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Excellence in Radiology Award

This award is presented to the organisation or department that has made the greatest contribution in the field of
imaging and diagnostics.

Criteria for selection:
 Quality assurance programme - Achievement through quality assurance programme (implementation,
improvement, etc...)
 Accuracy of Radiological Diagnosis – Accuracy in each imaging modality (true positive, true negative, false
positive, false negative)
 Turn around time - by type of examination (time from the imaging request is issued till report result)
 Patient safety in the department - including identification of patients, patient falls, communication with the
 Workflow and safe design – workflow of patients, staff, support function, etc. and how design promote safety
inside the department
 Radiation safety policy - Implementation of policy
 Waste management policy - Implementation and improvement of policy

Excellence in Surgery Services Award

This award is presented to the organisation or department that has made the greatest contribution in the field of

The following criteria must be addressed to measure the extent the organisation abides by the International Clinical
Pathways / guidelines.

Criteria for selection:
 Unplanned rate of return to the OR
 Post infection rates
 Average length of stay
 Success rates

Excellence in Patient Centred Care Award

This award is presented to the hospital or institution that has developed the most effective patient centred care
approach in the region.

Criteria for selection:
 What initiatives have you implemented to make your hospital/institution more patient orientated/friendly?
 What initiatives have you implemented to educate the patient?
 Evidence of increasing patient satisfaction
 Patient privacy
 Patient rights

Young Surgeon of the Year Award

The Young Surgeon Award of the Arab Health aims to recognise the accomplishments of young surgeons where all
surgical residents, fellows, and surgeons up to the age of 40 are eligible to apply for the award.

Review criteria - All applicants will be evaluated according to the following:
 Academic achievements, which include education, research, publications and affiliation with professional
 Social commitments, including volunteer work and public education programs
 Role as an educator and a mentor involved in educating junior surgical staff and medical students, and
participates in organising education activities, such as conferences
Application requirements:
 Applicant must not be more than 40 years of age as of 1 November 2013
 Complete application form
 Curriculum vitae
 Personal statement (1000 words)
o Why should you be considered for the Award
o Social background
o Summary of achievements
o Future plans
o Special hobbies & talents(e.g.: photography, art, & music)
Submit at least 3 letters of recommendation as follows:
 Mandatory letter from the department chair/chief
 Recommended letter from a peer
 Recommended letter from a junior colleague
 Highly recommended to provide a letter from the candidate's mentor if applicable
Selected candidates will be required to participate in either an oral presentation or a surgical jeopardy
during the Arab Health General Surgery Conference 2014.

Cleveland Clinic Young Clinician Award

The winner of this award will be taken on a week long tour of the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, USA.
Accommodation and flight tickets will be provided as part of the award.
This award is presented to a physician (under the age of 40 years) who has made the greatest contribution to making a
difference in the lives of their patients in the Middle East. Individuals may be nominated by an institution or a peer who
must detail why they feel the nominee deserves to be recognised for his/her achievements.

Criteria for selection:
 Evidence of acumen and leadership
 Dedication to excellence in quality of patient care
 Demonstrates empathy and compassion in all aspects of patient care
 Commitment to continuing medical education
 Engaged in research

Outstanding Contribution of an Individual to the Middle East
Healthcare Industry Award

This award will recognise an outstanding healthcare professional that has made a significant contribution to the
healthcare industry in the Middle East. These contributions, whether they have been in research, leadership, innovation
or mentorship, must have had a lasting impact in the region and must have demonstrated a lifetime commitment to
develop the industry.

Individuals may be nominated by a company or a peer who must detail why they feel the nominee deserves to be
recognised for their achievements.

