Awards and Recognition
Marc J. Tassé, Ph.D., Director of the Nisonger Center, was awarded “Fellow” status in the International Association on the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities (IASSID) at the 2012 IASSID World Congress in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Betsey Benson, Ph.D., Director of Nisonger’s Adult Behavior Support Services, was elected as “Fellow” of the American Psychological Association.
Yona Lunsky, Ph.D., a graduate of the joint MR/DD and Clinical Psychology program and former Nisonger trainee, was promoted to “Fellow” in the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. She is associate professor of psychiatry and head of the Dual Diagnosis Research Program at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and the University of Toronto, Canada.
Jane Case-Smith, Ph.D., Occupational Therapy Division Chair and Nisonger Center LEND faculty member, was awarded the 2012 President and Provost Distinguished Award for Faculty Service.
Michael G. Aman, Ph.D., Director of Research at the Nisonger Center, was awarded the 2011 Edgar A. Doll Award from Division 33 of the American Psychological Association.
Monali Chowdhury, M.A., Nisonger IDD Psychology graduate student, received the Ohio State
University Graduate Associate Teaching Award. This is Ohio State's highest recognition of the
exceptional teaching provided by graduate students.
Tom Fish, Ph.D., Director of Social Work and Family Support Services at Nisonger Center, received a Franklin County Board of Developmental Disabilities 2010 Community Star Award for Support Services.
Susan M. Havercamp, Ph.D., Director of Nisonger's Health Promotion and Healthcare Parity Program,
was promoted to "Fellow" in the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.
Marilee Martens, Ph.D., Director of Nisonger's Williams Syndrome Program, received the The Ohio State University-Newark campus Excellence in Teaching Award for the 2010-2011 academic year.
Diego Solis, D.D.S., pediatric dentist and interim Director of the Nisonger IDD Dental Program, was granted the Diplomate status by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
Edward Sterling, D.D.S., Director of the Nisonger IDD Dental Program for 39 years, received a Franklin County Board of Developmental Disabilities 2010 Community Star Award in honor of his retirement in
Marc J. Tassé, Ph.D., Director of the Nisonger Center, was among ten national researchers
recognized for exceptional service to the field and the American Association on Intellectual and
Developmental Disabilities at AAIDD's annual meeting on June 6, 2011.