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Ramzi S. Cotran, MD
Award Description: The ASIP Cotran Early Career Investigator Award recognizes early career investigators who direct independent experimental pathology research programs that are focused on improvement of the understanding of the conceptual basis of disease. The award is named in honor of Dr. Ramzi Cotran and was originally established through an unrestricted educational grant from Elsevier. This award is conferred on an early career investigator who is conducting experimental pathology research of a meritorious and impactful nature. The Meritorious Awards Committee will consider the nominees’ meritorious experimental pathology research, as well as other characteristics associated with outstanding young investigators, including teaching/mentoring, leadership, and engagement in the activities of the Society. The ASIP Cotran Early Career Investigator awardee is recognized each year at the ASIP Annual Meeting, where the selected awardee delivers an Award Lecture. In addition, the awardee will submit a manuscript based on their award lecture that will form the basis of a peer-reviewed publication in The American Journal of Pathology.
Award Eligibility: Eligible candidates for the ASIP Cotran Early Career Investigator Award must be an active ASIP member in continuous good standing for at least two years immediately prior to nomination. The typical nominee for the ASIP Cotran Early Career Investigator Award will hold the position of Assistant Professor (or equivalent) in either the non-tenure or tenure track, but will not yet have achieved tenure (for those with academic positions). Eligible candidates should be independent investigators with an active research program. Nominees should have sustained and significant contributions to the Society (through leadership and/or participation in Society activities/programs).
Nominations for the ASIP Cotran Early Career Investigator Award should include:
*Of the three letters required for nomination, at least two should be from current ASIP members.
Scoring Rubric: ASIP Cotran Early Career Investigator Award nomination packages will be scored based upon: (1) published record of peer-reviewed research and overall impact of the nominee’s science, (2) contributions to pathology education/teaching conducted at the nominee’s institution and/or through national/international forums, (3) mentorship of young scientists, (4) leadership in the field of pathology (including departmental/institutional leadership), (5) contributions to the ASIP, and (6) strength of letters of support.
Ronen Sumagin, PhD
David A. Solomon, MD, PhD
Kari Nejak-Bowen, MBA, PhD
Qing Zhang, PhD
John Hanna, MD, PhD