Dr. Martha Bridge Denckla pioneered the field of Developmental Cognitive Neurology. A master clinician and beloved mentor to physicians, neuropsychologists and teachers, her research has revolutionized our understanding of autism, learning disabilities and ADHD, as well as the role of the motor system in disorders of cognitive development. The Child Neurology Society announces a prestigious new award in Dr. Denckla’s name to honor a physician-scientist (e.g., child neurologist, neurodevelopmental disabilities physician, or related pediatric sub-specialist) of national and/or international status. Nominees should be conducting ongoing human-subjects research with relevance to children with neurological disorders, especially neurodevelopmental disabilities, using cognitive/behavioral/psychological, cognitive neuroscientific, epidemiological, clinical, and/or related approaches. Eligibility is not limited to CNS members. 
 
Nominations for the 2021 inaugural Martha Bridge Denckla Award should be submitted on or before March 1, 2021. Nominations will be reviewed by the Awards Committee in April 2021. The awardee will give a 25-minute presentation at the CNS Annual Meeting in Boston (September 29-October 2) following a 5-minute introduction by a colleague of her/his choosing. The awardee will receive a modest honorarium, waived meeting registration, and travel/hotel reimbursement.
 
Eligibility Criteria
The nominee is a physician-scientist who is a child neurologist or NDD specialist (or related sub-specialist) of national and/or international status who is performing leading research in cognitive neuroscience or related investigation in human subjects with relevance to children with neurological disorders, especially neurodevelopmental disabilities, either genetic or acquired.