TERMIS-Americas Awards Program

The deadline for the submission of nominations for the 2017 TERMIS-AM Awards Program is Friday, June 16, 2017.

TERMIS-Americas Awards Recipients

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Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement Award has been established to recognize an individual who has contributed immensely to the tissue engineering and regenerative medicine field. The award will be presented to an individual whose work has impacted and assisted with laying the foundation stones for the field. The person must be nominated by a member of TERMIS-Americas and that person should provide a summary of the nominee's achievement(s), three (3) letters of recommendation, and the nominee's curriculum vitae. An individual cannot apply for the award. The individual would not be required to submit a full manuscript, as the awardee may no longer be working in the field or may be retired from the field. However, the awardee will be asked to write a one page overview of their career and accomplishment that may be considered for publication in the journal, Tissue Engineering. The call for nominations will be announced to the TERMIS-Americas membership prior to the TERMIS-Americas Annual Conference. The awardee will be chosen by the TERMIS-Americas Awards Committee.

The Lifetime Achievement Awardee will be presented with the following from TERMIS-Americas:

  • An honorarium of $2,000
  • Reimbursement up to $1,000 to be used towards travel expenses (airfare, hotel) to attend the TERMIS-Americas Annual Conference
  • Complimentary registration to the TERMIS-Americas Annual Conference
  • A plaque

The TERMIS-Americas Awards Committee will need to receive the following information regarding the nominee:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation
  • Confirmation of attendance to accept the award at the TERMIS-Americas Annual Conference


Senior Scientist Award

The Senior Scientist Award is based on an individual's significant contributions to the tissue engineering and regenerative medicine field. 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. To be considered for this award, the person must be a TERMIS-Americas member, and may apply for the award or be nominated by a TERMIS-Americas member. The nomination must include: curriculum vitae, three (3) letters of recommendation, and a one page summary of contributions. The call for nominations will be announced prior to the TERMIS-Americas Annual Conference. The awardee will be selected by the TERMIS-Americas Awards Committee.

The Senior Scientist Awardee will be presented with the following from TERMIS-Americas:

  • Invitation to speak during a plenary session during the TERMIS-Americas Annual Conference
  • An honorarium of $2,000
  • Reimbursement up to $1,000 to be used towards travel expenses (airfare/hotel) for attending the TERMIS-Americas Annual Conference
  • Complimentary registration to the TERMIS-Americas Annual Conference
  • A plaque

The TERMIS-Americas Awards Committee will need to receive the following information regarding the nominee:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation
  • One-page summary of contributions
  • Confirmation of attendance to accept the award at the TERMIS-Americas Annual Conference


Young Investigator Award

The Young Investigator Award will be presented to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding achievements within the tissue engineering and regenerative medicine field. The individual will be selected based on a publication or a collection of manuscripts focused within 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). To be considered for this award, the person must be a TERMIS-Americas member, and may apply or be nominated by a TERMIS-Americas member. The call for nominations will be announced prior to the TERMIS-Americas Annual Conference. The awardee will be selected by the TERMIS-Americas Awards Committee.

The Young Investigator Awardee will be presented with the following from TERMIS-Americas:

  • Invitation to present their work during a plenary session at the TERMIS-Americas Annual Conference
  • An honorarium of $1,000
  • Reimbursement up to $1,000 to be used towards travel expenses (airfare/hotel) for attending the TERMIS-Americas Annual Conference
  • Complimentary registration to the TERMIS-Americas Annual Conference
  • A certificate

The TERMIS-Americas Awards Committee will need to receive the following information regarding the nominee:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Publication or collection of manuscripts
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation
  • Confirmation of attendance to accept the award at the TERMIS-Americas Annual Conference


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 within the tissue engineering and regenerative medicine field. The student will be selected based on a non-published manuscript submitted with the nomination and must be a member of TERMIS-Americas. The award manuscript will be published in the journal, Tissue Engineering, Part A with appropriate recognition. The manuscript must be original work; not a review. An individual cannot apply for the award. To be considered, the individual must be nominated by a TERMIS-Americas member. The call for nominations will be announced prior to the TERMIS-Americas Annual Conference. The student will be selected by the TERMIS-Americas Awards Committee.

The Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. Outstanding Student Awardee will be presented with the following from TERMIS-Americas:

  • Publication of their manuscript in the journal, Tissue Engineering, Part A
  • An honorarium of $500
  • Reimbursement up to $1,000 to be used towards travel expenses (airfare/hotel) for attending the TERMIS-Americas Annual Conference
  • Complimentary registration to the TERMIS-Americas Annual Conference
  • A certificate

The TERMIS-Americas Awards Committee will need to receive the following information regarding the nominee:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Certification of student status
  • Non-published manuscript
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation
  • Confirmation of attendance to accept the award at the TERMIS-Americas Annual Conference


Educational Award

The Educational Award will be presented based on the educational accomplishments of an individual (advisor/supervisor) within the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Educational accomplishments include but are not limited to: published textbooks, new initiatives within the field, mentoring, curriculum development, educational resources, educational collaborations, etc.

Statement of Achievement (no more than 500 words) must be provided by the nominator. For example, to nominate a mentor, this statement should be made by a student(s) of the Society (no more than 500 words) describing how their mentor has provided them with exceptional support and encouragement for the nomination to be accepted. An individual cannot apply for the award. To be considered, the individual must be a TERMIS-Americas member and be nominated by a TERMIS-Americas member. The call for nominations will be announced prior to the TERMIS-Americas Annual Conference. The awardee will be selected by the TERMIS-Americas Awards Committee and the SYIS-Americas Committee.

The Educational Awardee will be presented with the following from TERMIS-Americas:

  • An honorarium of $1,000
  • Reimbursement up to $1,000 to be used towards travel expenses (airfare/hotel) for attending the TERMIS-Americas Annual Conference
  • Complimentary registration to the TERMIS-Americas Annual Conference
  • A certificate

The TERMIS-Americas Awards Committee will need to receive the following information regarding the nominee:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of achievement by nominator (500 words)
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation
  • Confirmation of attendance to accept the award at the TERMIS-Americas Annual Conference


Innovation/Commercialization Award

The Innovation/Commercialization Award recognizes the application of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine in the production of a product or technology that ultimately will benefit patients. This award can recognize either an individual or a team. The award can be presented for an existing product or for a newly developed product that has been launched in the last five (5) years, or for a technology launched in the last five (5) years that can facilitate commercialization of a product. To be considered, the individual or team may apply or be nominated by a TERMIS-Americas member.

The Innovation/Commercialization Awardee will be presented with the following from TERMIS-Americas:

  • An honorarium of $1,000
  • Reimbursement up to $1,000 to be used towards travel expenses (airfare/hotel) for attending the TERMIS-Americas Annual Conference
  • Complimentary registration to the TERMIS-Americas Annual Conference
  • A certificate

The TERMIS-Americas Awards Committee will need to receive the following information regarding the nominee:

  • Information on the product or technology
  • Patent information
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation
  • Any additional relevant information about the product or technology - i.e., impact, revenues, and broad applicability
  • Confirmation of attendance to accept the award at the TERMIS-Americas Annual Conference


Nomination packages for any TERMIS-Americas Award should be sent to:
TERMIS-Americas Awards Committee
c/o Sarah Wilburn
TERMIS Administrator
223 Park Place
San Ramon, CA 94583
USA

P: +1 925-362-0998
E: swilburn@termis.org