Faculty Research Investigator Award
2020 Announcement (PDF)
The University of Kansas Medical Center Research Institute is pleased to announce the request for nominations recognizing outstanding researchers for the Faculty Research Investigator Award. The recipients of this award last year were Catherine Siengsukon, PT, PhD (School of Health Professions), Jeffrey Burns, MD, MPH (School of Medicine), Jill Peltzer, PhD, APRN-CNS (School of Nursing).
The Annual Faculty Research Investigator Awards recognize and honor significant research accomplishments by the faculty of the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Salina and Wichita. The awards are made in conjunction with the 2020 Faculty Research Day on October 20, 2020, at KUMC Kansas City. Recipients of awards will be selected in advance will be recognized for their accomplishments. Each awardee will be asked to present a 5-10 talk on their research as part of the Faculty Research Day activities.
These awards are given to investigators who display evidence of significant research accomplishments and a high potential for sustained productive research in the future. Faculty who have had appointments at the University of Kansas Medical Center or School of Medicine Salina and Wichita for at least 2 years are eligible. Previous winners of the Chancellors Club Research Award, the Senior Investigator Research Award, or the Faculty Investigator Research Award are not eligible. All recipients must have established a substantial research program as evidenced by:
1. A consistent record of publications of data-based research in peer reviewed journals.
2. Presentations and invited lectures at regional, national and/or international meetings.
3. External grant support for research.
4. Peer recognition in the form of elected offices in professional societies, memberships on journal editorial boards, journal reviews, study section memberships or consultantships, and invited lectures.
5. Previous recognition as a recipient of honors and awards.
6. Involvement in the mentoring of graduate students and fellows who have published research that the candidate has supervised.
Investigator Research Awards ($1,000): It is possible that one or more awards could be made in each of the schools: Health Professions, Medicine (KC/Salina/Wichita) and Nursing. Previous winners are not eligible.
Submission of Materials: The Committee strongly encourages self-nomination, nomination by colleagues, or by a Department Chair or other interested parties. The nominating materials should include:
a. The candidate's complete/current curriculum vitae;
b. A one-page statement of the nominee's research accomplishments (This statement should be made by the nominator(s) and is of critical importance in facilitating the Committee's evaluation of the merits of the application. It should be based on material contained within the CV, but it is intended as a supplement);
c. Copies of the candidate's most significant publications (maximum-5);
d. Three letters of support from scientific peers
Submissions will then be reviewed and ranked by the appropriate school's research committee (see contact names below). The Faculty Assembly Research Committee will review all the school's applications and rankings to make recommendations to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Administration for a final decision.
Applications are due on Monday, August 3, 2020 by 5:00 PM; please submit supporting documents in one electronic PDF format to your appropriate school's research committee:
School of Medicine, Hinrich Staecker, MD, PhD - firstname.lastname@example.org
School of Nursing, Heather Nelson-Brantley, PhD, RN - email@example.com
School of Health Professions, Mindy Bridges, PhD - firstname.lastname@example.org
For questions or additional information, contact Kelly Robertson at (913) 588-5436, email@example.com
2014 Tiffany Johnson, Ph.D., School of Health Professions Shrikant Anant, Ph.D., School of Medicine Soumen Paul, Ph.D., School of Medicine