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A. JEAN AYRES AWARD

Established in 1988

 

PURPOSE

To recognize or support individuals who are committed to the research-related development or testing of theory in occupational therapy with priority given to work in the area of sensory processing. The award is given in honor of A. Jean Ayres, PhD, OTR, whose concentration on developing theory in support of practice was of great significance to the profession of occupational therapy.  

Click here for a list of A. Jean Ayres recipients.

 

ELIGIBILITY

  • Be initially certified by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, formerly the American Occupational Therapy Certification Board.
  • Not be serving as a member of the American Occupational Therapy Foundation Board of Trustees.

 

NOMINATION PROCEDURES

Individual American Occupational Therapy Association members or a group of members are eligible to submit nominations.

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 1, 2019. Nominations must be emailed to the Chair of the AOTF Awards and Recognition Committee in care of Gaby Garcon, AOTF Awards Program Coordinator by September 1  October 1, 2019.

 

Please include:

  • nomination form completed by the candidate.
  • one-page summary of career.
  • letter of nomination.
  • two (2) letters of support.
  • current curriculum vitae of candidate which must include a list of publications, and/or presentations (seminars, symposia, workshops, scientific papers, awards, and honors.)
  • no more than five (5) reprints of publications pertinent to the award in peer-reviewed journals if applicable.
  • a recent photograph of nominee (hi-resolution 300 dpi or greater)
  • as an addendum to the nomination letter, a short paragraph of no more than 100 words to appear in professional publications citing the nominee's contributions.
  • Individuals nominated but not selected may be re-nominated in succeeding years.

 

CRITERIA FOR SELECTION

  • Type of contribution (practice, education, or research)
  • Extent of contribution (scope and depth)
  • Quality of contribution
  • Sphere of influence
  • Recognition by others
  • Benefit to the profession

 

QUESTIONS

Contact Gaby Garcon, AOTF Awards Program Coordinator.

A. Jean Ayres Award Recipients

2019

Stefanie Bodison, OTD, OTR/L, C/NTD

2018

Roberta (Bobbi) Pineda, PhD, OTR/L

2017

Elizabeth (Beth) A. Pfeiffer, PhD, OTR/L, BCP

2016

Alison E. Lane, PhD, OTR

2014

Dottie M. Ecker, MA, OTR/L, FAOTA
Susan H. Knox, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

2013

Patricia L. Davies, PhD, OTR, FAOTA

2012

Shelley E. Mulligan, PhD, OTR/L
Grace Baranek, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

2011

Ellen S. Cohn, ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Jane A. Koomar, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

2010

Erna Imperatore Blanche, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Mary L. Schneider, PhD, OTR/L

2009

Shelly Lane, PhD, OTR/L
Susanne Smith Roley, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA

2008

Beatriz Abreu, PhD, OTR, FAOTA
Roseanne Schaaf, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

2005

Paula Kramer, PhD, OTR, FAOTA
Zoe Mailloux, MA, OTR/L, FAOTA

2004

Catherine A. Trombley, ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA

2003

Winifred Wiese Dunn, PhD, OTR, FAOTA

2001

Jane Case-Smith, PhD, OTR, FAOTA
Wendy Coster, PhD, OTR, FAOTA

1998

 L. Diane Parham, PhD, OTR, FAOTA
 Charlotte Brasic Royeen, PhD, OTR, FAOTA

1997

Anne C. Mosey, PhD, OTR, FAOTA

1993

Anita C. Bundy, ScD, OTR, FAOTA

1992

Georgia DeGangi, PhD, OTR
Lucy Miller, PhD, OTR

1991

Sharon A. Cermak, EdD, OTR, FAOTA
Anne G. Fisher, ScD, OTR, FAOTA

1990

Elizabeth J. Yerxa, EdD, OTR, FAOTA

1989

Janice Burke, MA, OTR
Gary Kielhofner, DrPH, OTR, FAOTA

1988

Lela Llorens. PhD, OTR, FAOTA
Kenneth Ottenbacher, PhD, OTR, FAOTA

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