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Dean’s Faculty Awards

 

RISING STAR AWARD

This award recognizes a junior basic science and a junior clinical science faculty member who excels in at least one of the academic activity areas of teaching, research or institutional service. Faculty nominees must:

  • Demonstrate commitment to NYMC SOM’s mission, vision, and values
  • Participate through significant effort in the education of medical students as shown by the creation/support of curriculum, outstanding evaluations for teaching performance/clinical supervision, and/or assessment
  • Establish a recognized research program evidenced by extramural funding, invited presentations, abstracts and publications; essential criteria for basic science faculty
  • Make significant improvements to clinical care and/or to a clinical program related to the clinical teaching programs as shown by increased/new patient visits, recognition through peer-review and/or the community, impact on population health/patient outcomes/social determinants of health, support of resident education and development
  • Contribute in a major way to committees and/or administrative functions affecting the mission, goals and welfare of the College
  • Seek opportunity to improve or gain new skills

Eligibility & Award

  • Full-time faculty members in good standing with at least (2) years, and no higher than assistant professor rank
  • No formal disciplinary action or report of professional misconduct
  • Overall average performance rating of at least "Above Average” on their most recent annual faculty performance evaluation
  • Up to (1) basic science and (1) clinical science faculty award will be selected
  • Monetary stipend, and a commemorative plaque
  • One-time award with a term of one year


RESEARCH EXCELLENCE AWARD 

This award recognizes a basic science and a clinical science faculty member who are emerging or established in their field as leaders.

  • Demonstrate commitment to NYMC SOM’s mission, vision, and values
  • Surpass performance requirements of their position with distinction and merit 
  • Evidence of significant high-quality scholarship and discovery impacting the field/society, and as acknowledged by their peers
  • Contribute directly or indirectly to the advancement of research as evidenced by abstracts, presentations, publications or fellowships etc.
  • Provide outstanding service to the NYMC SOM community; contribute in a major way to committees and/or administrative functions affecting the mission, goals and welfare of the College
  • Promote or improve the image and research reputation of the College

Eligibility & Award

  • Full-time faculty members in good standing with a minimum of (3) consecutive years of continuous service; typically, at the associate level rank or higher
  • No formal disciplinary action or report of professional misconduct
  • Overall average performance rating of "Above Average” on their most recent annual faculty performance evaluation
  • Up to (1) basic science and one (1) clinical science faculty award will be selected
  • Monetary stipend and a commemorative plaque
  • One-time award with a term of one year


TEACHING & MENTORING EXCELLENCE AWARD 

This award recognizes a basic science and clinical science faculty member who excels in their work by consistently performing beyond expectations in teaching/mentoring areas of students/residents/post-doctoral fellows/faculty/colleagues. Faculty nominees must:

  • Demonstrate commitment to NYMC SOM’s mission, vision, and values
  • Surpass performance requirements of their position with distinction and merit
  • Advanced their own career development through advising, counseling, and serving as a professional role model
  • Shows exceptional commitment to, and involvement in mentoring and advising that promotes professional development of the mentee/advisee
  • Promote research as evidenced by training mentees/advisees in the laboratory and/or clinical specialty areas
  • Contribute directly or indirectly to the advancement of the mentee/advisee as evidenced by abstracts, presentations, publications or fellowships etc.
  • Provide outstanding service to the NYMC SOM community
  • Promote or improve the image and standing of NYMC SOM 

Eligibility & Award

  • Demonstrate commitment to NYMC SOM’s mission, vision, and values
  • Full-time faculty members in good standing with a minimum of (3) consecutive years of continuous service; typically, at associate level rank or higher
  • No formal disciplinary action or report of professional misconduct
  • Overall average performance rating of "Above Average” on their most recent annual faculty performance evaluation
  • Up to (1) basic science and one (1) clinical science faculty award will be selected
  • Monetary stipend, and a commemorative plaque
  • One-time award with a term of one year


EXCELLENCE IN EQUITY, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION AWARD 

The Dean’s Faculty Diversity Award recognizes an outstanding faculty member who exemplifies the value of diversity in their scholarship and service and maintains a record of high accomplishment and leadership. Faculty nominees must:

  • Create, maintain, and demonstrate to the campus and larger community the ability to infuse a common thread of diversity in their scholarship and service
  • Be well known as an exemplar of the institution’s core values at a superior level, continually fostering pride, professionalism, and standing of the College and School of Medicine in areas of equity, diversity and inclusion
  • Exemplify a high standard of scholarship and service that impact diversity that is considered outstanding and worthy of recognition due to level of campus, local community, and/or global impact
  • Demonstrated excellence in equity, diversity and inclusion related to research, professional service, civic engagement, and overall impact on campus climate

Eligibility & Award

  • Full-time faculty members in good standing
  • No formal disciplinary action or report of professional misconduct
  • Up to (1) faculty awardee will be selected independent of basic or clinical science designations; preference will be given to faculty with at least (2) or more years of diversity impact to the College and School of Medicine; typically, open to all rank levels
  • Monetary stipend, and a commemorative plaque
  • One-time award with a term of one year


OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 

This award is presented to a faculty member whose efforts have sustained significant achievement in combined areas of teaching, research and institutional service. Faculty nominees must:

  • Demonstrate leadership, accomplishment and recognition in academic areas of endeavor
  • Demonstrate outstanding reliability and cooperation; collaborative/team-based/translational etc. achievements are essential criteria
  • Exemplify outstanding conduct and exceed expectations in the performance of duties over multiple years of service to the College
  • Be well known as an exemplar of the institution’s core values at a superior level, continually fostering pride, professionalism, and standing of the College and School of Medicine

Eligibility & Award

  • Full-time faculty members in good standing
  • No formal disciplinary action or report of professional misconduct
  • Up to (1) faculty awardee will be selected independent of basic or clinical science designations; preference will be given to faculty with at least (5) or more years’ service to the College and School of Medicine; typically, at professor level rank
  • Monetary stipend, and a commemorative plaque
  • One-time award with a term of one year

 


PROCEDURES

Nominations must be provided by an academic department chair. Eligible faculty that would like to be nominated for an award may indicate their interest to the department chair for consideration. Self-nominations to the Awards Committee are not permitted.

The nominator provides the name, title and department of the nominee and proposed award category. The nominator’s letter and the candidate's CV constitute the essential documents reviewed by the Dean’s selection committee. Therefore, every effort should be made to highlight the candidate’s accomplishments in the letters provided, particularly, those that may not be evident in the CV, and considered pertinent to the award category. 

Required materials

  • Updated curriculum vitae in School of Medicine format
  • Letter addressed to the Dean of the School of Medicine that highlights and describes the accomplishments of the nominee as pertains to the award category
  • Letters should be brief, and limited to no more than three pages

Additional supportive material may be submitted, and includes:

  • Up to three (3) letters from colleagues, peers or others in support of the nomination
  • Letters should be brief and limited to one page

The above materials and any additional supportive documentation should be sent to:

Dean’s Faculty Awards Review Committee
Kathryn Spanknebel, MD, FACS - Chair
Senior Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs
School of Medicine, New York Medical College
FacultyAffairs@nymc.edu