PSAD/Novo Nordisk Science Award Recipients

2014  Michael van Vugt (The Netherlands)

The 10th PSAD/Novo Nordisk Science Award was given to Mr. Michael van Vugt, VU Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, for the article entitled: Use of Behavioral Change Techniques in Web-Based Self-Management Programs for Type 2 Diabetes Patients: Systematic Review. J Med Internet Res, 2013,15(12):e279.

2013 Mirjana Pibernik-Okanović (Croatia)

The 9th PSAD/Novo Nordisk Science Award was given to Mrs. Mirjana Pibernik-Okanović, Vuk Vrhovac University Clinic, Zagreb, Croatia, as a lifetime achievement award.

2012 Giesje Nefs (The Netherlands)

The 8th PSAD/Novo Nordisk Science Award was given to Mrs. Giesje Nefs, for the article entitled: Nefs G et al. The course of depressive symptoms in primary care patients with type 2 diabetes: results from the Diabetes, Depression, Type D Personality Zuidoost-Brabant (DiaDDZoB) Study. Diabetologia. 2012;55(3):608-616.

2011 Mariska Bot (The Netherlands)

The 7th PSAD/Novo Nordisk Science Award was presented in 2011 at the 16th PSAD Scientific Spring Meeting in Cambridge, United Kingdom. The award recipient was Mariska Bot, for her article entitled „Eicosapentaenoic acid as an add-on to antidepressant medication for co-morbid major depression in patients with diabetes mellitus: a randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled study.“ Her award-winning paper has been published in J Affect Disord. 2010, 126(1-2):282-6.

2010 Charlotte Paddison (United Kingdom)

In 2010 the Award was presented to Dr Charlotte Paddison, Senior Research Associate at the Health Services Research Group of the University of Cambridge. Her award-winning paper “Are people with negative diabetes screening tests falsely reassured? Parallel group cohort study embedded in the ADDITION (Cambridge) randomised controlled trial” was published in BMJ 2009, 339: b4535.

2009 Marcel Adriaanse (The Netherlands)

In 2009 the award recipient was Marcel Adriaanse for his research on the link between diabetes and depression. His award-winning paper entitled „Diabetes-related symptom distress in association with glucose metabolism and comorbidity“ has been published in Diabetes Care 2008, 31(12): 2268–2270. A second paper on research results of The Hoorn Study („Symptoms of depression in people with impaired glucose metabolism or Type 2 diabetes mellitus“) was published in Diabetic Medicine 2008, 25(7): 843–849.

2007 Kirsty Winkley (United Kingdom)

The 4th PSAD/Novo Nordisk Science Award was presented in 2007 at the 12th PSAD Scientific Spring Meeting in Brussels, Belgium. The award recipient was Kirsty Winkley, for her article entitled „Psychological interventions to improve glycaemic control in type 1 diabetes: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials.“ Her award-winning paper has been published in BMJ 2006, 333(7558): 65-.

2006 Vibeke Zoffmann (Denmark)

In 2006 Vibeke Zoffmann received the PSAD/Novo Nordisk Science Award for her research “Guided self-determination improves life skills with type 1 diabetes and A1C in randomized controlled trial”, published in Patient Education and Counceling 2006, 64, 78-86.

2005 Marie Clarke (United Kingdom)

In 2005 Dr Marie Clarke received the PSAD/Novo Nordisk Science Award for her research “Effects of a tailored lifestyle self-management intervention in patients with type 2 diabetes”, published in British Journal of Health Psychology 2004, 9, 365-369.

2004 Frans Pouwer (The Netherlands)

The 1st PSAD/Novo Nordisk Science Award was presented in 2004 at the 9th PSAD Scientific Spring Meeting in Amsterdam. The Award was presented to Dr Frans Pouwer for his work on “Monitoring of psychological well-being in outpatients with diabetes”. His award-winning paper has been published in Diabetes Care 2001, 24: 1929-1935.