CFN: SoM 2021 Faculty Awards (multiple Jan. & Feb. deadlines)

The Office for Faculty is now accepting nominations and applications for the following 2021 faculty awards:

  • Leonard Palumbo Jr., MD Faculty Achievement Award – Nomination Deadline:  January 29, 2021
  • Leonard B. Tow Humanism in Medicine Award – Nomination Deadline:  January 29, 2021
  • Excellence in Professionalism Award – Nomination Deadline:  February 12, 2021
  • Research Mentoring Awards – Nomination Deadline:  February 19, 2021
  • Ruth and A. Morris Williams Faculty Research Prize – Application Deadline:  February 26, 2021

Complete information and application/nomination instructions are available online: https://medschool.duke.edu/about-us/faculty-resources/faculty-development/our-programs/faculty-awards

The Leonard Palumbo Jr., MD Faculty Achievement Award recognizes a member of the School of Medicine faculty who displays dedication to compassionate patient care and excellence in the teaching and mentoring of young physicians. The award was created in memory of Dr. Palumbo through an endowment gift by his brother, Mr. E. Arthur Palumbo (Trinity College ’49). The award carries a stipend to further the academic development of the recipient.  All Medical Center faculty and staff are invited to nominate regular rank faculty in the School of Medicine who exemplify the traits honored by this faculty award.
*Nomination Deadline: Friday, January 29

The Leonard B. Tow Humanism in Medicine Award is designed to recognize compassion and sensitivity in the delivery of healthcare. This award is presented annually to a faculty member who demonstrates outstanding compassion in the delivery of care, respect for patients, their families, and healthcare colleagues, as well as demonstrated clinical excellence. The Arnold P. Gold Foundation sponsors this annual award for a faculty member from nearly 80 of the nation's medical schools. All Medical Center faculty and staff are invited to nominate regular rank faculty in the School of Medicine who exemplify the traits honored by this faculty award. *Nomination Deadline: Friday, January 29

The Excellence in Professionalism Award has been established to recognize the importance of promoting ethical, professional behavior within our community.  This award will be presented annually to a faculty member who exemplifies professionalism and personifies Duke’s guiding principles of respect, trustworthiness, diversity, teamwork, and learning.  All Medical Center faculty, staff and trainees are invited to nominate regular rank faculty in the School of Medicine and letters should include specific examples of how the faculty member exemplify the qualities of professionalism. 
*Nomination Deadline: Friday, February 12

The Research Mentoring Awards recognize faculty members in the School of Medicine for excellence in research mentoring.  Excellence can be demonstrated in many ways such as by the accomplishments of individual mentees, by programs implemented by the mentor, or by exceptional creativity in mentoring.  All faculty and trainees are invited to nominate research mentors.  Winners will be recognized in the following categories:

  • Early Career Mentoring Award in Basic Science/Translational Science (Assistant or Associate Professor)
  • Early Career Mentoring Award in Clinical Research/Population Health (Assistant or Associate Professor)
  • Career Mentoring Award in Basic Science/Translational Science (Full Professor)
  • Career Mentoring Award in Clinical Research/Population Health (Full Professor)

*Nomination Deadline: Friday, February 19

The Ruth and A. Morris Williams Faculty Research Prize was established to advance research opportunities for younger faculty members and to help publicize the caliber of medical research underway at Duke.  The Williams Prize recognizes groundbreaking research in basic or clinical science in alternate years. The 2021 Williams Prize will recognize outstanding contributions in basic science research and will provide a $25,000 award to the recipient, of which $5,000 is granted as a personal prize with the remainder supporting the recipient’s research.  Applicants must be School of Medicine faculty who are 45 years of age or younger as of April 30, 2021. 
*Application Deadline: Friday, February 26