2021 Grant and Award Recipients

Bio-Medical sponsored FNNR mini-grant ($3,000)

Mohammad  Sendi, PhD student at Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Advisors: Drs Sanne van Rooij and Jeffrey Malins
Grant title: Modeling the effect of TMS on EEG signal in PTSD patients

FNNR mini-grant ($2,000)

Jessica Claire Gregory, PhD student,  The University of Texas at San Antonio
Advisor: Dr Mark Jones
Grant title:  Neurofeedback treatment of alcohol use disorder and liver disease

Gerald Gluck Award ($300) (runner-up in Bio-Medical sponsored mini-grant competition)

Kristin Williams, PhD student, University of South Carolina at Columbia, Columbia, SC
Advisors: Drs Roozbeh Behroozmand and Robert Thatcher
Grant title: Quantitative electroencephalographic and coherence evaluations of cross network interactions in chronic stroke patients

Consolation student project award (ISNR membership for 1 year and ISNR conference registration) to runner-up in FNNR mini-grant competition

Darek Sikorski, undergraduate student at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Advisors: Dr Argye Hills and Rachel Mace
Grant title: Examining the effects of Z-score neurofeedback training on language skills in individuals with post-stroke aphasia and primary progressive aphasia

We delegate announcement of student awards to ISNR

We have now named the winner of the Tom Budzynski Legacy Award, co-sponsored by MindPlace, for clinical research in application of neurofeedback in elderly for prevention of Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) progression to dementia/Alzheimer disease.  It has been 10 years since Tom passed away and we wanted to commemorate his legacy. It is a one time award.

The award ($500) goes  to:

Dr Fabienne Marlats,  Neuropsychologist,  Department of Clinical Gerontology, Broca Hôspital, Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP), Research TEAM EA4468, Paris Descartes University, Paris, France
For her series of research studies:

Marlats F, Bao G, Chevallier S, Boubaya M, Djabelkhir-Jemmi L, Wu Y-H, Lenoir H, Rigaud A-S and Azabou E (2020) SMR/Theta Neurofeedback Training Improves Cognitive Performance and EEG Activity in Elderly With Mild Cognitive Impairment: A Pilot Study. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience. 12:147. https://doi:10.3389/fnagi.2020.00147


Marlats, F., Djabelkhir-Jemmi, L., Azabou, E., Boubaya, M., Pouwels, S., & Rigaud, A. S. (2019). Comparison of Effects Between SMR/delta-ratio and Beta1/theta-ratio Neurofeedback Training for Older Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment: a Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial. Trials, 20(1), 88. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-018-3170-x