Awards & Fellows

2019 HNS Awards

Alfredo Ardila, Ph.D.
Lifetime Achievement Award

Christine “Cristi” Salinas, Psy.D.
Mentoring In Cultural Neuropsychology

2019 HNS Fellows

David
David Lechuga, Ph.D., ABPP
Monica Rivera Mindt, Ph.D., ABPP-CN
Antonio E. Puente, Ph.D.
Award Presentations at HNS meetings

Policy

The Hispanic Neuropsychological Society (HNS) recognizes individuals for specific awards in a fair and impartial manner. These awards include: 

  • Lifetime Achievement in Cultural Neuropsychology Award
  • Mentorship in Cultural Neuropsychology Award
  • Student Research Award
  • Internship Fees Award

Lifetime Achievement in Cultural Neuropsychology Award

This award is organized and administered by the Hispanic Neuropsychological Society (HNS) Awards and Fellows Task Force. Nominations of individuals for this award should include a description of how their work impacted the profession of cultural neuropsychology, including their scientific and/or scholarly publication achievements, teaching or training programs, advocacy, and contributions to HNS.

The Awards and Fellows Task Force shall establish the finalists for the Lifetime Achievement in Cultural Neuropsychology Award after considering all neuropsychologists who were nominated. Finalists for the award will be determined by a process whereby each member of the Awards and Fellows Task Force independently reviews each nominee’s submission then ranks each nominee based on the nominee’s impact on cultural neuropsychology, including their scientific and/or scholarly achievements, teaching or training programs and advocacy.

Procedure:

  1. Solicitation:

The award details and nomination process shall be featured on the HNS website, the HNS listserv, during HNS Convention and Meetings, and in other appropriate venues/outlets. 

Nominations must be submitted via email HNSAwards@hnps.org and be accompanied by the nominee’s CV, summary of the nominee’s relevant contributions/qualifications (no more than 500 words), with 2 additional letters of support. Self-nominations will be accepted. 

  1. Eligibility:

Nominees must be at least 10 years post-doctoral experience and have contributed significantly to the field. Nominees must be/become professional members of HNS.

  1. Selection:

The Awards and Fellows Task Force will review the application materials for all nominees, independently ranking them from most favorable to least favorable based on pre-determined scoring criteria. At the next HNS Executive Committee (EC) Meeting the Awards and Fellows Task Force shall propose award finalists (a minimum of 2) to the EC. The EC shall select the awardee for the Lifetime Achievement in Cultural Neuropsychology Award by a majority decision.

  1. Schedule of Nomination Activities for the Lifetime Achievement in Cultural Neuropsychology Award

November 30: Call for Nominations

January 7: Deadline for Submission of Nominations

January 25: Preparation of Final Slate

(No fewer than two nominees per award)

January: Vote at next Executive Committee Meeting

February 4: Notify Nominees of Selection

February/June/October: Award Presentations at HNS Meeting or during HNS Convention

Mentorship in Cultural Neuropsychology Award

The Mentorship in Cultural Neuropsychology Award recognizes a neuropsychologist who has made significant contributions to the development of students, trainees, and/or junior colleagues. This award is organized and administered by the Hispanic Neuropsychological Society (HNS) Awards and Fellows Task Force.

The Awards and Fellows Task Force shall establish the finalists for the Mentorship in Cultural Neuropsychology Award after considering all neuropsychologists who were nominated. Finalists for the award will be determined by a process whereby each member of the Awards and Fellows Task Force independently reviews each nominee’s submission then ranks each nominee based on the nominee’s impact on mentoring students, trainees, and/or junior colleagues within cultural neuropsychology.

Procedures:

  1. Solicitation:

The award details and nomination process shall be featured on the HNS website, the HNS listserv, during HNS Convention and Meetings, and in other appropriate venues/outlets. 

Nominations must be submitted via email HNSAwards@hnps.org and be accompanied by the nominee’s CV and a summary of the nominee’s relevant contributions/qualifications (no more than 500 words), with 1 additional letter of support. Self-nominations will be accepted. 

  1. Eligibility:

Nominees must be/become professional members of HNS.

