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Call for Abstracts: 16th Annual Emerging Forensic Scientist Award Competition
To nurture a productive dialogue between emerging judicial and forensic standards of reliability and validity, the Forensic Sciences Foundation is pleased to offer the 16th Annual Emerging Forensic Scientist Award.
The award will be presented to the author of the best paper on any topic focusing on the reliability and validity of techniques, processes, or methods in a forensic area of the author’s choice.
HOW TO ENTER:
Entrants should submit an abstract of the proposed paper to the AAFS Program Committee by August 1, in compliance with AAFS abstract criteria, and indicate that the abstract is submitted for the Emerging Forensic Scientist Award. Initial review and acceptance/rejection of the abstract will be done by the AAFS Program Committee which will focus specifically on the abstract’s treatment of reliability and validity issues. Multiple abstracts may be submitted for the Program Committee’s review; however, once the Program Committee approves abstracts for presentation, one abstract must be designated by the presenter as an EFSA entry.
If multiple abstracts are submitted for review and one abstract is not designated by the presenter as an EFSA entry, none of the abstracts will be considered by the EFSA Review Committee.
Abstracts accepted by the AAFS Program Committee and the EFSA Program Committee will be scheduled
for presentation during the scientific session of the section which accepted the abstract, and evaluated by representatives of the Multidisciplinary Awards Committee appointed by the Forensic Sciences Foundation Board of Trustees. Announcement of the winning entry will be made in the Academy News following determination of the winner by the Awards Committee. The Award will be presented during the 2016 AAFS Annual Business Meeting in Las Vegas, NV.
CRITERIA TO ENTER:
An eligible entrant need not be an AAFS member. However, entrants who are AAFS members must be a
Student Affiliate or Trainee Affiliate. All entrants must be within three years of completion of formal training (must submit proof from laboratory director or university professor) at the time the paper is presented in 2015. Only the presenter is eligible for the award; no substitutions will be accepted after the application is submitted. The decision of the Awards Committee is final and the amount of the award
is firm. The form below must be completed and sent with the abstract submission to the AAFS office by
The award will cover the expense of the recipient’s attendance at the 2016 Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, NV, including registration, up to $1,000 for airfare, lodging while in attendance at the annual meeting
not to exceed five nights, and up to $75 per diem.
A commemorative plaque will also be presented to the award winner at the 2016 AAFS Annual Business Meeting in Las Vegas
Call for Submissions: Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease ‘First Look – Student Research’ Best Accepted Paper 2014 Contest
To enter, the ‘First look-Student Research’ Best Accepted Paper 2014 Contest ("Contest") visit the webpage at http://ees.elsevier.com/tmaid/ and submit your paper.
The Contest will begin on January 1st 2014 at 12.00 and end on the last day of 2014. There is no limit to the number of papers you may submit.
The Contest is open to all entrants who are eighteen (18) years of age or older, and full-time undergraduate students and part-and full-time graduate students enrolled in an accredited college or university at the time of entry. Employees of Elsevier Ltd. ("Sponsor"), its parent, subsidiary and affiliate companies, their advertising and promotional agencies, the immediate families of the foregoing employees and other persons residing in the household of such employees are not eligible to enter.
Submission of entry constitutes permission for Sponsor to use entrant's email address and other submitted information for purposes of marketing and promotion.
SELECTION OF WINNER.
There will be one (1) winner in 2014 selected by the Editor-in–Chief in consultation with other members of the Editorial board.
Their decisions are final.
The prize is £250.
The winner will be announced in January 2015 at www.travelmedicinejournal.com
Call for Nominations: International Society for Ceramics in Medicine Raquel LeGeros Award
The Racquel LeGeros Award is established to recognize, encourage and stimulate outstanding research contributions to the field of bioceramics and is annually presented during the Bioceramics International Symposium and Annual Meeting of the International Society for Ceramics in Medicine. It consists of a certificate, a plaque and a refund of the registration fee and travelling expenses to the conference, in addition to an economic remuneration.
