Each year at its annual meeting, SAHM bestows a number of awards on deserving adolescent health professionals. Members are encouraged to nominate colleagues (or themselves) for consideration for these awards. Nominations are accepted each fall and the winners are announced at the annual meeting.

Please send completed nominations to gjacobson@adolescenthealth.org.
 

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CURRENTLY CLOSED  2019 Lawrence S. Neinstein Award in Young Adult Health 


The Lawrence S. Neinstein Award in Young Adult Health has been established in memory of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) Past President Dr. Larry Neinstein for 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. 

AWARD DESCRIPTION: This award recognizes an individual (who does not need to be a member of SAHM) whose educational scholarship 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 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)
  • has a sustained body of work and notable contributions in education scholarship clearly advances young adult health
  • involve patients (young adults), parents, health professionals, trainees or the community in their educational scholarship;
  • show great promise for future meaningful educational contributions to the field of young adult health. 
 
BUDGET AND ADMINISTRATION: The Lawrence S. Neinstein Award in Young Adult Health is supported by donated funds and shall be discontinued once funds have been expended. 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 an honorarium of $600, a commemorative plaque and free annual meeting registration.
 
APPLICATION CRITERIA: 
The nomination package must include:
  1. The nominating sponsor must include a detailed nomination letter stating reasons why the nominee merits consideration for this award. Remarks should focus on the nominee’s educational scholarship 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) of educational scholarship 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
  2. Nominees need not be members of SAHM, but nominations must come from members of the Society.
  3. One additional letter of support
  4. Required items from the nominee:
    • One page statement summarizing their education scholarship and the significant and positive impact it has had on young adult health. 
    • CV
2019 Nomination Form

 

SAHM/Iris F. Litt Visiting Professor in Adolescent Health Research

BACKGROUND: The Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Visiting Professor in Adolescent Health Research was established and the first award was given in 1995. The award provides educational experience in Adolescent Research for a group of health care providers and researchers who might not otherwise have the opportunity to benefit from the professor’s expertise.

In 2005, the Board of Directors named to honor Dr. Iris F. Litt for her substantial contributions to the field of adolescent medicine and adolescent health, as well as her tenure as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Adolescent Health.

CRITERIA: The Visiting Professorship Program is intended to help clinical, research, policy and training programs that are currently engaged in the clinical care of adolescents, research or policy to improve the research components in order to become better equipped to conduct adolescent health-focused research as well as to improve the ability of researchers to successfully compete for funding a research program. Consultation from the visiting professor is not a substitution for an institution's commitment to providing needed resources. 

Ideally, the award will be made to programs that provide advanced training in medicine, psychology, social work, nursing, nutrition, or public health programs that focus on adolescent health which can demonstrate that the visiting professorship program will enhance the research capacity of trainees, graduate or post-graduate students, faculty, and other health professionals who serve adolescents. Candidates to be considered for the Award may or may not be members of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine.

SELECTION PROCESS: Nominations for both the Litt Visiting Professor and the host site are accepted from any current member of SAHM. The SAHM Awards: Research Sub-Committee is charged with selecting both the Visiting Professor and the host site.

BUDGET AND ADMINISTRATION: The award is financially administered through the Society's business office. The award includes an engraved plaque, an honorarium of $2,000, and reimbursement of travel expenses up to $1,500 for award recipients (receipts required).  The host site awarded the professorship must agree to assume responsibility for travel expenses that exceed $1,500. The Iris F. Litt Visiting Professor in Adolescent Health Research award is supported by funds in a restricted account and shall be discontinued once funds in this account have been expended.   

2019 Outstanding Achievement Award in Adolescent Health and Medicine

 

BACKGROUND: The Outstanding Achievement Award in Adolescent Health and Medicine was established in 1981. The intent of this award is to recognize individuals nationally and internationally for their commitment to improving the health of and health care resources for adolescents and young adults. The award honors individuals who have made a lifelong commitment to the health and well-being of adolescents, who have exhibited leadership in the field, made significant contributions to the advancement of the field, or has inspired others through their work, research, education or leadership. Membership in the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine is not a requirement for eligibility to be considered for this award.

SELECTION PROCESS: Nominations are accepted from any current member of SAHM. The Awards: Career Sub-Committee is charged with reviewing all nominations and identifying an award winner.

2019 Nomination form 

Nominate yourself or a worthy colleague for the 2019 Outstanding Achievement Award in Adolescent Health and Medicine.

2019 Hilary E.C. Millar Award for Innovative Approaches to Adolescent Health Care

 

The Millar Award for Innovative Approaches to Adolescent Health Care recognizes original and innovative programs that predominantly focus on adolescent health care.


