Nomination Instructions

Department of Internal Medicine Research Award Nomination Instructions

Any faculty may nominate a member of the department for an award. The IM Research Council will recommend awardees for the Chairman's approval. Awards will be made annually, although it is possible that not all categories of awards will be given each year. Nominations from previous years who have not received an award will be automatically considered. An updated CV of the candidate with an updated letter of nomination is needed. Faculty will be awarded $1000 and housestaff will be awarded $500. The awards will be presented at the Internal Medicine Research Grand Rounds usually the second Friday in the month of June.

Remember to provide the nominees full name, as well as the name of the person submitting the nomination. Please attach a current CV of the nominee and a nominating letter.These materials should be sent to Selaba Travis, IM Research Office, Campus Zip 3332, according to the requested annual nomination deadline.

The letter should comment on the following items:

Faculty Career Excellence Award

  1. Evidence of long-term research success as demonstrated by publication record and history of extramural funding.
  2. Evidence of a national/international reputation in their field of expertise such as serving on study sections of major funding agencies, selection to committees and offices of national/international organizations, serving on editorial boards of journals, invited presentations at major meetings, awards for their research from other organizations, etc.
  3. Evidence of research mentoring for investigators both on and off-campus.
  4. Evidence of participation in successful collaborations.
  5. Other items which the nominator feels reflect the significance of the contributions that the nominee has brought to their given field.

Faculty Clinical and Basic Science Research Awards

  1. Evidence of an emerging independent research career as supported by publications and extramural funding in the investigator’s area of interest.
  2. Evidence of an emerging regional or national reputation in their area of interest as demonstrated by presentations at national meetings, participation in committees or special programs at the regional or national level, etc.
  3. Other items which the nominator feels reflect how the nominee has shown excellence in their research work.

Fellowship Research and Resident Research Awards

  1. Description of the initiative and commitment of the fellow or resident in pursuing a research project during their training program.
  2. Evidence of productivity as demonstrated by either publication or a presentation at a national meeting resulting from the fellow's research work. For residents, presentation at a regional or national meeting is appropriate.
  3. Evidence of other outside recognition of the fellow's research work, including selection of a trainee award at a regional or national meeting, securing trainee level external funding which was peer-reviewed off campus, etc.
  4. Other items which the nominator feels reflect excellence on the part of the trainee regarding their research work.
  5. House staff are in good standing in their training program.

Post-Doctoral Research Awards

  1. Description of the initiative and commitment of the post-doc in pursuing a research project during their training program.
  2. Evidence of productivity as demonstrated by either publication or a presentation at a national meeting resulting from the post-doc's research work.
  3. Evidence of other outside recognition of the post-doc's research work, including selection of a trainee award at a regional or national meeting, securing trainee level external funding which was peer-reviewed off campus, etc.
  4. Other items which the nominator feels reflect excellence on the part of the trainee regarding their research work.

The Laureate's Award for UNMC Department of Medicine Visiting Scientists (may be MD or PhD)

  1. Description of the initiative and commitment of the visiting scientist in pursuing a research project during their time at UNMC.
  2. Evidence of productivity as demonstrated by publication or presentation at a national meeting resulting from the visiting scientist's research work.
  3. Other items which the nominator feels reflect excellence on the part of the visiting scientist regarding their research work.

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