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As the Academic Core of our enterprise, Wake Forest University School of Medicine is proud to present the 2023 research award categories, qualifications, and requirements. These awards are open to all colleagues from the Southeast Region (Charlotte, Georgia, and Winston-Salem).  We will be excited to welcome colleagues from the Midwest Region in 2024.  We hope you will consider nominating your colleagues.

Congratulations to the 2023 Research Award Recipients!


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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)
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
Health Equity:

Investigator(s) of any rank who contributes significantly to health equity research

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
Research Staff:

Staff member(s) (non-faculty) who contribute significantly to the success of research programs

Special Achievement:             
Professor(s) with significant history of high-level contributions to the Research Environment; to be named by Dr. Ebony Boulware.
Enterprise Integration Team: Recently formed team that includes investigators from multiple 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