List of Distinguished Awards and Prizes

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Title: American Society for Cell Biology E.B. Wilson Medal

The ASCB's highest honor for science, the E.B. Wilson Medal is presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for far-reaching contributions to cell biology over a lifetime in science.Nominators must be members of the ASCB but nominees need not be. The nominating package should include the candidate's CV and no fewer than three and no more than five letters of support.Who is Eligible: An individual who has demonstrated significant and far-reaching contributions to cell biology over a lifetime in science. Nominators must be ASCB members, but the candidate need not be.How to Apply: Provide a letter of nomination, the candidate’s CV, and no fewer than three, and no more than five, letters of support.Awards: The winner of the ASCB’s highest honor for science gives the E.B. Wilson Lecture at the Annual Meeting and receives the E.B. Wilson Medal. Expenses to attend the Annual Meeting are paid.

Nomination Deadline: 04/01/2018
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Title: AAMC Herbert W. Nickens Award

The award is given to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to promoting justice in medical education and health care equities for people in the United States.

Nomination Deadline: 04/07/2018
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Prize Amount: $10,000

Title: AAMC Outstanding Community Service Award

The Spencer Foreman Award for Outstanding Community Service is presented annually to a member institution or organization with a longstanding, major institutional commitment to addressing community needs.

Nomination Deadline: 04/07/2018
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Prize Amount: glass sculpture

Title: Herbert W. Nickens Faculty Fellowship Award

The award recognizes an outstanding junior faculty member who has demonstrated leadership in the United States in addressing inequities in medical education and health care; demonstrated efforts in addressing educational, societal, and health care needs of minorities; and is committed to a career in academic medicine. This award recognizes an outstanding junior faculty member who holds the rank of assistant professor in a U.S. allopathic medical school department.

Nomination Deadline: 04/07/2018
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Prize Amount: $15,000

Title: AAMC Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Awards

The Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teaching Awards recognize the significant contributions to medical education made by gifted teachers. Up to four awards will be granted each year.Each awardee will receive a $10,000 grant. The awardee's nominating institution will receive $2,500 for teaching activities, and, if the nominating institution has an Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) chapter, the chapter will receive a stipend of $1,000 toward its activities.

Nomination Deadline: 04/07/2018
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Prize Amount: $10,000

Title: AAMC Arnold P Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award

The Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award, administered by the Organization of Student Representatives (OSR) annually honors a medical school faculty physician (M.D. or D.O. degree) who exemplifies the qualities of a caring and compassionate mentor in the teaching and advising of medical students. The nominee must also possess the desirable personal qualities necessary to the practice of patient-centered medicine by teaching ethics, empathy, and service by example.The goal of the award is to emphasize, reinforce, and enhance the importance of humanistic qualities among medical school students and faculty. The presence of a caring, compassionate, and collaborative learning environment serves as positive reinforcement to prospective physicians of the desirability of such qualities in the doctor-patient relationship.

Nomination Deadline: 04/07/2018
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Prize Amount: $5,000 grant

Title: King Faisal International Prize in Medicine

The 2018 theme is  Immunotherapy in Cancer.

Nomination Deadline: 05/01/2018
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Prize Amount: $200,000

Title: J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine

Robarts Research Institute awards the annual J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine to an individual or individuals who have made significant contributions to a field of basic or clinical research in one of the Institutes principal areas of research. Each year a topic is selected and the scientific community is invited to nominate individual scientists or groups of scientists whose initiatives fall within that particular field of research. The 30th annual J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine in 2014 will be awarded to a scientist(s) who has made outstanding contributions in the area of: The Molecular Basis of Neurological Disorders

Nomination Deadline: 05/01/2018
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Prize Amount: $25,000

Title: The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Award

The Alexander von Humboldt award is granted in recognition of a researcher's entire achievements to date to academics whose fundamental discoveries, new theories, or insights have had a significant impact on their own discipline and who are expected to continue producing cutting-edge achievements in the future.Academics from abroad, regardless of their discipline or nationality, may be nominated for a Humboldt Research Award. The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation particularly encourages the nomination of qualified female academics.Award winners are invited to spend a period of up to one year cooperating on a long-term research project with specialist colleagues at a research institution in Germany. The stay may be divided up into blocks.The Humboldt Foundation grants up to 100 Humboldt Research Awards annually.Nominations may be submitted by established academics in Germany. Nominations may also be initiated by award winners of the Humboldt Foundation working abroad, provided that the nomination is made jointly with a colleague working in Germany.

Nomination Deadline: 05/01/2018
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Prize Amount: 60,000 Euros

Title: Gustav O. Lienhard Award

The award--a medal and $40,000--recognizes individuals for outstanding achievement in improving health care services in the United States.

Nomination Deadline: 05/05/2018
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Prize Amount: $40,000