School of Medicine Research Staff Awards

Nominations for the 2021 School of Medicine Research Staff Awards are now open.  

 

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2020 Research Staff Awards recipients and their nominators. From left: LauraBeth Adams, RD, MBA, Shari Barkin, MD, Gary Sulikowski, PhD, Plamen Christov, PhD, David Westover, PhD, and Joshua Bauer, PhD.
 

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 Excellence in Basic Research – recognizing excellence in conducting basic research
    Learn more about Mr. Price
     

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

  • Award for Excellence in Research 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 29, 2021 to Andrea Davis (andreac.davis@vumc.org). Awardees will be selected by a VU-VUMC joint faculty review committee. 

 

Past Research Staff Award Recipients

  • Edward E. Price, Jr. Award

    David Westover
    Vivien A. Thomas Award LauraBeth Adams
    Excellence in Research Contributing to Multi-Investigator Teams Award Plamen Christov
  • Edward E. Price, Jr. Award

    Joey Simmons
    Vivien A. Thomas Award Kristina Williams
    Excellence in Research Contributing to Multi-Investigator Teams Award Sean Schaffer
  • 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