Ziskind Clinical Research Scholar Award

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Ziskind Clinical Research Scholar Award
 
Ziskind

Morton Ziskind, MD
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Tulane University Archives

The Ziskind Clinical Research Scholar Award is an ATS Foundation award that honors pulmonary, critical care, and sleep fellows engaged in clinical research.

The award was named after Morton Ziskind, MD, a highly respected clinician-researcher from Tulane University who was renowned for bringing his fellows to the ATS International Conferences and exposing them to memorable learning experiences.

In an effort to honor his inspiring mentoring practices, the ATS Foundation created this award program to recognize the best and the brightest individuals in clinical research.


2017 nominations are CLOSED

  • Please send the Nomination Letter and Supporting Documents to Breana Portelli at bportelli@thoracic.org on or before April 20, 2017.
  • An electronic notification will be sent to you upon submission.
  • Please reference “Ziskind Clinical Research Scholar” in the subject line.

Eligibility:
To be considered for the Ziskind Clinical Research Scholar Award, applicants must first be nominated by a faculty mentor, division director, program director, or associate program director. After an initial review of nomination letters, highly meritorious applicants will be asked to submit a personal statement as to their interest in being a Ziskind Scholar prior to selection of the winners. The applicant criteria are the following:

  • Fellow must be an MD or DO
  • Fellow must be currently enrolled in a US or international pulmonary or critical care adult or pediatric fellowship program
  • Fellow must have a submitted abstract to ATS 2017 Washington, DC
  • Fellow must be an ATS member or become one when selected as a scholar

How do I nominate a fellow?
The ATS invites faculty mentors, division directors, training program directors, and associate training program directors to nominate one outstanding fellow to be considered for this award. The nomination should be submitted in the form of a one-page letter attesting to:

  • Why this fellow should be considered an “outstanding clinical research scholar”
  • Why this fellow stands out for their clinical research skills
  • Why this fellow is a potential leader in clinical research and in the ATS

Please also include the following supporting documents with the nomination letter:

  • An abstract submitted to ATS 2017 Washington, DC by the nominated fellow
  • A current CV/resume for nominated fellow

Please send the Nomination Letter and Supporting Documents to Breana Portelli at bportelli@thoracic.org on or before April 20, 2017. An electronic notification will be sent to you upon submission. Please reference “Ziskind Clinical Research Scholar” in the subject line.

Timeline:

  • Program announcement in March 2017
  • Nomination deadline is April 20, 2017
  • Applicants will be notified of the committee selection in early May 2017

Contact:

  • Submit a nomination: Contact Breana Portelli, Senior Coordinator, Special Projects at bportelli@thoracic.org 
  • Other Questions? Contact Aprille Russell, Director, Individual Giving, ATS Foundation at arussell@thoracic.org

Ziskind Award Past Recipients
2016 - Rachel Putman, MD, and Michael E. Wilson, MD
2015 - Ann C. Long, MD, MS, and Bhakti Patel, MD
2014 - Michelle Biehl, MD

More on the 2015 Ziskind Clinical Research Scholar Awardees in ATS News


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