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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.
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: International Association for Food Protection Awards
The International Association for Food Protection welcomes your nominations for our Association awards. You do not need to be an IAFP Member to nominate a deserving professional or colleague for one of the awards listed below.
The deadline for all award nominations and applications is Tuesday, February 25, 2014. Please consider nominating a worthy colleague or submitting your application for one of our 2014 awards.
Black Pearl Award
Award Showcasing the Black Pearl. Presented in recognition of a company's outstanding achievement in corporate excellence in food safety and quality.
■ Sponsored by Wilbur Feagan and F&H Food Equipment Company.
Marble Plaque. Presented to Member(s) who have contributed to IAFP and its Affiliates with distinction over an extended period of time.
Honorary Life Membership Award
Plaque and Lifetime Membership in IAFP. Presented to Member(s) for their devotion to the high ideals and objectives of IAFP and for their service to the Association.
Harry Haverland Citation Award
Plaque and $2,500 Honorarium. Presented to an individual for years of devotion to the ideals and objectives of IAFP.
■ Sponsored by ConAgra Foods, Inc.
Food Safety Innovation Award
Plaque and $2,500 Honorarium. Presented to an individual or organization for creating a new idea, practice, or product that has had a positive impact on food safety, thus, improving public health, and the quality of life.
■ Sponsored by Walmart
International Leadership Award
Plaque, $1,500 Honorarium and reimbursement to attend IAFP 2014. Presented to an individual for dedication to the high ideals and objectives of IAFP and for promotion of the mission of the Association in countries outside of the United States and Canada.
■ Sponsored by Cargill, Inc.
GMA Food Safety Award
Plaque and $2,000 Honorarium. This Award alternates between individuals and groups or organizations. In 2014, the award will be presented to a group or organization in recognition of a long history of outstanding contributions to food safety research and education.
■ Sponsored by GMA.
Frozen Food Foundation Freezing Research Award
Plaque and $2,000 Honorarium. Presented to an individual, group or organization for preeminence and outstanding contributions in research that impacts food safety attributes of freezing.
■ Sponsored by the Frozen Food Foundation
Maurice Weber Laboratorian Award
Plaque and $2,000 Honorarium. Presented to an individual for outstanding contributions in the laboratory, recognizing a commitment to the development of innovative and practical analytical approaches in support of food safety.
■ Sponsored by Weber Scientific
Larry Beuchat Young Researcher Award
Plaque and $2,000 Honorarium. Presented to a young researcher who has shown outstanding ability and professional promise in the early years of their career.
■ Sponsored by bioMérieux, Inc.
Plaque and $1,500 Honorarium. Presented to an individual for outstanding service to the public, IAFP and the profession of the Sanitarian.
■ Sponsored by Ecolab, Inc.
Elmer Marth Educator Award
Plaque and $1,500 Honorarium. Presented to an individual for outstanding service to the public, IAFP and the arena of education in food safety and food protection.
■ Sponsored by Nelson-Jameson, Inc.
Harold Barnum Industry Award
Plaque and $1,500 Honorarium. Presented to an individual for outstanding service to the public, IAFP and the food industry.
■ Sponsored by Roka Bioscience, Inc.
Travel Award for State or Local Health or State Agricultural Department Employees
To provide travel funds for state or local health or state agricultural department employees (epidemiologists, food and molecular microbiologists, and environmental health specialists) working in the U.S. to attend the Annual Meeting of the International Association for Food Protection and to encourage participation in association activities.
■ Sponsored by IAFP and the IAFP Foundation
Travel Award for a Food Safety Professional in a Country with a Developing Economy
To provide travel funds for a food safety professional working full-time in the field of food safety in a country with a developing economy to attend the Annual Meeting of the International Association for Food Protection. Related professions may include positions in the fields of research, education, industry, government service or in the private sector.
Student Travel Scholarship
To provide travel funding for full-time students to attend the Annual Meeting (including symposia and technical sessions) of the International Association for Food Protection and to encourage developing scientists to participate in association activities. Scholarships will be awarded to students enrolled in a college or university food safety related degree program.
Visionary and the Drs. Rosalee G. and Raymond A. Weiss Research and Program Innovation Grants
Annual "Visionary" grants are available in amounts ranging from $2,500 to $20,000. The annual "Weiss" grant is available for up to $2,500. Multi-year grants are no longer available.
Deadline: May 1, 2014
Sponsor: American Psychological Foundation
The APF Visionary and The Drs. Rosalee G. and Raymond A. Weiss Research and Program Innovation Grants seek to seed innovation through supporting research, education and intervention projects and programs that use psychology to solve social problems in the following priority areas:
Understanding and fostering the connection between mental and physical health to ensure well-being.
Reducing stigma and prejudice to promote unity and harmony.
Understanding and preventing violence to create a safer, more humane world.
Supporting programs that address the long-term psychological needs of individuals and communities in the aftermath of disaster.
One-year grants are available in amounts ranging from $2,500 to $20,000. Multi-year grants are no longer available. Additionally, a $2,500 Drs. Raymond A. and Rosalee G. Weiss Research and Programs Innovation Grant is also available for any program that falls within APF’s priority areas.
Affiliation with 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, but excluding:
- Any group regarded by the IRS as non-conforming to 501(c)(3).
- Any activity involving political, lobbying, fund-raising or entertainment expenditures.
- Conference/workshop expenses.
- Localized direct service.
Demonstrated competence and capacity to execute the proposed work.
IRB approval must be received from host institution before funding can be awarded if human participants are involved.
Please contact Parie Kadir, program officer, for more information.
Solomon Carter Fuller Award
Named after Dr. Solomon Carter Fuller, recognized as the first Black psychiatrist in American, the Fuller award honors a Black citizen who has pioneered in an area which has significantly benefited the quality of life for Black people.
The award recipient receives a plaque and a $500 honorarium upon presentation of the award lecture at the APA Annual Meeting or the Institute on Psychiatric Services.
Nominees for the award must be of African descent.
A nomination consists of a letter summarizing how and why the nominee is deserving of the award, a one-page biographical sketch of the nominee, and the nominee’s curriculum vitae. Nominations must be submitted electronically at email@example.com.
Deadline: June 1
Selection is made by a work group of the APA Council on Minority Mental Health and Mental Health Disparities consisting of a representative from the Council and the officers of the Caucus of Black Psychiatrists.
John Fryer Award
The John Fryer Award honors an individual whose work has contributed to the improvement of the mental health of sexual minorities. The award is named after Dr. John Fryer, a gay psychiatrist who played a crucial role in prompting the American Psychiatric Association to review the scientific data and to remove homosexuality from the APA’s diagnostic list of mental disorders in 1973.
The award recipient receives a plaque and a $1,000 honorarium upon presentation of the award lecture at the APA Annual Meeting or the Institute on Psychiatric Services.
Selection is made by a work group of the APA Council on Minority Mental Health and Mental Health Disparities consisting of a representative from the Council, officers of the Caucus of Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Psychiatrists, and representatives from the Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists.
Simon Bolivar Award
The Simon Bolivar Award was established in 1975 to honor a prominent advocate for Hispanics; designed to sensitize the American Psychiatric Association membership to the mental health problems and goals of Hispanics.
The award recipient receives a plaque and a $500 honorarium upon presentation of the award lecture at the APA Annual Meeting.
Nominees for the award must be of Hispanic descent.
Selection is made by a work group of the APA Council on Minority Mental Health and Mental Health Disparities consisting of a representative from the Council and the officers of the Caucus of Hispanic Psychiatrists.