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Translational Science 2016 Awards For Career Achievement and Contributions 

The Translational Science 2016 Awards Committee is pleased to recognize investigators and educators who have made outstanding contributions in the field of translational science. Awards will be made during the 6th annual Translational Science 2016 meeting, to be held April 13-15, 2016 in Washington, DC.

Awardees will receive $1,000, a commemorative plaque, and compensation for travel expenses (up to $500) to the Translational Science 2016 Meeting. The AFMR Outstanding Investigator Award will receive an award of $5,000.

The Awards Committee, made up of representatives from the partnering organizations, will select the awardees who will be notified in early January 2016. Additionally, nominators and awardee institution media representatives will be notified of the honor.

If you have any questions regarding the Edward H. Ahrens, Jr. Distinguished Investigator Award, Clinical and Translational Research Distinguished Educator Award, or the Team Science Award, please contact ACTS at info@actscience.org or (202) 367-1119.


 

Edward H. Ahrens, Jr. Distinguished Investigator Award

Named in honor of Edward H. (Pete) Ahrens, Jr., founding member of the Association for Patient-Oriented Research, this award recognizes senior investigators whose innovative research has had a major impact on clinical practice and health care for the benefit of the public.

Selection Criteria:

  • Nominees should be a senior investigator who has had an impact on clinical and translational science resulting in a major change in clinical practice and health care for the benefit of the public.  
  • Nominee will have led scientists in these efforts through a team science manner.
  • The selection process will reflect the commitment of translational science sponsoring and partnering organizations to diversity, including (but not limited to) gender, race, ethnicity, and academic institutions

 

Clinical and Translational Research Distinguished Educator Award

This award recognizes an investigator who has distinguished him or herself as a researcher, mentor and academic leader. Students and trainees are also invited to submit nominations.

Selection Criteria:

Nominees should meet or exceed the following criteria:

  • Nominee will have a distinguished career as an investigator.
  • Nominee will be an innovator in a clinical research training program.
  • Nominee will have a background as an outstanding and successful mentor.
  • Nominee will have documented national leadership in clinical research education programs, issues and funding.
  • Current Board members of the Translational Science 2016 sponsoring and partnering organizations are ineligible for this award.

 

AFMR Outstanding Investigator Award

An Outstanding Investigator Award is presented annually to an investigator age 45 or younger in recognition of excellence in biomedical research. The recipient of this award will receive $5,000 and compensation for travel expenses. In addition to presenting at Translational Science 2016, the recipient will be required to present his/her research at the AFMR Henry Christian Awards and Dinner the evening of April 12, 2016.

Selection Criteria
Nominees should meet or exceed the following criteria:

  • Investigative work has provided innovative insight and had significant impact on a major scientific or clinical problem.
    Demonstrated intellectual and scientific independence.
  • Must be forty five years of age or less at the time of presentation of the award.
  • For more information on this award's criteria, please contact Elizabeth Chouinard of AFMR at echouinard@prri.com


 

 

Team Science Award

This award recognizes the importance of interdisciplinary teams to the translation of research discoveries into clinical applications and eventually widespread clinical practice. Proactive interaction between academic and industry researchers is particularly crucial to continue progress and accelerate drug development.

The researchers selected to receive the Team Science Award will collectively be recognized during Translational Science 2016 and one representative will be invited to present at the meeting for their leadership role(s) in fostering team science.

For the purpose of this Award, a team is comprised of independent faculty-level researchers providing complementary interdisciplinary expertise, each of whom have made separate substantive and quantifiable contributions to the research being recognized. Team members may be working within the same institution or at several institutions. Teams comprising academic and industry researchers will be accepted.

Selection Criteria:

Nominations of teams will be considered with the following criteria:

  • Team of researchers who have demonstrated their support of a team science environment by creating mechanisms to enhance the required infrastructure for those who participate in their interdisciplinary team.

The Awards Committee reserves the right to withhold the award in any given year if the quality of the nominations are not considered outstanding.



