AAVMC Excellence in Research Award
Nomination Period Opens: September 14, 2015
Nomination Deadline: October 16, 2015
Nominees must be affiliated with an AAVMC member or affiliate member institution, and be an active researcher (currently publishing, conducting research, and supervising graduate student training). Nominations are open internationally to individuals in any discipline of veterinary medicine. There is a limit of one nomination per AAVMC institution.
Who may nominate
AAVMC Institutional Representatives (deans of colleges or schools of veterinary medicine; chairs and heads of departments of veterinary science; chairs and heads of departments of comparative medicine).
The award includes an honorarium. The awardee will be notified in December 2015. The awardee is expected to attend the AAVMC Annual Conference in March 2016 to receive the award. The awardee's reasonable costs (registration, travel, housing, meals) for attending the Annual Conference will be covered by AAVMC.
What to submit
Nominators must submit the following materials electronically via email.
- Nomination letter addressing the award criteria.
- Three supporting letters from individuals knowledgeable about the nominee’s achievements (at least two of these should be from colleagues at an institution other than the nominee’s current institution).
- The nominee's current C.V.
Where to submit materials
Materials should be submitted by email to email@example.com.
- Pioneered in the development of novel and significant areas of knowledge.
- Developed new knowledge in a creative manner and with independent insight.
- Created new knowledge to expand the understanding of veterinary medicine and/or extended the application of knowledge to veterinary practice/technology.
- Developed creative and innovative hypotheses during research.
- Developed new and superior experimental methodologies.
- Formulated experimental designs that enabled the derivation of unambiguous conclusions.
- Conveyed research results to the scientific community with clarity through timely presentation at scientific meetings and by publication in high quality journals.
Graduate Student/Residency Training
- Provided essential contributions in team research endeavors.
- Recognized as an innovator and scholar by peers as evidenced by other scientific awards and by invitations to participate in scholarly activities such as symposia.
- Shared their research experience willingly and unselfishly with the scientific community through activities such as providing expert advice, sharing new techniques, or providing unique reagents.
- Applied experimental results for the benefit of society.
- Consistent track record of excellence in instruction/training of graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, residents, or interns.
The AAVMC Research Committee appoints the Award Committee from among its members. The award shall be given yearly, if a suitable recipient is identified by the Award Committee.
Background and past recipients
In 2011, the Board of Directors established the AAVMC Excellence in Research Award to recognize outstanding research and scholarly achievements in the field of veterinary medicine. The award honors those who demonstrate excellence in original research, leadership in the scientific community, and exceptional mentoring of trainees and colleagues in any discipline of veterinary medicine. This award showcases the contributions of AAVMC member institutions to the scientific community, and the Award Committee seeks the most outstanding individuals for this recognition.
Past recipients of the AAVMC Excellence in Research Award
2015 Dr. Susan VandeWoude
2014 Dr. Yoshihiro Kawaoka
2013 Dr. James Fox
2012 Dr. Edward Hoover
2011 Dr. Stephen Barthold