January 27, 2011

Call for Nominations for the Vanderbilt Prize Scholar, Deadline Tuesday, Feb. 1

The recipient of the 2010 Vanderbilt Prize is Nancy Andrews, M.D., Ph.D., dean of Duke University School of Medicine. Her selection was announced in The Reporter on Oct. 28.


At this time, nominations are being sought for the Vanderbilt Prize Scholar. Nominations are open to any female Ph.D.-track student in the School of Medicine (including Ph.D. and M.D./Ph.D. trainees) who has completed the qualifying exam and who has at least one more year of training to complete the Ph.D. degree.

The Vanderbilt Prize Scholar is mentored by the Vanderbilt Prize winner in her career, research and studies. The scholar will have an opportunity to meet with Andrews during her Discovery Lecture on March 31, as well as travel to Duke University to visit with her laboratory team and other colleagues.

The details of the Vanderbilt Prize Scholar are below, as are the instructions for submitting nominations.

Please submit the nomination package as a single PDF to Danielle Certa at danielle.certa@vanderbilt.edu by Feb. 1.

Vanderbilt Prize Student Scholar: Call for Nominations

The Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science was created to honor and recognize a woman scientist of national reputation who has a stellar record of research accomplishments and is known for her mentorship of women in science. The Vanderbilt Prize winner also nurtures the career, research, and studies of a promising woman engaged in graduate studies in the biomedical sciences at Vanderbilt.

Scholar nominations will be accepted from department chairs or program directors in the biomedical sciences, directors of graduate studies or the faculty mentor and should include a CV, statement from the faculty mentor/advisor, copy of thesis proposal and committee report from the qualifying examination.

Scholar nominees will have demonstrated excellent leadership qualities through their research and service to the scientific community as well as characteristics that demonstrate outstanding potential to impact medicine through research during her career.

The selection committee will be appointed by the associate vice chancellor for Research/senior associate dean for Biomedical Sciences as a subset of the Quarterly Basic Science Education Group.

The Vanderbilt Prize winner will serve ex officio on student scholar’s thesis committee, with regular progress reports to be forwarded by the student scholar.

Please contact Michelle Grundy at michelle.grundy@vanderbilt.edu or 343-2573 with any questions.