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    Deadline for Nominations: April 3, 2017

    D.A. Henderson Award for Outstanding Contributions to Public Health

    New in 2017, this award recognizes a lifetime of achievement in public health.

    Clinical Practice Innovation Award

    New in 2017, this will honor members who have significantly advanced the clinical practice of infectious diseases.


  • Nomination Requirements

    Deadline for Nominations: April 3, 2017

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

    Nominees and nominators must be IDSA members or fellows.

    Each nomination packet should include:

    • Minimum of two letters of nomination, maximum of three letters, from current IDSA members 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. In general, previous winners of the Alexander Fleming Award for Lifetime Achievement will not be eligible for other awards in future years.

    Send Nomination Packets to awards@idsociety.org, or mail to:

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

  • The Alexander Fleming Award


  • About the 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.

    Nominations

    Each nomination packet should include:

    • Minimum of two letters of nomination, maximum of three letters, from current IDSA members that describe, with examples, how the candidate meets the requirements for the award (Any beyond three will not be reviewed.)
    • Nominees and nominators must be IDSA members or fellows
    • The nominee's curriculum vitae 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. In general, previous winners of the Alexander Fleming Award for lifetime achievement will not be eligible for other awards in future years.

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    2016 Alexander Fleming Award Winners

    Carol Baker

    CAROL J. BAKER, MD, FIDSA, FSHEA, FPIDS, a strong advocate for children’s health who has greatly advanced the understanding of group B streptococcal (GBS) disease, is one of two recipients of IDSA’s 2016 Alexander Fleming Award for Lifetime Achievement.

    P. Frederick Sparling

    P. FREDERICK SPARLING, MD, FIDSA, a recognized leader in the study of Neisseria gonorrhoeae and the pathogenesis of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), is one of two recipients of IDSA’s 2016 Alexander Fleming Award for Lifetime Achievement.

    See all Alexander Fleming Award Winners

  • The D.A. Henderson Award


  • About the D.A. Henderson Award

    New for 2017, The D.A. Henderson Award for Outstanding Contributions to Public Health will recognize a lifetime of achievement in public health. Dr. Henderson’s role in leading the successful eradication of smallpox will stand forever as a shining example of the profound impact that infectious disease physicians and scientists can have in preventing disease and relieving human suffering. By naming this award in his honor we hope to inspire others to become champions for public health throughout the world.

    Nominations

    Each nomination packet should include:

    • Minimum of two letters of nomination, maximum of three letters, from current IDSA members that describe, with examples, how the candidate meets the requirements for the award (Any beyond three will not be reviewed.)
    • Nominees and nominators must be IDSA members or fellows
    • The nominee's curriculum vitae 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.

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  • The Watanakunakorn Clinician Award


  • About the 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 of fellow in recognition of outstanding achievement in the clinical practice of infectious diseases.

    Nominations

    Nominees must have spent most of their career working predominantly in direct clinical care, whether private practice or part of a health-system group. The recipient must be in clinical practice, 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.

    Each nomination packet should include:

    • Minimum of two letters of nomination, maximum of three letters, from current IDSA members that describe, with examples, how the candidate meets the requirements for the award (Any beyond three will not be reviewed.)
    • Nominees and nominators must be IDSA members or fellows
    • The nominee's curriculum vitae 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.

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    2016 Watanakunakorn Clinician Award Winners

    WMason

    WILBERT H. MASON, MD, MPH, FIDSA, a consummate pediatric ID clinician, teacher, and researcher for more than 40 years, is the recipient of IDSA’s 2016 Watanakunakorn Clinician Award.

    See all Watanakunakorn Clinician Award Winners

  • The Walter E. Stamm Mentor Award


  • About the Walter E. Stamm Mentor Award

    Named to honor the late past-president Walter E. Stamm, MD, FIDSA, this award was created to recognize individuals who have served as exemplary mentors and is presented to an IDSA member or fellow who has been exceptional in guiding professional growth of infectious diseases professionals.

    Nominations

    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

    Each nomination packet should include:

    • Minimum of two letters of nomination, maximum of three letters, from current IDSA members that describe, with examples, how the candidate meets the requirements for the award (Any beyond three will not be reviewed.)
    • Nominees and nominators must be IDSA members or fellows
    • The nominee's curriculum vitae 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.