  1. Selection:

The Awards and Fellows Task Force will review the application materials for all nominees, independently ranking them from most favorable to least favorable based on pre-determined scoring criteria. At the next HNS Executive Committee (EC) Meeting the Awards and Fellows Task Force shall propose award finalists (a minimum of 2) to the EC. The EC shall select the awardee for the Mentorship in Cultural Neuropsychology Award by a majority decision.

  1. Schedule of Nomination Activities for the Mentorship in Cultural Neuropsychology Award

November 30: Call for Nominations

January 7: Deadline for Submission of Nominations

January 25: Preparation of Final Slate

(No fewer than two nominees per award)

January: Vote at next Executive Committee Meeting

February 4: Notify Nominees of Selection

February/June/October: Award Presentations at HNS Meeting or during HNS Convention

Student Research Award

The Awards and Fellows Task Force, in collaboration with the Mentoring and Education Committee of the Hispanic Neuropsychological Society (HNS) offers a small monetary award (up to $1000) to support graduate students of HNS. The award is limited to graduate students who are student affiliate members of HNS. Multiple entries are accepted, but each person is only allowed to win once.

A $500 award can be used for the following: student research that addresses cross-cultural issues or clinical materials needed for evaluation of Hispanics (i.e. Spanish language testing materials).  The remaining $500 can be used toward travel to a conference, where the student will be expected to present their research as a poster and/or during the HNS business meeting.

Procedure:

  1. Solicitation:

The award details and application process shall be featured on the HNS website, the HNS listserve, during HNS Convention and Meetings, and in other appropriate venues/outlets. 

Along with the HNS application below, interested individuals should submit the following in electronic format to the Mentoring and Education Committee Chair:

1.  One page description of how the money will be used and how this supports your development as a psychologist that serves Hispanics or addresses cross-cultural issues.

2.  CV

3.  Letter of support from a relevant sponsor that describes candidate’s potential to contribute to Hispanic/Latino neuropsychology and feasibility/resources available to complete such a study

Application

Name:

 

Street Address:

 

City, State, Zip:

 

Phone Number:

 

Email Address:

 

Title of Project:

 

1.  If the award is to be used for research, has your study been approved by an IRB?  If so, please submit proof.  If not, please explain status. How does this project involve Hispanics?  Please submit an abstract. 

2. If the award is to be used for clinical materials, please explain the context of the clinic and why this material is needed.

3.   Has your project already been submitted for presentation at a conference?  If so, which conference? What is the title of the abstract?   

4. Please write out a detailed budget:    

  1. Eligibility

The award is limited to graduate students who are student members of HNS. Multiple entries are accepted, but each person is only allowed to win once.   

  

  1. Selection:

The Mentoring and Education Committee will review the application materials for all nominees, independently ranking them from most favorable to least favorable based on pre-determined scoring criteria. The Mentoring and Education Committee shall propose award finalists (a minimum of 2) to the EC. The EC shall select the awardees for the Student Research Award by a majority decision.

  1. Schedule of Nomination Activities for the Student Research Award

January 1: Call for Applications

March 1: Deadline for Submission of Applications

March 15: Preparation of Final Slate (by Mentoring and Education Committee)

March: Vote at last EC meeting of the month

April 1: Announcement of awardees

Internship Fees Award

The Awards and Fellows Task Force, in collaboration with the Hispanic Neuropsychological Society’s (HNS) Student Association, will accept applications for a monetary award to support graduate students of HNS. This award is designed to provide financial assistance to two outstanding student members of the Hispanic Neuropsychological Society applying for the APPIC Internship Match. Awardees will receive $600 each to subsidize both internship registration and application costs.

Procedures:

Solicitation:
The award details and nomination process shall be featured on the HNS website, the HNS listserve, during HNS Convention and Meetings, and in other appropriate venues/outlets.

Students must submit the following materials to StudentAward@hnps.org
1. A 1-page statement of purpose specifying
a) financial need,
b) approximate number of sites applying to,
c) commitment to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in neuropsychology, and
d) professional development goals
2. A copy of their CV
3. Two letters of recommendation from faculty, supervisors, or mentors (letters from an HNS professional member are encouraged)
4. Letter from student’s Director of Clinical Training that indicates student is in good standing within their program and eligible for internship applications

Eligibility
Candidates must be a current student member of HNS who will be applying for the APPIC clinical internship match.  Students must be from an underrepresented background and demonstrate financial need in their application. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and individuals from socially, culturally, economically, or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply. 

