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2016 EMBS Awards Call for Nominations

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DEADLINE EXTENDED until February 29, 2016
Nomination Form for All Awards

Chapter Awards

Nominations are being sought for the following IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Awards for 2016. Each award recipient will receive a certificate, an honorarium, and reimbursement in travel expenses associated with attending the EMBS Awards Presentation at the 38th Annual International Conference of the Society. The 2016 conference will be held in Lake Buena Vista, FL (Orlando), 16-20 August 2016 (http://embc.embs.org/2016/).

OUTSTANDING CHAPTER AWARD

Honorarium $1000 USD/Travel Reimbursement of up to $1,000 USD
For achievement in member development and delivering services to members of an EMBS Chapter during the previous calendar year. A single EMBS Chapter will be selected based on activities, community outreach and promotion of EMBS.

BEST NEW CHAPTER AWARD

Honorarium $500 USD/Travel Reimbursement of up to $1,000
For outstanding activities performed by a new EMBS Chapter within the first 12 months of Chapter formation. A single EMBS Chapter will be selected based on activities, community outreach and promotion of EMBS.

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE AWARD for an EMBS Student Branch Chapter/Club

Honorarium $500 USD/Travel Reimbursement up to $1,000 USD
For achievement in demonstrating outstanding performance in promoting student interest and involvement in Biomedical Engineering during the previous calendar year. A single EMBS Student Branch Chapter or Club will be selected based on activities demonstrating initiative, innovation, and creativity; areas of progress and improvement; significant impact in biomedical engineering education; and contributions to the profession.

BEST NEW STUDENT BRANCH CHAPTER or CLUB AWARD

Honorarium $300 USD/Travel Reimbursement of up to $1,000
For outstanding activities performed by a new EMBS Student Club or Student Branch Chapter within the first 12 months of formation. A single EMBS Student Branch Chapter or Club will be selected based on activities demonstrating initiative, innovation, and creativity; areas of progress and improvement; significant impact in biomedical engineering education; and contributions to the profession.


Nomination Procedure
The required nomination packet consists of a one-page nomination form and supporting documentation as outlined in the nomination form (see embs.org/chapter-award-nomination). Please include a 300 d.p.i. jpeg image that measures between 1 and 2 inches of the nominated candidate.
The complete nomination packet must be submitted via email to embs-awards@ieee.org no later than 29 January 2016. It is very desirable for nominations to be submitted well before the deadline.
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Achievement & Service Awards

Nominations are being sought for the following IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Awards for 2016. Each award recipient will receive a certificate, an honorarium, and reimbursement in travel expenses associated with attending the EMBS Awards Presentation at the 38th Annual International Conference of the Society. The 2016 conference will be held in Lake Buena Vista, FL (Orlando), 16-20 August 2016 (http://embc.embs.org/2016/).

ACADEMIC CAREER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Honorarium $2,500 USD/Travel Reimbursement up to $1,500 USD
For outstanding contribution and achievement in the field of Biomedical Engineering as an educator, researcher, developer, or administrator who has a distinguished career of 20 years or more in the field of biomedical engineering. Accomplishments may be technological or theoretical and need not have proceeded the award date by any specific period of time. Individual must be a current member of EMBS.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Honorarium $2,500 USD/Travel Reimbursement up to $1,500 USD
For outstanding contribution advancing Biomedical Engineering and its professional practices as a practicing biomedical engineer working in industry, government or other applied areas related to biomedical engineering who has a distinguished career of 20 years or more. Accomplishments include, but are not limited to, technological advances, improvements in processes, or development of new products or procedures, and need not have preceded the award date by any specified period of time. Individual must be a current member of EMBS.

EARLY CAREER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Honorarium $1,000 USD/Travel Reimbursement up to $1,500 USD
For significant contributions to the field of biomedical engineering as evidenced by innovative research design, product development, patents, and/or publications made by an individual who is within 10 years of completing their highest degree at the time of the nomination and must be a current member of EMBS.

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

Honorarium $1,000 USD/Travel Reimbursement up to $1,500 USD
For outstanding service and contributions to the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Accomplishments should be related to direct Society service and need not have preceded the award date by any specific period of time and individual must be a current member of EMBS.


Nomination Procedure
The required nomination packet consists of a two-page nomination form (see https://www.embs.org/award-nomination-announcement), a current CV and letters from three references along with their address, telephone, facsimile number and e-mail address. Please include a 300 d.p.i. jpeg image that measures between 1 and 2 inches of the nominated candidate. It is the responsibility of the nominator to contact the references and solicit letters of endorsement.
The complete nomination packet must be submitted online at https://www.embs.org/award-nomination-announcement and received no later than 29 January 2016 for the nominee to be considered for 2016. It is very desirable for nominations to be submitted well before the deadline.
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Technical Achievement Awards

Nominations are being sought for the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Technical Achievement Awards for 2016. Each award recipient will receive a plaque, an honorarium, and reimbursement in travel expenses associated with attending the EMBS Awards Presentation at the 38th Annual International Conference of the Society. The 2016 conference will be held in Lake Buena Vista, FL (Orlando), 16-20 August 2016 (http://embc.embs.org/2016/).
Honorarium $1,500 USD/Travel Reimbursement up to $1,500 USD
For outstanding achievements, contributions, or innovations in any area of biomedical engineering by an individual or group of individuals. Up to five awards will be selected each year.
Qualifications for the award include, but are not limited to, new technologies or significant extensions of existing technologies, research results that extend domain knowledge, and design of new hardware or software having a significant impact in any area of bioengineering.
Examples of eligible Bioengineering Technologies
(additional areas will also be considered)

  • Bioinstrumentation
  • Biomaterials
  • Biomechanics
  • Biomedical Imaging
  • Biomicrotechnology
  • Bionanotechnology
  • Biosignal Processing
  • Biorobotics
  • Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems Engineering
  • Computational and Systems Biology
  • Healthcare Information Systems
  • Medical Device Design and Development
  • Molecular, Cellular and Tissue Engineering
  • Therapeutic and Diagnostic Systems

Nomination Procedure
The required nomination packet consists of a two-page nomination form (see https://www.embs.org/award-nomination-announcement), a current CV and letters from three references along with their address, telephone, facsimile number and e-mail address. Please include a 300 d.p.i. jpeg image that measures between 1 and 2 inches of the nominated candidate. It is the responsibility of the nominator to contact the references and solicit letters of endorsement.
The complete nomination packet must be submitted online at https://www.embs.org/award-nomination-announcement and received no later than 29 January 2016 for the nominee to be considered for 2016. It is very desirable for nominations to be submitted well before the deadline.
Download this announcement (PDF)
Nomination Form for All Awards


For questions, please contact the EMB Executive Office (embs-awards@ieee.org)

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