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RPN Awards

The RPN Awards is an annual recognition event to honor and recognize research support staff for their hard work and dedication to research on campus. The RPN Awards is hosted by the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, and all RPN members are invited.

Join us for the 2019 RPN Luncheon and Awards Ceremony!

When: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 |  12:00 – 2:00pm
Where: Hiebert Lounge, 14th Floor, BU School of Medicine Instructional Building

RSVP Here!

Award Categories

Each year, two awards are given to outstanding RPN members for their contributions to the research community:

Rising Star Award

The award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated initiative, motivation, enthusiasm, professionalism, and attention to detail in the pursuit of their responsibilities. This person should have excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills that are likely to lead to a successful career within and beyond the BMC/BU Medical Campus clinical research community.

All Star Award

The All Star Award recognizes a clinical research professional who, during their career at BMC/BU Medical Campus, has made consistently superior contributions of outstanding significance to the field of clinical research at the institution.  This person will have demonstrated tremendous experience in the clinical, regulatory, and/or financial aspects of the clinical research profession, and has contributed to training the next generation of clinical research professionals. This award recognizes that the scope of clinical research is diverse and encourages the input of a wide variety of individuals that the awardee has worked with.


Nominations can be made by any staff member of the BMC/BU Medical Campus research community, including Principal Investigators, Co-Investigators, Study Coordinators, Research Administrators, Research Assistants, research teams, and Department/Division/Section staff. The RPN Award Selection Committee reviews all nomination forms to make the final determination of award recipients. The Award Selection Committee is comprised of RPN members, and representatives from the CTSI, OHRA, and CRRO.

The 2019 award recipients will be announced at the RPN Awards on September 25th. All nominations must be submitted by August 31, 2019 to be considered for an award.

Guidance on picking nominees can be found here: RPN Award Descriptions

Nominations are now closed. Award winners will be announced at the event!

Important Dates

Thursday, August 1      Nominations Open
Monday, August 26      RSVP Opens
Saturday, August 31      Nominations Close
Tuesday, September 3      Award Winner Selection Process Begins
Wednesday, September 11      Award Winners Notified
Wednesday, September 18      Last Day to RSVP for RPN Luncheon
Wednesday, September 25      RPN Luncheon & Awards


Past Events

Second Annual Research Professionals Network Luncheon
Thursday, October 4, 2018 

2018 Award Winners:

Mary-Catherine Stockman, MPH, RD, LDN – Rising Star
Carly Bridden, MA, MPH – All Star
Helena Lau, RN, MSPH – All Star

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