ELIGIBILITY: Award may be presented to any national or international individual, organization, or agency involved in adolescent health care, defined in its broadest sense. Application form may be completed by a sponsor, who need not be a Society member, or directly by the nominee. Award recipients will be ineligible for subsequent awards FOR THE SAME PROGRAM. Membership in the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine is not a requirement to be considered for this award.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTION:
1. Is the program original and innovative?
2. Does the program serve predominantly adolescents?
3. Has the program been successfully implemented?
4. Does the program enlarge the scope of adolescent health care?
5. Does the program improve access to care?
6. Is the program cost-effective?
7. Is the program replicable?

2019 Application Form

2019 Edie Moore Student Travel Scholarship Award


Each year, SAHM has a call for applications for undergraduate and graduate students, medical students, as well as medical residents interested in pursuing a career in adolescent health or medicine, for an opportunity to earn a partial scholarship to be used to attend the SAHM Annual Meeting. 

Awards will consist of a complimentary registration and $500 to offset travel costs to attend the SAHM 2019 Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, USA.

The application deadline is October 5, 2018.

Eligibility Criteria

  • All undergraduate or graduate students, medical students and  post-graduate trainees are encouraged to apply.
  • Applicants may NOT be on federally funded sponsored education or training grants that include travel support.
  • Awardees are expected to attend the entirety of the 2019 SAHM Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, March 6-9, 2019.
  • Previous awardees are excluded from applying.
  • Only one applicant per school/program/institution will be chosen.

2019 Edie Moore Student Travel Scholarship Application Details

2019 Career Development Award in Adolescent Health

 

The Career Development Award in Adolescent Health is directed towards promoting interest in a career in adolescent health. Funding is available for one award. The historical purpose of this award is to facilitate interest in a career in adolescent medicine/health or to reinforce those who have already made this decision. The application deadline is October 5, 2018.
 
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants eligible for consideration include: 1) Individuals (any full-time student or trainee) who have already declared an interest in adolescent health and are pursuing educational opportunities to meet that objective who are currently enrolled in, or accepted for admission to, an educational or training institution are eligible to apply, as well as 2) Individuals not currently in training or other educational program focused on adolescent health, but would use the award to become familiar with the field.  Applicants from all relevant adolescent health disciplines may apply. Applications are also encouraged from international students. 
 
It is essential that the applicant conduct research during the 12-month award period with a mentor or advisor in adolescent health. The mentor or advisor may be from any discipline, but s/he must have specialty training in adolescent health/development at the Master’s or doctorate level.
 
USE OF AWARD FUNDS: The purpose of the award is to promote professional development. The Society asks, however, that the applicant demonstrate a current commitment to adolescents through work on a research project. Examples of the way funds may be used include, but are not limited to, purchasing relevant journals or books, attending training courses, and supporting travel to professional meetings. Funds may also pay for research subjects and for research consultations. This award differs from the usual grant in that emphasis is on the applicant's growth as a person interested in adolescent health and not merely on the quality of research. When the award is made to an individual based in the United States (as opposed to an institution), the amount of the award will be reported to the IRS as income and a 1099 form will be generated. The individual recipient of the award is responsible for any taxes.
 
DEFINITION OF ADOLESCENT HEALTH RESEARCH: Adolescent health research includes any discipline of knowledge related to the health and well-being of adolescents. Examples include, but are not limited to, research in health services, basic science, clinical medicine, social and behavioral science, nutrition, and advocacy or the mass media.

2019 Career Development Application Details

2020 SAHM/Adele D. Hofmann Visiting Professor in Adolescent Medicine and Health 


BACKGROUND: The SAHM/Hofmann Visiting Professorship in Adolescent Medicine and Health was established to provide an educational experience in Adolescent Medicine for a group of health care providers who might not otherwise have the opportunity to benefit from the professor’s expertise. After the Visiting Professor is designated, institutions apply for the Adele Hofmann Visiting Professor site/consultation visit. One site/consultation visit is made by the Visiting Professor which includes educational group work, rounds, symposia or lectures, or other programming to be planned in collaboration of the host site and the visiting professor.
 
CRITERIA: Candidates for the host site must be members of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine.  The recipient program or site will arrange a 2- to 4-day visit with the Professor at a mutually agreeable time during the year for which the award is given. Site applications will be considered on the basis of the institution’s ability to provide a large local audience, preferably comprised primarily of professionals concerned with adolescent health. Special preference will be given to institutions and organizations that are committed to developing or maintaining educational, clinical or training relationships with community-based organizations. It is desirable for the applicant location to be affiliated with a residency training program so physicians-in-training can have exposure to the visiting professor. 

SELECTION PROCESS: Nominations for both the Hofmann Visiting Professor and the host site are accepted from any current member of SAHM. The SAHM Awards: Service Sub-Committee is charged with selecting the Visiting Professor and host site.

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