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2018 Steven B. Leder Award


  The Steven B. Leder Award was created by the Dysphagia Research Society (DRS) to highlight clinically relevant research. This award honors Steve Leder, a prolific evidence-based clinical researcher, a dedicated clinician, and past-president of the DRS.


The award and a $1000 prize will be given yearly to the first author of a manuscript in Dysphagia in which clinical relevance is highlighted. The inaugural award will be presented at the 2018 DRS meeting (although attending the annual meeting is not a requirement). This award is made possible through contributions to the DRS Research and Education Fund.



·         DRS membership

·         First author of a manuscript published in Dysphagia during 2017 (Volume 32)

·         Each awardee can only receive these funds one time.



Completed face sheet

PDF of published article


Deadline and Submission Instructions

All applications must be submitted electronically in a single file PDF to no later than January 15, 2018, at 5:00 PM, Central Time.

Complete applications including all requested documents and formatting requirements must be received by or before the stated deadline. Only complete applications will be reviewed. No extensions will be afforded. 



Applications will be judged based on the following:

1) Study of a clinical population

2) High scientific rigor

3) Impact on clinical care

4) Additional value outside of the study population

5) Increase understanding of swallowing disorders



Click here to access the Face Sheet to be submitted with this award request.


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