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EARL P. 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 https://www.navbo.org/meritorious-awards/ 

Nominations for the 2023 Earl P. Benditt Award are due July 15, 2022

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) - October 15-19, 2023
  • 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

*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 this form. 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. Tsutomu Kume, Northwestern University. See http://www.navbo.org/about-us/officers-and-committees for a full roster of the committee

JUDAH FOLKMAN AWARD in VASCULAR BIOLOGY

Nominations for the 2023 Judah Folkman Award in Vascular Biology are due July 15, 2022.

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 2008 and 2020 for the 2023 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 https://www.navbo.org/meritorious-awards/ and click on the Folkman Award Tab.

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 15-19, 2023)
  • 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.

The recipient is chosen by the members of the NAVBO Meritorious Awards Committee (Tsutomo Kume, Chair). The Award recipient must be available to give an Award Lecture at our next annual meeting (October 15-19, 2023).
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.

*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.

STEPHEN M. SCHWARTZ

Stephen Schwartz

January 1, 1942–March 17, 2020

STEPHEN SCHWARTZ AWARD PRESENTED BY NAVBO FOR OUTSTANDING MENTORSHIP

When asked to describe Dr. Schwartz people who knew him would inevitably say he was a great mentor.  His trainees went on to successful leadership roles and became exemplary mentors in their own right.  Steve of course had many unique qualities including a sense of humor, skepticism, and malarkey. These attributes are not required of the nominees; however, they may be a plus!

We are seeking nominations for the 2022 Award - nominations are due March 15, 2022.

Criteria –
This award will recognize a mentor that has contributed significantly to the successful career of scientists who have trained in their lab; who has served as an exemplary mentor to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows and contributed to fostering an environment which facilitates both professional and personal growth.

Requirements –
A minimum of two letters from trainees of the nominee; a maximum of four letters will be allowed.  At least one letter must be from a trainee not currently studying in the mentor’s lab.  Letters should be a maximum of 500 words. Nominators must also submit their own NIH Biosketches.

Letters should include the following:

  • How the mentor provides an environment for growth and exploration and encourages independence
  • How the mentor provides guidance in writing papers and grants, setting up a lab, developing careers, etc.
  • Examples of the mentor providing leadership not only in the lab but in life as a scientist
  • A listing of some highly successful protégés

The nominee’s biosketch, which requires a list of current and former trainees.

Award -
The selected mentor will be invited to attend the Vascular Biology meeting along with two of the nominating trainees, preferably a current or recent lab member and a former lab member. The trainees will recount highlights of their mentor’s career in fifteen-minute presentations. This presentation will be held in conjunction with the other award presentations (Benditt, Folkman, Springer) at the annual meeting.

The registration of all three (mentor and two trainees) will be waived and $500 will be provided to each to help defray travel costs (airfare and hotel; receipts will be required).

In addition, the mentor will receive a handsome plaque, and NAVBO will offer a Travel Award ($500) and waive the registration fee to the following year’s annual meeting for a trainee named by the mentor. 

Complete the nomination submission form by March 15, 2022.

Florence Sabin

Photo courtesy of Smith College

FLORENCE SABIN AWARD

The Florence R. Sabin Award recognizes a unique individual who embodies the spirit of Dr. Florence Sabin (1871-1953) who broke scientific barriers with her research and contributions in the field of Vascular and Lymphatic Biology, as well as various social barriers. In addition to her contributions to science, Florence Sabin's later work as a public health administrator left a permanent imprint upon the communities in which she served. Sabin’s accomplishments include becoming the first woman faculty member at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and its first female full professor, the first woman to be elected President of the American Association of Anatomists, and the first woman elected to membership in the National Academy of Sciences. One of her most passionate causes was the advancement of equal rights for women in education, employment, and society in general. Sabin was known as a brilliant scientist, a trailblazer and role model for women in the medical profession and a steadfast believer in equal opportunities for women, a teacher, a colleague, and a friend.

This annual award is open to active or retired members of the national or international vascular or cardiovascular biology communities who work or have worked as scientists, physicians, or physician/scientists. Candidates must have distinguished themselves in at least one of the following areas: promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in social issues which benefit underrepresented groups, public health, or public service to the broader community, in addition to their scientific/clinical accomplishments.

