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Herndon Award for Outstanding IJMSC Article

The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) presents an annual award, the Herndon Award for Outstanding IJMSC Article, for the best article published in the International Journal of MS Care during a given calendar year. The award carries a $1000 stipend and is named in honor of Robert M. Herndon, the founding editor of IJMSC. As of 2019, our policy is to issue one check to the corresponding author, thus leaving it to the authors to decide how to spend/split the stipend.

The decision process starts with the editor in chief, who selects approximately 12 articles published in the previous year as potential winners. A three- to four-person judging panel selected by the editor in chief individually rates the articles based on criteria for original research and nonresearch articles. Panel members change occasionally, and judges with potential conflicts of interest are to recuse themselves from rating articles as applicable. Judges are known to each other but are asked not to discuss the articles or ratings during the process. The managing editor tallies the scores from all of the judges to determine the winning article.

2022 Herndon Award Recipients

This year's winners are Melanie E. Freedman, BS; Brian C. Healy, PhD; Jeff C. Huffman, MD; Tanuja Chitnis, MD; Howard L. Weiner, MD; Bonnie I. Glanz, PhD, for their article “An At-Home Positive Psychology Intervention for Individuals With Multiple Sclerosis: A Phase 1 Randomized Controlled Trial,” published in the May/June 2021 issue (Volume 23, Issue 3) of IJMSC.

Previous Herndon Award Winners

iCAMS: Assessing the Reliability of a Brief International Cognitive Assessment for Multiple Sclerosis (BICAMS) Tablet Application Meghan Beier, PhD; Kevin Alschuler, PhD; Dagmar Amtmann, PhD; Abbey Hughes, PhD; Renee Madathil, PhD; and Dawn Ehde, PhD Published in the March/April 2020 issue (Volume 22, Issue 2).

Effects of Treadmill Training on Muscle Oxidative Capacity and Endurance in People with Multiple Sclerosis with Significant Walking Limitations
T. Bradley Willingham, Jonathan Melbourn, Marina Moldavskiy, Kevin K. McCully, and Deborah Backus
Published in July/August 2019 (Volume 21, Issue 4)

Evaluation of a Novel Preference Assessment Tool for Patients with Multiple Sclerosis
Nananda F. Col, Andrew J. Solomon, Vicky Springmann, Carolina Ionete, Enrique Alvarez, Brenda Tierman, Christen Kutz, Idanis Berrios Morales, Carolyn Griffin, Long H. Ngo, David E. Jones, Glenn Phillips, Ashli Hopson, and Lori Pbert
Published in November/December 2018 (Volume 20, Issue 6)

Psychometric Properties of a Clinical Strength Assessment Protocol in People with Multiple Sclerosis
Mark M. Mañago, Jeffrey R. Hebert, and Margaret Schenkman
Published in September/October 2017 (Volume 19, Issue 5)

Screening Tools for Anxiety in People with Multiple Sclerosis: A Systematic Review
Brittany Litster, Kirsten M. Fiest, Scott B. Patten, John D. Fisk, John R. Walker, Lesley A. Graff, James M. Bolton, Jitender Sareen, James J. Marriott, Lindsay I. Berrigan, Charles N. Bernstein, Ryan Zarychanski, Alexander Singer, Carol A. Hitchon, Christine A. Peschken, and Ruth Ann Marrie
Published in November/December 2016 (Volume 18, Issue 6)

A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial of Duloxetine for Central Pain in Multiple Sclerosis
Theodore R. Brown and April Slee
Published in March/April 2015 (Volume 17, Issue 2)

A Systematic Review of Stress-Management Interventions for Multiple Sclerosis Patients
Alison K. Reynard, Amy Burleson Sullivan, and Alexander Rae-Grant
Published in Fall 2014 (Volume 16, Issue 3)

Attributional Style and Depression in Multiple Sclerosis: The Learned Helplessness Model
Gray A. Vargas and Peter A. Arnett
Published in Summer 2013 (Volume 15, Issue 2)

Tests of Information Processing Speed: What Do People with Multiple Sclerosis Think About Them?
Lisa A.S. Walker, Amy Cheng, Jason Berard, Lindsay I. Berrigan, Laura M. Rees, and Mark S. Freedman
Published in Summer 2012 (Volume 14, Issue 2)

Potential Benefits of Nintendo Wii Fit Among People with Multiple Sclerosis
Matthew Plow and Marcia Finlayson
Published in Spring 2011 (Volume 13, Issue 1)

Impact of Resistance Training on Balance and Gait in Multiple Sclerosis
Mary L. Filipi, M. Patricia Leuschen, Jessie Huisinga, Lorene Schmaderer, Jeanna Vogel, Daryl Kucera, and Nick Stergiou
Published in Spring 2010 (Volume 12, Issue 1)

2010* (2 articles)
Disease and Demographic Characteristics Associated with Unemployment Among Working-Age Adults with Multiple Sclerosis
Kurt L. Johnson, Alyssa M. Bamer, and Robert T. Fraser
Published in Fall 2009 issue (Volume 11, Issue 3)

Effect of Physical Comorbidities on Risk of Depression in Multiple Sclerosis
Ruth Ann Marrie, Gary Cutter, Tuula Tyry, Denise Campagnolo, and Timothy Vollmer
Published in Winter 2009 issue (Volume 11, Issue 4)

Comorbidity and Health-Related Quality of Life in People with Multiple Sclerosis
Sharon A. Warren, Karen V.L. Turpin, Sheri L. Pohar, C. Allyson Jones, and K.G. Warren
Published in Spring 2009 issue (Volume 11, Issue 1)

*Note: The last-listed 2010 winner was not for the same competition as the previous two 2010 winners. The date range of eligible papers had been extended to the Spring 2009 issue.


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