International Society for Quality of Life Research
International Society for Quality of Life Research

Award Recipients

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President's Award Recipients

2018: Andrew Bottomley, PhD, presented by Jose M. Valderas, MD MPH PhD
2017: Nancy Mayo, PhD, presented by Claire Snyder, PhD
2016: Carolyn E. Schwartz, ScD, presented by Claire Snyder, PhD
2015: Carol M. Moinpour, PhD, presented by Galina Velikova, MD PhD
2014: Mirjam AG Sprangers, PhD, presented by Galina Velikova, MD PhD
2013: Peter Fayers, PhD, presented by Bryce B. Reeve, PhD
2012: Diane Fairclough, DrPH, presented by Bryce B. Reeve, PhD
2011: Carolyn C. Gotay, PhD, presented by Carol M. Moinpour, PhD
2010: David Feeny, PhD, presented by Diane Fairclough, DrPH
2009: Ronald D. Hays, PhD, presented by Neil Aaronson, PhD
2008: David Cella, PhD, presented by Donna Lamping, PhD
2007: Dennis Revicki, PhD, presented by Madeleine T. King, PhD
2006: David Osoba, MD, presented by Peter Fayers, PhD
2005: Neil Aaronson, PhD, presented by David Feeny, PhD
2004: Robert Kaplan, PhD, presented by Albert Wu, MD MPH
2003: John E. Ware, PhD, presented by Mirjam AG Sprangers, PhD
2002: George Torrance, PhD,  presented by David Osoba, MD
2001: Donald Patrick, PhD MSPH, presented by Ivan Barofsky, PhD

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Emerging Leader Award Recipients

2018: Thomas Willgoss, PhD MSc
2017: Skye Barbic, PhD OT
2015: Bellinda L. King-Kallimanis, PhD
2014: Antonia Bennett, PhD

2013: Roxanne Jensen, PhD
2012: Melanie Calvert, PhD

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Outstanding Article of the Year Award Recipients

Louise Newton,
A comparison of three methods to generate a conceptual understanding of a disease based on the patients’ perspective. Journal of Patient-Reported Outcomes (2017) 1:9: DOI 10.1186/s41687-017-0013-6.
Julie Ratcliffe,
Does one size fit all? Assessing the preferences of older and younger people for attributes of quality of life. Qual Life Res (2017) 26:2: 299-309.
2017: Anat Shoshani, The effects of the Make a Wish intervention on psychiatric symptoms and health-related quality of life of children with cancer: a randomised controlled trial. Qual Life Res. 2016 May; 25(5): 1209-1218.
2016: Daniel Costa, Reflective, causal, and composite indicators of quality of life: A conceptual or an empirical distinction? Qual Life Res. 2015 Sep; 24(9): 2057-65.
2015: Peter Fayers, Don’t middle your MIDs: regression to the mean shrinks estimates of minimally important differences. Qual Life Res 2014 Feb; 23(1): 1-4.
2014: John P. Bentley, Functional status, life-space mobility, and quality of life: a longitudinal mediation analysis. Qual Life Res 2013 Sep; 22(7): 1621-32.
2013: Richard Gershon, Neuro-QOL: quality of life item banks for adults with neurological disorders: item development and calibrations based upon clinical and general population testing. Qual Life Res 2012 Apr; 21(3): 475-86.
2012: Brundage, et al, Patterns of reporting health-related quality of life outcomes in randomized clinical trials: implications for clinicians and quality of life researchers. Qual Life Res 2011 Jun; 20(5): 653-64.
2011: W.J. Post, The analysis of longitudinal quality of life measures with informative drop-out: A pattern mixture approach. Qual Life Res 2010 Feb; 19 (1): 137-148.

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Outstanding Poster Award Recipients

2018: Borghild Løyland, Down and out? Work and welfare trajectories among a cohort of Norwegian long-term social assistance recipients with complex health problems and low quality of life
2017: Francesco Cottone, PhD, The FA-IPSS(h): A New Index Combining Clinical Data and Patient-Reported Outcomes to Improve Prognostication for Myelodysplastic Syndromes
2016: Dagmar Amtmann, Development of an item bank to measure pain catastrophizing
2015: Skye Barbic, PhD OT, How can Rasch Measurement methods inform a measurement paradigm shift in mental health care?

