John Howland Award

In honor of Dr. John Howland [1873-1926], the John Howland Award is the most prestigious award presented within the American Pediatric Society. Since 1952, the annual award has been recognizing individuals for their distinguished service to pediatrics as a whole. Individuals honored by this award have significant contributions in advancing pediatrics through clinical care, scientific discovery, mentorship and service.

Criteria

  • Must have displayed contributions in pediatrics aiding in advancement. 

Procedures

  • The nomination call will be sent to APS membership at large. Officers and council members are not eligible to submit nominations.
  • APS Nominating Committee will select three (3) finalists to present to Council whom will select the Howland Award Recipient.
  • The award will be presented to one individual annually.
  • The recipient must attend the upcoming PAS Meeting.
  • Economy-level travel expenses will be provided including travel and hotel accommodations for 4 nights and complimentary registration.
  • The award will be presented with a medal and an honorarium of $5,000 during the APS Plenary and Awards Session at the PAS Meeting.

Nomination Requirements

  • Current Curriculum Vitae of the Nominee and Complete Bibliography
  • John Howland Nomination Form
  • Two Page Letter of Nomination signed by Nominator

If your Candidate is selected as one of three finalists, you will be notified by August 18, 2018, and asked to complete your John Howland Award nomination by submitting the following additional documents:

Deadline to submit: October 2, 2018

  • 3 Letters of Support from APS Members
    • Active, Honorary and Emeritus members are eligible to submit letters for one candidate per year. APS Officers and Council Members are not eligible to submit Support Letters.
  • Representative Publications Authored by Nominee
    • Submit at least two (2) but no more than five (5) authored publications

Re-nomination Instructions
The original Nominator must send a letter and a complete John Howland Award Nomination Form requesting that the Nominee be considered. It is the Proposer’s responsibility to submit updated information. After five (5) successive years of nomination, nominations may be resubmitted to the APS Nominating Committee only after a waiting period of three (3) years.

Selection of 2019 APS Howland Awardee will be in November 2018

Norman J. Siegel New Member Outstanding Science Award

The Norman J. Siegel New Member Outstanding Science Award is presented to recognize a APS New Member for considerable contribution to pediatric science. As one of the world’s leading nephrologists, Siegel was an outstanding teacher and mentor nurturing the early careers of numerous fellows and residents. Not only was he a leader within the medical community, but he also educated parents of those children he treated and left a lasting impression on families.

Criteria

  • Must currently be involved in research and present significant contributions in the field of pediatrics in the form of peer-reviewed publications
  • Must be actively involved in the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) proceedings.
  • Must be a newly elected APS member.

Procedures

  • The award will be presented to one individual annually.
  • The recipient must attend the PAS Meeting.
  • Economy-level travel expenses will be provided including travel and hotel accommodations for 4 nights and complimentary registration.
  • The award will be presented with a plaque and an honorarium of $2,000 during the APS Plenary and Awards Session at the PAS Meeting. The awardee will deliver a 15-20 presentation.

Mary Ellen Avery Award (APS and SPR Joint Award)

Nominations must be received by November 7, 2018

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:

  • 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:

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

Joseph W. St. Geme, Jr. Leadership Award (FOPO Award)

The Federation of Pediatric Organizations (FOPO) is composed of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Academic Pediatric Association, American Pediatric Society, American Board of Pediatrics, Association of Medical School Pediatric Department Chairs, Association of Pediatric Program Directors, and Society for Pediatric Research. The purpose of FOPO is to promote optimal health for children by building on the efforts and expertise of the member organizations, and on the relationships between the member organizations to accomplish shared goals.

The Joseph W. St. Geme, Jr. Leadership Award was created in honor of Dr. St. Geme to recognize a pediatrician who is a role model for others to emulate as a clinician, an educator, and/or an investigator. Recipients of this award have had a record of broad and sustained contributions to pediatrics that have had or will have a major impact on child health. Most importantly, the award recognizes those individuals who have “created a future” within the field.

The criteria for the selection of the Joseph W. St. Geme, Jr., MD Leadership Award recipient are as follows:

The individual must be a pediatrician who is perceived as a role model for others to emulate, as a clinician, an educator, and/or an investigator.

  • The individual must be a leader who has “created a future” for pediatrics and for children and has played an active role in one or more organizations sponsoring this award.
  • The individual should preferably have a record of broad sustained contributions to pediatrics that have had or will have a major impact on child health.
  • The individual must be currently active in pediatrics.

The individual can be a retired member of any of the pediatric organizations sponsoring this award.

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