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TERMIS-AM Award Recipients

 
TERMIS-AM would like to announce the call for nomination packages for consideration for the 2024 TERMIS-AM Awards Program.

Nominations for the 2024 TERMIS-AM Awards Program are now open.  Please review the eligibility criteria for each award below.  Nomination packages are to be assembled into a single pdf file and submitted to the TERMIS-Americas Awards Committee, c/o Ms. Sarah Wilburn, TERMIS Executive Administrator (swilburn@termis.org) by 5:00 pm EST on January 22, 2024.  Please email Ms. Wilburn (swilburn@termis.org) with any questions about the award application process.

 

Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement Award was established to recognize an individual who contributed immensely to the tissue engineering and regenerative medicine fields.  The award will be presented to an individual whose work has impacted and assisted with laying the foundation stones for the field.  Upon selection, the awardee will be asked to write a one page overview of their career and accomplishments that may be considered for publication in the journal, Tissue Engineering, Part A Research Advances

The awardee must be a TERMIS-Americas member and nominated by a TERMIS-Americas member.  An individual cannot apply for the award.

The TERMIS-Americas Awards Committee will choose the awardee.  The awardee must be available to present their work at the 2024 TERMIS World Congress.

To be considered, the nominator must submit the following application materials to TERMIS-Americas Awards Committee:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • A statement of the nominee’s achievements (1 page max)
  • A letter of recommendation, including details on:
    • Individual’s impact on the field of TERM;
    • Individual’s contribution/involvement in TERMIS-AM;
    •  Individual’s impact on training and education to the next generation.
  • A statement confirming the awardee’s attendance at the 2024 TERMIS World Congress.

 

Senior Scientist Award

The Senior Scientist Award is based on an individual’s significant contributions to the tissue engineering and regenerative medicine fields.  Individuals nominated for the Senior Scientist Award must have received their terminal degree 10 years or greater from the time of the award, be actively contributing to the tissue engineering and regenerative medicine field, and their contributions as a body of work should be well recognized within the community.  An individual nominated for the Senior Scientist Award cannot be eligible for the Young Investigator Award.

The awardee must be a TERMIS-Americas member.  An individual may be nominated or may apply for the award.

The TERMIS-Americas Awards Committee will choose the awardee.  The awardee must be available to present their work at the 2024 TERMIS World Congress.

To be considered, the nominator / applicant must submit the following application materials to TERMIS-Americas Awards Committee:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • A statement of the nominee’s achievement(s) (1 page max)
  • A letter of recommendation, including details on:
    • Individual's impact on the field of TERM;
    • Individual's contribution/involvement in TERMIS-AM;
    •  Individual's impact on training and education to the next generation.
  • A statement confirming the awardee’s attendance at the 2024 TERMIS World Congress.

 

Young Investigator Award

The Young Investigator Award will be presented to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding achievements in the tissue engineering and regenerative medicine fields.  The individual will be selected based on a publication or a collection of manuscripts focused on a particular area of research.  Candidates for the award must be within 10 years of receipt of their terminal degree and must not be tenured at the time of the nomination (if working within academia).

The awardee must be a TERMIS-Americas member.  An individual may be nominated or may apply for the award.

The TERMIS-Americas Awards Committee will choose the awardee.  The awardee must be available to present their work at the 2024 TERMIS World Congress.

To be considered, the nominator / applicant must submit the following application materials to TERMIS-Americas Awards Committee:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Publication(s) or works that demonstrate an independent research career
  • A letter of recommendation, including details on:
    • Individual's impact on the field of TERM;
    •  Individual's contribution/involvement in TERMIS-AM;
    •  Individual's impact on training and education to the next generation.
  • A statement confirming the awardee’s attendance at the 2024 TERMIS World Congress.

 

Outstanding Postdoctoral Fellow Award

The Outstanding Postdoctoral Fellow Award will be presented to a Postdoctoral Fellow who has shown outstanding research accomplishments in the tissue engineering and regenerative medicine fields.

The awardee must be a TERMIS-Americas member and nominated by a TERMIS-Americas member.  An individual cannot apply for the award.  The awardee must have submitted an abstract to the 2024 TERMIS World Congress.

