Nominations are now open for the 2019 School of Medicine Research Staff Awards.  

2018 images

Presenters and 2018 SOM Research Staff Awards recipients, from top: Italo Biaggioni, MD, Sachin ParanjapeStephen Gannon, CCRP, Chevis Shannon, MBA, MPH, DrPH, Jim Chappell, MD, PhD, and Xiaotao Lu (photo by Susan Urmy)
 

The School of Medicine Research Staff Awards are given each year to honor exemplary staff members across the research enterprise including Research Assistants, Senior Research Specialists, Research Nurses, Core Facility Managers, Core Research Assistants, and Research Support Staff. Their contributions to research are unmatched and invaluable to the science conducted at Vanderbilt. Research Staff Award recipients will receive a $1,000 cash prize and will be honored at an awards luncheon. 

Awards given each year:

  • Edward E. Price Jr. Award for Basic Research – recognizing excellence in conducting basic research
    Learn more about Mr. Price
     

  • Vivien Thomas Award for Clinical Research – recognizing excellence in conducting clinical research
    Learn more about Dr. Thomas
     

  • Contributing to Multi-Investigator Teams – recognizing excellence in research contributing to multi-disciplinary teams

 

Eligibility:

Eligible staff include Core Facility staff at all levels, Research Assistants I, II, & III, Senior Research Specialists, Research Nurses, Research Support Staff, or any staff member who provides exemplary research support. Faculty members, research fellows, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students are not eligible.
 

Nomination Instructions: 

Candidates are nominated by faculty members with whom they work most closely. Nomination packages must include, in the following order:

  • a completed nomination form
  • a nomination letter (completed by nominator)
  • at minimum one, and at most three, accompanying support letters 
  • the nominee's CV

Nominations must be submitted, as a single PDF, by October 21, 2019 to Lauren Vronko (lauren.a.vronko@vumc.org). Awardees will be selected by a VU-VUMC joint faculty review committee. 

 

Past Research Staff Award Recipients

Edward E. Price, Jr. Award

Xiaotao Lu
Vivien A. Thomas Award Sachin Paranjape
Excellence in Research Contributing to Multi-Investigator Teams Award Stephen Gannon

Edward E. Price, Jr. Award

Lisa Rogers
Vivien A. Thomas Award Deborah Myers, CCRP
Excellence in Research Contributing to Multi-Investigator Teams Award Rob Taylor

 

Edward E. Price, Jr. Award Nurgun Kose
Vivien A. Thomas Award Fernanda Maruri
Excellence in Research Contributing to Multi-Investigator Teams Award C. Anthony DeMatteo, Jr.

 

Edward E. Price, Jr. Award

Ramona Graves-Deal
Vivien A. Thomas Award Gayle Johnson & Shanda Phillips
Excellence in Research Contributing to Multi-Investigator Teams Award Lynne Berry

 

Edward E. Price, Jr. Award Linda Horton
Vivien A. Thomas Award Elizabeth Roof
Excellence in Research Contributing to Multi-Investigator Teams Award John Allison

 

Edward E. Price, Jr. Award Krassimira Garbett
Vivien A. Thomas Award Patricia "Cookie" Minton
Excellence in Research Contributing to Multi-Investigator Teams Award Kent Shaddox

 

Edward E. Price, Jr. Award

Frances Smith-House
Vivien A. Thomas Award Elizabeth Card
Excellence in Research Contributing to Multi-Investigator Teams Award Karen Adkins

 

Edward E. Price, Jr. Award Jiong Shi
Vivien A. Thomas Award Margo Black
Excellence in Research Contributing to Multi-Investigator Teams Award Savannah Williams

 

Edward E. Price, Jr. Award Deborah Mays
Vivien A. Thomas Award Deborah Hunter
Excellence in Research Contributing to Multi-Investigator Teams Award Linda Dupré

 

Edward E. Price, Jr. Award Patrick Donahue
Vivien A. Thomas Award Brenda Barnes
Excellence in Research Contributing to Multi-Investigator Teams Award Jill Lindner

 

Edward E. Price, Jr. Award

William Boeglin
Vivien A. Thomas Award Joan Kaiser
Excellence in Research Contributing to Multi-Investigator Teams Award Christa Hedstrom

 

Edward E. Price, Jr. Award Sharon Tollefson
Vivien A. Thomas Award Diane Kent
Excellence in Research Contributing to Multi-Investigator Teams Award John C. Gore

 

Edward E. Price, Jr. Award

Roger England
Vivien A. Thomas Award Bonnie Black
Excellence in Research Contributing to Multi-Investigator Teams Award Ellen Donnert

 

Edward E. Price, Jr. Award

Martha Martin
Vivien A. Thomas Award Gail Mayo
Excellence in Research Contributing to Multi-Investigator Teams Award Anna Chytil

 

Edward E. Price, Jr. Award Brenda Crews
Vivien A. Thomas Award Annette Oeser
Excellence in Research Contributing to Multi-Investigator Teams Award Richard Robinson