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* 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  mid-to-late career (defined 10 years or more 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 education scholarship clearly advances young adult health

(iii) who involve patients (young adults), parents, health professionals, trainees or the community in their educational scholarship;

(iv) who have made meaningful educational contributions to the field of young adult health. 
 

 *Education scholarship is defined using the Canadian Association for Medical Education’s (CAME) definition: “‘Education Scholarship is an umbrella term which can encompass both research and innovation in health professions education. Quality in education scholarship is attained through work that is: peer-reviewed, publicly disseminated and provides a platform that others can build on.”


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. It is recommended that one member of the authoring committee of The Lawrence S. Neinstein Award in Young Adult Health participate in the inaugural selection of this award.

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.

Nomination Process and Requirements:
Nominees need not be members of SAHM, but letters of support must come from members of the Society.

The application 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. From nominee:
    • One page statement summarizing their education scholarship and the significant and positive impact it has had on young adult health.  
    • CV
Nomination form

Please send completed application package to gjacobson@adolescenthealth.org by Monday, December 17, 2018. 

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