Phillip Popovich, PhD
The 2017 Apple Award has been awarded to Dr. Philip Popovich, Professor in the Department of Neuroscience at The Ohio State University. His paper titled “Gut Dysbiosis impairs recovery after spinal cord injury” appeared in the Journal of Experimental Medicine in November, 2016. Co-authors include: Kristina A. Kigerl, Jodie C.E. Hall, Lingling Wang, Xiaokui Mo, and Zhongtang Yu.
The Apple Award is for excellence in publishing in spinal cord injury rehabilitation literature.
The Apple Award is named in honor of David F. Apple, Jr., MD, founding member and past-president of the American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA). The award is a collaboration of three entities that have been critically important to Dr. Apple during his long career in Orthopaedic surgery at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta, Georgia, where he served as founding medical director for 30 years. Dr. Apple is currently emeritus medical director of the journal “Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation” of which he was editor in chief from 1994-2011.
Rules and Eligibility
No self-nominations will be accepted. Nominees do not have to be members of ASIA. Recipients must register for and attend the ASIA meeting at which the award will be presented, with an option to present the winning article as a poster; and attend the annual Research Day at Shepherd Center to present a talk based on the winning paper. The award includes a cash prize, complimentary ASIA registration, expenses to attend the ASIA meeting up to a maximum of $1,000 (North America) or $2,000 (outside North America), customary expenses to travel to Shepherd Center Research Day, and an engraved crystal award.
How to Apply
A Call for Nominations will be made in the fall. Nominations are submitted, along with a copy of the article being nominated, to Patty Duncan: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following individuals are not eligible for the Apple and Vogel Awards: ASIA President, President-Elect, Immediate Past President, Research and Awards Committee Chair and Vice Chair.
Previous Recipients of the Apple Award:
|2016||Spyridon Karadimas, MD, PhD
|2015||Meegan G. Van Straaten, PT, MSPH
|2014||Jacquelyn J. Cragg, MPH
Vancouver, BC, Canada
|2013||Ralph J. Marino, M.D.
|2012||Mark S. Nash, Ph.D.
|2011||Christopher D. Pritchard, Ph.D.
|2010||Anthony F. DiMarco, M.D.
|2009||James S. Krause, Ph.D.
|2008||Christopher Patrick Smith, M.D.
|2007||Mary Jane Mulcahey, Ph.D.