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Student/New Investigator Award Recipients

Student Oral Award:
Joshua Biber, MS, MBA, Mapping PROMIS Physical Function Scores to Functional Ability
Student Poster Award: Loïs F. van de Water, MSc, Communicating treatment risks and benefits to cancer patients: a systematic review of different verbal and visual communication methods
New Investigator Oral Award: Derek Kyte, PhD, Systematic evaluation of patient-reported outcome (PRO) protocol content and reporting in cancer clinical trials: the EPiC study
New Investigator Poster Award (tie): Philip Griffiths, PhD, Psychometric Properties in the Face of Missing Data - A Simulation Study Assessing the Effect of Missing Data on Test-Retest Reliability in Diary Studies
John Peipert, PhD, Measurement Invariance between Black and White Dialysis Patients and Normative Scores for the General Dialysis Population in the United States on The Kidney Disease Quality of Life 36-item Short-form Survey (KDQOL-36)

Student Oral Award: Josh Biber, MBA, Comparing automated mental health screening to manual processes in a health care system
Student Poster Award: Lene Kongsgaard Nielsen, MD, PhD candidate, Health-related quality of life in non-transplant eligible newly diagnosed multiple myeloma patients treated with melphalan/prednisolone plus either thalidomide or lenalidomide; results of the HOVON87/NMSG18 study
New Investigator Oral Award: Antoine Vanier, MD, PhD, What are all the proposed methods to estimate the Minimal Clinically Important Difference of a Patient-Reported Outcomes Measure? A systematic review
New Investigator Poster Award: Derek Kyte, PhD, Systematic Evaluation of Patient-Reported Outcome (PRO) Protocol Content and Reporting in Cancer Clinical Trials: The EPiC Study

Student Oral Award:
Laura Pinheiro, MPH, The Prognostic Value of Health-Related Quality of Life on Survival: A prospective cohort study of older Americans with lung cancer
Student Poster Award: Elisavet Moschopoulou, PhD candidate, Post-Traumatic Stress in Head and Neck Cancer Survivors
New Investigator Oral Award: Chris Gibbons, PhD, All CATS are grey in the dark: a novel approach to evaluating computer adaptive tests (CATs) in the real world
New Investigator Poster Award: David Riedle, PhD, Cancer patients’ understanding of their individual quality of life scores using graphical presentations

Student Oral Award:
Elena Tsangaris, MSc, Determining the Psychometric Properties of the CLEFT-Q Using Two Different Sets of Response Options
Student Poster Award: Ayesha Mahmud,  MRCOG, PhD candidate, Outcome reporting in UK-based maternity trials: A Systematic review of randomised controlled trials (The Pro-Maternity group)
New Investigator Oral Award: John Barile, PhD, Factor Structure of the CDC Healthy Days Core and Symptoms Modules and their Association with Stress, Access to Care, and Social Determinants of Health
New Investigator Poster Award: Eithne Sexton, Does the EQ-5D capture the effect of physical and mental health on subjective well-being among older people?

Student Oral Award:
Martine H.P. Crins, The impact of Dutch- versus English-language calibrations on theta estimates of the Dutch-Flemish PROMIS Pain Behavior and Pain Interference Item Banks
Student Poster Award: Alah M. Arafah, MSc, What Matters to Women Living with MS in Saudi Arabia
New Investigator Oral Award: Skye Barbic, PhD, OT, What can modern measurement methods tell clinicians about adaptive responses of depression?
New Investigator Poster Award: Claudia Rutherford, PhD, Mode of administration of patient-reported outcomes (PROs): a systematic review

Student Oral Award:
Kim Nicolaije, The Impact of an Automatically Generated Survivorship Care Plan on Patient-Reported Outcomes: Results of a Pragmatic Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial (ROGY Care) Among Endometrial Cancer Patients
Student Poster Award: Amélie Anota, PhD, QoLR: An R Package for the Longitudinal Analysis of Health-Related Quality of Life in Oncology
New Investigator Oral Award: Ester Villalonga, PhD, Health-Related Quality of Life of Children with Immigrant Backgrounds: Towards a New Pattern in Europe
New Investigator Poster Award: Jiseon Kim, PhD, Validation of CESD-20 and PHQ-9 Crosswalks to PROMIS Depression in Multiple Sclerosis