Roche Excellence in Laboratory Award

This award is presented to the organisation or department that has made the greatest contribution in the field of
medical laboratory.
Criteria for selection:
 Evidence of true positive results
 Safety within the laboratory
 Waste management policy and blood management policy
 Patient identification
 Innovation
 Continuous improvement – for example Lean and Six Sigma
The Society of Behavioral Medicine annually provides several awards to members recognizing outstanding
achievement and contribution to the field of behavioral medicine. Award recipients are recognized at the Annual
Meeting & Scientific Sessions.
Distinguished Scientist Award
Selection for the Distinguished Scientist Award is based on total career achievement. Nominees must have achieved
scholarly distinction i.e., made a series of distinguished empirical contributions or contributed substantially to the
development of new theories or methods.
Alere Wellbeing Research to Practice Award
The Alere Wellbeing Research to Practice Award recognizes an individual’s contributions and exemplary work in
translating or extending behavioral medicine from research into practical application, dissemination, or
implementation. Eligible candidates may have made substantial contributions to any phase of translational work,
including a) development of new and effective treatments, b) promoting uptake of effective, sustainable health
promoting interventions into new contexts; or c) fostering development of practice-based research.
Early Career Investigator Award
Selection of the Early Career Investigator Award is based on total career achievement and review of a representative
published paper.
Outstanding Dissertation Award
Each year SBM recognizes excellence in a Student/Trainee Member’s research through the Outstanding Dissertation
Distinguished Student Awards
SBM offers the Distinguished Student Awards from funds raised through the Advocacy & Membership Development
Campaign and funds donated from Springer Science+Business Media. These awards are provided to students who
demonstrate outstanding academic and professional potential in the field of behavioral medicine. The three award
categories for the Distinguished Student Awards include Excellence in Research, Excellence in Service Delivery and
Travel Scholarship.
Distinguished Research Mentor Award and Distinguished Clinical Mentor Award
For many of us there was one individual who really stood out during our training. It may have been your advisor or a
faculty member who took a special interest in your work. The Mentor Awards were designed to honor outstanding
service as a mentor in the clinical/professional arena, in honor of clinical mentorship or research endeavors.
Nominees should be seen as those mentors who have fostered excellence in, and had a major impact on the field of
behavioral medicine by virtue of their role as a mentor.
Excellence in Behavioral Medicine Training Program Award
The purpose of the Excellence in Behavioral Medicine Training Program Award is to identify and honor a training
program at any level that provides behavioral medicine training. The training program in question can be research
and/or clinically focused and can occur in any discipline, but especially with an interdisciplinary approach.
he Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award recognizes a medical school faculty physician who
exemplifies the qualities of a caring and compassionate mentor in the teaching and advising of medical students.
Amount of award: $5,000
Deadline: 5/2/14
Abraham Flexner Award -extraordinary contributions to the medical education community
Amount of award: $10,000
Deadline: 5/2/14
The Award for Distinguished Research in the Biomedical Sciences honors outstanding biomedical research related to
health and disease.
Amount of award: $5,000
Deadline: 5/2/14
The David E. Rogers Award is granted annually to a member of a medical school faculty who has made major
contributions to improving the health and health care of the American people
Amount of award: $10,000
Deadline: 5/2/14
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.
Deadline: 5/2/14
The Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teaching Awards recognize the significant contributions to
medical education made by gifted teachers.
Amount of award: $10,000, $5,000 to institution
Deadline: 5/2/14
Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research
For a scientist, or group, whose work has lead to significant advances in the fields of research with demonstrated
translational benefits applied to improved patient care.
Amount of award: $500,000
Deadline: 12/6/13
Alton Ochsner Award Relating Smoking and Health
Presented to one or more clinical and/or basic science investigators for outstanding and exemplary original scientific
investigations that relate tobacco consumption and health. for more information.
Amount of award: $15,000
Deadline: 3/31/13
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
The Pezcoller Foundation-AACR International Award for Cancer Research
Recognizes individuals who have made a major scientific discovery in basic cancer research OR who have made
significant contributions to translational cancer research.
Amount of award: $75,000
Deadline: 9/12/13
Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science
Presented in a predetermined field of interest chosen each year by the Franklin Institute. The theme of the 2013
Bower Award for Achievement in Science is Photonic Source Technology.
Amount of award: $250,000
Deadline: 4/30/14 (letter of intent); full application due 5/31/14
Bressler Prize in Vision Science
The Jewish Guild for the Blind offers the prize to all professionals in the field of vision science who have published
research or clinical work that has contributed significantly to the advancement of vision care, the treatment of eye
disease or the rehabilitation of people with vision impairment or blindness.
Amount of award: $40,000
Deadline: 12/31/13
Daniel Mendelsohn New Investigator Award
Intended to encourage new investigators whose work is compatible with the mission “to promote health and well
being through research, grants administration, education and treatment.” This award is given every two years;
nominations are accepted May 1 of even-numbered years.
Amount of award: $5,000
Deadline: 5/1/14
Dickson Prize in Medicine
Awarded by the University of Pittsburgh to the leading American investigator in biomedical research. Strong
preference for researchers doing pioneering, paradigm-shifting work that is not yet highly rewarded as it undoubtedly
will be someday.
Amount of award: $50,000
Deadline: 10/01/13

