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Award for Excellence in Medication-Use Safety
Supported by a grant from the Cardinal Health Foundation
Application Deadline Extended: January 31, 2014
The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Research and Education Foundation created the Award for Excellence in Medication-Use Safety in 2004. This is the only award program to honor a pharmacist-led multidisciplinary team for its significant institution-wide system improvements relating to medication use.
The $50,000 award, which is sponsored by the Cardinal Health Foundation, recognizes on a national level pharmacy professionals who have assumed a leadership role in promoting safety in the medication-use process. The award also honors two finalists, who each receive $10,000.
2014 Letter of Intent Submission Process
A letter of intent screening component has been added to the Award for Excellence in Medication-Use Safety application process. Applicants are required to submit a letter of intent that describes their medication safety initiative. These letters of intent will be reviewed by external expert reviewers. Based on results of the letters of intent review process, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application for the award.
Call for Nominations: Isaac Hays, MD and John Bell, MD Award for Leadership in Medical Ethics and Professionalism
This award was established by the Board of Trustees and the AMA Foundation in 1997 to promote and underscore the AMA's continuing dedication to the principles of medical ethics and the highest standards of medical practice.
The ideal candidate for the award would:
1. Be active in organized medicine.
2. Be dedicated to the principles of medical ethics and the highest standards of medical practice.
3. Have made an outstanding contribution through active service in medical ethics activities, e.g., (1) by serving on an ethics committee or commission, or (2) by improving the profession's effectiveness in upholding its ethical standards through advocacy of policies, provision or organization of services, and/or by scholarship (writings) that demonstrate effective leadership in ethics.
4. Not be a current or recent member of the AMA's Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs.
5. Have distinguished himself or herself as a leader in ethics to merit nomination by a peer.
The award is named for co-writers of the original Code of Ethics for the American Medical Association. The AMA Foundation Board of Directors selects the award recipient. The award consists of an appropriate plaque and a monetary award of $2,500 and is presented at the Interim Meeting.
AMA Awards Program Instructions
Nominations for 2014 Awards
• Candidates may be nominated for more than one award.
• Nominations for awards should be presented on an official awards nomination form, and emailed to the AMA Office of House of Delegates Affairs at the address below. You will need to download the form and submit the completed form as an email attachment.
• All pertinent information must be provided within the space provided on the form. Please complete multiple forms for multiple nominations.
• The sponsor's statement and endorsement statements, if any, should be of not less than 50, nor more than 250 words. Statements of endorsement are not required.
• Please include the candidates' curriculum vitae with the nomination forms in the e-mail submittal.
• Please email nominations by February 24, 2014 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional information, please contact:
Call for Nominations: AMA Foundation Award for Health Education
The Award, consisting of a $3,500 stipend and an appropriate certificate, was established to encourage and to recognize the professional or public health education activities of practicing physicians. Special consideration will be given to those physicians working in the areas of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. The Award is supported by a grant from the John P. McGovern Foundation, and the AMA Foundation Board of Directors selects the recipient. It is presented at the Interim Meeting.
Call for Nominations: American Society of Parasitologists 2014 Distinguished Service Award and Extramural Awards
The Distinguished Service Award is presented by the ASP to honor one of its members who, through dedicated efforts and sustained giving of time and talents, has significantly enhanced the effectiveness of the Society and promoted the discipline of parasitology.
Nominations will close on January 15, 2014.
Selection criteria: In choosing the awardee, the collective criteria for determining service contributions may include: (a) longevity as an active ASP member as evidenced by continuous membership and regular attendance at annual meetings; (b) active participation on ASP committees; (c) exceptional service in positions of leadership within the Society (officer, committee chairs, etc.); or exceptional leadership in promoting parasitology through active participation in regional parasitology societies or in the awardee's geographical area, or both.
The award consists of travel and accommodation expenses and an engraved plaque at the Annual Meeting.