The TERMIS-Americas Awards Committee will choose the awardee.  The awardee must be available to present their work at the 2024 TERMIS World Congress.

To be considered, the nominator must submit the following application materials to TERMIS-Americas Awards Committee:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • A letter of certification of postdoctoral status from an appropriate supervisor
  • A submitted abstract to the 2024 TERMIS World Congress
  • A letter of recommendation
  • A statement confirming the awardee’s attendance at the 2024 TERMIS World Congress.

 

The Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. Outstanding Student Award

The Outstanding Student Award will be presented to a student (undergraduate/graduate) who has shown outstanding research accomplishments in the tissue engineering and regenerative medicine fields.

The awardee must be a member of TERMIS (all Chapters) and nominated by a TERMIS member.  An individual cannot apply for the award.  The awardee must be an author of a submitted or published manuscript in the journal Tissue Engineering, Part A Research Advances within the past 12 months (January 2023 - January 2024).  The manuscript must be an original work, not a review.

The TERMIS-Americas Awards Committee will choose the awardee.  The awardee must be available to present their work at the 2024 TERMIS World Congress.

To be considered, the nominator must submit the following application materials to TERMIS-Americas Awards Committee:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • A letter of certification of student status from an appropriate supervisor
  • Either a newly submitted or published manuscript in the journal Tissue Engineering, Part A Research Advances within the past 12 months (January 2023 - January 2024)
  • A letter of recommendation
  • A statement confirming the awardee’s attendance at the 2024 TERMIS World Congress.

 

Educational, Training, and Outreach Award

The Educational, Training, and Outreach Award will be presented to an individual based on one or more areas related to education, training, and outreach in the tissue engineering and regenerative medicine fields.  Educational accomplishments include but are not limited to published textbooks, educational resources available to the broad community, educational short courses, workshops, and webinars.  Training accomplishments include but are not limited to leadership or research training workshops, mentorship programs, and the establishment of conference resources for trainees.  Outreach accomplishments include but are not limited to K-12 outreach programs, efforts to broaden participation or increase inclusivity, public science communication, and advocacy.  The award seeks to recognize lifetime achievements and innovative activities with consideration given to the sustained impact of the work and the community benefiting from the activity.

The awardee must be a TERMIS-Americas member and nominated by a TERMIS-Americas member.  An individual cannot apply for the award.

The TERMIS-Americas Awards Committee and the SYIS-Americas Committee will choose the awardee.  The awardee must be available to present their work at the 2024 TERMIS World Congress.

To be considered, the nominator must submit the following application materials to TERMIS-Americas Awards Committee:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • A statement of the nominee’s achievement(s) (1 page max).  The statement should clearly outline (1) the objective and description of the nominee’s work, (2) how the work serves an unmet need or is different from existing programs, (3) what community is being served and what is the lasting impact, and (4) what are the nominee's plans to continue the work.
  • A letter of recommendation
  • A statement confirming the awardee’s attendance at the 2024 TERMIS World Congress.

 

Innovation / Commercialization Award

The Innovation / Commercialization Award recognizes the application of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine in creating a product or technology that will ultimately benefit patients.  This award can recognize either an individual or a team.  The award can be presented for an existing product, a newly developed product launched in the previous five (5) years, or a technology launched in the previous five (5) years that can facilitate the commercialization of a product.

The awardee(s) must be TERMIS-Americas member(s).  An individual or team may be nominated or may apply for the award.

The TERMIS-Americas Awards Committee will choose the awardee.  The awardee must be available to present their work at the 2024 TERMIS World Congress.

To be considered, the nominator / applicant must submit the following application materials to TERMIS-Americas Awards Committee:

  • A statement describing the product or technology, including patent information (1 page max)
  • A letter of recommendation, including details on:
    • Individual's impact on the field of TERM;
    • Individual's contribution/involvement in TERMIS-AM;
    •   Individual's impact on training and education to the next generation.
  • A statement confirming the awardee’s attendance at the 2024 TERMIS World Congress.