The ASCI is pleased to call for nominations for two new awards recognizing the scholarly achievements of mid-career members:
The Marian W. Ropes, MD, Award recognizes a middle-career woman physician-scientist. The annual award honors Dr. Ropes (1903–1994), a pioneer both as a researcher on the role of synovial fluid in joint diseases and as a woman in academic medicine. She was the first woman documented to have been elected to the ASCI. The first recipient of this award receives a $10,000 honorarium, will be recognized at the ASCI’s 2023 annual meeting, and gives the Ropes Lecture at the 2024 meeting.
The Louis W. Sullivan, MD, Award recognizes a middle-career physician-scientist who is underrepresented in medicine and science. The award honors Dr. Sullivan (born 1933), a hematologist, health care advocate, and policy leader — having served as US Secretary of Health and Human Services — and who was the first Black physician-scientist elected to the ASCI. The first recipient of this award receives a $10,000 honorarium, will be recognized at the ASCI’s 2023 annual meeting, and gives the Sullivan Lecture at the 2024 meeting.
ASCI members who are within 5 years of their election year may be nominated. Additionally:
- For the Ropes Award, only female members are eligible for nomination
- For the Sullivan Award, only UiMS members are eligible for nomination
The deadline for receipt of nominations is September 28, 2022, at 11:59 pm Eastern. Nominations will be screened to ensure they are complete and fit the award criteria. The ASCI’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee will review nominations and submit its recommendations to the ASCI Council for approval. We expect to notify nominees about the outcome by mid-November.
- may be any ASCI member, except for current members of the ASCI Council and the ASCI Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, and
- must provide a statement regarding the nominee (500-word limit).
- must fit the criteria noted above and may not be current members of the ASCI Council and the ASCI Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee;
- may be nominated only for one ASCI award (for example, a nominee for the Ropes Award may not be nominated for the Sullivan Award, Korsmeyer Award, or Harrington Prize);
- must provide the following:
- a personal statement (750-word limit);
- a full curriculum vitae;
- 3 most-significant publications, each with a 50-word annotation, followed by the member’s role in the publication, the journal name and publication year, and the Pubmed ID noted as “PMID:12345”;
- and must complete the ASCI’s demographic survey.
To start a nomination:
- Access your member account
- Go to the “Nominations” tab
- In the section for the award of interest:
- If you are the nominee, select the “I’m the nominee” option to start your part of the nomination (only you have access to this information); note that this option will not be available for the Ropes Award for male members.
- If you are the nominator, select “I’m the nominator” option, then search for your nominee. Only nominees who are within 5 years of their election year will appear in the results. Note: for the Ropes Award, you will only be able to select a nominee who is a woman; for the Sullivan Award, you may select anyone who is within 5 years of election, but nominations will be screened (based on the information the nominee provides in the demographics survey) to ensure that nominees fit the UiMS criterion.