The ‘Dr Imelda de Groot’ is annual award for a person, group or institution for the best project or achievement in the field of rehabilitation (in a broader sense) for Duchenne and Becker Muscular Dystrophy. This award is an initiative of the foundation Duchenne Parent Project, The Netherlands.
Dr Imelda de Groot retired in April 2021 as a pediatric rehabilitation specialist at the Radboud University Medical Center. During her career she initiated innovative and relevant research projects in the field of Duchenne and Becker Muscular Dystrophy, such as ‘No use is disuse’ about exercise and physical activities, outcome measures and many other subjects.
The goal of the award is to stimulate researchers and clinicians to develop activities in this field. Candidates for this award can be nominated by Duchenne (and Becker) patient organizations around to globe. The winner of the award, selected by a jury existing of experts including patients, will receive € 10.000 to be spend on this type of research. In 2021, this prize was awarded for the first time to Project Maku.
The winner will be announced during World Duchenne Awareness Day on September 7th.
Deadline for nominations: August 1, 2022.
Nominations can be send to [email protected] and should include:
- Full name if the organization (the nominator)
- Website of the nominator
- Email address of nominator
- Nominators job title within the organization
- What is your relation with nominee?
- Name of nominee
- Email address of nominee
- Nominees employer: institution/company or other
Video with description of the project and the motivation why this project deserves to win this award. Video can be in native language but should then be subtitled in English. Max 3 minutes.