To ensure consideration, nominators or self-nominees must complete an online application, which includes:

Specific criteria: 

  • Nominee may be of any gender and nationally- or internationally-based.
  • Nominee need not be a NAVBO member, but must be an active or retired physician, scientist or physician/scientist in the vascular biology and/or cardiovascular community at large.
  • Recipient must be available to attend the meeting or live stream a brief acceptance speech at the International Vascular Biology Meeting (October 13-17, 2022 in the San Francisco Bay area).

Please provide the following: 

1. A letter of recommendation from the primary nominator who must be a  Current Regular or Emeritus Member of NAVBO
2. One additional letter of recommendation. (A third letter is optional.)
     At least one of the letters must be submitted by a scientist from a different institution than the nominee.
     All letters are to be a maximum of 500 words
     Additional letters of support can be from non-NAVBO members
3. Personal Statement of 1,000 words which describes the nominee's relevant contributions promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in social issues which benefit underrepresented groups, public health, or public service to the broader community, in addition to their scientific/clinical accomplishments. Include any form of financial support relevant to outreach activities.
4. Nominee's CV or NIH Biosketch in the prescribed format, see below.*
5. Completed online application

*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.  Up to twenty publications considered most relevant to the criteria of this award, organized into primary research articles, reviews, and books/book chapters, podcasts, newspaper articles, videos, and/or interviews.  (Please include the URL or links where available.)

Nominations will be reviewed by a joint subcommittee of NAVBO’s Meritorious Awards and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committees.

Complete the nomination submission form by March 15, 2022 and upload any letters of recommendation, the nominee's personal statement, and NIH Biosketch/CV.

SPRINGER JUNIOR INVESTIGATOR AWARD - NAVBO'S AWARD FOR JUNIOR FACULTY
Supported by Angiogenesis

Criteria:
Must be within five years of your first independent investigator position or within five years of an independent research position in academia, government, or industry. For the 2022 award, the first appointment needs to be January 1, 2017 or later. Please note: A first independent investigator is defined as an Assistant Professor or in non-academia, Staff Scientist or equivalent.

Must submit an abstract to the 22nd International Vascular Biology Meeting by August 1, 2022.

Submit an application - In addition to the abstract, an applicant must complete an online application and submit his/her current CV* in the prescribed format.

The NAVBO Meritorious Awards Committee will select the recipient based on their evaluations. The deadline for submission is August 10, 2022.

The recipient will give a 20 minute presentation at the IVBM on Sunday, October 16 at 2:00pm and receive a plaque and a monetary award of $750.

* 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. Each of the five descriptions should not exceed one half page. 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. Each description can include up to four peer-reviewed publications.
D. List of Trainees
E. Research Support
F. Full list of publications, organized into primary research articles, reviews, and books/book chapters.

Complete the Application Form

Please note: you will not be able to return to the form and continue to edit - you must have all the required documentations prior to beginning the application process.  In addition to your CV, we require that you upload your abstract.


THE SPRINGER JUNIOR INVESTIGATOR AWARD IS MADE POSSIBLE BY SUPPORT FROM ANGIOGENESIS

TRAVEL AND POSTER AWARDS AT IVBM 2022

 

Several Societies and Organizations will provide Travel Awards to the International Vascular Biology Meeting

See the web site for details from other groups:  https://www.ivbm2022.org/trainee-opportunities/

NAVBO will present up to 30 Travel Awards at $500USD each

Travel Awards will be based on submitted abstracts. See Trainee Awards within the Abstract Submission.

Criteria:

  • You must be a trainee member of NAVBO 
  • You must submit an abstract to the 22nd International Vascular Biology Meeting 
  • Upload your CV within your abstract submission
  • You must indicate on the abstract submission form that you want to be considered for the NAVBO Travel Award
  • Only students (medical, graduate and undergraduate), post doctoral fellows and the equivalent are eligible. You must still be in this position at the time of the meeting (October 2022)
  • Must be attending the person meeting 

Notifications will be sent to award recipients prior to the meeting.  Recipients are requested to attend the Opening Session (Thursday, October 13) where the awards will be presented.

There will NOT be a poster competition at the IVBM.