Franklin Institute's Benjamin Franklin Medals
The endowed Benjamin Franklin Medals are given annually in the following seven disciplines of science: Chemistry,
Computer and Cognitive Science, Earth and Environmental Science, Electrical Engineering, Life Science, Mechanical
Engineering, Physics. The medals recognize individuals whose work has a significant impact on the aforementioned
fields of science and is not restricted by theme or topic.
Deadline: OPEN
Gairdner Foundation International Award
The Awards are for basic biomedical and clinical research and recognize and reward individuals whose seminal
discoveries and major scientific contributions constitute tangible and significant achievement in biomedical sciences
Amount of award: $30,000CN
Deadline: 10/1/13
Gustav O. Lienhard Award
Presented by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies for outstanding achievement in improving
healthcare. Award recipients are selected on the basis of two principal criteria: (1) achievement in the area of
personal health services; (2) achievement of national scope.
Amount of award: $25,000
Deadline: 5/4/14

Hans Neurath Award of the Protein Society
Recognizes an individual who has made a recent contribution of unusual merit to basic research in the field of protein
science, including but not restricted to the chemistry, design, folding, structure, or biological function or proteins.
Amount of award: $15,000
Deadline: 9/26/13

Harvey Prize/Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
Prizes will be awarded in the areas of "Science and Technology" and "Human Health."
Amount of award: $75,000 each.
Deadline: 02/07/14

Heineken Prize
Eligible for the Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for Medicine are active scientists who are expected to continue their research
activities for at least ten years. Their achievements in the field of medical research are outstanding and have potential
clinical application or have already led to an important clinical application.
Amount of award: $150,000
Deadline: nominations not currently being accepted
Ilse & Helmut Wachter Award
The Ilse & Helmut-Wachter-Foundation of the Innsbruck Medical University gives this award for exceptional scientific
achievements in all fields of medicine and is open to scientists of all nationalities.
Amount of award: Euro 15,000
Deadline: 6/1/13
InBev-Baillet Latour Health Prize|336
Category changes yearly. The 2015 theme is "Metabolic Diseases". The Prize is awarded to a scientist active in
biomedical research and/or its practical applications for human health.
Amount of award: Euro 150,000
Deadline: 9/30/14
Intellectual Property Owners Association National Inventor of the Year Award
Invention must have originated in the U.S. and must be covered by a U.S. Patent. The inventor must epitomize the
American traditions of technological leadership and “Yankee ingenuity.”
Amount of award: $10,000
Deadline: TBA
J. Allyn Taylor International Prize
Category changes yearly. Awarded by the Robarts Research Institute, the 2014 Taylor Prize will be granted to a
scientist who has made outstanding contributions in the area of The Molecular Basis of Neurological Disorders.
Amount of award: $10,000
Deadline: 5/1/14

Japan Prize
Category changes yearly. The 2015 Japan Prize in the field of “Medical Science and Medicinal Science” will be
awarded to an individual(s) who has made significant contributions to society by achieving scientific and technological
breakthroughs in improving people’s health through new discoveries and development of innovative technologies for
prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and prognostic prediction of diseases.
Amount of award: 50 million yen
Deadline: 2/28/14; Prize is awarded in January of following year
Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Award for Humanitarian Contributions to the Health
of Humankind
Awarded by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases. Criteria are based on legislative or administrative
contributions, humanitarian service; and or public education activities.
Amount of award: Steuben glass award
Deadline: 5/1/14

