Call for Awards

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Posted by Lauren M. DeTullio, OTR/L, CHT on 05/31/2017

It is once again time to nominate and recognize a colleague for their achievements. There are several ASHT awards that will be presented at the Annual Meeting. These awards exemplify the accomplishments of these individuals in hand therapy.

The Nathalie Barr Lectureship Award is among ASHT’s highest honors, recognizing and honoring an ASHT member who has made significant original contributions to hand rehabilitation through the development or refinement of professional theory and/or techniques, contributions to hand therapy development as a profession and to ASHT and/or outstanding research.

The Paul Brand Award recognizes individuals who have exemplified humanitarianism in their work as a hand therapist in addition to providing clinical and professional excellence in several facets of practice. The candidate for this award is one who strives for the advancement of hand therapy, which may include underserved areas nationally and/or internationally.

The MacDermid Lifetime Scientific Award in Hand Therapy recognizes an ASHT member who has made contributions through research to the science and practice of hand rehabilitation, which have subsequently changed hand therapy professional standards.

Lifetime Fellowship status is an honor awarded to individuals in recognition of career-long contributions to the society and the field of hand rehabilitation.

The Honorary Membership Award recognizes individuals for their long-term professional interest and interaction with the society. Recipients have made significant noteworthy advancements to the hand therapy field. The nomination is open to professionals who are not CHTS and/or those not eligible to be members of the society.

For full details on these awards and the nomination process, please visit the Awards page. Don’t be late! The submission deadline is June 8, 2017.

Lauren M. DeTullio, OTR/L, CHT
2017 Awards Committee Chair