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Mary Ellen Avery Award Nominations

In 2013, the APS and SPR established and endowed the Mary Ellen Avery Award.  This award honors Dr. Avery’s outstanding lifetime achievements and seminal contributions to neonatal health through her discovery of respiratory distress syndrome (RDS), her research and academic leadership, and her outstanding service to pediatrics and neonatology. 

With this award, the APS and SPR seek to recognize a pediatric investigator who has made important contributions to neonatal health through basic or translational research. 

Eligibility

 

  • A pediatric investigator with a sustained record of excellence as a neonatal health investigator
  • Record of substantive:
    • Neonatal health research contributions
    • Impact on the field
    • National and international recognition

Nomination

Nominations from Active APS and SPR Members are welcome through November 7, 2018.

  • Detailed Letter of Nomination*
  • Three Letters of Support*
    • Letters should provide ample evidence of a Nominee’s substantive:
      • Neonatal health research contributions
      • Impact on the field
      • National and international recognition
  • Nominee curriculum vitae with a bibliography of published works
    • An asterisk (*) should identify the five papers that the Nominee’s regards as his/her most significant contributions
    • Research productivity by the Nominee’s mentees should be indicated by highlighting the names of these individuals in each publication 

*Note:  The Nominator may not also author a Letter of Support.  Members of the Selection Committee may not nominate or support nominations.

Selection

 

  • The Committee for the Mary Ellen Avery Award is solely responsible for selection.
  • Selection is made February 2019

Award

 

 

  • Scientific presentation (15-minutes) at Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Meeting session
  • $1,000 honorarium and plaque presented at the PAS Meeting
  • Complimentary PAS Meeting registration
  • Economy airfare to PAS Meeting, if booked 30 days in advance
  • Two-nights at PAS Meeting hotel, if booked 30 days in advance
  • The awardee will be invited to serve on the Selection Committee

Click Here to Begin Your Nomination

American Pediatric Society  info@aps1888.org or call (346) 980-9710