Awards

Shock Society Awards


                        Faculty Research Award
                        Research Investigator Fellowship
                        Shock-DoD Fellowships
                        New Investigator Awards
                       
                        Travel Awards:         Annual Meeting Travel Award
                                                            Arthur Baue Presidential Travel Award
                                                            Mitchell Fink Presidential Travel Award
                                                            Jureta Horton Presidential Travel Award
                                                            Daniel Traber Presidential Travel Award
                                                            Mohammed Sayeed Presidential Travel Award
                                                            Carol Wells Presidential Travel Award
                       
                        Chaudry International Award
(NEW for 2017)
                        Diversity Enhancement Awards
                        Diversity Meet the Society Award
                        Distinguished Service Award
                        Scientific Achievement Award
                      
 
Faculty Research Award (Deadline: April 1, yearly)
 
Description: This award is to support a faculty at his/her early career stage to do research in the areas related to trauma, shock and sepsis, leading to be an outstanding independent investigator. Research topics may vary from basic cellular responses to clinical outcomes. Proposing translational research and clinical application are encouraged. Proposed research must have intrinsic importance, but may also contain a component for permitting the applicant to learn the methodology, theory, and conceptualizations necessary for project development.
 
The award will be $83,000 over two years, with $3,000 dedicated to travel to the Shock Society Annual Meetings for 3 years. Half of the $80,000 will be granted the first year, 40% will be awarded the second year contingent upon a satisfactory progress report to the Awards Committee, and 10% will be granted upon completion with presentation of results orally at the US Shock Society Annual Meeting.
 
Eligibility Requirements:
  • A member of the US Shock Society or International Shock Society who will perform the proposed research at an institution within the United States.
  • Obtain a doctoral degree or its equivalent, such as but not limited to MD, PhD, DDS, DMD, DO, DC, OD, DVM, or Pharm D.
  • Within 4 years of being hired as faculty at his/her institution.
  • Spend a minimum of 50% full-time professional effort conducting research and research career development.
  • Ineligible individuals include current and former principal investigators in NIH research project (R01), First awards (R29), and career development awards (K01, K08, K23), sub-projects of program project (P01) or center grants (P50) or the equivalent. Former principal investigators of NIH Small Grants (R03) or Exploratory/Developmental Grants (R21) remain eligible. Current or former recipients of Clinical Associate Physicians Award (CAP) support are eligible provided they have had no more than 3 years of CAP support prior to the time of this award.
  • Identify a research mentor who is an established investigator is desirable.
  • The awardee is required to present at the Shock Society Annual Meeting for the three years subsequent to receiving the award.
  • The awardee will have one year tenure on the Awards and Honors Committee.
Application Package:
The application must use 11 or 12 point font (Times, Times New Roman, or Arial). Margins consistent with NIH application continuation pages are appropriate. The application must include sections 1 through 12 below.
