This award recognizes a team for excellence in community engagement, as demonstrated by a project or event which addresses a critical health issue in the community. Community engagement, according to the Carnegie Classification Project (McCormick & Zhao, 2005), "describes the collaboration between higher education institutions and their larger communities (local, regional/state, national, global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity."
Award recipients receive $10,000 payable to the project if on-going or to the community organization.
The project must be led by a team with at least one University of Kansas Medical Center faculty member and one community-based organization.
Other considerations include:
Nomination Process - please check back later in the year for details.