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  • Nomination Instructions for all Society Awards

     

    Society Awards Descriptions and Requirements

    Deadline for nominations: April 1

    Each nomination packet should include:

    • Minimum of two letters of nomination, maximum of three letters, that describe, with examples, how the candidate meets the requirements for the award. (Any beyond three will not be reviewed.)
    • the nominee's curriculum vitae (with date of birth, if nomination is for the Oswald Avery Award) and bibliography

    The nominations will be reviewed by the Society Awards Committee and a recommendation for each award will be made to the IDSA Board of Directors for approval. IDSA members or fellows who are currently serving on the IDSA Board of Directors are not eligible to be nominated for Society Awards. Nominees and nominators must be IDSA members or fellows.


    Send Nomination Packets to:

    IDSA Society Awards
    1300 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 300
    Arlington, VA 22209


    Alexander Fleming Award

     

    The Alexander Fleming Award for lifetime achievement is granted to an IDSA member or fellow in recognition of a career that reflects major contributions to the acquisition and dissemination of knowledge about infectious diseases.

    The award recipient will receive a $1,500 honorarium and will be reimbursed for IDWeek travel expenses to include coach airfare and one night lodging.

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    Oswald Avery Award

     

    The Oswald Avery Award for early achievement is granted in recognition of outstanding achievement in an area of infectious diseases by an individual member or fellow of IDSA who is 45 or younger. The award is based on overall achievement, not usually a single study.

    The award recipient will receive a $1,500 honorarium and will be reimbursed for IDWeek travel expenses to include coach airfare and one night lodging.

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    Clinical Teacher Award

     

    The Clinical Teacher Award is granted to an IDSA member or fellow in recognition of a career involved in teaching clinical infectious diseases to fellows, residents, or medical students. The award recognizes excellence as a clinician and motivation to teach the next generation. Particular attention will be given to nominations that document the impact of an individual on the school and community where he or she practices.

    Requirements for the award include:

    • exemplary teaching skills
    • implementation of innovative educational programs
    • outstanding bedside and patient communication skills and the ability to convey these skills to others
    • evidence of teaching awards at the local or regional level

    The award recipient will receive a $1,500 honorarium and will be reimbursed for IDWeek travel expenses to include coach airfare and one night lodging.

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    Walter E. Stamm Mentor Award

     

    The Walter E. Stamm Mentor Award recognizes individuals who have served as exemplary mentors. This award is presented to an IDSA member or fellow who has been exceptional in guiding the professional growth of infectious diseases professionals. Nominees may work in any field of infectious diseases; be involved in patient care, education, or research; and be in private practice, academia, or public health. Nominees may mentor medical students, doctoral and post-doctoral students, residents, fellows, or those early in their professional careers. Current trainees of a nominee are not eligible to write nomination letters for the Mentor Award.

    Requirements for the award include:

    • availability to provide counsel, assistance, and encouragement
    • willingness to make serving as a mentor a priority
    • ability to assist in identifying and achieving goals, and developing important skills
    • ability to assist in solving problems and overcoming obstacles impeding career development
    • important role model characteristics, such as integrity and compassion
    • well-established record for training and mentoring academic and IDSA leaders over a sustained period of time

    The award recipient will receive a $1,500 honorarium and will be reimbursed for IDWeek travel expenses to include coach airfare and one night lodging.

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    Society Citation

     

    The Society Citation is a discretionary award given in recognition of exemplary contribution to IDSA, an outstanding discovery in the field of infectious diseases, or a lifetime of outstanding achievement in a given area—either in research, clinical investigation, or clinical practice. Occasionally, this Citation acknowledges milestone infectious diseases events or activities.

    The award recipient will receive a $1,500 honorarium and will be reimbursed for IDWeek travel expenses to include coach airfare and one night lodging.

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    Watanakunakorn Clinician Award

     

    Named to honor the memory of Dr. Chatrchai Watanakunakorn, this award is given annually by the IDSA Education and Research Foundation to an IDSA member or fellow in recognition of outstanding achievement in the clinical practice of infectious diseases. The recipient must be in clinical practice, spend at least 75 percent of his or her time in direct patient care, and exhibit excellence in one or more of the following areas:

    • clinical care
    • clinical research
    • patient or community education
    • compassion
    • patient advocacy
    • general community service and service to a national or state infectious diseases society
    • local recognition in medical journals, newspapers, or magazines will also be taken into consideration

    The award recipient will receive a $1,500 honorarium and will be reimbursed for IDWeek travel expenses to include coach airfare and one night lodging.

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