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SRM Awards

Listed below is a description of awards for which you may apply on the electronic submission form. Please choose the appropriate award on the pull-down menu if you are eligible and wish to receive an award. If the box is not checked, you will not be considered for an award. To be eligible for an award, you must apply at the time of abstract submission. You must choose only one award matching the award to the society(ies) to which you and your mentor belong. You must check all that apply since some are members of more than one society.

SAFMR/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 Award: The SSCI Young Investigator Awards are offered to recognize and encourage excellence in investigation by physicians and medical students during research training. Eligibility: combined MD/PhD students, interns, residents, and post-doctoral physicians who are in research training or were in research training as of June 2022 are eligible. Postdoctoral research training may be considered to extend for a period of up to three years and time spent in strictly clinical fellowships need not count against this. The applicant must be the first author of the abstract submitted in competition for the award and plan to present the paper during the virtual scientifi c sessions of the Southern Regional Meetings. Please note that it is not necessary for the senior author to be a member of SSCI. Applicants for this award are encouraged to apply for the appropriate SAFMR/SSCI Award as well. For consideration of this award, the abstract has to suggest: 1) investigator-initiated; 2) hypothesis-driven basic, clinical or behavioral research; 3) conducted in a mode of discovery; 4) whose study design, findings and conclusions satisfi ed the proposed hypothesis; and 4) findings have or will have the potential to advance the practice of medicine. Nomination letters from the senior investigator or mentor and the division director or department chairman are required and should include a statement of the candidate's role in the study. The letters should be received no later than October 7, 2022 and uploaded via the ScholarOne website upon submission of your abstract. For further information contact Joan Kemp, Executive Director, Southern Society for Clinical Investigation,: jkemp5@tulane.edu.
  • Nathan Solomon & Irene Oransky-Solomon Medical Student Research Awards: (2) are offered to recognize and encourage excellence in investigation by medical students during research training. Eligibility: Medical Students or Combined MD/PhD Students who are in research training or were in research training as of June 2022 are eligible. The applicant must be the fi rst author of the abstract submitted in competition for the awards and plan to present the paper during the scientifi c sessions of the Southern Regional Meetings. Please note that it is not necessary for the senior author to be a member of SSCI. Applicants for this award are encouraged to apply for the SAFMR/SSCI Student Award as well. For consideration of this award, the abstract has to suggest: 1) investigator-initiated, 2) hypothesis-driven basic, clinical or behavioral research, 3) conducted in a mode of discovery, 4) whose study design, findings and conclusions satisfied the proposed hypothesis, findings have or will have the potential to advance the practice of medicine.
  • SAFMR/SSCI Student Research Award: These awards recognize medical students and combined MD/PhD students who are currently in training and accomplished in research. The awardee must be the fi rst author/presenter of the abstract accepted for presentation at the 2023 meeting.
  • SAFMR/SSCI Trainee Research Award: These awards recognize residents and fellows who are currently in training and recognize excellence among these groups. The awardee must be the fi rst author/presenter of the abstract accepted for presentation at the 2023 meeting.
  • 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. Only faculty at the instructor and assistant professor level are eligible for these awards.
  • Henry Christian Award: These awards were established in 1990 to honor the founder of AFMR, Dr. Henry Christian. Each year, the awards will be given to the presenter (or fi rst author) of the most outstanding abstracts submitted to the Southeren Regional Meeting. Candidates who meet the requisite criteria are eligible: physicians who are post-MD trainees, including residents, fellows, physicians pursuing PhDs or other graduate degrees, and other post-doctoral fellows. To qualify applicants must be an AFMR member in good standing and a curriculum vitae must be uploaded at time of submission. Awardees will receive a Certificate of Excellence.

SSPR Awards

These awards are for work intimately related to pediatric research. MUST be an SSPR member or have a sponsor who is an SSPR member. The candidates must check the appropriate award box in order to be considered. You cannot apply for the other society awards if applying for SSPR Awards.The Member/Sponsor name must also be fi lled in on the electronic submission form.

  • SSPR Young Investigator Award: Eligible Eligible candidates include students, residents, fellows, and young faculty who are currently within 5 years of the completion of fellowship training. The nominee must be first author/presenter of the abstract accepted for presentation. A letter from the senior investigator or sponsor that includes a statement that the work was performed by the nominee and fully addresses the role the candidate had in the work is required and must be uploaded at the time of submission and received by October 7, 2022. For further information contact Jay Kerecman MD; Secretary-SSPR; (jkerecman@gmail.com). Three finalists for Basic or Clinical Science research will be selected and once notifi ed are required to submit a manuscript (for purposes of this competition only) and present the study at the SSPR Plenary Session as part of the SRM meeting in February 2023. Each finalist who provides a manuscript and presents their abstract will receive a $250 prize and 1 winner from each category will receive a $500 prize. The candidates must check the appropriate award box in order to be considered and must designate either Basic or Clinical Science Division. These awards are for work intimately related to pediatric research. MUST be an SSPR member or have a sponsor who is an SSPR member. The candidates must check the appropriate award box in order to be considered. You cannot apply for the other society awards if applying for SSPR Awards. The Member/Sponsor name and email address must also be filled in on the electronic submission form to be eligible.

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