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Faculty Awards

The Sidney Kimmel Medical College offers a number of awards to faculty for various accomplishments during the year.

Class Day Awards

Blockley-Osler/Dean’s Teaching Award for Excellence in Teaching

Presented to a Physician Member of the Affiliate Faculty who exemplifies the ideals and teachings of Sir William Osler: Greatness as a teacher in molding the character of his/her student, an appreciation of his/her students and an inspiration to them, an exponent of modern clinical medicine, taught at the bedside, an intimate knowledge of his subject and a thoroughness in investigation, spontaneous affection for his students and for his patients, gifted with clear, forceful expression, graceful humility, tireless, unselfish service, kindness sympathy, generosity and charity to all men capacity for exact observations, patience and avoidance of short cuts, a life steeped in tireless and unselfish service.

The James B. Erdmann Award for Excellence in Interprofessional Education

Presented to a Sidney Kimmel Medical College Faculty Member who demonstrates excellence in interprofessional education and whose efforts have impacted collaboration among all Colleges to the benefit of students.

The James B. Erdmann Award for Excellence in Interprofessional Practice

Presented to a faculty or staff member of Thomas Jefferson University or Thomas Jefferson University Hospital who demonstrates excellence in interprofessional practice and whose leadership efforts have promoted interprofessional practice among colleagues, staff, students and patients.

The Leon A. Peris Memorial Award

Presented to a member of the volunteer faculty for excellence in clinical teaching and superior patient care, it was agreed that instead of a monetary gift, a contribution will be made to the Sidney Kimmel Medical College Student Loan Fund.

The Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award

Presented by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation to an outstanding faculty member who best embodies empathetic, sensitive and respectful behavior in providing medical care and who demonstrates exemplary compassion in doctor/patient relations.

Research Awards

Early Career Investigator Award for Distinguished Achievement in Biomedical Research

For outstanding research carried out by a Thomas Jefferson University faculty member in basic and/or clinical/translational research within the first ten years of his/her initial faculty appointment. One award is given.

Research Career Achievement Award

For exceptional leadership in, and contributions to, a field of basic and/or clinical/translational research over the span of an academic career. Nominees must be at the professor rank and have been in an academic biomedical career for more than fifteen years. One award is given.

Award for Innovation in the Biomedical Sciences

For the elucidation/description of a specific discovery, technique or instrument/device that has led to new concepts or approaches to experimentation or patient care. One award is given.

The Marjorie A. Bowman, MD ’76, Early Career Investigator Award for Primary Care

Research was awarded for the first time in 2012. This award recognizes a faculty member within the first ten years of his/her initial faculty appointment whose research has illuminated a fundamental clinical problem or improved the organization and delivery of primary health care.

Nomination Process for Research Awards:  Faculty may be nominated for any of these awards by their Department Chair or Division Chief. The nomination packet should include a two page letter of nomination and the candidate’s updated Curriculum Vitae including “other support.”

Eligibility:  Nominees must be a member of the Sidney Kimmel Medical College Faculty for at least two years to be eligible for an award.  A faculty member who has received an award is not eligible to receive the same award more than once.  Department Chairs and Senior Dean’s Staff are not eligible for the award.

Clinical Awards

Outstanding Clinician Award

For a physician, active in the practice of medicine and with a minimum of ten years' experience in the practice of medicine following completion of training, who has truly distinguished themselves in the evidence-based, clinical practice of medicine and, where applicable, in the doctor-patient relationship. This physician will be recognized as an exceptional physician by peers, trainees and patients.

Categories:

  • Primary Care (general medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, family medicine and general pediatrics)
  • Subspecialty Medicine (all medical fields other than above)
  • Surgery and Surgical subspecialties
  • Hospital Based Medicine (anesthesiology, emergency medicine, pathology, radiology)

Nomination Process for Clinical Awards: Faculty may be nominated for any of these awards by their Department Chair (or Division Chief), Dean’s Staff (including Assistant Deans of Affiliate Hospitals), Chief Academic Officers of Affiliate Hospitals, the President of the Medical Staff of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and the Medical Director of Jefferson University Physicians.  The nomination packet should include a two page letter of nomination and the candidate’s updated Curriculum Vitae. One award will be given in each category.

