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Awards

Founders' Medal Award

Since 1973, the Society has formally awarded the Founders' Medal to an individual who is a member of the SSCI. He/she should have: (1) played an important role in the SSCI, both through participation in the annual meeting and in providing leadership for the growth of the Society; (2) have been recognized nationally as a leader in medicine and (3) have been recognized as a leader in his/her institution.

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Mentor of the Year Awards

Mentoring is a fundamental determinant of success in the biomedical sciences and is a major mission of the SSCI. These awards recognize outstanding mentors who are members of our organization and who have demonstrated a longstanding commitment to mentoring students, trainees, and/or junior faculty. Moreover, through their positive impact on the mentee's careers, they have advanced medical education and research for the benefit of the community at large.

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Tinsley Harrison Award

Each year, the Tinsley Harrison Award is presented to the author of the best article published in The Amercian Journal of the Medical Sciences in the preceding year. We thank our Publisher, Elsevier, for their generous sponsorship of this annual award.

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SSCI Research Scholar Award

The goal of the SSCI Research Scholar Award is to support developing physician-scientists as they undertake innovative research projects related to Internal Medicine and its subspecialties. This grant award will provide supplemental funds for mentored career awards of senior post-doctoral fellows or instructor/junior assistant professors whose extramural application has been funded or recently received a highly meritorious score and is likely to be funded in the next 12 months. Mentored federal (i.e., K01, K08, K23, VA-CSRD) or non federal (i.e., AHA Young Investigator Award) award applications will be considered. The duration of the award is one year.

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SSCI Awards

To be eligible for the SAFMR/SSCI awards, you or your mentor (in the case of students and trainees) must be a member in good standing of AFMR or SSCI. You may choose to become a member at the time of the award. In this case, your membership fee will be deducted from the award amount.

SSCI Young Investigator Awards

The SSCI Young Investigator Awards are offered to recognize and encourage excellence in investigation by physicians and medical students during research training. Three awards are given ($1,000, $750, and $600).

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Nathan Solomon & Irene Oransky-Solomon Medical Student Research Awards

Two awards ($1,000 and $750) are offered to recognize and encourage excellence in investigation by medical students during research training.

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SAFMR/SSCI Student Research Award

These awards recognize medical students and combined MD/PhD students who are currently in training and accomplished in research at the plenary session in New Orleans and award funds are intended to defray the costs for participation in the meeting. The awardee must be the first author/presenter of the abstract accepted for presentation at the 2023 meeting. SAFMR/SSCI awardees must be present at the Joint SAFMR/SSCI plenary session to receive this award.

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SAFMR/SSCI Trainee Research Award

These awards recognize residents and fellows who are currently in training and recognize excellence among these groups at the plenary session in New Orleans and award funds are intended to defray the costs for participation in the meeting. The awardee must be the first author/presenter of the abstract accepted for presentation at the 2023 meeting. SAFMR/SSCI awardees must be present at the SAFMR/SSCI plenary session to receive this award.

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SAFMR/SSCI Junior Faculty Research Award

The purpose of these awards is to stimulate participation by faculty at the instructor and assistant professor level. Awards will be given to the young investigators with the top-rated abstract in each subspecialty as judged by a committee of the officers of SAFMR and SSCI. The awardee must be the first author/presenter of an abstract accepted for presentation at the 2023 meeting. SAFMR/SSCI awardees must be present at the SAFMR/SSCI plenary session to receive this award. Only faculty at the instructor and assistant professor level are eligible for these awards.

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The SSCI Thanks Its Sponsors

  • Elsevier sponsors The Southern Society for Clinical Investigation
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