New process for faculty nominations for distinguished awards and honorary societies

A new process has been established for identifying exceptional UNC School of Medicine faculty and facilitating nominations for honorary societies and award recognition.

The UNC School of Medicine is home to an esteemed group of distinguished faculty members, recognized by their peers for exemplary productivity and contributions to their respective fields and beyond. Many have earned recognition in the form of academic achievement awards and membership in honorary societies focused on issues relevant to their specific discipline.

As a way to bolster the recognition of School of Medicine faculty, the Dean's Office, in partnership with department chairs and center directors, has developed a new process for promoting the nomination of faculty members for these and other honors.

Based in part on the Post Tenure Review (PTR), which is a formal review conducted for tenured faculty every five years, the Dean's Office, chairs, and center directors, will identify exceptional faculty for nomination. The Office of Research will work with individual faculty to identify the awards most relevant to their work, and help to assemble most of the materials needed to make a nomination for these awards. Once the nomination materials have been compiled, the department chair or center director will submit the materials on behalf of the faculty member.

This process will formally begin this fall.

All faculty, chairs and center directors are also encouraged to visit the listing of limited and unlimited awards posted on the Office of Research website, and identify those that may be most beneficial for their faculty’s research and career stage. 

Please contact the Office of Research with questions or comments (Jennifer Brennan: jenbren@med.unc.edu).

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