  1. Cover letter. Include a statement of meeting the eligibility requirements, title of the project, names of research mentor and recommender, and commitment to present at the Shock Society Annual Meeting.
  2. Candidate statement (1 page). Include a demonstration of research interest and/or experience in the area of the pathophysiology of trauma, hemorrhage, shock or sepsis.Research approaches may vary from basic cellular responses to clinical outcomes, including translational research and clinical application. Describe the commitment to a career in research related to trauma and shock, and establish the potential to develop into an independent investigator. 
  3. Curriculum vitae. Include pertinent educational and professional experience, and lists of awards and honors, abstract presentations, and publications.
  4. Research plan (4 pages). Describe the research plan and the use of a basic or clinical science approach towards furthering knowledge in the areas of trauma, shock and/or sepsis. Include the following:  Specific Aim(s),  Background and Significance, Preliminary Studies (if available),  Research Design and Methods,  References. Provide complete citations including all authors and titles. Reference page is not counted to page-limit.
  5. Environment (1/4 page). Describe the research environment, including the applicant's research space, available equipments, and secretarial support.
  6. Budget (1/4 page). Describe how the budget will be allocated for salary, supplies, equipment, and travel. Salary support is allowed for technical assistance but not for the applicant's or the mentor's salary. Time commitment should be commensurate with salary status. Costs to support graduate students or their stipends are not allowed. Costs for secretarial services and administrative services (indirect costs) are not allowed. All costs must be directly related to the proposed research. Travel associated with research training is also permitted. $1,000 of the award (each year for three years) should be included for traveling to the Shock Society Annual Meeting.
  7. Training in the responsible conduct of research. Describe plans to receive instruction in the responsible conduct of research. These plans must detail the proposed subject matter, format, frequency, and duration of instruction. No award will be made if an application lacks this component.
  8. Women, minorities, and children in research involving human subjects. Describe use of human subjects, which must be compatible with NIH guidelines. Appropriate institutional approval must be obtained prior to award.
  9. Vertebrate animals. Describe use of vertebrate animals, which must be compatible with NIH guidelines. Appropriate institutional approval must be obtained prior to award.
  10. Biohazards. Appropriate institutional approval must be obtained prior to award.
  11. Environment and institutional commitment. The sponsoring institution must provide a statement to document the level of commitment to the candidate's development into a productive, independent investigator. This must include an indication of support for candidate's proposed level of effort related to this award, commitment to release time, as well as the availability of support during the award period. These resources may be provided by the mentor, the institution, or both
  12. Letters of recommendation. Two letters of recommendation addressing the candidate's potential for a research career must be included as part of the application. If appropriate, one letter must be from the designated mentor, along with the mentor's biosketch, submitted in the 5-page NIH format that includes currently funded research. The mentor's letter should include information to describe the candidate's research plan and nature of the supervision that will occur during the proposed award period.
Submission: The package should be sent (preferred as a single pdf file) to membership@shocksociety.org, Subject: Faculty Award, no later than April 1, 2017.
 
