IBIA Awards Criteria

2012 IBIA AWARDS

Application deadline: January 23, 2012

 

IBIA Young Investigator Award for Early Career
Contributions to the Field of Brain Injury Science

Candidate must be no more than 10 years post-completion of training (either MD, DO or PhD). The awardee will receive a crystal award acknowledging their accomplishment and a $2,000 cash prize at the Gala Dinner during the IBIA World Congress. This award is given biennially. The IBIA awards committee will make the final decision on the winner with the input of the Chairperson and President.

The candidate must show that they have made a significant contribution to the field of brain injury in terms of any or all of the following:

• Peer reviewed publications
• Therapeutic innovation
• Peer reviewed presentations at scientific meetings and/or educational/teaching contribution

Candidate must have published at least three (3) manuscripts in the field of brain injury as first author in peer-reviewed scientific publications. Manuscripts that have ben accepted but not yet published may be used to fill this requirement with appropriate documentation (i.e. journal formal letter of acceptance on journal letterhead).

Candidate must show promise that they will continue to contribute to the field into future years.
Candidate must be a current member of IBIA and attend the IBIA conference during the year of the award.

Candidate must be age 40 or younger.
It is not necessary for the candidate to be working within an academic setting to be nominated for the award.

Nomination Requirements:

  1. Nomination may be made by the individual themselves or another party.
  2. Candidates must submit a one-page statement briefly detailing their accomplishments and contributions to the field.
  3. Candidates must submit at least two letters of recommendation from recognized peers in the field.
  4. Candidates must submit a current Curriculum Vitae.
  5. All nomination documents must be sent as attachments to one email.

Submit nominations to: awards@internationalbrain.org
Email subject line: Young Investigator Award – [name of candidate]
Nomination Deadline: January 23, 2012

 

IBIA Lifetime Achievement Award

This award shall be given when deemed appropriate to a meritorious individual who has made significant contributions to the field of brain injury through some form of advocacy (prevention, education, legislative, scientific, etc). It is anticipated that said individual will have made a contribution to the field of brain injury advocacy and support over at least a twenty (20) year time span. Nominations may be made by any party, whether an IBIA member or not.

Nominators are asked to maintain the confidentiality of the nomination process to refrain from informing the candidate about the nomination. The award will be given as deemed appropriate and no more frequently than on a biennial basis. The IBIA awards committee will make the final decision on the winner with the input of the Chairperson and President.

The recipient will be honored at the IBIA World Congress at a special ceremony at the Gala Dinner at which time the awardee will be asked to give a brief speech. The recipient will agree to attend the meeting to receive the award and will be a guest of IBIA with all expenses paid.

Nomination Requirements:

  1. Nominations must be made by a third party (self nominations will not be accepted)
  2. Nominators are asked to submit a one-page statement briefly detailing the accomplishments and contributions of the candidate to the field.
  3. In order to maintain confidentiality, nominators are not required to submit a Curriculum Vitae.
  4. Submit nominations to: awards@internationalbrain.org

Submit nominations to: awards@internationalbrain.org
Email subject line: Lifetime Achievement Award – [name of candidate]
Nomination Deadline: January 23, 2012

 

Jennett Plum Award

This award is given biennially to a clinician/researcher who has made a substantive and historical research contribution to the field of traumatic brain injury as related to clinical, translational or basic science research. Nominations for the award are made by the IBIA Chairperson and President to the IBIA Executive Committee who selects the winner by majority vote.

The IBIA Chairperson and President will nominate up to five (5) candidates. The Chairperson and President will be responsible for soliciting said nominee’s CVs which will be made available to the executive committee members for their review. The executive committee will then vote for the Jennett Plum Award winner. The winner will be invited, all expenses paid, to the IBIA World Congress to receive the award and give the Jennett Plum Award Lecture. The award winner will also receive a commemorative crystal award, as well as a $10,000 cash prize. Should there be two winners the prize will be equally distributed.

 

Safe Car of the Year Award

The Chairperson of IBIA will nominate three (3) Safe Car of the Year Award nominees that will be forwarded to the IBIA Awards Committee for review and final voting. This award is given biennially and will be based upon technology advances in safety design geared towards improving occupant safety and decreasing morbidity associated with vehicular accidents. The vehicle manufacturer will be invited to receive a crystal award at the IBIA World Congress. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety will be the primary sources for said information.