Lawrence S. Neinstein Award in Educational Scholarship to Advance Adolescent/Young Adult (AYA) Health

applications ACCEPTED for the 2023 award cycle ThrU SEPT. 28, 2022  


LAWRENCE S. NEINSTEIN AWARD IN EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP TO ADVANCE ADOLESCENT/YOUNG ADULT (AYA) 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. 

The LSN Award recognizes and supports innovative and scholarly educational projects pertaining to adolescent and young adult health and medicine.
 

THE LSN AWARD ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

  1. All disciplines invited to apply
  2. Applicants should be early- to mid- career within their discipline, defined as 10 years or less from completion of training or receipt of a terminal degree in a field directly related to AYA health
  3. Applicants’ career plans should include sustained and meaningful contributions in educational scholarship to advance AYA health. 
  4. Applicants’ educational scholarship should involve patients, parents, other health professionals, trainees or community members (proposal should provide explicit plans to involve one or more of these groups).
  5. SAHM membership is encouraged but not required
  6. No restriction on where the applicant resides

APPLICATION REVIEW AND CRITERIA
Members from both the SAHM Education and Awards Committees will review application packages and select the LSN Award recipient. An individual may receive the LSN Award only once. SAHM reserves the right not to name an award recipient in any given year.

Review criteria include:
  • significance and innovation of the proposed project, with particular attention to innovative educational strategies/technologies
  • educational intervention or project with specific objectives, methodology, and evaluation plan
  • potential for the project to positively impact AYA health care
BUDGET AND ADMINISTRATION 
The recipient of the LSN Award will receive a maximum of up to $10,000 total in funding to support the innovative and scholarly educational project for up to 2 years. The LSN Award recipient will be recognized at the annual SAHM Meeting during the Awards Ceremony and presented with a commemorative plaque. 

AWARD DELIVERABLES
An LSN award recipient will be expected to:
  • At one year: submit a one-page written progress report, documenting accomplishments towards the goal of the project, identifying any significant changes, and describing plans for the remainder of their project.  If the project is completed within one year of funding, the one year progress report can be replaced by the final written report (see below.)
  • Within 24 months of award: submit a final written report of up to three pages documenting the recipient’s final accomplishments including outcomes, significance, implications and future plans. This should be submitted within six months of the end of funding.
 THE NOMINATION PACKAGE MUST INCLUDE:
  1. Nomination package must include two letters of support, one of which must be from a current SAHM member.
  1. Nominating sponsor: The nominating sponsor should be familiar with the content area and include a detailed nomination stating reasons why the nominee merits consideration for this award. Remarks should focus on the nominee’s potential for adolescent health-related educational scholarship involving patients, parents, health professionals, trainees or community members.
 
The nominating letter from the sponsor should address the impact potential of the nominee’s proposed work on AYA health.  The nomination letter should also focus on one or more area(s) of educational scholarship from those listed below in which the nominee shows particular promise.
  1. Program Development 
  2. Curriculum development
  3. Educational Leadership
  4. Professional Development 
  5. Education policy
  6. Innovative educational contributions 

ii. Second letter of support: One additional letter of support should be included in the package. This letter may come from an individual identified as a source of mentorship or project collaboration, and should also speak to the nominee’s potential for educational scholarship as well as the contributions of the proposed project to both adolescent health and the nominee’s future career.
 
  1. From nominee: 
    1. Title Page including:
      • Title of proposed project ‎
      • Nominee name, academic rank (If applicable), department, office address, phone, email
      • Other Key personnel (Co-investigators, collaborators; with rank and dept.) ‎
      • Budget contact name, title, phone, email
      • Location(s) where this project will be performed
      • Is this project supported with other funds, grants?‎
        1. If yes, please indicate source 
  2. Up to two-page project proposal for the current award including: 
  • Personal statement describing the nominee’s experiences, skills, and career plan with respect to educational scholarship, and how they have or intend to leverage their educational scholarship to have a sustained positive impact on AYA health.
  • Brief Project Summary ‎
  • Specific aims ‎
  • Significance ‎
  • Innovation ‎
  • Background (including preliminary work or data if applicable) ‎
  • Study/Project Design
  • Analysis/Evaluation plan
  • Sustainability 
  1. Well-developed and itemized budget accompanied by a budget justification.  Please specify costs associated with novel educational technology(ies).  (Do not include indirect costs)
  2. Applicant’s curriculum vitae 
  3. Please upload applications as one PDF document with the ‎following naming convention here: First Name_Last ‎Name_2023_ LSN_Award. ‎


*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.”

Revised 07/06/2022

 

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