The Robert D. Voogt Founder’s Award is jointly sponsored by the Robert D. Voogt family and the North American Brain Injury Society.

Award Background & Criteria

Bob was a true pioneer in the brain injury field. Recognizing the need for an organization devoted specifically to addressing the needs of multidisciplinary brain injury professionals, Bob was the driving force behind NABIS during its formative years and served as its first Chairperson. He believed that whether in the area of clinical care, research, policy or litigation, the organization he founded should stand behind the premise that advances in science and practices based on application of the scientific evidence would ultimately provide the best outcomes for those with brain injuries and their families.

This award will be presented to an individual who demonstrates dedication to the advancement of the traumatic brain Injury field. The award will recognize contributions made in the areas of clinical care, research, policy, litigation, or advocacy. The individual or institution should represent the tenacious spirit and unwavering commitment towards persons with traumatic brain injuries that Dr Robert Voogt exemplified over his lifetime.

Award Procedure

The Robert D. Voogt Fellowship shall be presented annually.

An award shall be presented to the winner, which shall be paid entirely by the Robert D. Voogt Founders Award donations

Complimentary meeting registration, airfare (purchased 30 days in advance) and 2 nights accommodation shall be provided to the winner for that year.

Download the Application

Application due date will be announced in early 2024.

Prior Recipients of the Robert D. Voogt Founders Award

2022: Brenda Eagan-Johnson

2020: Eve Valera, PhD

2019: Tatyana Mollayeva, MD, PhD

Interested in being considered for the Voogt Award?

Award Recipients need to submit an abstract for an upcoming World Congress on Brain Injury or submit an application.

For more details on abstract submissions, click here. To see the download the application, click here.

Interested in Donating to the Voogt Award Fund?

To learn more about donation to the fund, click here.

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