The Sidney Prize in Rehabilitation Medicine

The full breakdown of prize money for each event in Sydney this year has been revealed. This includes the US dollar amounts as well as the Euro and GBP values. It also shows the percentage increase in prize money compared to last year.

The Elizabeth and Sidney Licht Award honors excellence in scientific writing in rehabilitation medicine. Only articles that present potentially significant empirical and theoretical contributions to the field and demonstrate soundness of methodology and data analysis are considered for this award. The ACRM Awards Committee and Archives Editorial Board select the winner of this prize.

Sid was a gifted teacher who made his mark in both economics and science. He had a rare gift of communicating complex ideas in ways that made them relevant to students of diverse backgrounds. His ability to connect with his students and make complex topics interesting and understandable helped him create a lifelong passion in them for learning.

Throughout his career, Sid’s scientific work challenged accepted dogma and he was not afraid to take a stand for what he believed. His perseverance and courage paid off in the end, and he was able to convince others that his discoveries were valid.

Sid’s work is still making an impact today. Ananya Jain, a high school student from California, used his research as inspiration for her National History Day project. The work led her to become a Dana-Farber Scholar, a program that encourages young women to pursue careers in science.

In addition to his brilliant research, Sid was a devoted family man who always put his family first. He was proud of his children’s accomplishments and always wished them the best. He was a loyal friend and a generous mentor to his colleagues, who will miss him dearly.

The prize was established in 2004 in memory of Sidney Cox, Professor of English at Dartmouth from 1927 to 1952 and author of Indirections for Those Who Want to Write. It is awarded annually to that piece of undergraduate writing that most nearly meets the high standards of originality and integrity set by Professor Cox for himself and his students. The essay or paper must be written in any undergraduate discipline, and submission is open to all students, regardless of major or minor.