Young Scientist Awardees Announced

Courtney Zulauf-McCurdy, PhD, and Catrina Calub, MA, have been selected as CHADD’s 2022 Young Scientist Research Award recipients. These emerging researchers are making significant contributions to our understanding of ADHD.

 Courtney Zulauf-McCurdy, PhD, and Catrina Calub, MA

Each award recipient receives $1,000 and recognition during the 2022 Annual International Conference on ADHD in Dallas, Texas, November 17-19. They will also receive a one-year CHADD professional membership and summaries of their research submissions will appear in Attention magazine.

CHADD’s professional advisory board members reviewed applications, evaluated applicants’ research-study records, publications, recommendations from professors, and planned future contributions. Each applicant submitted a research study that was evaluated for significance, rigor of methodology-design, clarity of the problem, relevance/adequacy of literature review, and contribution of new knowledge. The two award recipients received the highest marks from the reviewers in these two categories:

Post-doctoral category

 Courtney Zulauf-McCurdy, PhD, is an acting assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington. Her research submission is Iteratively Developing a Brief, Engagement-focused Intervention for Preschool ADHD in Primary Care: BEPAP.

Pre-doctoral category

Catrina Calub, MA, is a graduate student in the clinical psychology program at University of Central Florida. She is currently completing her pre-doctoral internship at the Oregon Health Science University Institute on Development & Disability. The title of her submitted research is Attention Control in Children With ADHD: An Investigation Using Functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS).

Supporting and providing access to evidence-based research is an important part of CHADD’s mission to improve the lives of children and adults with ADHD. CHADD congratulates these researchers and looks forward to their continued contributions to our understanding of ADHD.

Learn more about this awards program: