2017 CUGH Conference
 
 
CUGH LEADERSHIP AWARDS

Call for Nominations

The Consortium of Universities for Global Health wishes to acknowledge the accomplishments and commitment of outstanding individuals who contribute to the advancement of global health worldwide. 

CUGH has three awards that will be presented at its annual Global Health Conference. There may be more than one awardee per category. They are open to all.


They award categories are: 

• The CUGH Distinguished Leadership Award

• The CUGH/Wasserheit Young Leader Award

• The CUGH Hall/Sewankambo Mid-Career Leadership Award.   

CUGH encourages both nominations of women and underrepresented minorities.


Nomination process:  CUGH members can nominate an individual who meets the criteria below by doing the following: 

1.Submit a brief statement (under 250 words) as to why the nominee is worthy of the award (limit one submission per person per award).

2.       Include the nominee’s bio (no more than 250 words).

3.       Send nominations by November 15th, 2016, to nominations@cugh.org.  Late submissions will not be accepted.

 

Selection process:  A CUGH Nominations and Awards Committee comprised of at least 5 members from the CUGH Board of Directors and committees will review the nominees and rank them according to the award’s criteria. The top 5 nominees for each award will be sent to the CUGH Board of Directors and Executive Director who will make the final selection through a vote/conference call discussion.

 

CUGH Distinguished Leadership Award

Eligibility:  Open to individuals working within and outside academia.

Award criteria – a candidate must have:  

• Demonstrated a long-term, profound commitment to global health;

• Made an exceptional contribution to improving global health, through interdisciplinary activities across research, education and/or service.

• Demonstrated outstanding leadership skills in her/his field resulting in significant, lasting benefits for global health outcomes particularly for the world’s poor;

• Inspired excellence among peers and staff and be well-respected in the global health community nationally and internationally; and

• Played a pivotal role in advocating for implementing or advancing global health policies and/or programs.

 

CUGH Hall-Sewankambo Mid-Career Leadership Award

Eligibility:  Open to individuals working within and outside academia.

Award criteria – a candidate must:

• Be between age 30 and 50 in the year the award is given as of December 31st 2017. 

• Have demonstrated a proven commitment and consistent record of outstanding achievement in one or more of the areas of global health education, research, advocacy and/service;

• Have worked to reduce health disparities particularly within low-income communities;

• Have established collaborations with colleagues in resource poor settings;

• Have demonstrated strong leadership abilities.

 

CUGH/Wasserheit Young Leader Award

Eligibility: Be under the age of 30 as of December 31st 2017.

Open to all.

Award criteria – the individual must:

• Possess a record of outstanding achievement in one or more of the areas of education, research, advocacy and/or service, particularly targeting the reduction of health disparities;

• Have established collaborations with colleagues in resource poor settings;

• Have demonstrated strong leadership abilities;

• Evidence of exceptional ability and commitment to improve health and reduce health disparities globally, particularly within low-income communities.


Deadline for submissions:

November 15th 2016.