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As the Academic Core of the Atrium Health, Wake Forest School of Medicine is proud to present the 2022 research award categories, qualifications, and requirements. These awards are open to all investigators from across the Atrium Health Enterprise, including colleagues from the Charlotte, Georgia, and Winston-Salem regions.  We hope you will consider nominating your colleagues. The following categories will be awarded. 

Join us for the 2022 Research Awards Day!

Friday, November 18, 2022

12p-1:30p via WebEx.


To join by phone: +1-415-655-0001 US Toll; Access code: 242 900 69470.


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)
aLHS: Investigator(s) of any rank who contributes significantly to our transformation to an Academic Learning Health System
Clinician Investigator:
Successful clinician investigator(s) of any rank who devotes greater than 50% effort to clinical duties
Entrepreneurship: Investigator(s) of any rank who contributes significantly to innovation and entrepreneurship
Mentoring: Associate Professor(s) or higher who has played a significant role in mentoring successful investigators
Research Educator: Associate Professor(s) or higher who excels at educating others in the realm of research
Special Achievement:             
 Professor(s) with significant history of high-level contributions to the Research Environment. To be named by Drs. Julie Freischlag & Kristie Foley.
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).
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

Award Categories