Faculty Awards

Faculty Researcher Award


Purpose:

This award acknowledges and celebrates a faculty member who is recognized for their clinical and/or bench research which: contributes to the advancement of medicine, demonstrates collaboration and mentoring of learners (medical student, resident/fellow, and/or graduate learners) and faculty, and enhances the research reputation of the UMKC School of Medicine.

Description:

The faculty recipient should be an individual who has made significant contributions to the medical literature through research, including peer-reviewed publications, presentations, and who has obtained grant funding. The faculty member should have a sustained record of collaborating and mentoring learners and faculty in research.

Eligibility:

Nominee must be a tenure track or nontenure track faculty member in the UMKC School of Medicine for a minimum of 5 years. The faculty member must have received grant funding as a Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator, or a faculty member who has consistently contributed as Co-Investigator on funded research.

Nomination guidelines and materials to be submitted by the deadline:

Nominees may be nominated by UMKC staff, faculty, students, residents/fellows, administrators, clinical affiliates or community members.  Self-nominations are also acceptable.

To be considered, the following information must be submitted:

  1. Nomination letters must include a narrative of how the individual’s clinical or bench research has impacted UMKC. Specific outcome measures to include:
    1. Number of peer-reviewed PMID publications and journal name(s) in the past 5 years;
    2. Number of presentations (invited and peer reviewed) at regional, national, and international academic meetings in the past 5 years;
    3. Number and type of grants (and if these grants are UMKC SOM), amount of funding, and role in each project in past 5 years;
    4. Number of learners and faculty that nominee has collaborated and mentored in research in the last 5 years, including the number of learners and faculty that have obtained peer-reviewed PMID publications and presentations (academic meetings at regional, national, and international meetings) in the past 5 years;
    5. Research innovations, patents, or other contributions to research in past 5 years.
  2. A nominator may only nominate one nominee.
  3. Materials to submit with nomination letter:
    1. Letter(s) of support from learners and faculty (3 total letters) describing the nominee’s mentorship and collaboration with them in clinical or bench research;
    2. Most recent CV from the nominee.

Prior Winners:

  • 2020 – TBA