John and Alice Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement
Prizes are awarded for any one of the following: the protection, maintenance, improvement or understanding of an
ecological or an environmental condition anywhere in the world; the discovery, further development, improvement, or
understanding of known or new sources of energy; medical discoveries or achievement with such worldwide
implications that they significantly benefit environmental aspects of human health.
Self nominations are not accepted.
Amount of award: $200,000
Deadline: 9/13/13
Judson Daland Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Investigation
Awarded by the American Philosophical Society, this prize recognizes outstanding achievement in patient-oriented
Amount of award: $20,000.
Deadline: 3/15/13
Keio Medical Science Prize
The Keio Medical Science Prize is awarded to researchers in recognition of their outstanding achievements in the
field of medical sciences or life sciences in the hope that it will ultimately contribute to the peace and prosperity of
Amount of award: 20 million yen (conversion approx.= $180,310 US)
Deadline: 3/21/13
King Faisal International Prize for Medicine
Category changes yearly. The category for 2015 is "Intestinal Microflora and Human Health" and nominees should be
widely recognized for contributions to the topic area.
Amount of award: $200,000
Deadline: 5/1/14
Komen Foundation Brinker Award for Scientific Distinction
Recognizes outstanding work that has advanced basic research concepts, or affected clinical or social-behavioral
applications in the field of breast cancer research, screening, treatment or prevention. The intent is to recognize
scholars for a specific contribution, a consistent pattern of contributions, or leadership in the field that has had a
substantial impact on breast cancer.
Amount of award: $20,000
Deadline: 6/8/13
Lasker Medical Research Awards
There are three awards: the Basic Medical Research Award ($150K), Clinical Medical Research Award ($150K) and
the Special Achievement in Medical Science Award ($150K).
Deadline: 2/1/14
L'oreal-UNESCO Award
This prestigious annual distinction is awarded to five leading female researchers, one per continent. The program
identifies exceptional women as role models for generations to come.
Deadline: 6/30/13
Louis and Artur Lucian Award
This award honors outstanding research in the field of circulatory diseases by a scientific investigator or group of
investigators whose contribution to knowledge in this field is deemed worthy of special recognition.
Amount of award: $50,000 (Canadian)
Deadline: 3/21/14
The Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize for Biology or Biochemistry
Awarded via Columbia University, this prize honors a scientific investigator, or group of investigators, whose
contributions to knowledge in either of biology or biochemistry are deemed worthy of special recognition.
Amount of award: None
Deadline: 1/31/14
Ludwig Von Sallman Prize
Awarded by the International Society for Eye Research every two years to an individual who has distinguished
himself or herself by making a significant contribution to vision research and ophthalmology.
Amount of award: $30,000
Deadline: 2/1/14
March of Dimes Prize in Developmental Biology
Awarded to investigators whose research has profoundly advanced the science that underlies our understanding of
birth defects.
Amount of award: $250,000
Deadline: 10/31/13
Marion Spencer Fay Award
The Award goes annually to a woman physician or scientist who has made an exceptionally significant contribution to
health care as a practitioner, medical educator, administrator or research scientist. Awarded by the Drexel University
College of Medicine Institute for Women's Health and Leadership.
Amount of award: $10,000
Deadline: 3/28/14
Maxwell Finland Award for Scientific Achievement
Awarded by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases; recognizes scientists who have made outstanding
contributions to the understanding of infectious diseases or public health. Some of the criteria on which selection is
based include: excellence in clinical and/or research activities, participation in the training of future leaders in the
field, positive impact on the health of humankind.
Deadline: 5/1/14
National Medal of Science;jsessionid=a2303125961124680389809
The Nation's highest honor for scientists and engineers, this Presidential Award is given to individuals "deserving of
special recognition by reason of their outstanding contributions to knowledge in the physical, biological, mathematical,
or engineering sciences.”
Deadline: 5/1/14

National Medal of Technology
The Medal is given annually to individuals, teams, and/or companies/divisions for their outstanding contributions to
the Nation’s economic, environmental and social well-being through the development and commercialization of
technology products, processes and concepts; technological innovation; and development of the Nation’s
technological manpower.
Deadline: 4/1/14