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    2016 Walter E. Stamm Mentor Winner

    Steve Holland

    STEVEN M. HOLLAND , MD, an outstanding physician-scientist who has provided key insights into the genetics and pathogenesis of infectious diseases and primary immunodeficiencies, is the recipient of IDSA’s 2016 Walter E. Stamm Mentor Award.

    See all Walter E. Stamm Mentor Award Winners

  • The Oswald Avery Award


  • About the Oswald Avery Award

    The Oswald Avery Award recognizes outstanding achievement in an area of infectious diseases by an individual member or fellow of IDSA who is 45 or younger (on December 31 of the year preceding the IDWeek at which the award is given). The award is based on overall achievement, not usually a single study.

    Nominations

    Each nomination packet should include:

    • Minimum of two letters of nomination, maximum of three letters, from current IDSA members that describe, with examples, how the candidate meets the requirements for the award (Any beyond three will not be reviewed.)
    • Nominees and nominators must be IDSA members or fellows
    • The nominee's curriculum vitae and bibliography
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    2016 Oswald Avery Award Winner

    Susan Huang

    SUSAN S. HUANG, MD, MPH, FIDSA, FSHEA, one of the most productive clinician-scientists working to prevent healthcare-associated infections caused by antimicrobial-resistant pathogens, is the recipient of IDSA’s 2016 Oswald Avery Award for Early Achievement.

    See all Oswald Avery Award Winners

  • The Clinical Practice Innovation Award


  • About the Clinical Practice Innovation Award

    The Clinical Practice Innovation Award will be awarded to members who devote the majority of their time to patient care and who have significantly advanced the clinical practice of infectious diseases within the last five years. This may be accomplished through innovation in clinical practice design or management, or advocacy on the behalf of IDSA that fosters change to better recognize the value of infectious diseases practice.

    Nominations

    Each nomination packet should include:

    • Minimum of two letters of nomination, maximum of three letters, from current IDSA members that describe, with examples, how the candidate meets the requirements for the award (Any beyond three will not be reviewed.)
    • Nominees and nominators must be IDSA members or fellows
    • The nominee's curriculum vitae 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.

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  • The Society Citation Award


  • About the Society Citation Award

    The Society Citation is a discretionary award given in recognition of exemplary contribution to IDSA, and outstanding discovery in the field of infectious diseases, or a lifetime of outstanding achievement. More than one award may be given each year.

    Nominations

    Each nomination packet should include:

    • Minimum of two letters of nomination, maximum of three letters, from current IDSA members that describe, with examples, how the candidate meets the requirements for the award (Any beyond three will not be reviewed.)
    • Nominees and nominators must be IDSA members or fellows
    • The nominee's curriculum vitae and bibliography
    • Exemplary contribution to IDSA
    • Outstanding discovery in the field of infectious disease
    • Lifetime of outstanding achievement
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    2016 Society Citation Award Winners

    Mark Leasure

    MARK A. LEASURE, IDSA’s highly respected chief executive officer for nearly 20 years, is the recipient of a 2016 IDSA Society Citation.

    Bruce GellinMyers, Martin

    BRUCE G. GELLIN, MD, MPH, FIDSA (left), and MARTIN G. MYERS, MD, FIDSA, FPIDS (right), who created, sustained, and enhanced the National Network for Immunization Information (NNii), are the recipients of a 2016 IDSA Society Citation.

    See all Society Citation Award Winners

  • The Clinical Teacher Award


  • About the Clinical Teacher Award

    The Clinical Teacher Award honors a career involved in teaching clinical infectious diseases to fellows, residents, or medical students and recognizes excellence as a clinician and motivation to teach the next generation.

    Nominations

    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
    • Sustained excellence in teaching (nominees should be at least 10 years out of fellowship)

    Each nomination packet should include:

    • Minimum of two letters of nomination, maximum of three letters, from current IDSA members that describe, with examples, how the candidate meets the requirements for the award (Any beyond three will not be reviewed.)
    • Nominees and nominators must be IDSA members or fellows
    • The nominee's curriculum vitae 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.

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    2016 Clinical Teacher Award Winner

    Khakoo Rashida

    RASHIDA A. KHAKOO, MD, MACP, FIDSA, FSHEA, is the recipient of IDSA’s 2016 Clinical Teacher Award.

    See all Clinical Teacher Award Winners

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