The awardee will be notified in May, 2017 and the award will be presented at the 40th Annual Conference on Shock, June 3-6, 2017, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
                   
 
Research Investigator Fellowship (Deadline: April 1, yearly)
 
Description: This award is to support a research fellow newly obtained a postgraduate degree to do research in the areas related to trauma, shock and sepsis, leading to be an outstanding independent investigator. Research topics may vary from basic cellular responses to clinical outcomes. Proposing translational research and clinical application are encouraged. Proposed research must have intrinsic importance, but may also contain a component for permitting the applicant to learn the methodology, theory, and conceptualizations necessary for project development.
 
The award will be $22,000 over one year, with $2,000 dedicated to travel to the Shock Society Annual Meetings for 2 years. 95% of the $20,000 will be granted for the first year of research and 5% will be granted upon completion with presentation of results orally at the US Shock Society Annual Meeting.
 
Eligibility Requirements:
  • A member of the US Shock Society or International Shock Society who will perform the proposed research at an institution within the United States.
  • Obtain a doctoral degree or its equivalent, such as but not limited to MD, PhD, DDS, DMD, DO, DC, OD, DVM, or Pharm D.
  • If the candidate is a post-doctoral investigator (who obtains PhD degree), the individual needs to be within 4 years of being hired at his/her institution.
  • If the candidate is a resident/clinical fellow (who obtains MD or equivalent degree), the individual must still be in his/her residency or fellowship training program at the time of submission.
  • The application must have a letter from their chair stating that they will have at least 75% research time without clinical activity.
  • Identify a research mentor who is an established investigator is desirable.
  • The awardee is required to present at the Shock Society meeting for the two years subsequent to receiving the award.
  • The awardee will have one year tenure on the Awards and Honors Committee.
Application Package:
The application must use 11 or 12 point font (Times, Times New Roman, or Arial). Margins consistent with NIH application continuation pages are appropriate. The application must include sections 1 through 12 below.
  1. Cover letter. Include a statement of meeting the eligibility requirements, title of the project, names of research mentor and recommender and commitment to present at the Shock Society Annual Meeting.
  2. Candidate statement (1 page). Include a demonstration of research interest and/or experience in the area of the pathophysiology of trauma, hemorrhage, shock or sepsis.Research approaches may vary from basic cellular responses to clinical outcomes, including translational research and clinical application. Describe the commitment to a career in research related to trauma and shock, and establish the potential to develop into an independent investigator.  
  3. Curriculum vitae. Include pertinent educational and professional experience, and lists of awards and honors, abstract presentations, and publications.
  4. Research plan (3 pages). Describe the research plan and the use of a basic or clinical science approach towards furthering knowledge in the areas of trauma, shock and/or sepsis. Include the following:  Specific Aim(s),  Background and Significance,  Preliminary Studies (if available),  Research Design and Methods,  References. Provide complete citations including all authors and titles. Reference page is not counted to page-limit.
  5. Environment (1/4 page). Describe the research environment, including the applicant's research space, available equipments, and secretarial support.
  6. Budget (1/4 page). Describe how the budget will be allocated for salary, supplies, equipment, and travel. Salary support is allowed for technical assistance but not for the applicant's or the mentor's salary. Time commitment should be commensurate with salary status. Costs to support graduate students or their stipends are not allowed. Costs for secretarial services and administrative services (indirect costs) are not allowed. All costs must be directly related to the proposed research. Travel associated with research training is also permitted. $1,000 of the award (each year for two years) should be included for traveling to the Shock Society Annual Meeting.
  7. Training in the responsible conduct of research. Describe plans to receive instruction in the responsible conduct of research. These plans must detail the proposed subject matter, format, frequency, and duration of instruction. No award will be made if an application lacks this component.
  8. Women, minorities, and children in research involving human subjects. Describe use of human subjects, which must be compatible with NIH guidelines. Appropriate institutional approval must be obtained prior to award.
  9. Vertebrate animals. Describe use of vertebrate animals, which must be compatible with NIH guidelines.Appropriate institutional approval must be obtained prior to award.
  10. Biohazards. Appropriate institutional approval must be obtained prior to award.
  11. Environment and institutional commitment. The sponsoring institution must provide a statement to document the level of commitment to the candidate's development into a productive, independent investigator. This must include an indication of support for candidate's proposed level of effort related to this award, commitment to release time, as well as the availability of support during the award period. These resources may be provided by the mentor, the institution, or both.
  12. Letters of recommendation. Two letters of recommendation addressing the candidate's potential for a research career must be included as part of the application. If appropriate, one letter must be from the designated mentor, along with the mentor's biosketch, submitted in the 5-page NIH format that includes currently funded research. The mentor's letter should include information to describe the candidate's research plan and nature of the supervision that will occur during the proposed award period.  
Submission: The package should be sent (preferred as a single pdf file) to membership@shocksociety.org, Subject: Postdoc Fellowship, no later than April 1, 2017.
 
The awardee will be notified in May, 2017 and the award will be presented at the 40th Annual Conference on Shock, June 3-6, 2017, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. 
 
 
Shock Society-Department of Defense (DoD)
Battlefield Health and Trauma Fellowship in San Antonio
 
Description: This award is for post-doctoral fellows (with PhD degree) or residents/clinical fellows (with MD or DO degree) who are interested in research areas of trauma, hemorrhage shock and sepsis. The awardee will conduct research in San Antonio, Texas at either the United States Army Institute of Surgical Research (USAISR) or the Navy Medical Research Unit San Antonio (NAMRU-SA). The award will provide a stipend of at least $56,000 per year which includes $3,000 per year to offset the expense for health insurance. A relocation allowance of up to $2,100 may also be provided. The initial appointment is for a period of one year with an option to renew for an additional year.
 
