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Nominations for Meritorious Awards

Online Nomination form for the 2020 NAVBO Meritorious Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2020 NAVBO Meritorious Awards. Nominations are due July 8, 2019

This year we will be trying a new two-phase nomination process. Phase I will be a simple online form to be completed. A statement about the nominee’s research accomplishments and other attributes should be included in a written statement and uploaded as well as responding to some simple questions about the nominee.

The committee will then review these statements and choose finalists. The nominators of the finalists will then be contacted and ask to do a full nomination as described below. You will be able to re-enter the initial online nomination to add the nominee’s CV and letters of support. This is in effect for Benditt and Folkman Awards.

Important notes:
1) If you have previously nominated someone, you must renominate using the updated criteria, most specifically the prescribed CV format.
2) If the prescribed format is not met, the nomination will not be considered. 

Judah Folkman Award

The Judah Folkman Award in Vascular Biology is a mid-career award. At the time of the Award, nominees will be between 3 and 15 years of their first faculty appointment (Assistant Professor, or in the case of for-profit, Staff Scientist or equivalent). Therefore, a nominee's initial faculty appointment must be between 2005 and 2016 for the 2020 award. An award recipient will have made a significant impact on the field of vascular biology through his/her original research accomplishments. For more info about the Folkman Award go to http://www.navbo.org/awards/judah-folkman-award.

A nomination will consist of the following information:

  • Completed online submission form with name and institutional affiliation of the person being nominated for the award and year and description of first faculty appointment
  • A brief description (not to exceed 500 words) highlighting the research accomplishments and other attributes that merit consideration for the Award
  • A letter of recommendation (not to exceed 500 words), from a Regular NAVBO member, should complement the description of research accomplishments.
  • CV of nominee in the prescribed format (see below*) - CV must indicate first faculty appointment
  • The nominee need not be a NAVBO member
  • Recipient must be available to present a lecture at Vascular Biology (NAVO’s annual meeting in Newport, RI - October 25-29, 2020)
  • Up to three additional letters of recommendation may be submitted (each a maximum of 500 words). At least two of the letters must be by scientists from a different institution than the nominee.

When writing a letter of nomination, please also address these additional attributes of Dr. Folkman: positive impact as a colleague, collaborator and mentor; integrative approach to advancement of vascular biology research; and innovation and creativity.

If a nominee took a considerable amount of time off or a leave of absence for family reasons, such as the birth of a child, then that time can be deducted from their 15 years. Up to one year can be deducted per child. For example, if the nominee took off time for one child, that nominee’s first appointment can be as early as 2004, two children 2003, etc.  Please be sure to note this in the nomination packet.

Among the nominees obtained, three finalists will be chosen by vote of the Meritorious Awards Committee. The Folkman Award recipient will then be selected from this list of three finalists by a vote of the members of NAVBO Council and Elected Officers, Scientific Advisory Board, and Meritorious Awards Committee.The Award recipient must be available to give an Award Lecture at our next annual meeting (October 25-29, 2020).
The Award will be presented at our annual meeting, Vascular Biology. An Award Lecture will be given followed by a brief award presentation ceremony. The award will consist of a crystal plaque to commemorate the event and a monetary award.

Earl Benditt Award

The Earl P. Benditt Award recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding discovery or developed a concept that has been seminal to our understanding of vascular biology or pathology. For additional information about the Benditt Award go to http://www.navbo.org/awards/earl-p-benditt-award.

Specific criteria and procedure:

  • No age requirement
  • Candidate need not be a NAVBO member
  • A letter of recommendation from the primary nominator, who must be a Regular member of NAVBO
  • Nobel Prize recipients are not eligible
  • Recipient must be available to present a lecture at the next Vascular Biology (NAVBO's annual meeting)
  • Limit additional letters of recommendation to no more than three (each a maximum of 500 words). At least two of all the letters must be by scientists from a different institution than the nominee.
  • Complete online application (must upload CV in the prescribed format, see below*) and at least one letter of recommendation; limit of four letters)

*CV format:
A. Education/Training
B. Positions and Honors
C. Contributions to Science
Briefly describe up to five of the most significant contributions to science. For each, indicate the historical background that frames the scientific problem; central finding(s); the influence of the finding(s) on the progress of science and/or their application to health or technology; and the nominee's scientific role in the described work. Description can include up to four peer-reviewed publications and should not exceed one half page.
D. List of Trainees
E. Research Support (current and completed within last 3 years)
F. Full list of publications, organized into primary research articles, reviews, and books/book chapters.

Please complete the form below. Upload any letters of recommendation and the nominee's CV. There is a limit of five documents (CV and up to four letters).

Nominations will be reviewed by the NAVBO Meritorious Awards Committee, chaired by Dr. Tatiana Byzova, Cleveland Clinic. See http://www.navbo.org/about-us/officers-and-committees for a full roster of the committee

Submit Nomination

The Springer Junior Investigator Award also requires an application be completed. However, this award is tied to the submission of an abstract to Vascular Biology (NAVBO's annual meeting). For more information regarding this award please go to: http://www.navbo.org/awards/springer-junior-investigator