We are committed to this tradition because:
1. For decades, neonatal therapists’ efforts have gone largely unnoticed while their contributions to neonatal therapy and neonatal care have been, and continue to be, considerable. We believe they should be recognized and celebrated.
2. Research and clinical practice are the cornerstones of neonatal therapy. We cannot perform either well without the other. We aim to honor those that have excelled in these areas while inspiring future generations of neonatal therapists to do the same.
3. Excellence is one of NANT’s Core Values. “We constantly recommit to the highest intention for the greatest good. All roads lead to serving babies and families in the NICU.” Nominees clearly demonstrate this core value, and we want to highlight their level of commitment.
Click here to nominate a neonatal therapy colleague (OT, PT, or SLP) in honor of their dedication to excellence. Deadline for nominations: 1/13/23.
2022 recipients pictured below with Conference Co-Chairs Jenene W. Craig, PhD, MBA, OTR/L, CNT and Christy Gliniak, PhD, OTR/L, CNT, CPXP, NTMTC.
Excellence in Clinical Practice: Sheri Ricciardi, OTR/L, CNT, NTMTC
Excellence in Research: Deanna Gibbs, PhD, MOT, Grad Cert Res Meth, BAppSc(OT), CNT, NTMTC
Award winners will be notified privately by 1/31/23 and recognized publicly from the podium at NANT 13 and in a subsequent Newsletter.
We cannot wait to celebrate your accomplishments at NANT 13!
(Check out the quick nomination forms here.)
P.S. We promise the recipients are holding awards, they’re just made clear glass. 🙂