The Lawrence S. Neinstein Award in Young Adult Health was established in memory of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) Past President Larry Neinstein and his numerous contributions to the health of adolescents and young adults. In particular, Dr. Neinstein was a pioneer and world leader in the burgeoning field of young adult health.  Dr. Neinstein was a professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, Executive Director of the Engemann Student Health Center, Senior Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Head of the Division of College Health at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. 
 
DESCRIPTION: This award recognizes an individual (who does not need to be a member of SAHM) whose educational scholarship, which can encompass both research and innovation in health professions education, in a health-related discipline has had a significant and positive impact on young adult health.  
 
The Lawrence S. Neinstein Award in Young Adult Health shall recognize individuals from any health-related discipline:
 
(i) who are early to mid-career (defined as no more than 10 years from completion of training or receipt of a terminal degree in a field directly related to adolescent health) 
(ii) whose sustained body of work and notable contributions in research and/or innovation in health professions education clearly advances young adult health 
(iii) who involve patients (young adults), parents, health professionals, trainees or the community in their educational scholarship;
(iv) who show great promise for future meaningful educational contributions to the field of young adult health. 
 
SELECTION PROCESS: The SAHM Awards Committee will review the application packages (see below for details) of nominees. An individual may receive The Lawrence S. Neinstein Award in Young Adult Health only once. Awards will be made when there is a meritorious nominee. SAHM reserves the right not to name an award recipient in any given year. 

BUDGET AND ADMINISTRATION:  The recipient of The Lawrence S. Neinstein Award in Young Adult Health will be recognized at the Annual Meeting’s Awards Ceremony and presented with a $500 honorarium,  a commemorative plaque and free conference registration.

APPLICATION:
Nominees need not be members of SAHM, but letters of support must come from members of the Society.

The application package must include:
  1. Two letters of support from current SAHM members. The nominating sponsors must include a detailed nomination letter (download here) stating reasons why the nominee merits consideration for this award. Remarks should focus on the nominee’s contributions in either or both research and/or innovation in health professions education (involving patients (young adults), parents, health professionals, trainees or the community) in a health-related discipline. Further, the nominating letter should outline how this work has had a significant and positive impact on young adult health. Specifically, the nomination letter should focus on one or more area(s) from those listed below in which the nominee has excelled:
    • Mentoring Accomplishments
    • Program Development
    • Leadership in Education Accomplishments
    • Professional Development
    • Excellence in Teaching
    • Curriculum development
    • Publication of education research
    • Education policy
    • Innovative educational contribution
    • Other
Download nomination form

From nominee:
  1. One page statement summarizing their education scholarship and the significant and positive impact it has had on young adult health.  
  2. CV
Please send completed application package to SAHM Administrative Director Caitlyn Gibson by Friday, September 22, 2017. 

 

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