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The Dickson Prize in Medicine

Nominations for the 2015 Dickson Prize in Medicine are currently closed.

To nominate someone for the 2015 Dickson Prize in Medicine, please submit (1) a completed nomination form, (2) a letter of nomination with a detailed description of the research accomplishments that qualify the nominee for this award (see guidelines below), and (3) a copy of the nominee’s current curriculum vitae (CV). All nomination materials must be submitted electronically on this Web site. Nominations will not be accepted by mail. All three items must be submitted by the deadline for the nomination to be considered.

Nomination Letter Guidelines

The letter of nomination must include a detailed description of the nominee’s major scientific research accomplishments and the impact of these contributions to the field of biomedicine. Please cite three to five representative, peer-reviewed publications by the nominee and describe how each was novel, paradigm changing, or seminal in advancing biomedical research knowledge. The maximum length is 750 words.

Eligibility Criteria

Nominees for the Dickson Prize in Medicine should be actively engaged in innovative, paradigm-shifting biomedical research that is worthy of significant and broad attention. This is a prize for someone whose career has been building, who is at an especially productive point currently, and whose research is—or will be—so influential that it deserves major recognition now. The recipient must be a U.S. citizen.

The Prize

The winner of the 2015 Dickson Prize in Medicine will receive a $50,000 award along with a medallion and will present the opening plenary lecture during the University of Pittsburgh’s annual showcase of science and research in fall 2015.

Deadline

The deadline for all nomination materials for the 2015 Dickson Prize in Medicine is October 6, 2014.

Questions

Questions about the nomination process for the Dickson Prize in Medicine may be directed to pittsom@pitt.edu or 412-383-7382.