Faculty Awards and Nominations

The Faculty Achievement Awards honor outstanding performance by EVMS faculty and will be presented at the EVMS Service and Recognition Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, October 29, 2019.

Procedure

The awards are presented in six categories; to review the description of each award, simply click the links below. Then, click the "Faculty Nomination Form" button to complete your nomination form. Be sure to have all of your required documentation accessible before beginning the nomination process.

Documentation

The nominator provides the name, title and department of the nominee along with required documentation including:
Required:
  • an updated curriculum vitae
  • a nominating one-page letter describing the accomplishments of the nominee
Discretionary:
  • up to four one page letters from colleagues, peers or others in support of the nomination
The nominator’s letter and the candidate's CV are the essential documents reviewed by the Awards Committee in selecting the recipients of these awards. Therefore, every effort should be made in the nominator's letter to highlight the nominee's accomplishments, especially those that may not be evident in the nominee's CV pertinent to the award category. 

 

Resubmission of Previously Submitted Nomination Packets

If you submitted a nomination last year which was not selected for an award, you can resubmit for one additional cycle using letters of support from the prior year - the exception being the Rising Star Award, which requires a new submission. All resubmissions require 2 items: (1) an updated CV and (2) an updated nominator's letter (to include a description of what the nominee has done over the past 12 months). All other resubmissions, which are outside of this timeframe, require a new submission with new documentation.

Deadline

Nominations are being accepted through Friday, September 13, 2019. Nominations will NOT be accepted after this date. 

Awards

Rising Star Award (QTY. 2)

This award recognizes up to two exceptional faculty members in at least one of the academic areas of teaching, research, clinical practice and/or institutional service. This award recognizes faculty members who:

  • Demonstrate commitment to the school's mission, vision and values.
  • Receive outstanding evaluations for teaching performance and/or clinical supervision of medical/graduate students or residents/fellows.
  • Establish a recognized research program evidenced by extramural funding, invited presentations, abstracts and publications. 
  • Seek opportunity to improve or gain new skills. 
  • Make significant improvements to clinical care or to a clinical program.
  • Contribute in a major way to committees and/or administrative functions affecting the mission, goals and welfare of EVMS.
Eligibility and Award
All EVMS full-time (salaried, non-salaried, and VA Hospital) faculty members in good standing with at least one year of service to the institution are eligible for these awards. Nominee must be in no more than his/her sixth year of continuous service. The nominee may not have had any formal disciplinary action or report of professional misconduct within 12 months prior to the nomination date and must meet or exceed an overall performance rating of "Meets Expectation" on his or her most recent faculty annual review. Each recipient will receive a $500 monetary stipend and a commemorative award. A faculty member recognized with the President's Rising Star Award is ineligible to receive this award again (see listing here). 
  

Philanthropy Champion Award (QTY. 1)

Presented on behalf of EVMS Development and Alumni Relations, this award recognizes a full-time faculty member for his/her commitment to the EVMS Foundation, who acts as an ambassador and assists EVMS in communicating with donors about the mission/programs of the institution. This award recognizes faculty members who:

  • Demonstrate commitment to the school's mission, vision and values
  • Volunteer in leadership fundraising activities for the EVMS Foundation.
  • Support the EVMS Foundation with a monetary donation.
  • Refer grateful patients and/or prospective donors to EVMS Development and Alumni Relations.
  • Participate in meetings with prospective and/or current donors (participation includes tours, presentations, support with donor proposals, and/or meeting with donors.)
Eligibility and Award
All EVMS full-time (salaried, non-salaried, and VA Hospital) faculty members in good standing with at least one year of service to the institution are eligible to receive recognition with this award, providing that the criteria listed above are not an assigned part of the individual’s job duties. The nominee may not have had any formal disciplinary action or report of professional misconduct within 12 months prior to the nomination date and must meet or exceed an overall performance rating of “Meets Expectation” on his or her most recent faculty annual review. The recipient is selected by EVMS Development and Alumni Relations and will receive a $500 stipend and a commemorative award. A faculty member recognized with the Philanthropy Champion Award is ineligible to receive this award again (see listing here).
 