The nominee must have contributed significantly to the knowledge in the fields of bioceramics and biomineralization, where Racquel LeGeros was a true pioneer, through basic, experimental and/or clinical research. He/she must in addition have largely contributed to the Bioceramics Conference in the past, and be registered in its present edition.
Candidates will be assessed by an independent Bioceramics Award Committee, currently chaired by Prof. Maria-Pau Ginebra, integrated by three members of the ISCM Executive Comitee and a representative of the Award Sponsor (Biomatlante).
Any member of the International Society for Ceramics in Medicine may nominate candidates for the Raquel LeGeros Award. The proposer should send the curriculum vitae of the candidate along with a statement describing the reasons for nomination. The deadline for nomination of candidates for this award is September 30th 2014. Applications should be submitted to Prof. Maria-Pau Ginebra (email@example.com).
Call for Nominations: Society for Hematopathology Berard-Dorfman Founders Award
We are pleased to announce that SH will begin accepting nominations for The Berard-Dorfman Founders Award. The award was established in 2013 to commemorate Drs. Costan W. Berard, and Ronald F. Dorfman, who co-founded the Society for Hematopathology (SH) in 1981.
Potential nominees would include:
• Young Investigator: A young investigator (10 years or less since fellowship training) demonstrating excellence in research (basic or translational) based on a body of work or best paper.
• Mid-Career to Senior Individual: Mid-career to senior individual who has demonstrated excellence in any or all areas of Hematopathology, including teaching, humanitarian contributions, and leadership.
Awards in one or both categories may be given on a yearly basis dependent upon the applicant pool.
• Any member of the SH may nominate a person
• The nominee should be a member in good standing of the SH
• Members currently serving on the SH EXCO or the Awards Committee are not eligible
• A nomination letter summarizing the award category and the nominee's contributions to hematopathology, curriculum vitae, and other supporting documents (additional letters of support, copies of publications, news releases, etc.) must be submitted to the awards committee ( Nilda.Barrett@ascp.org) for review no later than September 1 of the calendar year.
• Awards committee members will review the nominations and submit a rank order list to the SH Executive Committee (EXCO) by December 31. The EXCO will make the final selection.
The award(s) will be presented at the Sunday Scientific Symposium at the Annual Meeting of the United States and Canadian Association of Pathology. Each award will consist of a certificate and cash prize of $750.
Call for Nominations: Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Excellence in Evidence Based Practice Award
Recognizes an APHON member who has demonstrated high quality contributions to evidence-based practice in the nursing care of children and their families in any area of hematology/oncology nursing practice.
Selected by the APHON Steering Council and presented at the annual conference to an APHON member who has excelled in the use of Evidence-Based Practice.
Recipient receives a $250 honorarium and recognition at the annual conference, APHON Counts, JOPON, in a press release, and an announcement is sent to the recipient's immediate supervisor/employer.
This award is appropriate for the nurse who has demonstrated contributions to evidence-based practice in the nursing care of children and their families in any area of hematology/oncology nursing practice.
Criteria: Candidates for this award must meet the following:
• APHON member in good standing.
• Completion of an independent evidence based practice project that:
◦ Advances the care of children, adolescents, and young adults with cancer and/or hematological disorders and their families.
◦ Shows a significant contribution to the scientific foundation for practice.
• Lead author for either an oral presentation or a poster presentation of an EBP project at an APHON conference
Please note: Current members of the EBP/Research Committee are not eligible for this award
Completed nominations must include the nominee's CV and two letters of recommendations that elaborate on the above criteria, along with documented summary of EBP project. Nominations must be submitted by May 31.
Call for Applications: Epilepsy Research Recognition Awards Program
The AES is pleased to announce the call for applications for the annual Epilepsy Research Recognition Awards Program. This is a public recognition program designed to encourage and reward clinical and basic science investigators whose research contributes importantly to understanding and conquering epilepsy. Funds for the program have been generously provided by the American Epilepsy Society.
