Honors and Awards 2022 | Accepting Nominations

Outstanding Journal Article of the Year

This award is given to recognize an outstanding journal article authored or co-authored by an OHSU School of Medicine graduate student. Please note that the article must have been published or submitted for publication (with letter of acceptance from the editor) between April 1, 2021 - March 31, 2022. Applications/nominations can be submitted on behalf of students who have already earned their degree as long as the journal article describes work conducted while the individual was a graduate student at OHSU and in the School of Medicine.

Each nomination must include the following:

  • Student’s curriculum vitae (including a list of all publications)
  • Student’s statement (1 page or less). The student should concisely assess how their studies provided major new insights and also describe their specific role in the studies. Because many journal articles are co-authored, it is important to specify the student’s contributions. Factors that should be considered include a description of the student’s contribution to development of the concept or hypothesis, experimental design, development of new methods or materials, collection and interpretation of data, and preparation and revision of the manuscript.
  • Copy of the journal article
  • Letters of recommendation from at least 2 faculty members. The letters should evaluate the significance of the studies and the contribution of the student to the studies. The letters should address the importance of the studies within a broadly defined field. The letters should indicate the relationship of the referee to the student (for instance advisor, committee member, or collaborator). Letters from faculty at other institutions are acceptable and can be very useful. It would be helpful if letters from outside referees indicate how knowledge of the study was obtained (published paper, scientific meeting, collaboration, personal discussion, etc).

Nomination Deadline: March 15th, 2022

Outstanding Master's Thesis or Capstone Project

This award is given to recognize an outstanding Master's thesis or Capstone Project by a School of Medicine graduate student who has graduated or defended their thesis by March 31, 2022.

Each nomination must include the following:

  • Student's curriculum vitae (including a list of all publications)
  • Student's statement (1 page or less). The student should concisely describe how their studies provide major new insights and also describe their role in the studies including a description of the student's contribution either to (1) development of the concept or hypothesis, experimental design, development of new method's or materials, collection and interpretation of data, and preparation of the document, or (2) development of the student’s field by identifying a problem or goal and evaluating the appropriateness of various interventions to solve that problem or meet that goal.
  • Letters of recommendation from at least 2 faculty members. The letters should evaluate the importance of the studies within a broadly defined field, the contributions of the student, and should indicate the relationship of referee to student (i.e., advisor, committee member, and/or collaborator). Letters from faculty at other institutions are acceptable and can be very useful. It would be helpful if letters from outside referees indicate how knowledge of the thesis or capstone project was obtained (published paper, scientific meeting, collaboration, personal discussion, etc.).
  • Copy of the thesis or capstone project final report (draft form will be accepted).

Nomination Deadline: March 15th, 2022

John A. Resko, PhD - Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation

This award is given to recognize an outstanding doctoral dissertation by a School of Medicine graduate student who has graduated or defended their dissertation before March 31, 2022.

Each nomination must include the following:

  • Student's curriculum vitae (including a list of all publications)
  • Student's statement (1 page or less). The student should concisely describe how their studies provide major new insights and also describe their role in the studies including a description of the student's contribution to: development of the concept or hypothesis, experimental design, development of new method's or materials, collection and interpretation of data, and preparation of the document.
  • Letters of recommendation from at least 2 faculty members. The letters should evaluate the importance of the studies within a broadly defined field, the contributions of the student, and should indicate the relationship of referee to student (i.e., advisor, committee member, and/or collaborator). Letters from faculty at other institutions are acceptable and can be very useful. It would be helpful if letters from outside referees indicate how knowledge of the dissertation project was obtained (published paper, scientific meeting, collaboration, personal discussion, etc.).
  • Copy of the dissertation (draft form will be accepted).

Nomination Deadline: March 15th, 2022

John A. Resko, PhD - Faculty Excellence in Research & Mentoring

This award is given to recognize a faculty member for outstanding research and student mentoring. Nominations are solicited for members of the School of Medicine Graduate Faculty who have a sustained record of high quality research as well as a strong record of mentoring graduate students and/or postdoctoral fellows in their laboratories and subsequent careers.

Each nomination must include the following:

  • Cover letter which summarizes the candidate’s research and mentoring accomplishments.
  • Curriculum vitae and which includes a list of mentored students and postdoctoral fellows (including current positions).
  • Letters of recommendation from faculty colleagues and/or current and past students.

Nomination Deadline: March 15th, 2022

This award is given to recognize faculty members who have exemplified involvement and achievement in one or more of the following areas:

  • Exceptional organizational leadership in enhancing student education.
  • Advancing education through the development and creation of new instructional materials or curricular designs.
  • Service as an outstanding educator and/or mentor for students.

Each nomination must include the following:

  • Two letters of support
  • The nominees’ curriculum vitae

DUE 1 APRIL 2022

Nominations should be addressed: Graduate Studies Steering Committee.

Subject line: Excellence in Education

Send a single PDF to Monica Hinds (hindsm@ohsu.edu)

Letters of support may be sent separately, but subject line must be Excellence in Education, and name of nominee must be in the doc title.

This award is given to recognize faculty members who have exemplified outstanding and sustained contributions to teaching graduate students at OHSU. Selection criteria include:

  • Demonstrated outstanding and sustained contribution in the direct teaching of graduate students at OHSU.
  • Demonstrated consistent use of innovative and creative teaching techniques.

Each nomination must include the following:

  • Two letters of support
  • The nominees’ curriculum vitae

DUE 1 APRIL 2022

Nominations should be addressed: Graduate Studies Steering Committee.

Subject line: Excellence in Teaching (faculty)

Send a single PDF to Monica Hinds (hindsm@ohsu.edu)

Letters of support may be sent separately, but subject line must be Excellence in Education, and name of nominee must be in the doc title

Excellence in Teaching (student nominated)

This award is given to recognize faculty members who have exemplified outstanding and sustained contributions to teaching graduate students at OHSU.

Selection criteria include:

  • Demonstrated outstanding or sustained contribution in teaching of graduate students at OHSU.
  • Demonstrated consistent use of innovative and creative teaching techniques.

DUE March 15, 2022

Graduate Students will be asked to submit nominations in the form of an email and 1-2 short sentences describing why this faculty member is deserving of the award. 

Students will vote for faculty winners.

Please submit nominations to Monica Hinds (hindsm@ohsu.edu).