Vision, ideas, and teamwork gears turning innovation gear.The Department of Medicine Research Development Group is pleased to request nominations for the Department of Medicine Award for Innovation in Research to recognize innovative research achievements by Department of Medicine faculty. Eligible faculty must have a primary appointment at any level, including Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor, in the Department of Medicine. This award recognizes particularly innovative and creative research activities and pioneering discoveries accomplished over the past 2-3 years. 

Meritorious candidates will have demonstrated a research contribution that is or has led to ground-breaking or paradigm-shifting scientific concepts.  These contributions may include the discovery of research methodologies or procedures that meaningfully impact a specific scientific discipline, clinical practice, or health policy. 

Demonstrated evidence of research innovation and impact includes, but is not limited to:

  1. publications generating frequent citations;
  2. findings accompanied by invited editorials or reviews;
  3. research receiving awards or other recognitions from journals or professional societies;
  4. findings that are cited or disseminated in ‘lay press’ publications, clinical guidelines, or other public, high-visibility venues; and/or
  5. findings that have led to the initiation or continuation of grant funding to support this line of research.

Any UAB faculty member may nominate someone for this award. 


For additional information, contact:

Cynthia Joiner, PhD, MPH, RN
Assistant Vice Chair for Research
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Phone: (205) 934-7520