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J. Pat Cummings Fellowship
Originally this award was known as the ACUVUE® Eye Health Advisor Student Citizenship Scholarship. In 2009, following the tragic death of Dr. Cummings, VISTAKON®, a Division of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc., and the AOF decided that the program should be renamed in his honor. This award is conferred annually to a second or third year optometry student at each of the North American Schools and colleges of optometry who best demonstrates the ideal eye care standards of practice. To qualify the recipient must demonstrate achievement in both academic performance and extra-curricular activities, along with other professional pursuits such as involvement with patients through internships, community service, and other volunteer activities.
Second or third year students attending a school or college of optometry in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico are eligible.
A $1,000 fellowship toward academic expenses and personalized plaque, one for each recipient for a total of twenty-two awards.
To recognize outstanding contributions of student clinicians who best exemplify ideal eye care standards of practice.
The appropriate award selection committee at each of the schools/colleges of optometry will select the one student who meets the eligibility requirements and best demonstrates the qualities detailed in the criteria. AOF will not accept applications directly submitted by a student. Interested students should relay their desire for consideration to the award chair or financial aid representative at their institution.
To select the one student who meets the eligibility requirements and best demonstrates achievement in both academic performance and extra-curricular activites, along with other professional pursuits such as involvment with patients through internships, community service, and other volunteer activities.
Recipients will best exemplify ideal eye care standards of practice, including: (a) the importance of eye health; (b) proper contact lens wear and care; (c) community service and volunteerism.
Submission and Deadline
The 2013 deadline is October 4th.
Nominations must be sent by a representative from each institution, electronically via e-mail and include the subject line "Cummings Fellowship" to: AOF@aaoptom.org .
For additional questions or information, contact Tracy Kitts, Foundation Coordinator, at 321-710-3936 or AOF@aaoptom.org
International Association for Dental Research Distinguished Service Award
Supported by J. Morita Corporation
Deadline: October 8, 2013
The IADR Distinguished Service Award is presented to an individual member of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) for outstanding instances of service to the Association or distinguished service over a period of time. It is intended to recognize members who have not served as officers of the IADR.
The Award consists of a plaque and expenses to travel to and attend the IADR General Session in the year the Award is presented.
The 2014 recipient will be selected by a Committee in December 2013, and will receive the award at the Opening Ceremonies of the 92nd General Session & Exhibition of the IADR.
Letters of nomination should be sent by October 8, 2013 to:
Sheri S. Herren, Strategic Programs Manager - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kidney & Urology Foundation of America Covelli Family Achievement Award
This award is for young patients who deserve to be recognized for having improved their academic or life skills.
Recipients will be granted up to $500 as well as a certificate acknowledging their achievements.
The Kidney & Urology Foundation of America, Inc. is proud to offer the Covelli Family Achievement Award to elementary, middle and high school students (ages 6-18) who have been diagnosed with kidney or urologic disease. This award encourages school-age patients to master life skills and focus on their education. College-bound high school students should apply for the Kidney & Urology Foundation of America Scholarship Award.
Completed application forms must be received by Friday, May 24, 2013 to be considered for this award cycle. We will not accept faxed applications. The entire application, including letters of recommendation, must be mailed together.
Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association Chapter Excellence Award
The Chapter Excellence Award honors a chapter that best promotes the goals of the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA) through its member relationships, professional activities, and promotion of advanced practice gerontological nursing throughout the local, regional, and/or state during the past year. The winning chapter will be awarded $250.00.
• The chapter must be officially chartered by the GAPNA Board of Directors.
• The chapter must be in compliance with all chapter obligations and in good standing with the GAPNA National Office.
• The completed application must be received by the National Office by the given deadline.
Application deadline: June 1
Call for Nominations: William B. Abrams Award in Geriatric Clinical Pharmacology
The William B. Abrams Award in Geriatric Clinical Pharmacology was established with support from the Merck Company Foundation in 1996 to honor an investigator in geriatric clinical pharmacology for outstanding contributions to the field.
