ISPID - International Society for the Study and Prevention of Perinatal and Infant Death
ISPID - International Society for the Study and Prevention of Perinatal and Infant Death

International Society for the Study and Prevention of Perinatal and Infant Death

Award Winners

ISPID and its predecessors ESPID and SIDS International have been honouring outstanding scientists and health professionals with awards for a long time. This is a list of award winners so far.


Distinguished Researcher Awards have been extended to the following persons:

  • Roger Byard from Australia, Hannah Kinney from the USA and and John Thompson from New Zealand in the year 2016
  • Caroline Blackwell from Australia, Peter Fleming from UK and Ed Mitchell from New Zealand in the year 2014
  • Henry Krous and Brad Thatch, both from the USA, in the year 2012
  • André Kahn from Belgium in the year 2010
  • Susan Beal from Australia in the year 2007
  • Shirley Tonkin from Auckland, New Zealand, in the year 2003
  • Johannes Huber from Utrecht, Netherlands, in the year 2001
  • Robert Carpenter from London, UK, in the year 1999
  • John Emery from Sheffield, UK, in the year 1998


New Investigator Awards have been extended to the following persons:

  • Stephanie Yiallourou from the Ritchie Centre, Monash Institute Of Medical Research, Monash University, Australia, for her presentation at the ISA/ISPID Joint Conference in Sydney, Australia, on 8-10 October 2010:
    Does sleeping position effect baroreflex sensitivity in infants? Implications for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
  • Cliona McGarvey from Dublin, Ireland, for her presentation at the X. ESPID Conference in Oslo, Norway, on 27-31 May 2003:
    McGarvey C, McDonnell M, O'Regan M, Chong A, Matthews TG. A case controlled study of SIDS in the Republic of Ireland: factors relating to the infant's sleeping environment.
  • Sertac Arslanoglu form Izmir, Turkey, for her presentation at the IX. ESPID Conference in Istanbul, Turkey, on 2-6 October 2001:
    Arslanoglu S, Yalaz M, Akisu M, Kultursay N. Evaluation of the trends in NICU mortality rates in a regional reference center throughout 34 years (1967-2000) with the decreasing mortality rates of VLBW infants.
  • Gunter Hayler from Berlin, Germany, for his presentation at the VIII. ESPID Conference in Jerusalem, Israel, on 30 May - 4 June 1999:
    Hayler G, Stoltenburg-Didinger G, Landeghem F van, Bajanowski T. Histopathology of thalamic and hypothalamic centers of arousal in Sudden Infant Death (SID) victims.


Health Educator Awards have been extended to the following persons:

  • Francine Bates and Alison Waite from the UK in the year 2016
  • Stephanie Cowan and Judy Bannon in the year 2014
  • Joyce Epstein from the UK in the year 2012
  • Jeanine Young from Australia in the year 2010


Kaarene Fitzgerald Awards have been extended to the following persons:

  • Ineko Kato, Nagoya City University, Japan, in 2006
  • Marianne Arnestad, Institute of Forensic Medicine, Oslo, Norway, in 2004
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