Third Annual Research Award Winners

The Illinois Spina Bifida Association (ISBA) is pleased to announce the winners of its third annual Professional Advisory Council Research Awards for excellence in publishing in the area of spina bifida clinical research.  Nominations were considered for best papers by a clinician or researcher published in a peer-reviewed journal between November 15, 2016 –  December 31, 2017:

  • Winner - $500: Christina Holbein, PhD, et al, "Milestone achievement in emerging adulthood in spina bifida: a longitudinal investigation of parental expectations," Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology 
  • 1st Honorable Mention - $300: Alexandra Psihogios, PhD, et al, "Testing the Utility of a Bio-Neuropsychosocial Model for Predicting Medical Adherence and Responsibility During Early Adolescence in Youth With Spina Bifida," 
    Journal of Pediatric Psychology
  • 2nd Honorable Mention - $200: Jaclyn L. Papadakis, MA, et al, "Psychosocial and Family Functioning Among Latino Youth With Spina Bifida," Journal of Pediatric Psychology

We are grateful to all the researchers and clinicians who choose to spend their valuable time and expertise to advance the understanding of spina bifida and the care and treatment of people living with the condition.  

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