Selection:
The Student Association leadership will review the application materials for all nominees, independently ranking them from most favorable to least favorable based on pre-determined scoring criteria. The Student Association leadership shall propose award finalists (minimum of 3) to the EC. The EC shall select the awardees for the Internship Fees Award by a majority decision.

Schedule of Nomination Activities for the Internship Fees Award

August 1: Call for Applications

October 1: Deadline for Submission of Applications

October 15: Preparation of Final Slate (by Student Association leadership)

October: Vote at last EC meeting of the month

November 1: Announcement of awardees

Award Presentations at HNS Meeting

All award recipients will receive an appropriately-worded award or certificate of standard format at the annual HNS Meeting.

Announcements of the award recipients shall appear in appropriate vehicles including but not limited to the HNS website, the HNS listserve, during HNS Convention and Meetings, and in other appropriate venues/outlets. 

The HNS Past-President or President will be responsible for making these award presentations at the HNS Meeting or during HNS Convention.

Conflict of Interest Provision

Members of the task force shall identify potential conflicts to the chair, and the chair will take actions appropriate to manage any potential conflicts. For example, a task force member who has a close personal or professional relation with a nominee or nominees may be asked to recuse him/herself from rating that nominee or nominees.

Note:  See next pages for archival award listings.

HNS Fellows Program

Policy

The Hispanic Neuropsychological Society (HNS) recognizes individuals who have made remarkable contributions to the field of cultural neuropsychology, which has garnered national or international renown

Overview

Fellow status within HNS is an honor that acknowledges remarkable contributions to the field of cultural neuropsychology, which has garnered national or international renown. Fellows are members of HNS in good standing who have advanced the science and profession of cultural neuropsychology. Fellow status entails that an individual’s career is distinguished in some of the following areas: active research program, scholarly publications, teaching/mentoring, professional service and leadership within HNS, advancement of the field of cultural neuropsychology, and distinction as an evidence-based clinician.

Upon award of Fellow status, HNS Fellows are expected to: continue to serve the field through leadership in HNS, mentor more junior members of HNS, participate in the HNS community and organizational activities, and maintain their membership in HNS. Akin to all HNS professional members, HNS Fellows may hold elected office and be members of committees or task forces.

HNS Fellow Eligibility

Fellow status is considered for individuals who have:

  1. been HNS professional members for at least 3 years and remain in good standing.
  2. 10 years post-doctoral experience in clinical neuropsychology and recognized expertise in cultural neuropsychology as defined by their clinical, scholarly, and professional activity.
  3. substantially contributed to the science and/or profession of cultural neuropsychology through distinguished research, scholarship, teaching/mentoring, leadership & service, and/or practice.

HNS Fellow Nominations

Nominations are only accepted during this designated nomination period. All active HNS members are encouraged to nominate eligible colleagues; self-nominations are also welcome.

Requirements:

  1. Completion and submission of the HNS Fellows Application form online.
  2. Leaders in the field who can address the nominee’s accomplishments in the area of cultural neuropsychology should complete endorsement letters by January 7th. A minimum of three (3) letters is required.
  3. Submission of: current vita (with clear identification of peer-reviewed publications) and a personal statement (500 word max) outlining accomplishments that merit HNS Fellow status.

*HNS strongly encourages women and underrepresented minority members to apply.

Selection:

The AFTF will review the application materials for all nominees. Each will make a yes/no vote independently and submit to the AFTF Chair. A TF meeting will be held to discuss approvals/concerns/denials. At the next HNS Executive Committee (EC) Meeting the Awards and Fellows Task Force shall propose the positive recommendations for Fellows to the EC. The EC shall ratify the proposed Fellows. Successful nominations are announced in February.

Submission of Materials and Deadline

Nominees are strongly encouraged to make contact with the HNS Fellows Chair prior to submission of materials. All nomination materials (including letters) should be completed and sent to HNSAwards@hnps.org

November 30: Call for Nominations

January 7: Deadline for Submission of Nominations

January 25: Preparation of Final Slate

January: Vote at next Executive Committee Meeting

February 4: Notify Nominees of Selection

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