Required documentation for the Distinguished Service Award nomination will include: (a) nomination letter summarizing the nominee's qualifications for distinguished service recognition; (b) two additional supporting letters; (c) updated Curriculum vitae of the candidate with an appended detailed description of the candidate's contribution to ASP, or to the field of parasitology, or both.
The Committee is also responsible for nominations for extramural awards given by other organizations or individuals for which a members of the Society might qualify. The Committee Chair will accept nominations for these awards.
The award consists of a plaque, and travel and accommodation expenses.
Please submit nominations to:
Dr. Nancy F. Smith
Galbraith Marine Science Laboratory
4200 54th Ave S
St. Petersburg, FL 33711
Call for Nominations: 2014 Clark P. Read Mentor Award
The Clark P. Read Mentor Award is awarded to honor an individual who, during his or her career, has demonstrated extraordinary leadership in the training of young scientists who have successfully pursued the independent study of parasites or aspects of the host-parasite relationship. Further, the individual shall have influenced the research and/or graduate education of a department, college or institution to significantly increase the number of students completing graduate level training in the various disciplines of parasitology.
Awarded to honor an individual who, during his or her career, has demonstrated extraordinary leadership in the training of young scientists who have successfully pursued the independent study of parasites or aspects of the host-parasite relationship. Further, the individual shall have influenced the research and/or graduate education of a department, college or institution to significantly increase the number of students completing graduate level training in the various disciplines of parasitology.
Selection criteria: include but are not limited to one or more of the following:
evidence of success of his or her undergraduates, graduates or postdoctoral trainees in the field of parasitology;
evidence of scholarship in research and graduate education;
effective teaching methods;
effective or unique aspects of bench training;
evidence of an impact on the field of parasitology through their didactic and/or bench-level teaching;
evidence of the development of a supportive, creative, and credible learning environment that facilitates the scholarly development of student-mentor partnerships in the various disciplines of parasitology,
candidates for the award should be a member of the American Society of Parasitologists (ASP), at least by the time the award is given; and
at least four letters of support.
The award will consist of travel and accommodation expenses and a certificate to be presented during the Annual Meeting of the Society. The recipient will be expected to deliver a 30 minute oral presentation to the membership of the Society emphasizing his or her views and experiences related to mentoring.
The nomination package for the Clark P. Read Mentor Award should include the following material:
Letter of Nomination
Current Curriculum Vitae
List of current and former students mentored and, if known, their present position/status including: *Undergraduate students *Graduate students *Post-doctoral trainees *Students on whose thesis/dissertation committee the nominee served
Letters of Support (minimum of 4) that speak to the nominee's strengths as a mentor: *Former/current students: letters of support from former/current students should focus on firsthand evidence of the "mentorship" abilities of the nominee *Colleagues – in addition to commenting on evidence of scholarship in research and publication, it is important that the individual writing the letter comment on the nominee's interaction with and influence on students in a mentorship capacity.
Dr. Valerie McKenzie
Dept. of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
University of Colorado
Boulder, CO 80309-0334
Call for Nominations: 2014 Suheil J. Muasher, M.D., Distinguished Service Award
This award is intended to recognize and honor individuals or organizations that have provided distinguished service to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Nominees may be either ASRM members or non-ASRM members. The recipient or recipients will be selected based on scientific, leadership, organizational, political or societal service contributions to the ASRM, reproductive medicine and/or reproductive medicine patients.
Nominations may be submitted to Andrew R. La Barbera, Ph.D., ASRM Scientific Director, by members of the Society before June 1, 2014. Nominations must include a summary of the nominee’s contributions to the field of reproductive medicine and the Society. The recipient will be selected by the Executive Committee and notified by September 1, 2014. Previous nominees will be considered.
The recipient will be recognized as the Suheil J. Muasher Distinguished Service Awardee by presentation of a plaque at the Annual Meeting of the Society. In addition, the recipient will be provided with free registration for the ASRM Annual Meeting, airfare/travel expenses up to $500.00, two days hotel accommodations in the ASRM hotel room block, and meals and ground transportation up to a maximum of $800.00.
