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Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award

Description: The Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award recognizes a faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences who has contributed significantly to the scholarly literature and the advancement of science within the field of psychiatry and behavioral sciences.

One award will be given in alternate years in each of the following categories:

  • Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award for a Senior Faculty Member (even-numbered years)
  • Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award for a Junior Faculty Member (odd-numbered years)

Eligibility: Part-time or full-time faculty at the rank of Senior Associate, Instructor, and Assistant Professor within the Emory University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences are eligible for the Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award for a Junior Faculty Member. Part-time or full-time faculty at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor within the Emory University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences are eligible for the Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award for a Senior Faculty Member. Faculty members who have received this award within the previous 5 years are ineligible.

Nominations: Nominees must be nominated by another full-time or part-time faculty member. A concise, < 1000 word narrative describing the scholarly and scientific contributions made by the nominee should be included in the nomination. Additional letters (one page maximum per letter) are welcome. These documents should specify the ways in which the scholarly activities of the candidate have advanced the field of psychiatry and behavioral sciences

Submissions: Submissions must be made electronically by e-mail and sent to Janice Dell at jsheikh@emory.edu. Submissions should include the nominating letter and name and contact information of the faculty member being nominated and additional letters of support from previous mentees, if applicable. Nominations will be accepted through midnight EDT July 1, 2012. Requests for further information should be directed to Nadine Kaslow, PhD, ABPP, Vice Chair for Faculty Development at nkaslow@emory.edu.

Decisions: Decisions will be made by a committee comprised of the Departmental Vice Chairs and members of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Faculty Development Committee. The Chair of the Department will serve as an ex-officio member of the committee and will have input without a vote. The voting will be done by paper ballot. Members of the committee will recuse themselves if they are nominated for a particular award. Award winners will be notified by August 31, 2012.

Award: The Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award recipient will be announced during a celebratory departmental event in the Fall.