Call for Nominations: American Diabetes Association Kelly M. West Award
Award Profile: Given in memory of Kelly M. West, widely regarded as the “father of diabetes epidemiology”, to an individual who has made significant contributions to the field of diabetes epidemiology.
Criteria for Selection: Principal criteria for selection process: impact of scientific publications and presentations at scientific meetings related to the epidemiology of diabetes. Also, national and international stature in the field of diabetes epidemiology. Also, impact as a teacher and mentor will also be taken into consideration. MD, PhD, or MPH degree or equivalent is required. Both U.S. and non-U.S. residents are eligible for award. Contributions and volunteer service to both national and international diabetes organizations and the broader diabetes community may also be taken into consideration.
Lecture/Publication of Lecture: Recipient will deliver the Kelly West Award Lecture at the 75th Scientific Sessions in Boston, Massachusetts; June 5-9, 2015. Offered the opportunity to publish lecture in an American Diabetes Association scientific journal.
Honorarium/Travel/Registration: The recipient receives a $3,000 honorarium. Award includes two round-trip coach airfares and hotel accommodations for up to 5-nights. Also includes other travel related expenses. Includes two complimentary registrations to Scientific Sessions for recipient and guest.
2015 Nomination/Submission Process: 2015 Nominations must be submitted using the new electronic nomination form. All submissions must be received on or before 8pm ET, July 25, 2014. Nominations are accepted from any professional member of the American Diabetes Association. Nominations from the membership of the Epidemiology and Statistics Interest Group especially will be solicited.
All Kelly West Award nominations must have the following documents uploaded as one .pdf file:
-- Letter of nomination (no more than 400 words), signed by no more than 3 individuals, will be accepted. Letter of nomination should address criteria for selection.
-- Nominee’s biography
-- Nominee’s CV with career, mentoring, and publication highlights.
-- Please include a list of current and former Mentees/Trainees
Questions? Contact Mary Merkin, Senior Manager, Scientific and Medical, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703-549-1500, ext 1371.
The recipient is chosen by the Medicine, Science, and Health Care Awards Committee and approved by the Executive Committee of the American Diabetes Association, February 2015.