Nominations open for UNMC research awards

July 23, 2014

Image with caption: Vice Chancellor for Research Jennifer Larsen, M.D., left, and UNMC Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, right, congratulate Howard Fox, M.D., Ph.D., last year's Scientist Laureate. Nominations for this year's research awards are now open.

Vice Chancellor for Research Jennifer Larsen, M.D., left, and UNMC Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, right, congratulate Howard Fox, M.D., Ph.D., last year's Scientist Laureate. Nominations for this year's research awards are now open.

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research is currently accepting nominations for the following research faculty awards:

  • Scientist Laureate
  • Research Leadership
  • Distinguished Scientist
  • New Investigator

These awards recognize UNMC faculty for their outstanding research achievements and sustained contributions to UNMC's research mission.

Nominees for Distinguished Scientist Award must have a minimum of one year of service at UNMC prior to the award year; be an associate professor or above; and have a history of extramural funding at UNMC.

Nominees for Scientist Laureate must meet all the criteria for Distinguished Scientist as well as have a minimum of five years of service at UNMC prior to the award year.

The Research Leadership Award recognizes past Distinguished Scientists with a record of consistent national funding and demonstrated research leadership.

The New Investigator Award is open to assistant professors who have received their first independent national funding in the past fiscal year (FY13/14).

Final candidates will be selected based upon publication number and impact, research funding and evidence of research leadership and collaboration.

Anyone is eligible to submit a nomination. Please submit nominations, with a copy of the nominee's CV, to Linda Wilkie in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research by Sept. 3. Download the nomination form here.

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