Eligibility Requirements:
  • Candidates for the fellowship must be US citizens and they must be able to pass a background check for employment with the US Department of Defense. This will include a review of legal matters pertaining to Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUI), possession of controlled substances, etc.
  • Candidates must be a member of the Shock Society (can apply for the membership at the time of submitting the fellowship application).
  • The candidate must be within 5 years of receiving their MD, DO, PhD degree or equivalent at the time of appointment.
  • The candidate must be willing to relocate to San Antonio for the entire fellowship and to work in a military lab assigned to the fellow by either the Army or the Navy.
  • The awardee is required to present study results at the Shock Society annual meeting in the year(s) of receiving the fellowship.  
Application Package:
  1. Cover letter – Include a statement of meeting the requirements, names of recommenders, selection of a research site (Army or Navy). If selecting both, then rank preference.
  2. Research statement (1 page) – Include a demonstration of research interest and/or experience in the area of the pathophysiology of trauma, hemorrhage, shock or sepsis.Research approaches may vary from basic cellular responses to clinical outcomes, including translational research and clinical application. Describe the commitment to a career in research related to trauma and shock, and establish the potential to develop into an independent investigator.
  3. Curriculum vitae – Include pertinent educational and professional experience, and lists of awards and honors, abstract presentations, and publications.
  4. Letters of recommendation – Two letters addressing the fellow’s potential for a research career. If appropriate, one letter must be from the fellow's research mentor or supervisor.
Submission: The package should be sent (preferred as a single pdf file) to membership@shocksociety.org, Subject: DoD fellowship, no later than March 15, 2017.
 
The awardee will be notified by April 15, 2017 and the award will be presented at the 40th Annual Conference on Shock, June 3-6, 2017, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The start date of the fellowship will be negotiated with the PI but should occur between July and September 2017.
 
 
New Investigator Awards
 
To be eligible for the New Investigator Award, applicant must be a predoctoral student (MD, PhD, DVM, DO or DDS) or research fellow with no more than 2 years in postdoctoral research training and submit an abstract to the Shock Society Annual Meeting as the first author. Applicants must agree to publish their work in the SHOCK journal if accepted for publication. Applicants must check “New Investigator Award”, upload their CVs, and provide the name and email address of their advisors during the abstract submission process.
 
Five finalists will be selected by the Awards Committee, based on scientific merit of the submitted abstracts. Finalists will present their work in a 10-minute presentation followed by a 5-minute question from the Awards Committee members only on Sunday, June 4, 2017, at the Shock Society Annual Meeting. The first-place winner will be announced at the Award Night dinner on Sunday. Each of finalists will be recognized with a plaque, a cash award (first place $650, other finalists $350) and a travel grant of $1,000.
 
Important Note: To be qualified for the competition, applicants must submit a manuscript resulting from their work to SHOCK (http://www.editorialmanager.com/shock/default.aspx). The manuscript must be submitted to the journal no later than 2 weeks prior to the annual meeting (Deadline: May 22, 2017), accompanied by a cover letter addressed to Dr. Chaudry that indicates the work is original, has not been submitted to another journal, and is from a New Investigator Award nominee.
 
Irshad H. Chaudry, PhD
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Center of Surgical Research
1670 University Blvd Volker Hall G094
Birmingham, AL 35294-0019
Shock@uabmc.edu
 
Applicants also need to submit the manuscript assembled from SHOCK in pdf file and SHOCK manuscript submission number to the Chair of the Awards Committee no later than 2 week prior to the competition (Deadline: May 22, 2017).
 
Weng-Lang Yang, PhD
Associate Professor of Surgery
Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine
350 Community Drive
Manhasset, NY 11030
E-mail: wlyang@northwell.edu
 
 
Travel Awards
 
To be eligible for the Travel Award, applicant must be a predoctoral student (MD, PhD, DVM, DO or DDS) or research fellow with no more than 2 years in postdoctoral research training and submit an abstract to the Shock Society Annual Meeting as the first author. Applicants must check “Travel Award”, upload their CVs, and provide the name and email address of their advisors during the abstract submission process.
 
A total of 40 Travel Awards of up to $1,000 for travel and lodging expenses will be provided by the US Shock Society to investigators based on scientific merit of the submitted abstract and financial need.  Several awardees will be selected to give a 3-minute oral presentation to an audience of their awardee/student peers in the “Oral presentations by and for Young Investigators” on Tuesday, June 6, 2017. All awardees will be recognized at the Award Night dinner on Sunday at the annual meeting.
 
Among them, six selected awardees will receive a Presidential Travel Award in honor of past presidents, Dr. Arthur Baue, Dr. Mitch Fink, Dr. Jureta Horton, Dr. Mohammed Sayeed, Dr. Danial Traber, and Dr. Carol Wells.
 
