This year represents the third year since the ISNR Board of Directors instituted the In Memoriam Award to recognize those members and contributors to our field who pass within the previous year. We hold continued hope that this award will serve as our modest effort to say thank you for their life of achievements.
As those greats who depart have inspired us, the award will be presented to a student upon recommendation of their professor and it will carry a generous scholarship representing the generosity of those gone before us. The award will be presented annually when required. In the inaugural year of this award, Judith Lubar was honored for her work. This past year in 2019, Harold Russell was honored.
For 2020, ISNR will be recognizing Dr. Marcie Zinn for the ISNR In Memoriam Award. Dr. Zinn passed away on December 28, 2019. She is survived by her loving husband, Mark Zinn. The FNNR has been kind enough to elaborate on what an extraordinary person she was:
“She was a classically trained pianist, educator, experimental & clinical psychologist, and research scientist. She successfully pulled together neuroscience, mind/body medicine and statistical analysis for conducting studies in the area of myalgic encephalomyelitis and chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) and the performing arts.
“Her most recent focus was in neurological health and chronic illness. She was diagnosed with ME/CFS in 2009 and her background with personal experiences allowed her to meaningfully interpret findings at Stanford Medical School from 2009-2014. As part of her work at Stanford, she directed the quantitative EEG/neuroscience projects where the goal was to study the cognitive impairment and fatigue issues in the ME/CFS population.
“She founded her own nonprofit (the NCR!) in 2014 for using precise neuroimaging methods to study neurological diseases. She became an expert in understanding the human stress system and how it affects health and disease. She obtained findings increasingly important for the field of psychology, psychophysiology and medicine. From the details inherent in these reports, new treatment methods are expected to be developed for both palliative care and treatments for ME/CFS, as well as other neurocognitive disorders.
“Marcie loved animals and as a child, she checked out a training book from the public library and taught her dog, Yogi, to perform 31 separate tricks from the book. She had a small parakeet that she taught to speak many different works. She taught her cat tricks too. She loved cats and together would care for anywhere between 4 and 7 indoor cats! More recently, she trained her own service dog to do things like open a refrigerator door and fetch a bottle of water or retrieve a pouch with her insulin pens and put it back. She was amazingly gifted at training both people and animals.
“Marcie enriched the lives of so many people with her commitment, strong personal background, and abundance of caring.”
Requirements for the award:
Must be a full-time student who is enrolled in an accredited graduate clinical mental health program (master or doctorate degree in social work, marriage & family therapy, counseling, psychology, etc).
Must submit documentation of student status along with endorsement/recommendation from professional supervisor or professor.
Must submit a succinct description of their intended clinical career path and how/why neurofeedback may be a valuable part of that work. Any current or past experiences as examples are encouraged.
Attendance at the annual conference in required to receive the award.
Current year full conference registration along with workshops.
Plaque and recognition during the conference.
Student membership to ISNR for the following year.
Recognition in the ISNR newsletter.
A panel of reviewers will determine the winner and the winner will be notified prior to the conference.
Attendance at the conference is required and cancellations will forfeit the award.
Please submit the required information (above) to firstname.lastname@example.org. All submissions are due by midnight on June 19, 2020. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.
Thank you, in advance, for your participation.