The American Epilepsy Society is one of the oldest neurological professional organizations in the United States. The Society seeks to promote interdisciplinary communication, scientific investigation, and exchange of clinical information about epilepsy. Membership consists of clinicians, scientists investigating basic and clinical aspects of epilepsy, and other professionals interested in seizure disorders.
The Society holds an Annual Meeting which features symposia, lectures, poster presentations, and exhibitions. This meeting offers members a forum for communicating and disseminating current findings in the field of epilepsy. The meeting attracts over 4,500 professionals and offers excellent opportunities for networking and sharing of ideas.
There will be two awards given in the amount of $10,000 each. These awards will be made to active scientists and clinicians. Our program is available to investigators working in all aspects of epilepsy.
The awards are intended as prizes, and as such they will be made to individuals for their unrestricted use. Funds are for the exclusive use of the recipients and may not be used for institutional or departmental support. There is no provision for institutional overhead. AES reserves the right to determine the number of awards, based on available funds and other considerations.
Any individual holding a professional degree and whose research impacts on any aspect of epilepsy is eligible for these awards.
• There is no geographic restriction. Nominations from outside the U.S. and North America are welcome.
• Nominations of women and members of minority groups are especially encouraged.
• Nominee must be at least at level of Associate Professor or Professor.
• A strong preference will be given to members of the Society.
Selection of Awardees
The American Epilepsy Society has the sole responsibility for selection of recipients, based upon recommendations of an Awards Committee appointed by the President and Board of Directors of the Society. Recipients will be selected competitively from each category. No individual may receive more than one award from each category. More than one nomination may be submitted from a single institution. Members of the Awards Committee are ineligible for consideration.
Applications are evaluated based on the following criteria: 1) Pioneering research, 2) Originality of research, 3) Quality of publications, 4) Research productivity, 5) Relationship of the candidate's work to problems in epilepsy, 5) Training activities, 6) Other contributions in epilepsy, and 7) Productivity over the next decade.
How To Apply
Please submit the candidate package to the American Epilepsy Society. The Cover Form may be reproduced. A single electronic document (Word or PDF) should be compiled with the following documents and sent to the AES Executive Office, firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for receipt of candidate packages is August 1, 2014.
Awards will be announced at the Annual Meeting of the American Epilepsy Society in Seattle, WA, December 2014
A complete proposal consists of a single electronic file with the following:
• Cover Form with candidate contact information. Be sure to indicate either basic or clinical category.
• One letter of support with commentary on the quality of the candidate's work and the importance of his/her contributions.
• CV, including bibliography. Candidate should ensure that all activities and affiliations are included. Candidate's biography should list consulting relationships, advisory board memberships, or executive positions with institutions other than the candidate's identified institutional affiliation.
• A personal statement of candidate's current research program and accomplishments. Include explanation of research and likely future directions. Please note: This summary should be a descriptive overview, not a research proposal or excerpts from a grant application.
• Reprints of three representative publications
Call for Nominations: 2015 American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Awards
The 2015 award nomination deadline is May 19, 2014
The ASBMB Award for Exemplary Contributions to Education is given annually to a scientist who encourages effective teaching and learning of biochemistry and molecular biology through his/her own teaching, leadership in education, writing, educational research, mentoring or public enlightenment. Nominations must be originated by Society members, but the nominees need not be ASBMB members. The Award will consist of a cash prize of $3,000, and the winner will present a plenary symposium lecture at the 2015 ASBMB Annual meeting.
The ASBMB-Merck Award recognizes outstanding contributions to research in biochemistry and molecular biology. Nominations must be originated by Society members, but the nominees need not be ASBMB members. The Award consists of a plaque, $5,000, transportation, and expenses of the recipient and spouse to the 2015 ASBMB Annual Meeting to present a lecture.
