In 2019, the School of Medicine established the following awards to recognize the faculty's achievements in the areas of clinical care, professionalism, research, mentorship, humanitarianism, and diversity and inclusion. Proposed by the SOM Wellness Committee, and approved by the Dean and the Executive Faculty, these awards demonstrate the School’s sincere appreciation of the faculty and their contributions to advancing the School's mission. The awards and the recognition they bestow will serve to build a stronger academic environment, promote a positive culture within the School, and identify the behaviors and achievements we value as a community. Recipients will receive a plaque and an honorarium, and will be recognized at a Faculty Awards dinner.
Announcement of 2023 awards process: December 2022
Nomination Deadline: January 30, 2023
Supporting Documents Deadline: February 27, 2023
Recipient(s) notified: April 2023
Awards Ceremony/Dean’s Dinner: May 2023 (early to mid-month)
Presented to the faculty member (MD or PhD) who has made significant contributions to expand medical knowledge and literature through basic sciences, clinical, or translational research. These scientific discoveries, innovations, and contribution to the scientific and medical literature should be recognized through scholarly publications in prominent medical journals. Evidence of high quality research and research leadership will form the basis for selection of the recipient of this award
Presented to a clinician faculty member who has demonstrated outstanding skills and commitment in the clinical care of patients, and who, through their teaching has substantially improved the skills and knowledge of residents, students, and medical colleagues at Tulane and in the community. Full-time faculty members (professor, associate, assistant professor or instructor) involved in the direct care of patients, engaged in patient care for at least 50% of the time, or a part-time professor, associate, assistant professor or instructor engaged in direct patient care for the majority of their time are eligible for nomination. Faculty members involved in the direct care of patients, and in clinical areas such as patient safety and quality, clinical diagnostics and healthcare leadership are eligible for nomination.
Presented to an early or mid-career level faculty member with 2 to 5 years of experience who has already made a significant contribution to the field of biomedical research, educational research, quality improvement, community engagement, and/or health care research, as evidenced by funding, scholarly productivity, and research leadership.
Presented to the faculty member who exemplifies professionalism and fosters a positive and congenial workplace environment on a daily basis.
Presented to a faculty member in recognition of the leadership qualities of a physician or basic scientist at the SOM, regardless of gender identity, who manifests excellence in clinical care, teaching, scholarship, mentoring, research, leadership, community service, or commitment to continuous learning, and who has exerted influence in fostering a better institutional environment by advocating for women’s issues.
Presented to recognize a faculty member (clinical, pre-clinical, research, administrative) who has made a significant achievement in promoting diversity, inclusion, and equity through service, teaching, mentoring, and/or research efforts. Outstanding contributions can include activities designed to achieve a diverse workforce, service to the community, exemplary clinical service to underserved populations, educational or research efforts to address bias, health disparities, or to promote inclusivity, development of new or innovative programs to promote diversity and inclusion.
Recognizes a faculty member’s contributions/service that go above and beyond day-to-day responsibilities or job description. Service must align with one or more of TUSOM’s mission areas of patient care, research, education, and community.
Presented to honor a faculty member for helping to build a supportive academic environment, providing a vital resource for growth and success, and enhancing excellence in the Tulane SOM. The award is presented to a faculty member who is a trusted advisor and role model, and who has generously donated their time and expertise effectively in one or more of the following areas: research, clinical care, or education and scholarship, while advocating for the advancement of their mentees in their chosen discipline. Evidence of outstanding teaching and/or mentoring must be provided from faculty evaluations.
This award recognizes an Ally who serves as a strong mentor and sponsor for women in medicine and science, supporting and empowering females at all stages of their careers to achieve their professional goals.
The recipient is selected based on the following criteria:
If you have any questions, please email us at SOMAwards@tulane.edu.