Dr. Abrams, a Past President of ASCPT, had a long and illustrious career in the pharmaceutical industry, mostly at the Merck Research Laboratories. Among his many accomplishments in geriatric clinical pharmacology, he was the founding Co-Editor of the Merck Manual of Geriatrics, created the Scientific Section on Geriatric Clinical Pharmacology of ASCPT, and developed and funded post-doctoral training programs in geriatric clinical pharmacology.
Dr. Abrams' objective in establishing this award was to encourage more young scientists to enter the field of geriatric clinical pharmacology by recognizing accomplishments in the field at the Society's Annual Meeting.
This award is funded on behalf of Dr. Abrams through the generosity of The Merck Company Foundation.
A nominee must be an investigator in geriatrics who is actively involved in high-quality teaching and research in geriatric clinical pharmacology.
Prize and Presentation
The William B. Abrams Award in Geriatric Clinical Pharmacology is presented at the ASCPT Annual Meeting. The recipient will receive a plaque and a $1,000 honorarium. Travel expenses, hotel expenses and meeting registration will be reimbursed by the Society.
The nomination deadline is Thursday, June 27, 2013.
To submit a nomination, please complete the online nomination form. Please send CVs, letters of support, and other supporting documents to ASCPT at email@example.com.
Call for Nominations: Henry W. Elliott Distinguished Service Award
The Henry W. Elliott Distinguished Service Award was established in 1979 to recognize an ASCPT member who has gone above and beyond the call of duty in service to the organization.
The goal of the Henry W. Elliott Distinguished Service Award is to acknowledge outstanding efforts on behalf of the organization by an individual member and in doing so, encourage other ASCPT members to contribute their time and talent to the Society.
A nominee must be a member of ASCPT and cannot have held the position of President-Elect or President of the Society within the last five years. The essential criterion documented evidence of excellent service to the organization. One or two outstanding acts of service or a long record of many acts of service may justify the award. The recipient should have a record of continuous service to the Society, including one or many major accomplishments.
Prize and Presentation
The Henry W. Elliott Distinguished Service Award is presented at the ASCPT Annual Meeting. The recipient will receive a plaque and a $1,000 honorarium. Travel expenses, hotel expenses and meeting registration will be reimbursed by the Society.
Call for Nominations: Oscar B. Hunter Memorial Award in Therapeutics
The Oscar B. Hunter Memorial Award in Therapeutics was established in 1955 to honor individual scientists for outstanding contributions to clinical pharmacology and therapeutics. This award recognizes a meritorious career in drug research, excellence or contributions in direct patient care, and a distinguished teaching career.
The Oscar B. Hunter Memorial Award in Therapeutics is the Society's premier award. The goal of the award is to honor a scientist for outstanding contributions to clinical pharmacology and therapeutics over the individual's professional life.
A nominee must be able to provide evidence of an exemplary career in drug research, significant contributions to excellence in patient care, and a distinguished teaching career.
The Oscar B. Hunter Memorial Award in Therapeutics is presented at the ASCPT Annual Meeting. The recipient will present a lecture summarizing the works that form the basis of the award. In addition, the recipient of the award will receive a bronze medal mounted on a plaque and a $1,500 honorarium. Travel expenses, hotel expenses and meeting registration will be reimbursed by the Society.
Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiving Legacy Awards
With continuing support from The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation, Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) is pleased to oversee the annual Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer's Disease Caregiving Legacy Awards program in its sixth year.
Three awards of $20,000 each will be awarded to nonprofit organizations, government agencies or universities responding to a community need with a program or project which focuses primarily on family/informal caregivers of adults with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Only agencies operating within the continental United States are eligible to apply. One award will be granted in each of these categories:
Creative Expression: This award will go to programs or projects that use imaginative and creative approaches in supporting persons with dementia or family/informal caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Some examples are programs or projects using art, music, theatre, journaling, multimedia (e.g. film, documentary, radio) or other types of creative expression.
Diverse/Multicultural Communities: This award will go to programs or projects that provide services, support or other types of outreach to family/informal caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's disease or related dementias in diverse ethnic, age diversity, religion/spirituality, gender, rural, low income, and LGBT or other communities.
Policy and Advocacy: This award will go to programs or projects that advocate for systems change for the benefit of family/informal caregivers or care recipients with Alzheimer's disease or related dementias. These efforts could focus on legislation, executive or administrative changes, advocacy campaigns, or any other action to strengthen the public or private sector's recognition and support of family/informal caregivers.
