March 5, 2015

Tomorrow is deadline for nominations for VUMC Academic Enterprise Faculty Awards

Nominations are being sought for the following 2015 VUMC Academic Enterprise Faculty Awards:

• The Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Awards in Teaching
• The Vanderbilt University Medical Center Awards in Research for School of Medicine and School of Nursing Faculty

Award recipients are nominated by their faculty colleagues and chosen by 2015 VUMC Academic Enterprise Faculty Awards Selection Committees.

VUMC Research Award nominations must be submitted as a single pdf by March 6 to the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs Office, in care of Danielle Certa at

VUSM Teaching Award nominations must be submitted as a single pdf by March 6 to the School of Medicine's Office of Faculty Affairs, in care of Auda Hutto at

Nomination packages must include:

• A letter of nomination (typically from department chair or center director, but may be submitted by other colleagues, as well).

• Three supporting letters from colleagues.

• For the School of Medicine Teaching Awards, additional supporting letters from fellows, residents and students (letters from individuals previously trained by the nominee are not required, but are strongly encouraged).

• A current curriculum vitae.

Please exclude any previous winners of any research or teaching award unless you feel they have made a substantial new discovery.

 The categories of recognition are cycled by even and odd years. For 2015, the categories of recognition are:

VUMC Research Awards

• Leadership of a Multi-investigator Team Award – For Two or More Faculty Working Collaboratively or in a Multidisciplinary Manner to Address Important Biological Processes and/or Diseases;
• Sidney P. Colowick Research Award – For Research that Serves as a Platform for Discovery in Diverse Areas;
• William J. Darby Research Award – For Translational Research that has Changed the Practice of Medicine Worldwide;
• Ernest W. Goodpasture Research Award – For Groundbreaking Research that Addresses the Pathogenesis of Disease at the Cellular and/or Molecular Level;
• Research Enhancement Award – For Development, Implementation, and/or Creation of Technology that Elevates the Research and Science of Multiple Investigators.

School of Medicine Teaching Awards

• Frank H. Boehm Teaching Award — For Contributions to Continuing Medical Education;
• Gerald S. Gotterer Teaching Award — For Innovation in Education Programming that has Proven to be Effective;
• F. Peter Guengerich Teaching Award — For Mentoring Postdoctoral Fellows or Residents in the Research Setting;
• John S. Sergent Teaching Award — For Teaching Medical or Graduate Students in the Small Group Setting