Call for nominations for the 2020 CIHR-ICRH Distinguished Lecturer/CSATVB Scientific Excellence Award in Blood and Blood Vessel Sciences

The CIHR Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health (CIHR-ICRH) and the Canadian Society of Atherosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology (CSATVB) have partnered on the 2020 CIHR-ICRH Distinguished Lecturer/CSATVB Scientific Excellence Award in Blood and Blood Vessel Sciences to recognize an individual's outstanding contribution to the advancement of blood and/or blood vessel sciences both in Canada and internationally. The award will be presented to the selected candidate at the 2020 Canadian Lipid and Vascular Summit, where the recipient will deliver a lecture as part of the scientific program. The Canadian Lipid and Vascular Summit is a joint scientific symposium of the CSATVB and the Canadian Lipoprotein Conference.

The selected candidate will be an outstanding scientist who has conducted the majority of their research in Canada and has contributed significantly to the advancement of blood and/or blood vessel sciences. Nominees may have conducted work in any one of a number of blood and/or blood vessel disciplines and within any of the four CIHR research theme areas: Biomedical; Clinical; Health Systems and Services; and, Social, Cultural, Environmental and Population Health. A nominated candidate's research should also be in a field of interest to the CSATVB and attendees of the Canadian Lipid and Vascular Summit.

The award consists of a $5,000 honorarium in addition to coverage of all expenses (e.g., travel, accommodations, registration fee, etc.) for the recipient to attend the 2020 Canadian Lipid and Vascular Summit and to deliver a lecture on a research topic relevant to a broad research audience.

Please complete the 2020 nomination form and submit it to Helen Coe by e-mail at hcoe@ualberta.ca by 4:00 pm MST on October 15, 2019.

Please note that you are entitled to submit only one nomination form per Distinguished Lecturer Award competition. Scientists who have received an ICRH partnered Distinguished Lecturer Award previously are not eligible for nomination.

Note: Nominations will be assessed against the following evaluation criteria:

  1. Impact of nominee's research on blood and/or blood vessel sciences both in Canada and internationally; extent to which the nominee has contributed significantly to the advancement of blood sciences both in Canada and internationally (e.g., important/key research results or findings) over the last ten years.
  2. Relevance/application/impact of nominee's research to a clinical setting (i.e., translational research; "from bench to bedside").
  3. Demonstrated strength and reputation of the proposed nominee in the field of blood and/or blood vessel sciences in Canada and internationally.
  4. Impact of the nominee’s mentorship and training environment on the development of young scientists and other highly qualified personnel in Canada and internationally.
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