History

In 2008, with Patti Perkins ending her tenure as the Executive Director of the Foundation, she became the recipient of the organization’s first award: A Lifetime Achievement Award. Subsequently, this award has been recast to recognize long-term service to the IOCDF as a Service Award. In 2010, to encourage more students, trainees and junior investigators to come to the conference we began awarding three poster travel awards. In 2011 we gave out our inaugural Career Achievement Award to Dr. Edna Foa, and in 2012 we launched our “Hero Award”. In 2014, recognizing the impact of media on stigma, we want to acknowledge and recognize anyone in the media who is making a difference in how the general public views OCD. Finally, in 2019 we launched the IOCDF Youth Hero Award Presented by UNSTUCK.

More information about each of these awards, the criteria used, nomination process, etc. are articulated below.

IOCDF Career Achievement Award

This award is intended to highlight the significant and notable contributions of a professional in the field of OCD and related disorders.

2011 Edna Foa, PhD
2012 Wayne Goodman, MD
2013 Gail Steketee, PhD and Randy Frost, PhD
2014 Steven Rasmussen, MD
2015 John Greist, MD
2016 Fugen Neziroglu, PhD and Jose A. Yaryura-Tobias, MD
2017 Susan Swedo, MD
2018 Judy Rapoport, MD
2019 Isaac Marks, MD

IOCDF Patricia Perkins Service Award

Named after Patricia Perkins – co-founder, past president of the Board of Directors and previous executive director – this award is intended to honor any professional or IOCDF member who has stood out as a long-time (10+ years) and active contributor to the IOCDF in multiple ways.

2011 Fred Penzel, PhD
2012 Joy Kant (IOCDF Board of Directors and Past President)
2013 Ina and Julian Spero (OCD New Jersey)
2014 Wendy Mueller
2015 James Claiborn, PhD
2016 Barry Thomet
2017 Elizabeth McIngvale, PhD, LMSW; Jeff Bell
2018 Alec Pollard, PhD
2019 Reid Wilson, PhD

IOCDF Illumination Award

This award honors media personalities (TV, Film, Radio, Internet, Broadcast or Print journalism) who have represented OCD and/or related disorders in a respectful, accurate, and appropriate way, and/or who have challenged stereotypes and helped to fight stigma around mental health issues. These awards will be announced leading up to the conference, and award winners will be invited.

2014 Maria Bamford
2015 David Adam
2016 John Green
2017 Corey Hirsch
2018 Marc Summers
2019 Lily Bailey

IOCDF Hero Award

This award is intended to recognize any individual that has stood out as a particularly effective advocate for OCD and related disorders or who helped raise awareness of these disorders. This could include a series of activities and contributions or a significant one-time contribution in the past year. This award is intended for non-mental health professionals.

2012 Denis Asselin
2013/14 Margaret Sisson
2015 Chris Trondsen/Kevin Putman
2016 Alison Dotson
2017 Chrissie Hodges
2018 Stuart Ralph
2019 Thomas Smalley

IOCDF Youth Hero Award Presented by UNSTUCK

This award is intended to recognize any individual that has stood out as a particularly effective advocate for OCD and related disorders or who helped raise awareness of these disorders. This could include a series of activities and contributions or a significant one-time contribution in the past year.

2019 Alyssa Weninger

Outstanding Research Poster Awards

The intention of these awards is both to promote excellence in OCD and related disorders research and also to encourage young investigators to attend the conference and stay in the field of OCD and related disorders research.

2009

Brandon Barrios, BS
University of California, San Diego
Title: Neurocognitive Deficits in Compulsive Hoarding

Hayley Moller
University of California, Los Angeles
Title: Inverted Face Processing in Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Jeannette M. Reid, BS
University of South Florida
Title: Auxiliary Y-BOCS Features Relate to OCD Presentation, Impairments and Treatment

2010

Samantha Farris, BA
University of Pennsylvania
Title: The Myth of the Pure Obsessional: Compulsions in Taboo Thoughts

Wei Li, BS
University of California – Los Angeles
Title: Fractional Anisotropy Differences of the Inferior Fronto-Occipital Fasciculus in Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Nicole Caporino, M.A.
University of South Florida
Title: Family Accommodation in Pediatric Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

2011

Jennifer Greenberg, PsyD
Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Title: The Role of Allocentric and Egocentric Beliefs in Olfactory Reference Syndrome

Jason Krompinger, PhD
McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Title:   Early Response is Predictive of Treatment Outcome in IRT for OCD

Kimberly Rinehart, BS
University of Houston – Clear Lake
Title:   Mental Healthcare Utilization among Latinos: A Review of Clinical Studies for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

2012

Kimberly Glazier, MA
Yeshiva University
Title: Taboo Thoughts OCD: Frequently Misidentified by Clinicians

Daniel Steinberg, BS
University of Houston – Clear Lake
Title: Clinician Stigma and Obsessive Thoughts: The Role of Thought Content and Experience

Joseph McGuire, MA
University of South Florida
Title: Dysregulation in Pediatric OCD: An Examination of Symptom Severity, Impairment, and Treatment Outcome

