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As the Academic Core of the new Atrium Health, Wake Forest School of Medicine is proud to present 2021 research award categories, qualifications and requirements. These awards are open to all investigators from across the new Atrium Health Enterprise, including colleagues from the Charlotte, Georgia, and Winston-Salem regions. We hope you will consider nominating your colleagues.

2021 Recipients Announced + 
Nov. 17 Event Info! 

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Categories and Awards Overview

Note: All nominees need to be at the rank the award indicates at time of nomination.

Early-Career Investigator: 

Assistant professor basic/translational scientist(s)
Assistant professor clinical/population scientist(s)

Mid-Career Investigator: Associate professor basic/translational scientist(s)
Associate professor clinical/population scientist(s)
Established Investigator: Full professor basic/translational scientist(s)
Full professor clinical/population scientist(s)
Clinician Investigator: Successful clinician investigator(s) of any rank who devotes greater than 50% effort to clinical duties
Investigator(s) of any rank who contributes significantly to innovation and entrepreneurship
aLHS: Investigator(s) of any rank who contributes significantly to our transformation to an Academic Learning Health System
Mentoring: Associate Professor(s) or higher who has played a significant role in mentoring successful investigators
Established Team: Active cross-disciplinary team(s) working on a project that has made highly significant research contributions with notable scientific or clinical impact
New Team: Recently formed multi-disciplinary team(s) collaborating on a new, innovative project
Enterprise Integration Team: Recently formed team that includes investigators from multiple Regions/Markets of the new Atrium Health (e.g., at least one from Charlotte and one from Winston-Salem).
Special Achievement: Professor(s) with significant history of high-level contributions to the Research Environment. To be named by Drs. Julie Freischlag & Gregory Burke.

Award Categories