Chaim and Bela Danieli Award
The award was established by Dr. Yael Danieli in commemoration of her father and mother. This award recognizes excellence in the traumatic stress field by an individual who is within eight years of the award of their highest degree (excluding career disruption). The traumatic stress field may include research, clinical work, advocacy, policy, or media. The definition of training includes clinical internship, post-doctoral training and medical residency.
Submit Your Nomination
- Significant contribution to the field of traumatic stress in research, clinical work, advocacy, policy, or media
- Publications, prizes, grants, and scholarships previously awarded to the candidate
- Originality and quality of research undertaken by the candidate
- Evidence of ongoing commitment to the field of traumatic stress
- Nominees can be self-nominated or nominated by someone else
- Preference will be given to nominees who are members of ISTSS
- Nominees must be within the first eight years of receiving their highest degree
- Career disruptions of up to 12 months will be taken into account when calculating the eight-year time limit of this award. Career disruptions are defined as periods of leave for child care, caring responsibilities, and/or illness.
The awardee will receive:
- Complimentary registration to the ISTSS Annual Meeting (excludes Pre-Meeting Institutes)
- A plaque presented at the Annual Meeting
- An announcement will appear in the ISTSS newsletter Stresspoints and be posted to the ISTSS website.
- A statement addressing the award criteria (up to 500 words)
- A statement outlining how the applicant meets the criteria of having received their highest degree within the past eight years, including evidence of any career disruption that may extend this timeline (up to 250 words).
- A two-page CV (minimum 10 point font)
Upload your nomination for the award in one PDF document. Please adhere to the following naming convention when uploading your document: First Name_Last Name_2023_Chaim_Bela_Denieli_ Award (please use the first and last name of the nominee):
Nominations submitted after the deadline of May 15, 2023, 11.59pm US Eastern Time, incomplete nominations or nominations that do not adhere to submission requirements (word and page limits) will not be considered.
Past Danieli Award Winners
2022 Dr. Ateka Contractor
2021 Sheri Madigan, PhD, R.Psych
2020 Kathryn L. Humphreys, PhD
2019 Laura Miller-Graff, PhD
2018 Aoife O'Donovan, PhD
2017 Angela Nickerson, PhD
2016 Brian Hall, PhD
2015 Cherie Armour, PhD
2014 Erika L. Wolf, PhD
2013 Katie A. McLaughlin, PhD
2012 Robert H. Pietrzak, PhD, MPH
2011 Wietse A. Tol, PhD
2010 Ananda Amstadter, PhD
2009 Matthew T. Tull, PhD
2008 Richard Meiser-Stedman, PhD
2007 Diane Elmore, PhD, MPH
2006 Casey Taft, PhD
2005 Karestan Koenen, PhD
2004 Christine Heim, PhD
2003 Jon D. Elhai, PhD
2002 Mark Van Ommeren, PhD
2001 Alison Holman, PhD
2000 Lisa M. Shin, PhD
1999 Michael D. Debellis, MD
1998 Allison Harvey, PhD
1997 Lisa Najavits PhD and Caron Zlotnick, PhD
1996 J. Douglas Bremner, MD
1995 Inge Bramsen, PhD
1994 Frank W. Weathers, PhD
1993 Juesta M. Caddell, PhD and Eve Carlson, PhD
1992 Brett T. Litz, PhD
1991 Rachel Yehuda, PhD
1990 Susan B. Sorenson, Ph.D.
1989 John H. Krystal, M.D.