About the Award
The Marshall R. Urist, MD Award was created in 1996, and is currently sponsored by the Orthopaedic Research Society.
This award honors an investigator in tissue regeneration research who has a sustained ongoing body of focused research in the area of tissue regeneration as it relates to the musculoskeletal system.
The nominee must be an ORS member in good standing. The nominee will also be recognized for their and sustained commitment to innovation, collaboration, and mentorship. In non-academic sectors, the recipient will typically demonstrate strong contributions in mentorship, practice, or leadership within appropriate positions in industry or medicine. Self-nominations are not accepted.
Submission package must include:
- A single letter of nomination (more than one signatory is acceptable), with special emphasis on the nominee’s substantive impact on the field of tissue regeneration research.
- A recent CV of the nominee in support of the nomination letter.
Selection of the Award Recipient
The selection of the Urist Award recipient will be made by the Awards & Recognition Committee, the ORS President, and additional members as deemed necessary by chair. These individuals are not eligible to be nominated for the award and must remove themselves from award deliberations if they have submitted a letter of support for any of the applicants.
Nominees will be evaluated on the basis of the following criteria, which should be explicitly addressed in the nomination letter:
- Overall impact on the field (including research and mentoring)
- Collaborative nature
- Continued productivity
- Translational nature
The award carries a $5,000 prize and a commemorative plaque. The awardee must be present to accept the award at the ORS Annual Meeting.
The Call for Submissions is Now Closed.