Two Recipients announced for the 2017 Neilsen-ASIA Research Award.
The Neilsen Foundation Allied Health Professional Research Award of ASIA is a one year award of $25,000 to a clinician at the Master’s or Clinical Doctorate level. The purpose of the award is to encourage clinicians in the field of SCI to incorporate an element of research into their professional practice.
Sara Kate Frye, MS OTR/L ATP, of University of Maryland Rehab Institute received the Neilsen Foundation Allied Health Professional Research Award for her study entitled “Evaluation of Splinting in Tetraplegia.”
Ms. Frye receives $25,000 to fund her study. The Neilsen- ASIA Research Award was presented by Naomi Kleitman, PhD, Senior Vice President of the Craig H. Neilsen Grants and Research during the ASIA 2017 Annual Conference.
Meegan Van Straaten, PT, MSPH, of the Mayo Clinic received the Neilsen Foundation Allied Health Professional Research Award for her study entitled “The Effectiveness of a Performance and Nutrition Program for Adapted Athletes.”
Ms. Van Straaten also receives $25,000 to fund her study. The Neilsen- ASIA Research Award was presented by Naomi Kleitman, PhD, Senior Vice President of Grants and Research for the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation during the 2017 Conference of the American Spinal Injury Association.
2015 Recipient of the Neilsen-ASIA Research Award: Anne Bryden, OTR/L, of Case Western Reserve University.
Anne Bryden, a PhD candidate, received the award for her project entitled “The Development of a Novel Upper Extremity Assessment Protocol for Acute Tetraplegia.” Ms. Bryden received her $25,000 research award during the Awards Presentation session at the 2015 ASIA and ISCoS combined meeting in Montreal.