For Travel Award recipients, if you submit your first authored manuscript for the consideration of publication in SHOCK within 2 months after the annual meeting (Deadline: August 6, 2017), publication page charges and 1 figure color charge (if color figure is essential in the manuscript) will be waived if accepted for publication.
 
 
Chaudry International Award
 
This award is to recognize Dr. Irshad H. Chaudry’s dedication in promoting international relationships among the Shock Societies in different countries.  We also recognize Dr. Chaudry’s significant contribution to the US Shock Society with his various leadership positions, especially as the Editor of the SHOCK journal, which brought to the Society over $200K net profit each year for many years.  To be eligible for this award ($1,500), applicant must be a predoctoral student (MD, PhD, DVM, DO or DDS) or research fellow with no more than 2 years in postdoctoral research training and submit an abstract from countries outside of the US to the Shock Society Annual Meeting as the first author. Applicants must check “Chaudry Award”, upload their CV, and provide the name and e-mail address of their advisor at the time of abstract submission.
 
 
Diversity Enhancement Awards
 
This award is designed to encourage highly qualified underrepresented trainees to pursue professional careers in the biomedical sciences. This competitive award will provide up to $1,000 to attend the Shock Society Annual Meeting. To be eligible for this award, applicant must be a predoctoral student (MD, PhD, DVM, DO or DDS) or research fellow with no more than 2 years in postdoctoral research training who is underrepresented in the populations of Hispanic/Latino, American Indian/Native Alaskan, Black/African American, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, or Other Underrepresented Group.
 
Applicants must submit an abstract to the Shock Society Annual Meeting as the first author and must check “Diversity Enhancement Award”, upload their candidate statements* (1 page) and provide the name and email address of their advisors during the abstract submission process. The Diversity Committee will select the award recipients based on scientific merit of submitted abstracts and the candidate statements.
 
*State your career goals, research goals, role in the research in the submitted abstract, and reasons why you are deserving of the award. Please be sure to indicate your level of training (undergrad/grad/postdoc) and which underrepresented group you belong.  If you indicate “Other Underrepresented Group,” please provide an explanation for why belonging to this group makes you underrepresented.
 
 
Diversity Meet the Society Award
 
This award is designed to encourage highly qualified underrepresented trainees to meet and ultimately join the Shock Society and is open to undergraduate students, graduate/medical students, and postdoctoral fellows who are underrepresented in the populations of Hispanic/Latino, American Indian/Native Alaskan, Black/African American, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, or Other Underrepresented Group. This award will provide up to $1,000 to attend the Shock Society Annual Meeting. Abstract submission is not required for this award. Applicants must submit a candidate statement* (1 page), curriculum vitae, and a letter of recommendation (from your supervising principal investigator, departmental chair or academic advisor) to the Chair of the Diversity Committee for the consideration prior to February 1, 2017.
 
*State your career goals, research goals, current research project, and reasons why you are deserving of the award. Please be sure to indicate your level of training (undergrad/grad/postdoc) and which underrepresented group you belong.  If you indicate “Other Underrepresented Group,” please provide an explanation for why belonging to this group makes you underrepresented.
 
Chuanfu Li, MD
Professor
Department of Surgery, Box 70575
James H. Quillen College of Medicine
East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, TN 37614
Email: Li@etsu.edu
 
 
Distinguished Service Award
 
This award will honor a member of the Shock Society who has shown sustained commitment to the betterment of the Society. Nominations for the Award will be solicited annually from the membership. Members will submit nominations to the Awards Committee along with a C.V. and letter of support to the committee Chair by January 1. The list of qualified nominations along with a C.V. and letter of support will submit to the President and Council for selection of a final recipient at the mid-year teleconference. The award will be presented at the Shock Society Annual Meeting in June of the same year.
 
 
Scientific Achievement Award
 
This award will be given to an individual who has made significant contributions to the broad field of shock research and is open to members and non-members of the Shock Society. Members will submit nominations to the Awards Committee along with a C.V. and letter of support to the committee Chair by January 1. The list of qualified nominations along with a C.V. and letter of support will submit to the President and Council for selection of a final recipient at the mid-year teleconference. The award will be presented at the Shock Society Annual Meeting in June of the same year.