Nomination Requirements and Submission Criteria:

Any Translational Science sponsoring and partnering organizations are eligible to submit nominations for each award. Self-nominations are welcome.

  • Nominators must submit the nominee’s name, institution, and a summary of the nominee’s key contributions based on the above criteria, not to exceed 3 pages.
  • Letters of support from up to 2 additional individuals familiar with the nominee’s contributions and an NIH Biosketch must also be submitted. Individual letters should not be longer than 3 pages.
  • Nominations must be submitted via the Translational Science 2016 website. Deadline for submissions for all awards is January 4, 2016.. Awardees and nominators will be notified of the outcome of their submission in January 2016.
  • All required documents are requested in one single PDF file. 

 

Edward H. Ahrens, Jr. Distinguished Investigator Award

Named in honor of Edward H. (Pete) Ahrens, Jr., founding member of the Association for Patient-Oriented Research, this award recognizes senior investigators whose innovative research has had a major impact on clinical practice and health care for the benefit of the public.

Selection Criteria:

  • Nominees should be a senior investigator who has had an impact on clinical and translational science
  • resulting in a major change in clinical practice
  • and health care for the benefit of the public.  
  •  Nominee will have led scientists in these efforts through a team science manner.
  • The selection process will reflect the commitment of translational science sponsoring and partnering organizations to diversity, including (but not limited to) gender, race, ethnicity, and academic institutions
 

Clinical and Translational Research Distinguished Educator Award

This award recognizes an investigator who has distinguished him or herself as a researcher, mentor and academic leader. Students and trainees are also invited to submit nominations.

Selection Criteria:

Nominees should meet or exceed the following criteria:

  • Nominee will have a distinguished career as an investigator.
  • Nominee will be an innovator in a clinical research training program.
  • Nominee will have a background as an outstanding and successful mentor.
  • Nominee will have documented national leadership in clinical research education programs, issues and funding.
  • Current Board members of the Translational Science 2016 sponsoring and partnering organizations are ineligible for this award.
 

Translational Science New Investigator Award

This award recognizes an investigator’s pathway to excellence in achieving an independent research career in biomedical research. The recipient will be required to present his/her research at the AFMR Henry Christian Dinner.

Selection Criteria:

Nominees should meet or exceed the following criteria:

  • Nominee’s investigative work has provided innovative insight and had significant impact on a major scientific or clinical problem.
  • Nominee has demonstrated intellectual and scientific independence. 
  • Nominee has often led teams of scientists in these efforts.
 

Team Science Award

This award recognizes the importance of interdisciplinary teams to the translation of research discoveries into clinical applications and eventually widespread clinical practice. Proactive interaction between academic and industry researchers is particularly crucial to continue progress and accelerate drug development.

The researchers selected to receive the Team Science Award will collectively be recognized during Translational Science 2016 and one representative will be invited to present at the meeting for their leadership role(s) in fostering team science.

For the purpose of this Award, a team is comprised of independent faculty-level researchers providing complementary interdisciplinary expertise, each of whom have made separate substantive and quantifiable contributions to the research being recognized. Team members may be working within the same institution or at several institutions. Teams comprising academic and industry researchers will be accepted.

Selection Criteria:

Nominations of teams will be considered with the following criteria:

  • Team of researchers who have demonstrated their support of a team science environment by creating mechanisms to enhance the required infrastructure for those who participate in their interdisciplinary team.

The Awards Committee reserves the right to withhold the award in any given year if the quality of the nominations are not considered outstanding.

Edward H. Ahrens, Jr. Distinguished Investigator Award

Named in honor of Edward H. (Pete) Ahrens, Jr., founding member of the Association for Patient-Oriented Research, this award recognizes senior investigators whose innovative research has had a major impact on clinical practice and health care for the benefit of the public.

