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SSSS Awards & Grants Programs

We have created a downloadable and printable PDF with all the details, descriptions, and policies for all of SSSS's awards and grants.

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Over the years SSSS has given several awards that are no longer active. Below are brief descriptions of the awards, along with the recipients.

Janice M. Epp Student Scholarship Award
This award recognized Dr. Janice Epp’s significant contributions to SSSS. Dr. Epp, a prominent clinical sexologist and educator, was renowned as a passionate advocate for students, an inspiring teacher, and a wise mentor. She worked tirelessly to expand opportunities for students to be a viable part of The Society.

2013 – Corey Flanders 

2013 – Virginia Lynn Ramseyer Winter 

2014 – Shanna Katz Kattari 

2014 – Chelsea Kilimnik 

2014 – Jonathan Reeves 

2015 – Randal Brown 

2015 – Lisa Meyers 

2015 – Veronica Tirado Mercado 

2016 – Jessica J. Hille 

2017 – Bridget Rebek 

2017 – Vivian Ta 
Kinsey Award
This award was given by the former Mid-Continent Region of SSSS. It acknowledged contributions to the field of sex research, sex therapy, and/or sexology.  

Alfred Kinsey, PhD (posthumously) 

William Masters, MD 

Paul Gebhard, PhD 

Floyd Martinson, PhD 

Joseph LoPiccolo, PhD 

Ira Reiss, PhD

Donald Mosher, PhD 

Janet Shibley Hyde, PhD 

Leonore Tiefer, PhD 

Elizabeth Rice Allgeier, PhD 

Vern L. Bullough, RN, PhD 

Bonnie Bullough, RN, PhD 

John Money, PhD 

Wardell Pomeroy, PhD 

Elaine Hatfield, PhD 

John Henry Jefferies Bancroft, MD 

John Gagnon, PhD 

Eli Coleman, PhD 

John DeLamater, PhD 

Alan Bell, PhD (posthumously) 

Michael Ross, PhD 

Beverly Whipple, PhD 

Martin Weinberg, PhD 

Edward Laumann, PhD 

Julia Heiman, PhD 

Milton Diamond, PhD 

E. Sandra Byers, PhD 
Founders Award

2003 - Albert Ellis, PhD

John Money Award
Presented by the former Eastern Region of SSSS. 

2011 - Eli Coleman 

2010 - Jeff Parsons 

2009 - Mark Padilla 

2008 - Theo Sandfoot 

2005 - Vern Bullough 

2004 - Charlene Muehlenhard 

Mattison and McWhirter Student Paper & Presentation Award

2012 Presentation Winner — Suzan Doornwaard, MSc, for her presentation, “Developmental Trajectories of Adolescents Use of Sexually Explicit Material” 

2012 Poster Winner — Megan Forbes, MA, for her poster, “Other Fish in the The Impact of Sex Ratios on Online Dating Sites” 

David L. Weis Student Paper Presentation Award 

This award was given by the former Mid-Continent Region of SSSS to acknowledge the quality of the presentation made during that meeting.

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