Call for Nominations: Research Society on Alcoholism 2014 Marlatt Mentorship Award
Deadline: January 31, 2014
The Executive and Awards Committees of RSA are pleased to announce the 2014 Marlatt Mentorship Award in honor of Dr. G. Alan Marlatt. Dr. Marlatt was a giant in the alcohol research field, but just as important was his exceptional generosity and dedication as a mentor to legions of young alcohol researchers. The mentoring relationship between senior and young investigators is an important one that should not go unrecognized.
The Marlatt Mentorship Award will be given annually to an RSA member whose mentoring of young researchers in the alcohol research field is demonstrated to be exceptional and, therefore, should be recognized by his/her peers.
The recipient of this 3rd Annual Award will be presented with a commemorative plaque and cash award during the 2014 RSA Meeting in Bellevue, Washington.
Submit the required materials by January 31. Do not include additional materials. Address questions to Debra Sharp at email@example.com
Call for Nominations: Research Society on Alcoholism Lifetime Achievement Award
Nominations are being sought for the RSA Lifetime Achievement Award. This non-annual award is given only when a qualified person is nominated, as voted on by the Awards Committee.
This award recognizes a person with who has had a long, balanced career including contributions to alcohol research, training, service and advocacy. These contributions (whether they have been in research, policy, leadership or administrative) must have had a lasting impact on the alcohol research field. The recipient of this award will be presented with a commemorative plaque and cash award during the 2014 RSA Meeting in Bellevue, Washington.
All scientists except the immediate-past president and the current president, secretary and treasurer of the Research Society on Alcoholism are eligible. Past RSA Distinguished Researcher Awardees are eligible once 5 years have passed since receipt of the award. Nominations will be accepted from RSA members only. Non-members nominated will be considered but are not encouraged.
American Psychological Association of Graduate Students Outstanding APA Division Award
This award recognizes a division of APA for superior performance in promoting graduate student development, involvement and joint APAGS/APA division membership.
Deadline: May 7, 2014
Sponsor: American Psychological Association of Graduate Students
This $1,000 cash award recognizes a division of APA for superior performance in promoting graduate student development, involvement and joint APAGS/APA division membership. This award is funded by APAGS and will be dispersed directly to the division to be used in accordance with the goals specified in the proposal.
A qualified division must demonstrate an exemplary level of commitment to providing opportunities for graduate student development. Applications will be evaluated based upon how well the division actively incorporates students and student issues into the governance and activities of the Division, develops and implements innovative programs that target the needs of students, promotes joint APAGS/APA division membership, encourages socialization of student into the profession, and helps students to shape their own professional identity.
In addition to being recognized as the “APAGS Outstanding Division of the Year” and receiving a monetary award of $1,000, the winning division will be presented with a plaque at the annual DSRN meeting, held during the APA Convention and acknowledged in APAGS publications.
To be considered for this award, a division of APA must:
Have an active doctoral student membership.
Require student affiliates to be members of APA/APAGS.
Have a student representative who is a member of the APAGS Division Student Representatives Network (DSRN).
To apply, at least one member and one division member must collaborate on the required application materials. The APAGS Award Selection Committee will take into account both past and current activities when reviewing and selecting the winner of this award. Funds must be used to develop new programs and opportunities for graduate students or to build upon and enhance existing student activities.
Call for Nominations: American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Stella Zedalis Award for Dedicated Service
The Executive Council has established the Stella Zedalis Award for Dedicated Service to honor former associate executive director Stella Zedalis, who retired at the end of September after 26 years with the Society.
The Stella Zedalis Award is to be given annually (or at the discretion of the Executive Council) to honor a healthcare professional or lay person for providing consistent and outstanding services to the Society. The award includes a $1,000 cash prize and recognition plaque.
Individuals wishing to propose a nomination for the first Stella Zedalis Award are asked to submit a brief paragraph with the reasons they feel their candidate should be considered by December 15, 2013 to Gayle Irvin, ASCRS Associate Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.