Eligibility: Nominees must be a member of the Sidney Kimmel Medical College Faculty for at least two years to be eligible for an award.  A faculty member who has received an award is not eligible to receive the same award more than once. Department Chairs and Senior Dean’s staff are ineligible for the award.

Teaching Awards

Career Educator Award

For a faculty member who has made outstanding contributions to education in academic medicine both within his/her institution and to education in his/her field over a career. Nominees must be at the Professor rank and have been in an academic medicine career for more than fifteen years. One award will be given.

Nomination Process for Career Educator Award:  Faculty may be nominated for this award by their Department Chair (or Division Chief).  The nomination packet should include a two page letter of nomination and the candidate’s updated Curriculum Vitae. One award will be given.

Dean’s Award for Excellence in Education

For faculty who demonstrate superior effectiveness as a teacher, devote significant time/effort to teaching over a sustained period of time, or for faculty who demonstrate major contributions to an educational course, clerkship or program of training.

Nomination Process for Teaching Awards:  Faculty may be nominated for this award by Department Chairs (and Division Chiefs) and Dean’s Staff, including Affiliate Deans, Program Directors, Course Directors, Clerkship Directors and Prior Awardees. Multiple awards may be given.

Eligibility:  Nominees must be a member of the Sidney Kimmel Medical College Faculty for at least two years to be eligible for an award. Faculty members are eligible to be nominated again for the teaching award after a period of three years since they last received the award. Department Chairs and Senior Dean’s staff are ineligible for the award.

Mentoring Awards

Dean’s Award for Faculty Mentoring

For faculty who demonstrate a tangible impact on the career(s) of other faculty member(s) through a sustained and effective mentoring relationship (to be differentiated from role model, advisor, counselor, etc.)

Nomination Process for Mentoring Award:  Faculty may be nominated for this award by their Department Chair (or Division Chief). The nomination packet should include a one to two page letter of nomination, the candidate’s updated Curriculum Vitae and at least one letter of support from a former or current mentee. Multiple awards may be given.

Eligibility:  Nominees must be a member of the Sidney Kimmel Medical College Faculty for at least two years to be eligible for an award.  Faculty members are eligible to be nominated again for the mentoring award after a period of three years since they last received the award. Department Chairs and Senior Dean’s staff are ineligible for the award.

Community Service Awards

Community Service Award

This award recognizes the work of faculty to further the goals of medicine and science within the community. Nominations should emphasize sustained efforts that have resulted in tangible benefits to a community or communities.  

Nomination Process for Community Service Award: Faculty may be nominated for this award by their Department Chair (or Division Chief). The nomination packet should include a two page letter of nomination and the candidate’s updated Curriculum Vitae. One award will be given.

Eligibility: Nominees must be a member of the Sidney Kimmel Medical College Faculty for at least two years to be eligible for an award. A faculty member who has received an award is not eligible to receive the same award more than once. Department Chairs and Senior Dean’s staff are ineligible for the award.

Faculty Collaborators & Team Awards

Faculty Team Achievement Award

This award recognizes the collaborative work of faculty teams leading to innovations or other achievements in clinical care, education or research. Faculty teams should be composed of two or more faculty members. Priority will be given to teams that span disciplinary and/or departmental boundaries. 

Nomination Process:  Faculty teams may be nominated for this award by their Department Chairs or Division Chiefs. The nomination packet should include a two page letter of nomination signed by all relevant Department Chairs or Division Chiefs and the candidates’ updated Curriculum Vitaes, including “other support." Nominations should provide sufficient detail to describe the contribution of each member of the team to the clinical care, research or educational project and/or outcome. 

Eligibility: Nominees must be members of the Sidney Kimmel Medical College Faculty for at least two years to be eligible for an award. A faculty member who has received an award is not eligible to receive the same award more than once.  Department Chairs and Senior Dean’s Staff are not eligible for the award.