It is our great honor to announce the winners of our 2017 awards. Abbey J. Hughes, PhD, was awarded the Judy E. Hall, PhD, Early Career Psychologist Award and Jeffrey E. Barnett, PsyD, ABPP, was presented the Alfred M. Wellner, PhD, Lifetime Achievement Award.
Dr. Hughes was selected for the Hall award based on her outstanding achievements as an ECP and her plan to use the $2,500 award stipend to implement a 12-month project to enhance sleep assessment procedures and treatment recommendations through a sleep diary program (SDP) within the Johns Hopkins PM&R outpatient neurorehabilitation psychology services. Expected outcomes include more reliable and accurate assessment of sleep behaviors, improvements in sleep, and greater healthcare satisfaction. If successful, the proposed SDP will be implemented as a standard procedure within the clinic
Dr. Barnett was selected for the Wellner award based on his numerous professional accomplishments and leadership in psychology. Dr. Barnett has dedicated his career to developing and disseminating ethics and standards for psychological practice. He has also been actively engaged in the teaching and training of psychology students, in advocacy efforts to advance the profession of psychology and of health service psychology, and in the design and ongoing development of a successful university-based PsyD program.
Congratulations to these two outstanding psychologists!