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This award was established in 2020 by Dr. Pramod Dash to facilitate meeting attendance to scientists within 5 years of completing their postdoctoral or residential training.

Dr. Dash is a leader in the field of molecular and circuitry mechanisms of memory dysfunction after traumatic brain injury. Dr. Dash has mentored dozens of PhD students, postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty and served as the Scientific Director of Mission Connect from 2008 to 2017.

This award will be bestowed to an applicant that has made a significant contribution in the field of TBI/SCI within the past year and presented at the annual Symposium.


  • Rachel K. Rowe, Ph.D, 2022
  • Dr. Rebecca Henry, 2021


AWARD: $500 and engraved glass trophy presented at the annual Symposium

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN: Deadline is on March 31st, 2023. 

HOW APPLY: Submit the following to

  • A publication representative of recent scientific contribution
  • A letter describing the applicant’s research contribution in the field of TBI/SCI within the past year and the impact that research has had in the field of neurotrauma. Letters must not be longer than 2 pages and should follow NIH formatting guidelines.

RECIPIENT: Must be a member of NNS and within 5 years of completing postdoctoral or residency training.

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