Passano Foundation Award
Presented to a research physician who has made an exceptional contribution to the advancement of clinical science.
For nomination information and more details on the award, contact the foundation by phone (410-825 0994) or email
Deadline: 11/1/13
Paul Marks Prize for Cancer Research
Recognizes significant contributions to the basic understanding and treatment of cancer by young investigators. This
is the first major prize for most of the winners, who are no more than 45 years old. Awarded every two years; no
award in 2008.
Amount of award: $150,000
Deadline: 4/30/13
Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation Award in Genetics
Presented to a leading scientist or group of scientists in recognition of groundbreaking contributions to any realm of
genetics research.
Amount of award: $500,000
Deadline: 12/15/13
Peter and Patricia Gruber International Research Award in Neuroscience
Recognizes individuals from anywhere in the world who have conducted highly distinguished research in the field of
the brain, spinal cord, or peripheral nervous system.
Amount of award: $500,000
Deadline: 12/15/13
Pierre Galletti Award
Presented by the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering in recognition of contributions to public
awareness of medical and biological engineering and to the promotion of the national interest in science, engineering,
and education.
Amount of award: $2,500
Deadline: 10/22/13
Prince Mahidol Award 19:56:26
One award for outstanding performance and/or research in the field of medicine for the benefit of mankind, and the
other for outstanding contribution in the field of public health for the sake of the well-being of the peoples.
Amount of award: $100,000
Deadline: 5/31/14
Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Award in Mental Health
The Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Award in Mental Health is awarded annually to individuals, groups, or
organizations for outstanding achievement in improving mental health services, research, or public policy. The aim of
the Sarnat Award is to recognize contributions to improve understanding or treatment for mental disorders (basic
biomedical or clinical research); innovations in mental health services (counseling, clinical care, prevention,
amelioration of symptoms, or promotion of mental health); or public policy change that fosters science or improves
mental health services.The Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Award in Mental Health is awarded annually to
individuals, groups, or organizations for outstanding achievement in improving mental health services, research, or
public policy. The aim of the Sarnat Award is to recognize contributions to improve understanding or treatment for
mental disorders (basic biomedical or clinical research); innovations in mental health services (counseling, clinical
care, prevention, amelioration of symptoms, or promotion of mental health); or public policy change that fosters
science or improves mental health services.
Amount of award: $20,000
Deadline: 5/5/14
Robert Bing Prize
Awarded every two years to young scientists (age 45 and under) who have done outstanding work which has helped
in the recognition, treatment and cure of neurological diseases who will be encouraged by this prize to do further
Deadline: 8/31/14 (awarded every 2 years)
Shaw Prize
The Prize honors individuals who have achieved significant breakthrough in academic and scientific research or
application, and whose work has resulted in a positive and profound impact on mankind.
Amount of award: $1,000,000
Deadline: 11/17/13
Steven C. Beering Award (Indiana University School of Medicine)
Honors an internationally recognized individual for outstanding research contributions to the advancement of
biomedical or clinical science. Contact Office of the Dean, 317-274-7109 (Iona Sewell)
Amount of award: $10,000
Deadline: late summer 2012 site not updated since 2011

Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science
Awarded to a woman who has made significant advances in the biological sciences and who has contributed
positively to the mentorship of other women in science.
Amount of award: $25,000
Deadline: 1/31/14

Warren Alpert Foundation Prize
Awarded to one or more scientists who have made significant discoveries leading to the prevention, cure or treatment
of a disease or disorder that afflicts humankind.
Amount of award: $100,000
Deadline: 11/1/13
Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences
This prize is intended to recognize contributions that have opened new fields of research, or advanced novel
concepts or their applications in a particular biomedical discipline.
Amount of award: $25,000
Deadline: 7/31/14
Wolf Prizes in Agriculture, Chemistry, Mathematics, Medicine, Physics
A person cannot be nominated by himself/herself; the prize is awarded to individuals, not institutions, and it is
presented to the recipient in person in Jerusalem. The nominators are therefore requested not to propose any
candidate who, to the best of their knowledge, may not be able to attend the Ceremony.
Amount of award: $100,000
Deadline: August