Harding
2003 – Eric Schaps, Ph.D.
2002 – CSAP’s National CAPT System team of Ileana Baca, Charlotte Daley, Tania Garcia, Julie Hogan, Jerry Jaker and Mike Lowther
2001 – William B. Hansen, Ph.D.
2000 – Delbert Elliot, Ph.D.
1998 – Andrew O’Donovan, M.A.
- Nan Tobler Award for Review of the Prevention Science Literature
2016 – Alexander Wagenaar, Ph.D.
2012 – Albert Farrell, Ph.D., David B. Henry, Ph.D., Amie Bettencourt, Ph.D.
2011 – David MacKinnon, Ph.D.
2010 – Joseph A. Durlak, Ph.D. and Roger Weissberg
2009 – James Derzon, Ph.D.
2008 – Eric Stice, Ph.D.
2007 – David Foxcroft, Ph.D.
2004 – Mark Lipsey, Ph.D.
2001 – Ellen Sogolow, Ph.D.
2000 – Nan Tobler, Ph.D.
- Advances in Culture and Diversity in Prevention Science Award (formerly the Community, Culture, and Prevention Science Award)
2016 – Brian Mustanski, Ph.D.
2015 – Nancy Gonzales, Ph.D.
2014 – Velma McBride Murry, Ph.D.
2013 – David B. Henry, Ph.D.
2012 – Flavio Marsiglia, Ph.D.
2011 – William R. Beardslee, M.D.
2010 – Hilda Pantin, Ph.D. and Guillermo Prado, Ph.D.
2009 – Laurie Miller Brotman, Ph.D.
2008 – Karol Kumpfer, Ph.D.
2007 – Les Whitbeck, Ph.D.
2006 – Norweeta Milburn, Ph.D.
2005 – Felipe Gonzalez Castro, Ph.D.
2004 – Tracy Harachi, Ph.D.
2003 – Charles Martinez, Ph.D.
2002 – William Vega, Ph.D.
2001 – Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati, Ph.D., MPH
- International Collaborative Prevention Research Award
2016 – Guillermo Prado, Ph.D. and his team
2015 – J. Mark Eddy, Ph.D. and Charles R. Martinez, Ph.D.
2014 – Lisa Wegner, Ph.D.
2013 – Eric C. Brown, Ph.D.
2012 – Josipa Basic, Dr.sc.
2011- Gregor Burkhart, M.D., M.P.H.
2010 – Steven W. Gust, Ph.D.
2009- John Lochman, Ph.D.
2008 – Marion S. Forgatch, Ph.D.
2007 – Linda Caldwell, Ph.D. and Edward Smith, Ph.D.
2006 – John Winston Toumbourou, Ph.D
2005 – Mary Jane Rotheram, Ph.D.
2004 – Matthews Sanders, Ph.D.
2003 – Don Des Jarlais, Ph.D.
2002 – Clemens Hosman, Ph.D.
2001 – Richard H. Price, Ph.D.
- Service to SPR Award
2016 – J. Mark Eddy, Ph.D. and Charles Martinez, Jr., Ph.D.
2015 – Brenda Miller, Ph.D.
2014 – Robert McMahon, Ph.D.
2013 – Luanne A. Rohrbach, MPH, Ph.D. and Richard L. Spoth, Ph.D.
2012 – The Mothers of Prevention: Gilbert J. Botvin, Ph.D., Brian Bumbarger, M.Ed., Celene Domitrovich, Ph.D., Jim Emshoff, Ph.D., John W. Graham, Ph.D., J. David Hawkins, Ph.D., John Jimenez, Randy Swaim, Ph.D.
2011 – Ty Ridenour, Ph.D.
2010 – Michael Schoeny, Ph.D.
2009 – Kathy Etz, Ph.D.
2008 – Brian R. Flay, Ph.D.
2007 – John Ernst
2006 – Deborah Gorman-Smith, Ph.D.
2005 – Gilbert J. Botvin, Ph.D.
2004 – Anthony Biglan, Ph.D.
2003 – Denise Hallfors, Ph.D. and Ted Langevin
2001 – Ralph Tartar, Ph.D.
- Friend of ECPN
2016 – J. David Hawkins, Ph.D.
2015 – Karl Hill, Ph.D.
2014 – Stephanie Lanza, Ph.D.
2013 – Brian R. Flay, Ph.D.
2012 – Michael Hecht, Ph.D.
2011 – Daniel Shaw, Ph.D.
2010 – Kelli Komro, Ph.D.
2009 – Mark Eddy, Ph.D.
2008 – Mark T. Greenberg, Ph.D.
2007 – William Hansen, Ph.D.
2006 – Tracy Harachi, Ph.D.
2005 – Christopher Ringwalt, Dr.Ph.
2004 – Irwin Sandler, Ph.D.
2003 – Marion Forgatch, Ph.D.
2002 – Nicholas Ialongo, Ph.D.
2001 – Clemens Hosman, Ph.D.
2000 – John B. Reid, Ph.D.
1999 – C. Hendricks Brown, Ph.D.
- ECPN Early Career Award; Renamed (2013) ECPN John B. Reid Early Career Award
2016 – Keryn Pasch, Ph.D.
2015 – Paula Frew, M.P.H., Ph.D.
2014 – Donna Coffman, Ph.D.
2013 – Jeffrey R. Temple, Ph.D.
2012 – Eric Rice, Ph.D.
2011 – Emily Rothman, Sc.D.
2010 – Catherine Bradshaw, Ph.D.
2009 – Mildred Maldonado-Malino
2008 – Stephanie T. Lanza
2007 – Guillermo Prado, Ph.D.
2006 – Ty A. Ridenour, Ph.D.
2005 – Melissa Stigler, Ph.D.
2004 – Esteban Cardemil, Ph.D.
2003 – Kelli Komro, Ph.D.
2002 – Kenneth Griffin, Ph.D., MPH
2001 – Doug Coatsworth, Ph.D.
2000 – Margo Wootan, Ph.D.
1999 – Joseph Schafer, Ph.D.
1999 – Katherine DeVet, Ph.D.
1998 – J.Mark Eddy, Ph.D.
- ECPN Service Award
2000 – Paula Smith, Ph.D.
- Special SPR Awards have been bestowed.
2008 – Service as Editor in Chief, Prevention Science to Gilbert Botvin, Ph.D.
2001 – Model Education Programs in Prevention Science Award to The Morgan State University and the Johns Hopkins University Collaboration
1998 – Lifetime Achievement Award to Beverly Long, M.S., M.P. H.
1998 – Federal Achievement Award to Shay Bilchik, B.S., B.A., J.D.
1998 – State Achievement Award to Terry Faye Bleier, C.P.A.
1998 – Disque D. Dean President’s Award to Gilbert J. Botvin, Ph.D.
1997 – Society for Prevention Research Award to Zili Sloboda, Sc.D.