Selection Criteria:

  • Nominees should be a senior investigator who has had an impact on clinical and translational science
  • resulting in a major change in clinical practice
  • and health care for the benefit of the public.  
  •  Nominee will have led scientists in these efforts through a team science manner.
  • The selection process will reflect the commitment of translational science sponsoring and partnering organizations to diversity, including (but not limited to) gender, race, ethnicity, and academic institutions
 

Clinical and Translational Research Distinguished Educator Award

This award recognizes an investigator who has distinguished him or herself as a researcher, mentor and academic leader. Students and trainees are also invited to submit nominations.

Selection Criteria:

Nominees should meet or exceed the following criteria:

  • Nominee will have a distinguished career as an investigator.
  • Nominee will be an innovator in a clinical research training program.
  • Nominee will have a background as an outstanding and successful mentor.
  • Nominee will have documented national leadership in clinical research education programs, issues and funding.
  • Current Board members of the Translational Science 2016 sponsoring and partnering organizations are ineligible for this award.
 

Translational Science New Investigator Award

This award recognizes an investigator’s pathway to excellence in achieving an independent research career in biomedical research. The recipient will be required to present his/her research at the AFMR Henry Christian Dinner.

Selection Criteria:

Nominees should meet or exceed the following criteria:

  • Nominee’s investigative work has provided innovative insight and had significant impact on a major scientific or clinical problem.
  • Nominee has demonstrated intellectual and scientific independence. 
  • Nominee has often led teams of scientists in these efforts.
 

Team Science Award

This award recognizes the importance of interdisciplinary teams to the translation of research discoveries into clinical applications and eventually widespread clinical practice. Proactive interaction between academic and industry researchers is particularly crucial to continue progress and accelerate drug development.

The researchers selected to receive the Team Science Award will collectively be recognized during Translational Science 2016 and one representative will be invited to present at the meeting for their leadership role(s) in fostering team science.

For the purpose of this Award, a team is comprised of independent faculty-level researchers providing complementary interdisciplinary expertise, each of whom have made separate substantive and quantifiable contributions to the research being recognized. Team members may be working within the same institution or at several institutions. Teams comprising academic and industry researchers will be accepted.

Selection Criteria:

Nominations of teams will be considered with the following criteria:

  • Team of researchers who have demonstrated their support of a team science environment by creating mechanisms to enhance the required infrastructure for those who participate in their interdisciplinary team.

The Awards Committee reserves the right to withhold the award in any given year if the quality of the nominations are not considered outstanding.

Edward H. Ahrens, Jr. Distinguished Investigator Award

Named in honor of Edward H. (Pete) Ahrens, Jr., founding member of the Association for Patient-Oriented Research, this award recognizes senior investigators whose innovative research has had a major impact on clinical practice and health care for the benefit of the public.

Selection Criteria:

  • Nominees should be a senior investigator who has had an impact on clinical and translational science
  • resulting in a major change in clinical practice
  • and health care for the benefit of the public.  
  •  Nominee will have led scientists in these efforts through a team science manner.
  • The selection process will reflect the commitment of translational science sponsoring and partnering organizations to diversity, including (but not limited to) gender, race, ethnicity, and academic institutions

Edward H. Ahrens, Jr. Distinguished Investigator Award

Named in honor of Edward H. (Pete) Ahrens, Jr., founding member of the Association for Patient-Oriented Research, this award recognizes senior investigators whose innovative research has had a major impact on clinical practice and health care for the benefit of the public.

Selection Criteria:

  • Nominees should be a senior investigator who has had an impact on clinical and translational science
  • resulting in a major change in clinical practice
  • and health care for the benefit of the public.  
  •  Nominee will have led scientists in these efforts through a team science manner.
  • The selection process will reflect the commitment of translational science sponsoring and partnering organizations to diversity, including (but not limited to) gender, race, ethnicity, and academic institutions
Edward H. Ahrens, Jr. Distinguished Investigator Award
Edward H. Ahrens, Jr. Distinguished Investigator Award





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