Stephanie Taillefer, BScH
Ryerson University, Canada
Title: Medication Sequencing in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD): Predictors of Pharmacotherapy Response in OCD Patients Who Failed to Respond to a Previous SSRI Trial

2013

Adam Reid, MS
University of Florida
Title: Self-Regulation and Other Executive Functions Relationship to Pediatric OCD Severity and Treatment Outcome

Sarah Garnaat, PhD
Brown University
Title: Stability of Severe OCD: Implications for Neurosurgical Intervention

Kimberly Glazier, MA
Yeshiva University
Title: 50 Percent of OCD Cases Misidentified by Primary Care Physicians

2014

Stephanie Taillefer, MA
Ryerson University, Canada
Title: Group Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Hoarding Disorder Utilizing Non-Clinician In-Home Coaches

Adam Reid, MS
University of Florida
Title: Do SSRI Adverse Events Interfere with Multimodal Treatment for Pediatric OCD?

 Monica Wu, BA
University of South Florida
Title: Assessing Clinically Significant Obsessive-Compulsive Symptoms in Youth with Autism Spectrum-Disorders

Brittney Dane, BS
University of South Florida
Title: “I Saw it on the Internet”: Treatment Preferences in Pediatric Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

2015

Sophie Schneider, BA
Macquarie University, Australia
Title: Symptoms of body dysmorphic disorder in a community sample of adolescents

Andrew G. Guzick, BA
University of Florida
Title: In vivo exposure therapy use among providers who treat youth with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Brianna Wellen, BA
Rhode Island Hospital/Brown Medical School
Title: Reliability and Validity of the Pediatric Quality of Life Enjoyment and Satisfaction Questionnaire in Young Children with OCD

 Johanna Schulte, MS
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany
Title: Treatment situation and treatment barriers among individuals with Body Dysmorphic Disorder in Germany - Results of an internet-based self-test

2016

Maria Bolshakova, BS
University of Florida
Title: The Parent Trap: The Impact of Negative Parental Reactions and Behaviors on Pediatric OCD

Samantha Asofsky
University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
Title: Predicting Obsessive-Compulsive Symptom Dimensions from Obsessive Beliefs and Anxiety Sensitivity

Goi Khia Eng, BA
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Title: Structural Brain Differences in OCD -- A Voxel-based Morphometry Study

Andrew G. Guzick, BA
University of Florida
Title: The link between ADHD-like inattention and obsessive-compulsive symptoms during treatment for children with OCD

Terence H. W. Ching, M.Soc.Sci.
Center for Mental Health Disparities, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, University of Louisville
Title: Importance/Control of Thoughts Moderates the Relationship between Contamination Disgust and Sexual Orientation-OCD Symptoms: Avoiding Sexual Orientation Transformation?

2017

Omer Linkovski, PhD
Stanford University
Title: Can Priming Inhibitory Control Affect Resolution of Uncertainty?

Aki Tsuchiyagaito, MA
Fukushima Medical University, Japan
Title: OCD with and without ASD: Do Differential Brain Alterations Predict CBT Outcomes?

Caitlin Choy, BA
UCLA Child OCD, Anxiety and Tic Disorders Program
Title: Exposures in CBT for Childhood OCD: Addressing Common Clinician Concerns

Wendy den Dunnen, Med
IWK Health Centre, Canada
Title: Reductions in Family Accommodation Subtypes following Parent-Based Intervention

Zohaib Jessani, BA
Bradley Hospital/The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Title: Differences in executive functioning in pediatric OCD based on symptom dimensions

2018

Omer Linkovski, PhD
Stanford University
Title: Effects of Rapastinel (formerly GLYX-13) on Serum Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Christian Archer, BS
University of Florida College of Medicine
Title: Functional Impairment and Perceptions of Memory in Hoarding Disorder

Caitlin Brown, MS
University of Miami
Title: Clutter across cultures: An examination of measurement invariance across English and Spanish versions of the Hoarding Rating Scale

Alexandra Volpacchio, MA
William James College
Title: Alarmingly Low Rates of Utilization and Knowledge of Exposure and Response Prevention for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Among Mental Health Providers

Morgan Browning
University of Florida
Title: Exploring the Impacts of Depression, Comorbidity, and Symptom Domains on OCD-Related Functional Impairment

2019

Danielle Cooke, MS
University of Florida
Title: A Preliminary Evaluation of Clinician Perspectives on Hoarding Disorder

Rachel Silver
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Title: Investigating the Role of Responsibility Attitudes and Perceived Stress in Obsessive-Compulsive Symptoms in the Perinatal Period

Carly Parsons, MA
The University of British Columbia
Title: An Initial Investigation of Online Reassurance-Seeking

Elvis Coimbra-Gomes, MA
Queen Mary University of London
Title: Linguistic Construction of Ego-Dystonic Stance in Sexual Orientation OCD

Emma Turner
University of Connecticut
Title: The Impact of Multiple Stigma on Obsessive-Compulsive Symptom Dimensions: The Compounding Effects of Minority Racial/Ethnic and Sexual/Gender Status

Past Awards

Lifetime Achievement Award

2009 Michael Jenike, MD
2010 Jonathan Grayson, PhD