Dean's Excellence in Faculty Research Award

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Dean's Excellence in Faculty Research Award

Award: $1,500 for individual awards; for the team science award, $1,500 for each faculty team member, up to $6,000/year.

Deadline: June 23, 2014

Purpose: To recognize excellence in SOM faculty reserach efforts at the individual and team levels.

Individual Awards (up to 4 yearly)

Senior Faculty Awards (Associate Professors with Tenure, Professors with or without tenure). Nominations from any SOM faculty member, but not self-nominated. Selected for faculty accomplishments in research, including both career and recent exceptional contributions to scientific research (basic, clinical and translational). Nomination packet includes CV, nominating letter and no more than 3 supporting letters. The nominating letter should include a description of the faculty’s significant work, including career and recent contributions to scientific research and the impact to their field and to the larger scientific community (including but not limited to citations, h factor, translational significance, ways in which they have enabled new areas of research or technologies, collaborations).

Junior Faculty Awards (Assistant or Associate Professors, not tenured). Nominations from any SOM faculty member, but not self-nominated. Selected for faculty accomplishments in scientific research (basic, clinical and translational). Nomination packet includes CV, nominating letter and no more than 3 supporting letters. The nominating letter should include a description of the faculty’s significant work, with emphasis on recent accomplishments, translational significance, and the current and potential impact to their field and the scientific community.

Team Science Research Award – Potential of 1/year (3 or more faculty members in a team)

Nominations from any SOM faculty member, not a part of the nominated team. The award will be given to a team of researchers working across disciplines and departments, for a project (grant, manuscript, clinical trial, etc) that has made significant research contributions with notable scientific and/or clinical impact. The nominating letter should include a description of the team’s significant work, including contributions of each member of the team to the effort, the contributions to scientific research and the impact to their field and to the larger scientific community.  Translational projects will be given preference. Nominations should include a nominating letter, faculty CVs, and no more than 3 supporting letters.

Selection process: The selection committee will evaluate the nominations and make its selection in August of each year.

Submission of nomination  materials: Send all materials in the assembled packet electronically, as a single PDF, to: Steven Wasserman, PhD  (ssw3an@virginia.edu).

Dean's Excellence in in Faculty Research Award Recipients

2013 Excellence in Faculty Research Award Recipients:

Alison K. Criss, PhD, Assistant Professor of Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology

Shu Man Fu, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine

William A. Petri, Jr., MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine

 

2012 Excellence in Faculty Research Award Recipients:

Christopher R. McCartney, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine

Vesna Jevtovic-Todorovic, MD, PhD, Professor of Anesthesiology

2012 Excellence in Research Team Science Award Recipients:

Melanoma Immunotherapy Group:

Craig L. Slingluff, Jr., MD, FACS, Professor of Surgery

Donald F. Hunt, PhD, Professor of Chemistry and Pathology

Victor H. Engelhard, PhD, Professor of Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology

Prostate Cancer Research Group:

Daniel G. Gioeli, PhD, Associate Professor of Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology

Bryce M. Paschal, PhD, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

Anindya Dutta, MBBS, PhD, Professor and Chair of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

Henry F. Frierson, Jr., MD, Professor of Pathology

David Wotton, PhD, Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

Mark R. Conaway, PhD, Professor of Public Health Sciences