The ASBMB Young Investigator Award recognizes outstanding research contributions to biochemistry and molecular biology. The recipient must have no more than 15 years postdoctoral experience. Nominations must be originated by Society members, but nominees need not be ASBMB members. The Award consists of a plaque, $5,000, transportation, and expenses to present a lecture at the 2015 ASBMB Annual Meeting.
The Avanti Award in Lipids recognizes outstanding research contributions in the area of lipids. Nominations must be originated by Society members, but the nominees need not be ASBMB members. The Award consists of a plaque, $3,000, and transportation and expenses to present a lecture at the 2015 ASBMB Annual Meeting.
The Alice and C. C. Wang Award in Molecular Parasitology will recognize established investigators who are making seminal contributions to the field of molecular parasitology at the time of the award. Novel and significant discoveries on the biology of parasitic organisms are of particular emphasis. The areas of research to be awarded are limited to protozoan parasites, but otherwise broadly defined, including, but not limited to, biochemistry, molecular biology, gene regulation, metabolism, cell biology, development biology and host-pathogen interactions. Nominations must be originated by ASBMB members and self nominations are acceptable. The Award recipient should be an internationally recognized scientific leader who has already made important discoveries in the field and continues an active effort at the cutting edge of research. The Award will consist of $35,000 for use by the recipient’s research laboratory, a plaque, and travel expenses for the recipient to attend the ASBMB Annual Meeting to present a lecture on his or her work. In addition, the winner of the award will organize a half-day symposium at the ASBMB national meeting focusing on molecular Parasitology.
The Bert and Natalie Vallee Award in Biomedical Science was established by the Bert and N. Kuggie Vallee Foundation in 2012 to recognize international achievements in the sciences basic to medicine. It is awarded to an established scientist for outstanding accomplishments in basic biomedical research. Nominations must originate from ASBMB members; however, the nominee need not be an ASBMB member. The Award consists of a $10,000 cash award, a plaque and travel expenses for attendance at the ASBMB Annual Meeting to present a lecture.
The DeLano Award for Computational Biosciences was established by family, friends and colleagues to honor the legacy of Warren L. DeLano. The award will be given to a scientist for the most accessible and innovative development or application of computer technology to enhance research in the life sciences at the molecular level. The contribution should include two key elements - more productive use of computers to accelerate and facilitate research, and ready access of these programs for the scientific community. Nominations must originate from ASBMB members, but the nominee need not be an ASBMB member. The Award consists of a plaque, a $3,000 cash award and travel expenses for the recipient to attend the ASBMB annual meeting to present a lecture.
The Earl and Thressa Stadtman Distinguished Scientist Award was established by friends and colleagues to preserve their legacies as scientists and mentors. It is awarded to an established scientist for his or her outstanding achievement in basic research in the fields encompassed by the ASBMB. The award will be given every other year, alternating with The Earl and Thressa Stadtman Young Scholar Award. Nominations must originate from ASBMB members, but the nominee need not be an ASBMB member. The Award consists of a plaque, a $10,000 cash award and travel expenses for the ASBMB Annual Meeting to present a lecture. The Earl and Thressa Stadtman Distinguished Scientist Award will be given in 2015.
The Herbert Tabor Research Award The Herbert Tabor Research Award has been established by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology to recognize the many contributions of Dr. Herbert Tabor to the Journal of Biological Chemistry and the Society. The award will be given for excellence in biological chemistry and molecular biology and the contributions to the community of scientists. ASBMB seeks to be the first to recognize outstanding contributions. Nominations must originate from ASBMB members and the nominee must be a member of ASBMB. The award consists of a $30,000 research award, a plaque and travel expenses for the ASBMB Annual Meeting to present a lecture.
The Mildred Cohn Award in Biological Chemistry was established to honor the pioneering scientific accomplishments and the spirit of the late Professor Cohn. Dr. Cohn was the first female president of ASBMB, at the time known as the American Society of Biological Chemists. The Award recognizes and honors scientists at all stages of their careers that have made substantial advances in understanding biological chemistry using innovative physical approaches. Nominations must be originated by Society members, but the nominees need not be ASBMB members. The Award will be given annually and consists of an award$5,000 and travel expenses to the ASBMB Annual Meeting to present the Mildred Cohn Award lecture.
