June 10, 2016
2016 Pursuit Awards Draws International Speakers and Advances Research Agenda
The 2016 Pursuit Awards Ceremony occurred on June 7, 2016 and was host to several national and international leaders in childhood disability research. The Pursuit Awards recognize PhD students from across the globe for their outstanding achievements in childhood disability research. The focus of the student/graduate's research must be in the area of applied or clinical research and linked to childhood disability.
Three finalists were selected among numerous high-quality submissions to present at this year's award ceremony. Each finalist presented their research to a judging panel consisting of family leaders and scientists and winners were selected based on those presentations and demonstrated impact of their research on families.
In first place, Carmit Frisch from the University of Haifa, Israel, and her presentation entitled Developing a parents' focused model to improve the daily functioning of young children with symptoms of ADHD; Investigating its feasibility and efficacy - a pilot study.
Catherine Morgan from the University of Notre Dame, Australia, presented remotely and garnered second place for her work entitled Optimizing the motor learning of infants at high-risk of cerebral palsy using goal-oriented and environmental interventions.
Susan Mahipaul from McMaster University, Canada, presented her research I walk, therefore I am; multiple reflections on disability and rehabilitation.
Holland Bloorview's research institute also welcomed keynote Dr. Adam Kirton from the University of Alberta Children's Hospital.
Learn more about the Pursuit Awards
Read more about Carmit Frisch's winning experience