Applications are available, online only. The closing deadline for 2013 applications is 5 p.m. (Pacific Time), Friday, August 16, 2013. Award announcements will be made by late November 2013. Award recipients will be honored at the 2014 Annual Conference of the American Society on Aging (ASA). Participates will be invited to present information about their awarded program or project at the conference. Travel stipends will be available for the conference.
Eligibility and Submission Conditions
Nonprofit organizations, government agencies and universities responding to a community need with a program or project that focuses primarily on family/ informal caregivers of adults with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias are eligible to apply. Family or informal caregivers are unpaid caregivers. The term includes family members, friends, domestic partners and neighbors. Support for family/informal caregivers need not be the primary mission of the organization, agency or university.
Nonprofit applicants must submit proof of their 501(c) (3) status or other nonprofit status by attaching a copy of their nonprofit designation letter to their application. For-profit entities are not eligible to apply.
The nominated program or project has to have been active during the calendar year of 2012 and/or 2013. If the program or project involves a major culminating event, that event must have occurred prior to application deadline.
For the Policy & Advocacy and Creative Expression categories, program or project may be related to either family/informal caregivers or persons with dementia or both.
For the Diversity/Multicultural Communities category, program/project must be specific to family/informal caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's disease or related dementias.
The applicant or other designated program or project representatives must be willing to share information about their program with others, including a presentation at a national professional conference, and to write up additional information to appear on FCA's website and/or future publications. Award recipients may also be asked to provide information about how the award was used to further advance the mission of the organization, agency, or university.
Application must be received by the extended deadline of 5 p.m. (Pacific Time), on Friday, August 16, 2013.
Applicants must apply electronically using the designated online system.
Applicants must designate the category in which they would like to be considered. Applicants are competing only against others within their chosen category. If the judges feel that the applicant would be better suited for another category, they will contact the applicant directly.
Call for Nominations: Association of Women Surgeons 2013 Patricia Numann Medical Student Award
Deadline: July 15, 2013
The mission of the Patricia Numann Medical Student Award is to encourage and support an outstanding female medical student who is pursuing a career in surgery.
• The recipient of the AWS Patricia Numann Medical Student Award will be a student who, in the opinion of the AWS Awards Committee, has demonstrated leadership potential or made significant contributions to surgery.
• This award is open to female medical students who will be in their clinical years of medical school in October 2013.
• The recipient of this Award is given:
o Complimentary attendance at the AWS Fall Conference held Sunday, October 6, 2013 in Washington, DC, in conjunction with the ACS Clinical Congress.
o A complimentary dinner ticket to the AWS Awards Dinner on Monday, October 7th in Washington, DC.
o An Award Certificate recognizing the winner’s accomplishments, presented at the Awards Dinner.
o Reimbursement for travel and lodging up to $1,000 (Travel and lodging expenses may be used to attend both the AWS events and the ACS Clinical Congress events.
o One year complimentary AWS membership.
• A student may nominate herself or can be encouraged by a surgeon to apply for this award.
• The student should complete, secure and compile all the necessary information.
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Call for Nominations: Association of Women Surgeons 2013 Hilary Sanfey Outstanding Resident Award
The mission of the Hilary Sanfey Outstanding Resident Award is to recognize surgical trainees who demonstrate potential as future leaders in surgery.
• The recipient of the AWS Hilary Sanfey Outstanding Resident Award must be a surgical trainee who is in primary residence training in either general surgery or a surgical specialty at the time of nomination.
• Candidates should demonstrate exceptional leadership abilities, have excellent technical and patient management skills, interact well with other health professionals and serve as role models for junior residents and medical students.
• The recipient of this Award will receive:
o An Award Certificate recognizing the winner’s accomplishments presented at the Awards Dinner.
o Reimbursement for travel and lodging up to $1,000 (Travel and lodging expenses may be used to attend both the AWS events and the ACS Clinical Congress events.)
• Only one nomination may be submitted from each accredited surgical residency program.
• The nomination must come from the Program Director or Department Chair.