The Ruth Kirschstein Diversity in Science Award was established to honor an outstanding scientist who has shown a strong commitment to the encouragement of under-represented minorities to enter the scientific enterprise and/or to the effective mentorship of those within it. The award will consist of a plaque, a cash prize of $3,000, and transportation expenses to present a lecture at the annual ASBMB meeting. The recipient will be chosen by the Minority Affairs Committee. Nominations must be originated by Society members; however, the nominee need not be an ASBMB member.
The Walter A. Shaw Young Investigator Award in Lipid Research, established by ASBMB’s Lipid Research Division, recognizes outstanding research contributions in the area of lipids by young investigators who are an Assistant professor or equivalent and with no more than 10 years of experience since receiving their degree (PhD and/or MD). Nominations must be originated by Society members, but the nominees need not be ASBMB members. Self nominations are acceptable. The award consists of a plaque, $2,000 and transportation and expenses to present a lecture at the 2015 ASBMB Annual Meeting.
The William C. Rose Award recognizes outstanding contributions to biochemical and molecular biological research and a demonstrated commitment to the training of younger scientists, as epitomized by the late Dr. Rose. Nominations must be originated by Society members, but the nominees need not be ASBMB members. The Award consists of a plaque, $3,000, and transportation to the 2015 ASBMB Annual Meeting to present a lecture.
Call for Nominations: IEEE NPSS and NMISC Bruce Hasegawa Young Investigator Medical Imaging Science Award
Deadline: 15 July each year
■ DESCRIPTION: This award is given annually (previously only in in odd-numbered years) to a young individual in recognition of significant and innovative technical contributions to the field of medical imaging science. The award, consisting of $1,500, a certificate, and a plaque, is presented at the IEEE Medical Imaging Conference.
■SELECTION CRITERIA: Nominees will be judged according to their contributions to medical imaging science as demonstrated by the technical merit and creativity of their research. Priority will be given to nominees whose research has been published in peer-reviewed journals, especially if the nominee is the first author.
■ ELIGIBILITY: Graduate students or other individuals, whose highest degree was awarded no more than six years prior to the date of nomination.
■ Address nominations, inquiries, and correspondence to:
Glenn Wells, PhD
Awards/Fellows Sub-Committee Chair
Stanley J. Dudrick Research Scholar Award
Demonstration of exceptional research productivity and the potential to continue to contribute to the field of nutrition therapy
Application Deadline: October 15
Submit all materials via email to email@example.com
To nominate a colleague, A.S.P.E.N. members may submit a letter of recommendation to the Dudrick Selection Committee. A.S.P.E.N. staff will request further materials from the nominee.
To nominate yourself, A.S.P.E.N. members must review and complete the official application.
The Award Includes
Recognition during the Dudrick Symposium at CNW
The honor of planning and chairing A.S.P.E.N.’s Dudrick Symposium at the following year’s CNW
Opportunity to submit proceedings of their planned Dudrick Symposium to the Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
Call for Nominations: Society for Medical Anthropology Career Achievement Award, 2014
The Society for Medical Anthropology is pleased to announce its competition for the Career Achievement Award, 2014. Candidates may either be nominated or may self-nominate for the award. They 1) should not have already received the award; 2) should have advanced the field of medical anthropology through career-long contributions to theory and/or method; 3) should be successful in communicating the relevance of medical anthropology to broader publics; and 4) should be a senior scholar, typically someone who is about to retire, or has achieved emeritus status, or has passed the age of 65. The award includes a plaque, recognition at our annual awards ceremony, and $500. Please send a letter of nomination or self-nomination and a copy of the CV by the September 1, 2014 deadline to: Dr. Douglas A. Feldman, Chair of the Career Achievement Award Committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org.