The Chair of Medicine Scholars Awards, initiated in 2013, are awarded annually to meritorious University of Washington Department of Medicine trainees to foster their transition to the roles of physician-scientist and principal investigator.

Each award offers $50,000 per year for two years in salary support to facilitate the transition to appointment as a junior faculty member. 

Eligibility

  • Research/academic excellence and potential for career as independent PI (physician-scientist)
  • University of Washington-based trainees to be appointed as physician-scientists at the rank of assistant professor

Submission guidelines

  • Nomination letter from Division Head addressing:
    • Accomplishments and credentials of the nominee to date
    • Potential for the nominated individual to develop a successful research career as a PI
    • Divisional commitment to and support for the nominee (not to exceed 3 pages, Arial 11-pt font)
  • Personal statement from nominee (not to exceed 3 pages, Arial 11-pt font) addressing:
    • Research accomplishments to date
    • Future research plans
    • Short- and long-term career goals
    • Plans for applying for grants¬†
  • Nominee CV (UW format)

Timelines

  • Nominations: March
  • Awards announced: May
  • Funding starts: July 1

Past recipients

2019:
Pavan Bhatraju
Ang Li
Rena Patel

2018:
Sylvia LaCourse

2017:
Angela Hanson
Pandora Lucrezia "Luke" Wander

2016:
Chi Hung
Javeed Shah

2015:
Helen Chu
Fabiana Ostronoff
Baback Roshanravan

2014:
James Floyd
Carmen Mikacenic
Seth Pollock
Alison Roxby

2013:
Katya Rubinow
Chetan Seshadri