Dr. Nigg was nominated by CHADD leadership and members of the organization's professional advisory board, and selected by the CHADD board of directors for his "enormous contributions made in the field of treatment of persons with AD/HD," as well as his "ongoing commitment to the work of CHADD."
Dr. Nigg specializes in diagnostic assessment and treatment planning for children with attention and learning disorders. He is a leading expert on ADHD/ADD, and his extensive and ongoing original scientific research in this area helps inform his consultations to families and other clinicians.
"This award appropriately recognizes Dr. Nigg for his innovative and cutting edge research and his career long commitment to helping patients who suffer with this condition," said George Keepers, M.D., professor and chair of psychiatry. "We are fortunate to have such an outstanding scientist in our department and at OHSU."
CHADD's Hall of Fame includes only those individuals who have been recognized as leaders throughout the country for their work on behalf of people with ADHD.
CHADD is a national non-profit organization providing education, advocacy and support for individuals with ADHD. The organization publishes a variety of printed materials to keep members and professionals current on research advances, medications and treatments affecting individuals with ADHD. CHADD represents 20,000 members. Most are families of children and adults with ADHD.