Culture & Diversity Committee
The mission of the NAN Culture and Diversity Committee is to increase awareness and knowledge regarding the influence of culture and individual diversity in neuropsychological outcomes and to assist neuropsychologists in their efforts to meet the needs of a rapidly changing U.S. population.
|Chair: Paola Suarez, Ph.D.
Committee Members: David Gonzalez, Ph.D., Lawrence Pick, Ph.D., Luz Restrepo, Psy.D., Adriana Strutt, Ph.D., Audrina Mullane, Ph.D., Adriana Strutt, Ph.D., Mirella Diaz-Santos, Ph.D., Kendra Anderson, Ph.D.
Tony Wong Diversity Award
The NAN Culture & Diversity Committee is extremely pleased to announce the 8th annual diversity award in honor of Dr. Tony Wong.
The Tony Wong Diversity Award will be granted in recognition of the applicant’s efforts to promote public education, advocacy, and research in brain health in culturally diverse and minority communities. Applicant’s efforts will be judged commensurate with their professional developmental stage.
Please nominate a mentor, peer, trainee or yourself for awards at any of these career stages:
* Graduate Students, Post-Doctoral Residents
* Early-career members of NAN (within five years of graduating) are eligible to apply
* Nominations are also being accepted for the Tony Wong Diversity Award to recognize outstanding mentorship in relationship to diversity. Mentor awardees will be celebrated and presented with a plaque at the NAN conference.
Awardees receive $500 (graduate students and post-doctoral residents) or a commemorative plaque (early-career members or mentors), and be celebrated and presented with these awards at the annual NAN conference. Please note that nominees need to be NAN members at the time of the award.
Submit a nomination - The deadline to submit a nomination is midnight EST on August 30, 2021.
To make a donation to fund the Tony Wong Diversity Award, please click here.
Questions? Contact DiversityCommittee@nanonline.org
Tony Wong Diversity Award for Outstanding Work Related to Diversity as a Mentor
2018 Pegah Touradji, Ph.D
2015 Margaret Lanca, Ph.D.
2014 Jennifer J. Manly, Ph.D.
2013 S. Walden Miller, Ph.D.
Tony Wong Diversity Award for Outstanding Work Related to Diversity as an Early Career Professional
2019 Shawn Nelson Schmitt
2018 Beatriz MacDonald Wer, Ph.D
2017 Yakeel T. Quiroz, Ph.D.
2014 April D. Thames, Ph.D.
2013 Maiko Sakamoto, Ph.D.
Tony Wong Diversity Award for Outstanding Work Related to Diversity as a Graduate Student or Post-Doc
2014 Mirella Diaz-Santos, M.A.
Paola Suarez, Ph.D.
2013 Nicholas S. Thaler, Ph.D.
Culture and Diversity Committee Activities
Diversity Abstract Award – This award began under the tremendous leadership of Drs. Ruben Echemendia and David Lechuga. The recognition is awarded at the annual NAN conference for the best student poster that reflects diversity-related topics or issues. The general procedures for selecting this award are the same as the Student Poster. More information, as well as a list of past awardees, can be found here.
Education / Guideline Papers
- APA Division 40 Ethnic Minorities Affairs Committee
- National Multicultural Institute
- Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities (OMHD) from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Office of Minority Health Resource Center Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)<
- EthnoMed (cultural beliefs, medical issues etc of Seattle immigrants and refugees)
- National Alliance for Hispanic Health
- Health Disparities Collaboratives
- National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities
- APA Division 45: Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues
- National Multicultural Conference and Summit
- Hispanic Neuropsychological Society
- The International Liaison Committee of the International Neuropsychological Society
- The Cross Cultural Health Care Program
- The Bilingual Aphasia Test - Available free for download in >100 language pairs
- Cultural Profiles Project - Funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada, cultural profiles provide an overview of life and customs in more than 100 profiled countries. These cultural profiles were developed in association with the AMNI Centre at the Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto.
- Cultural Diversity - A Guide for Health Professionals - The guide presents health and socio-cultural information on multicultural communities (including torture and trauma and issues for children, young people and women). It encourages health staff to actively explore cultural issues with patients and cautions against stereotyping. (Muslims from West Asia, Bosnian Muslims, Philippines, Cambodians, Samoans, Tongans, Chinese, Serbians, Croatians, Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Greeks, Vietnamese, Hmong, Italians, Latin Americans)
• Australian Psych Society (APS) - College of Clinical Neuropsychologists (www.groups.psychology.org.au/ccn/).
• Neuropsychological Society (Sociedade Brazileira de Neuropsicogia - SBNp). (http://sbnp.com.br/site/).
• Neuropsychology Section of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) (http://www.cpa.ca/aboutcpa/cpasections/clinicalneuropsychology/)
• Oscar Emilio Utria Rodriguez, M.S. (email@example.com).
• The Federation of European Societies of Neuropsychology (http://www.fesn.eu).
• German Neuropsychological Society (GNP) (http://www.gnp.de) Dr. Hendrik Neimann. (Niemann@sachsenklinik.de).
• Societa Italiana di NeuroPsicologica (SINP). (www.sinp-web.org). Dario Grossi. (firstname.lastname@example.org).
• Associazione Italiana di Neuropsicologica (AINp). (www.ainp.it). Claudia Iannotta. (email@example.com).
• Federacion Espanola de Sociedadades de Neuropsicologica (FANPSE).(http://www.fanpse.org/)
• British Psychological Society - Division of Neuropsychology. (www.bps.org.uk/networks-and-communities/member-networks/division-neuropsychology).
• British Neuropsychological Society. (www.the-bns.org).