Student Oral Award:
Ana Maria Rodriguez, MSc, PT, Identifying and Characterizing Trajectories of QOL in Persons with Advanced Cancer: Important Contributors to decreasing QOL in People with Cancer
Student Poster Award: Carlos King Ho Wong, Mphil, BSc, Assessing the Measurement Invariance of the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Colorectal Quality of Life Instrument between Self- and Interviewer-administration
New Investigator Oral Award: Paulos Teckle, PhD, Mapping responses on the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-General (FACT-G) to the HUI2 and HUI3
New Investigator Poster Award: Pranav Gandhi, PhD, Factors associated with asthma control and health-related quality of life in children: A path analysis

Student Oral Award:
Areej Shahbaz, Establishing Content Validity of the Give Youth a Voice Questionnaire for use in Pediatric Oncology: A Qualitative Study
Student Poster Award: Shahnaz Shahrbanian, Symptom clusters in individuals with multiple sclerosis
New Investigator Oral Award: Evan Matros, MD, Missing elements in current head and neck patient reported outcome measures
New Investigator Poster Award: Hwee-Lin Wee, PhD, Association of anthropometric measures with Short-Form 36 (SF-36) physical and mental component summary scores in a multiethnic Asian population

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Scholarship Recipients

New Investigator and Student Scholarship:
Sana Ishaque, PhD candidate, Australia
Nathan Pearson, MSc, BSc (Hons), United Kingdom
Hannah Penton, PhD candidate, United Kingdom
Developing Countries Scholarship:
Yangjun Liu, PhD candidate, Sweden
Meng Wang, Canada
Patient Engagement Scholarship:
Jacqueline Jones, United Kingdom
Mary Stanbury, United Kingdom
Sandra Zelinsky, Canada

New Investigator and Student Scholarship:

Nina Deliu, MSc, Italy
Rebecca Mercieca-Bebber, PhD Candidate, Australia
Jessica Roydhouse, PhD, United States
Developing Countries Scholarship:
Wenjie Duan, PhD, China
Fredrick Purba, MSc, Indonesia
Patient Engagement Scholarship:
Jennifer Bostock, PhD, MA, BA, United Kingdom
Phillip Posner, PhD, United States

New Investigator and Student Scholarship:

Henriette Golke, Dipl. Psych., Germany
Madeline Pe, PhD, Belgium
Laura Pinheiro, MPH, United States
Developing Countries Scholarship:
Pushpendra Goswami, PhD, India
Neusa Rocha, PhD, Brazil
Kedar Mate, India
Patient Engagement Scholarship:
Cynthia Chauhan, MSW, United States
Jane Perlmutter, PhD, MBA, United States

New Investigator and Student Scholarship:

Guannan Bai, MPH, Netherlands
John P. Barile, PhD, United States
Kathrin Fischer, MSc, Germany
Venkata NS Jaggumantri, PhD, Canada
Andrea Najera Ulloa, MD, Brazil
Developing Countries Scholarship:
Andrea Cueva, Msc, Ecuador
Andrea L. Monteiro, Msc, Brazil
Ranjan Pattnaik, MHS, PhD, India
Patient Engagement Scholarship:
Mario Di Carlo, BA, Canada
Amye Leong, MBA, United States

New Investigator and Student Scholarship:

Monica Avila, BPharm, MPH, Spain
Sandra D. Griffith, PhD, United States
Siyan Baxter, Australia
Developing Countries Scholarship:
Raluca I. Antonie, Romania
Khaled Hassine, Tunisia
Danielle Maria SS dos Santos, PhD, Brazil
Doris M. Mwesigire, MD, Uganda
Patient Engagement Scholarship:
Samantha Brace-McDonnell, United Kingdom
Anne Lyddiatt, Canada

Developing Countries Scholarship:
Yu Changhe, MSc, China
Divine Ewane Ediebah, MSc, Belgium
Yash Jalundhwala, MSc, United States
Vasoontara Yiengprugsawan, PhD, Thailand/Australia

New Investigator and Student Scholarship:

Divine Ewane Ediebah, MSc, Belgium
Lotte Haverman, MSc, Netherlands
Belinda King-Kallimanis, PhD, Ireland
Developing Countries Scholarship:
Joshua C. Gandi, RN, RPN, HND, BSc, MSc, Nigeria
LV Meijun, China
Shahnaz Shahrbanian, Canada
Paulos Teckle, PhD, Canada

New Investigator and Student Scholarship:

Karl Bagraith, Australia
Niklas Bobrovitz, Canada
Maria Chow, Australia
Catherine Golics, United Kingdom
Yash Jalundhwala, MSc, United States
Sally Wilson, United Kingdom
Developing Countries Scholarship:
Christiane Bendo, Brazil
Subbas Pandit, Nepal

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