Outstanding Achievement in Mentoring Award

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Outstanding Achievement in Mentoring Award 2017-10-05T16:48:18+00:00

Deadline: October 16

The ORS Outstanding Achievement in Mentoring Award was created in 2014 to celebrate the commitment of the outstanding mentors in our community who promote the success of new investigators in the pursuit of independent orthopaedic research careers.

This award recognizes an ORS member who has shown exceptional achievement in mentorship and advocacy on behalf of new investigators in orthopaedic research. Awardees are honored for excellence in promoting the scientific and professional development and the advancement to independent research careers of new investigators, who are of diverse personal and professional backgrounds. The award will be based on one nominating letter and two letters of support.

Mentorship is very broad and can apply to mentorship of trainees in a mentor’s research program and beyond, as well as faculty, throughout the whole range of orthopaedic research. The following are some criteria that will be considered to identify an exceptional mentor who merits this recognition during the selection process:

  • Mentorship of research trainees in any area of orthopaedic research, including basic, translational, and clinical research
  • Advocacy on behalf of new orthopaedic investigators in and beyond the mentor’s research program
  • Education and professional development activities
  • Diversity of mentees
  • Success of prior trainees in independent research careers

A nomination packet, submitted electronically to https://ors.memberclicks.net/2018-mentoring-award#/, will include:

  • Nomination Letter: The primary nomination letter summarizing the nominee’s contributions to mentoring will be submitted by an ORS member
  • Supporting Letters: Submit two letters describing the nominee’s contributions to mentoring (2 page limit per letter)
  • Nominee’s full curriculum vitae (not an NIH Bio-sketch)
  • Nominee’s Training and Mentoring Record (if not included as a part of the curriculum vitae)

Letters must detail why the nominee merits recognition as an outstanding mentor. Please clearly describe the nominee’s qualities as a mentor and the contributions he or she has made to the mentee’s careers. The deadline for the submission of nominees for the Outstanding Achievement in Mentoring Award is October 16th.

The ORS Awards and Recognition Committee, established from members of the Orthopaedic Research Society, will receive information and select the awardee, based on these materials. If not selected – applicants may reapply in future years. The awardee must be an Orthopaedic Research Society member in good standing at the time of nomination and award. The following criteria will be taken into account:

  • Training of researchers within the nominee’s research program
  • Mentorship of new orthopaedic investigators
  • Advocacy on behalf of new investigators in and beyond the nominee’s research program
  • Education and professional development of new orthopaedic investigators
  • Overall Impact (including research, teaching, diversity, and mentoring)

The awardee is expected to be present at the annual meeting to be recognized and to accept the commemorative plaque given as the award. In case of illness or other compelling reasons the award may be presented to an appointed for this purpose Awardee’s representative. The awardee will be given the opportunity to present an online seminar about Mentoring and Professional Development to the ORS community.

ORS Outstanding Achievement in Mentoring Award

  • The nominees must have obtained a Ph.D., M.D., D.O., D.V.M, D.D.M, D.P.T., D.D.S., or equivalent.
  • The winner must show exceptional dedication to and achievement in mentorship of new investigators in orthopaedic research.
  • The winner must be a member in good standing of the Orthopaedic Research Society at the time of nomination and have shown a strong commitment to the mission of the society. The primary nominator must also be an ORS Member in good standing at the time of nomination.
  • The review panel for this award is composed of members of the AR Committee and additional members as deemed necessary by Awards and Recognition Committee 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.
  • The nominees are ranked by e-mail vote. The final decision is made during AR Committee conference call.
  • Awards are to be presented as part of the Annual Meeting.
2017Henry Donahue, PhD
2016Lou Soslowski, PhD
2015Dawn Elliott, PhD
2015Steven A. Goldstein, PhD

For more information contact Alyson Scolaro at scolaro@ors.org.

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