Awards Committee

Awards Committee Chair: Deborah Hoffnung, PhD

The Society for Clinical Neuropsychology (SCN/DIV 40) is accepting applications for the Robert A. and Phyllis Levitt Early Career Award in Neuropsychology. Eligible candidates are APA members who have received their doctoral degree within the past ten years. The winner of this award will have made a distinguished contribution to neuropsychology in one or more areas: research and scholarship, teaching and service, and/or clinical work.

The awardee will receive a $1,000 honorarium and be invited to give an address at the 2024 APA Convention.

Application requirements:

(1) Nomination letter authored by a member of SCN/DIV 40,
(2) Supporting letter from a well-established or nationally known neuropsychologist (both letters should comment upon the candidate’s work and its impact on the field),
(3) CV,
(4) Three supporting documents that provide evidence of national/international recognition (e.g., major publications, research grants, documentation of clinical or teaching techniques, a treatment protocol),
(5) Personal statement (2-page maximum) which describes professional accomplishments, long-term goals, and future challenges and directions in the field of neuropsychology.

Application procedure:  The applicant should submit all materials in a single pdf file via a contact form to Deborah Hoffnung, Chair, SCN/Div 40 Awards Committee.

Application deadline: October 30, 2023.

Ryan Van Patten, PhD
2023 Levitt Early Career Award Winner

The SCN Awards Committee is pleased to announce that Ryan Van Patten, PhD, ABPP-CN is the 2023 winner of the Robert A. and Phyllis Levitt Early Career Award. Dr. Van Patten is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown University and a Neuropsychologist at the Providence VA whose passion for accessible neuropsychology education and recruitment of the next generation of neuropsychologists include co-creation and co-hosting of the Navigating Neuropsychology (NavNeuro) podcast, co-authoring the book Becoming a Neuropsychologist and being a founding member of the New2Neuropsychology program.

Past Early Career Award Winners
2022 – Cady Block, PhD2011 - Monica Rivera Mindt, PhD
2021 - Laura Zahodne, PhD2010 - Adam M. Brickman, PhD
2020 - Katherine Bangen, PhD2009 - Nancy D. Chiaravalloti, PhD
2019 - Scott Sperling, PsyD2008 - Maria T. Schultheis, PhD
2018 - Nikki H. Stricker, PhD2007 - Steven Paul Woods, PsyD
2017 - Emily Edmonds, PhD2006 - Tanis J. Ferman, PhD
2016 - Shawn McClintock, PhD2005 - Kimberly Andrews Espy, PhD
2015 - Melanie Chandler, PhD2004 - Agnes S. Chan, PhD
2014 - Jared Bruce, PhD2003 - Deborah Koltai Attix, PhD
2013 - Laura L. S. Howe, JD, PhD2002 - Jennifer J. Manly, PhD
2012 - Angela L. Jefferson, PhD2001 - Joseph H. Ricker, PhD
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