Evans Research Day Awards

The Department of Medicine awards 7 departmental awards annually. The awards include:

  • Robert Dawson Evans Faculty Special Recognition Teaching Award
  • Research Mentoring Award
  • Outstanding Citizenship Award
  • Junior Faculty Mentoring Award
  • Award for Clinical Quality Improvement
  • Clinical Excellence Award
  • Clinical Innovations Award

1. The Robert Dawson Evans Faculty Special Recognition Teaching Award was established in 1998 to recognize faculty members who make extraordinary contributions to the educational mission of our department over time. Winners of the award may demonstrate leadership, creativity, or dedication to educating any level of trainees or peers.

    1. Who can nominate: Residents, fellows, and faculty members can nominate for this award.
    2. Who can be nominated: Nominees must be faculty members with at least five years of experience at BU.
    3. Who is ineligible: Any past winner

2. The Research Mentoring Award was first given in 2007. It recognizes members of the Department of Medicine who have mentored trainees and faculty in the technical and scholarly skills required for a successful career in laboratory, clinical, or population-based investigation.

    1. Who can nominate:  Residents, fellows, and faculty members can nominate for this award.
    2. Who can be nominated:  Faculty who have been on staff for at least five years.
    3. Who is ineligible: Past winners

3. The Outstanding Citizenship Award was first awarded in 2009. It acknowledges faculty members who help establish a healthy, enjoyable work environment and who solve problems for their whole section.

    1. Who can nominate:  Only a member of the faculty can submit a nomination for this award.
    2. Who can be nominated: Nominees can be of any rank and have staff appointments of any duration.
    3. Who is ineligible: Past winners

4. The Junior Faculty Mentoring Award, established in 2009, recognizes excellence in mentoring by a junior faculty member. Winners of the award contribute to the successful career development of peers and trainees.

    1. Who can nominate: Residents, fellows, and faculty members can nominate for this award.
    2. Who can be nominated: Faculty members with an academic rank of Instructor or Assistant Professor who have held a staff appointment at BU or elsewhere for no more than seven years.
    3. Who is ineligible: Past winners

5. The Award for Clinical Quality Improvement. This is intended to be for work that resulted in improvements in the provision of clinical care. Nominations will be accepted for individuals or teams. Individual Nominees must hold a faculty appointment in the Department Of Medicine. Teams that are nominated must include at least one DOM faculty member who played a prominent role in the work. Team nominations must include the name of a principle point of contact for the team.

Criteria the committee will use to judge the worthiness of the nomination will include:

  1. The quality and outcome(s) of the project
  2. The types and creativity of changes required to achieve improvement
  3. Effort of staff required
  4. Lessons learned

Other issues that will be considered include, but not required are: applicability of the findings to other units, generalizability outside the institution, scholarship produced, including presentations at meetings and traditional publications.

6. The Clinical Excellence Award was established in 2014 to recognize and celebrate outstanding clinical prowess manifested in expert clinical skills, extensive medical knowledge and exemplary doctor-patient relationships. It is intended to acknowledge the value of clinical medicine and honors clinical role models among the faculty. The qualities possessed by potential award recipients are intrinsic to their persona, making selection of candidates somewhat intuitive. Individuals who qualify for this award possess an admirable approach to patient care and a commitment to care for all patients at all times. While perhaps intangible, an individual possessing clinical excellence is easy to recognize; it is the individual you would choose to care for your family and the individual you seek for an opinion on the most complex patients. The award is NOT meant to recognize teaching, mentoring or scholarship (although awardees may possess some or all of these attributes). Rather, the award is to recognize clinical skills and attitudes that define excellence.

  1. Who can nominate: Any trainee, faculty or staff member (nursing, social work etc) can nominate for this award.
  2. Who can be nominated: Faculty members who have held a staff appointment for at least 5 years.
  3. Who is ineligible: Past winners

7. The DOM Clinical Innovations Award was established in 2016 to recognize and celebrate innovative clinical work that has the potential to improve clinical care for individual patients or populations.  It is intended to acknowledge the value of clinical invention and fueled by the desire to harness new technologies, access to big data and/or the development of systems of care to prevent, diagnose or treat disease and promote health.  The award is NOT meant to recognize bedside prowess, teaching, mentoring or scholarship (although awardees may possess some or all of these attributes) or recognize quality improvement that results from augmentation of existing systems or therapies.  Rather, the award is to recognize clinical innovation with enormous potential to enhance clinical outcomes.

  1. Who can nominate: Any faculty or staff member can nominate for this award.
  2. Who can be nominated: Faculty members who have held a staff appointment for at least 3 years.