Award for Community Service (QTY. 1)

The Award for Community Service recognizes the importance of sustained contributions to the external community that create connections with EVMS. The award recognizes a faculty member who is exemplary in his or her professional service outside the institution, providing leadership and making contributions to the wider community. Service to nonprofit, philanthropic, public service, and communitarian entities, and/or leading critical and valuable community initiatives, are some examples of desired involvement. This award recognizes faculty members who:

  • Demonstrate commitment to the school's mission, vision and values.
  • Demonstrate a sustained effort in community outreach and professional service. 
  • Utilize imaginative or innovative approaches to service.  
  • Serve as a community service model to staff, students and colleagues.  
  • Present evidence of the success of the service provided to the wider community through scholarly output, community impact including charitable or philanthropic contributions, and/or student learning. 
Eligibility and Award
All EVMS faculty members with at least three years of service to the institution are eligible for this award. The nominee may not have had any formal disciplinary action or report of professional misconduct within 12 months prior to the nomination date. The recipient will receive a $500 monetary stipend and a commemorative award. A faculty member recognized with a President’s Award for Community Service is not eligible to receive the same award for a period of five years (see listing here).  
 

Award for Mentoring (QTY. 1)

This award recognizes an EVMS faculty member who has demonstrated exceptional commitment to and involvement in the mentoring of young faculty/residents/fellows and who has enhanced their career development through advising, counseling, and serving as a professional role model. This award recognizes faculty members who: 

  • Demonstrate commitment to the school's mission, vision and values.
  • Advise students, residents, post-doctoral fellows, and/or junior faculty to promote their professional development. 
  • Promote research and/or clinical service by medical and/or graduate students, residents, fellows and/or junior faculty.  
  • Train students/residents/fellows/junior faculty in the laboratory area or clinical arena.
  • Contribute directly or indirectly to the advancement of the mentee as evidenced by abstracts, presentations, publications or fellowships resulting from any of the above activities.  
Eligibility and Award
All EVMS full-time (salaried, non-salaried, and VA Hospital) faculty members in good standing with at least one year of service to the institution are eligible for this award. The nominee may not have had any formal disciplinary action or report of professional misconduct within 12 months prior to the nomination date and must meet or exceed an overall performance rating of "Meets Expectation" on his or her most recent faculty annual review. The recipient will receive a $500 monetary stipend and a commemorative award. A faculty member previously recognized with a President’s Award for Mentoring is not eligible to receive the same award for a period of three years (see listing here).  
 

Award for Excellence (QTY. 4)

This award recognizes up to four EVMS faculty members who excel in their work and consistently perform beyond expectations in the following mission areas: teaching, research/discovery, clinical care, administrative service. This award recognizes faculty members who: 

  • Demonstrate commitment to the school's mission, vision and values.
  • Surpass performance requirements of his/her position with distinction and merit. 
  • Provide outstanding service to the Medical School, students, and/or fellow employees. 
  • Promote or improve the image of EVMS. 
Eligibility and Award
All EVMS full-time (salaried, non-salaried, and VA Hospital) faculty members in good standing with at least one year of service to the institution are eligible to receive recognition with this award. The nominee may not have had any formal disciplinary action or report of professional misconduct within 12 months prior to the nomination date and must meet or exceed an overall performance rating of "Meets Expectation" on his or her most recent faculty annual review. Each recipient will receive a $500 monetary stipend and a commemorative award. A faculty member previously recognized with a President's Award for Excellence is not eligible to receive the same award for a period of five years (see listing here).  
 

Award for Outstanding Achievement (QTY. 1)

This award is presented to the EVMS full-time faculty member whose efforts have combined significant achievement in teaching, research, clinical care and institutional service. This faculty member:  

  • Demonstrates commitment to the school's mission, vision and values.
  • Demonstrates leadership, accomplishment and recognition in these areas of endeavor. 
  • Demonstrates outstanding reliability and cooperation.   
  • Exemplifies outstanding conduct and exceeds expectations in the performance of duties over multiple years of service. 
  • Exemplifies EVMS' core values at a superior level, continually fostering pride within EVMS.
Eligibility and Award 
All EVMS full-time (salaried, non-salaried, and VA Hospital) faculty members in good standing with at least one year of service to the institution are eligible to receive recognition with this award. The nominee may not have had any formal disciplinary action or report of professional misconduct within 12 months prior to the nomination date and must meet or exceed an overall performance rating of "Meets Expectation" on his or her most recent faculty annual review. The recipient will receive a $1,000 monetary stipend and a commemorative award. A faculty member previously recognized with a President's Award for Outstanding Achievement is not eligible to receive this award again (see listing here).  

 

Award Selection Committee

The 2019 Faculty Awards Selection Committee, comprised of previous award recipients and other EVMS employees, will evaluate the nominations of eligible nominees and select the 2019 recipients. The Faculty Awards Selection Committee, at its sole discretion, reserves the right to determine that an award not be bestowed in a given year. This might occur if there are no nominations submitted in an award category, or if it is determined that the nominations submitted in an award category do not meet the award's criteria or eligibility requirements.