Academic Council Award
The CHA Academic Council Award was established in 2013 to highlight the value placed on academic excellence and achievement by our institution. The award is meant to recognize members of our community who have made significant contributions to excellence in academic spheres including education, research, scholarship or mentorship. One or more individuals may be honored in any given year.
This award for academic excellence is broadly construed to encompass any number of areas of distinction including:
Superb teaching of students, trainees or colleagues
Design and/or implementation of innovative curricula and/or assessment methodologies
Design or administration of excellent training programs
Excellence in supervision or mentorship
Research impact in any domain including clinical, basic science, healthcare systems or policy
Scholarly impact (i.e. publications/presentations)
Eligibility, Nomination and Review Process
Anyone within the Cambridge Health Alliance community may nominate a candidate for the CHA Academic Council Award.
Nominees must be from within the CHA community, and their academic impact must extend beyond CHA. This award is intended for mid-career CHA faculty or staff; those within 5 years of completing training or in the late phase of their career are not eligible. Nominees with academic appointments at Harvard Medical School or Tufts University School of Medicine should show appropriate and timely engagement in medical school promotion/ advancement processes. Close consideration will be given to candidates whose academic work aligns with CHA’s strategic direction (search for “strategic plan” on Staffnet).
The Selection Committee is appointed by the Director of Professional Development and the Chief Academic Officer who co-chair Selection Committee meetings.
The next call for nominations will be released in early 2020. For any additional questions, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2019 Academic Council Awardees
Gaurab Basu, MD, MPH
Judy Fleishman, PhD
Yamini Saravanan, MD
Tara Singh, MD
Previous recipients (listed below) may not be nominated:
2013: David Hirsh, Lior Givon, Rachel Stark, Karen Hacker
2014: Monica Demasi, Allen Shaughnessy, Danny McCormick, Diya Kallivayalil
2015: Rebecca Drill, Mark McGovern, Sandra DeJong, Kathe Miller
2016: Zev Schuman-Olivier, Jamie Barrett, Rob Marlin, Andrea Gordon
2017: Wes Boyd, Honor McNaughton, Priyank Jain
2018: Benjamin Cook, Abigail Love, Randi Sokol, Leah Zallman