CHADD Announces 2018 Young Scientists

 ADHD Weekly September 6, 2018

The CHADD Young Scientist Research Award supports and encourages innovative research in the many fields of ADHD. This year two emerging leaders in ADHD research have been selected for this prestigious award.

Connor H. G. Patros, PhD, and Patrick A. LaCount, MS, are the recipients of the 2018 competition. Each will receive $1,000 and recognition during the 30th Annual International Conference on ADHD in St. Louis, Missouri, November 7-11. They will also receive a one-year CHADD professional membership.

The qualifications and submissions of these emerging researchers received the highest marks in a pool of outstanding applications. Members of the CHADD Professional Advisory Board evaluated and scored the applicants on their research-study records, publications, recommendations from professors, and planned future contributions. Their submitted research studies were evaluated on significance, rigor of methodology-design, clarity of the problem, relevance/adequacy of literature review, and contribution of new knowledge. The reviewers then included an overall impression score of the candidates and their research.

Post-doc category recipient

Connor H. G. Patros, PhD. Dr. Patros is a postdoctoral research fellow in the department of psychology at Temple University. He earned a master of science and doctorate in clinical psychology at Oklahoma State University, and did his clinical internship training at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. His research submission was titled, Assessing Underlying Neurocognitive and Neurological Factors Associated with ADHD-Related Impulsivity.

Pre-doc category recipient

Patrick A. LaCount, MS. Mr. LaCount is a doctoral candidate in the clinical psychology program at University of Wyoming. He is currently completing his pre-doctoral internship at Duke University Medical Center. His dissertation and research submission was titled, Acute Cognitive Effects of High-Intensity Aerobic Exercise in College Students with ADHD.

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 offers its congratulations to these researchers and looks forward to their continued contributions to our understanding of ADHD. 

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