Internal Awards: Department of Pediatrics

The following list includes award opportunities in the Department of Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medicine / NYP/Weill Cornell Medicine Center for Department faculty, trainees, and staff:

Recognition Awards

Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence

  • Award administered through the Medical Education Office.
  • A monetary prize of $200 will be awarded at the end of the academic year
  • From Graduate Staff

Faculty Award for Research Mentoring Excellence

  • Award administered through the Medical Education Office.
  • A monetary prize of $200 will be awarded at the end of the academic year
  • From Graduate Staff 

Resident Teaching Award

  • Awards administered through the Medical Education Office.
  • A monetary prize of $200 will be awarded at the end of the academic year.

Resident Clinician Award

  • Awards administered through the Medical Education Office.
  • A monetary prize of $200 will be awarded at the end of the academic year.

Resident Research Award

  • Awards administered through the Medical Education Office.
  • A monetary prize of $200 will be awarded at the end of the academic year.

Resident Teaching Award

  • From Medical Students
  • Administered through the Medical Education Office.
  • A monetary prize of $200 will be awarded at the end of the academic year.

Fellow Teaching Award

  • Awarded by the residents
  • Award administered through the Medical Education Office.
  • A monetary prize of $200 will be awarded at the end of the academic year.

Annual Junior Faculty Research Award

  • DeadlineMay 6, 2022
  • Recognizing basic/translational, clinical, health services, quality, or educational research by a faculty member at the Instructor or Assistant Professor level. The time that the faculty member has available to devote to research will be factored into the decision of the award winner.
  • It is expected that a nominee’s research will have been accepted for presentation at a national society meeting or had a manuscript accepted for publication. Receipt of grant support will also be considered.
  • Director of Clinical Research Mentoring will provide oversight of this program. 
  • How to apply:
    • Nominated by Division Chief or one of the Vice Chairs of Research.
    • Letter submitted describing the research project, significance, faculty member’s role/initiative, obstacles encountered and overcome, oral/posters presentations given or publications pertaining to the project and future plans.
    • A Selection Committee (Research Vice Chairs, Director of the Drukier Institute, Director of Basic Science Mentoring, and Director of Clinical Research Mentoring) will review the nominations and determine the top 3 submissions.
    • Top three nominees will be asked to present at a Grand Rounds or Professors Rounds, and a winner will be selected by the committee.
  • A monetary prize of $200 will be awarded at the last faculty meeting of the academic year. 
  • Nominations should be submitted using the following Qualtrics form:
  • https://weillcornell.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8HUMMqJQkMhy0h8

Quality and Patient Safety Award

  • Deadline:  May 6, 2022
  • An annual award recognizing a major contribution in Quality Improvement and Safety.  Eligible awardees are faculty, residents, fellows, medical students, nurses, physician assistants and NPs.
  • Since QI and Safety requires teamwork, individuals who are nominated need to have led a team that includes at least one medical staff member (physician, nurse, residents, fellows, respiratory therapist, laboratory technician etc.), and at least one non-medical staff member (support staff e.g. environmental services, desk clerks etc.) Please note, having patients and family members on the QI team is highly recommended.
  • How to apply:
    • Nominated by nursing director, residency or fellowship program directors, PA program director or division chiefs.
    • A letter submitted to the Vice Chair of Quality and Patient Safety describing the QPS project, outcomes achieved including measurable improvements in a recognized patient outcome, oral/poster presentation given or publications pertaining to the project.
    • The amount of protected time that a nominee has available to devote to Quality and Performance Improvement (QPI) work will be considered in determining a winner.
    • Vice Chair of Quality and Patient Safety will provide award oversight.
    • A Committee composed of 3 people who have completed formal QPS training and co-chaired by the Vice Chair of Quality and Patient Safety and Director for Ambulatory Quality and Safety will make the decision based on project’s innovation, significance, impact, study design, and project team.
  • A monetary award of $200 will be awarded in the last faculty meeting of the year, and the winning project presented at Professor’s Rounds.
  • Nominations should be submitted using the following Qualtrics form:
    https://weillcornell.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6RVcAiAUbPLczeS

Master Clinician Award

  • Deadline:  May 6, 2022
  • Annual award given to a clinical faculty member who demonstrates excellence in providing patient care.
  • How to apply:
    • Nominations will be accepted from faculty, residents, fellows, medical students, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and members of the Komansky Children’s Hospital Family Advisory Council (KCH FAC).
    • A letter nominating the faculty member is required providing examples supporting the nominee’s clinical excellence.
    • The Vice Chair of Clinical Operations will provide oversight for this award.
    • A 3-person committee selected from Clinical Unit Leaders and chaired by the Vice Chair of Clinical Operations will make the selection.
  • A monetary award ($200) will be presented at the final faculty meeting of the academic year.
  • Nominations should be submitted using the following Qualtrics form:
    https://weillcornell.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6QcY1oIB628Qpts

Employee Recognition Award

  • Deadline:  May 6, 2022
  • The Employee Recognition Award sponsored by the Department of Pediatrics seeks to recognize outstanding non-physician employees in administration, clinical care and research.
  • Individuals considered should be those who:
    • Provide contributions that are consistently exceptional.
    • Demonstrate thoughtful, considerate treatment of others.
    • Demonstrate extraordinary dedication.
    • Role model of excellence. 
  • Awardees cannot have outstanding HR issues and supervisor must support awardee.
  • The Department’s CAO, Assistant Administrators and DivAs are not eligible for this award.
    • How to apply: 
    • The Vice Chair of Administration and CAO will provide oversight for this award.
    • A committee selected from Division Chiefs and Department senior leadership will make the selection.
    • Two awards will be announced at the end of the academic year and presented at the last faculty meeting of the academic year.
  • A monetary award ($200 each) is presented to the recipients
  • Nominations should be submitted using the following Qualtrics form:
    https://weillcornell.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6DMQUJWUIt8hnim 

Employee Recognition Award in Education

  • Deadline:  May 6, 2022
  • The Employee Recognition Award in Education is sponsored by the Department of Pediatrics and seeks to recognize outstanding non-physician employees in administration, clinical care and research who have made exceptional contributions to the education of pediatric residents, fellows, medical students and patients and families.
  • How to apply:
    • Physicians, patients, and colleagues may nominate any non-physician employee in Pediatrics.
    • Nominations will consist of a brief description of the nominee’s contributions to medical education.
    • Nominations will be reviewed by a Committee chaired by the Vice Chair of Education, and consisting of the Residency Program Director or designee, the Pediatric Clerkship Director and 1 Fellowship Director (on a rotational basis).
  • A monetary award of $200 will be presented to the recipient.
  • Awards will be distributed at the last faculty meeting of the academic year.
  • Nominations should be submitted using the following Qualtrics form:
    https://weillcornell.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9uDsgkU8VMVkgjs 

David H. Komansky Annual Senior Fellows Research Award

  • Deadline: May 31st.
  • This award, named in honor of David H. Komansky, recognizes basic/translational, clinical, health services, quality, or educational research by a graduating fellow during the fellowship.
  • All Fellows in their final Year of training are eligible for the award.
  • Up to two recipients to be awarded per cycle.
  • The Director of Fellows' Research will be responsible for oversight.
  • How to apply:
  • A minimum of a three member committee chaired by the Director of Fellows' Research will determine the awardee. The committee will solicit input from fellows’ respective program directors and SOC committee members. The committee will also consider fellows’ Grand Rounds presentations.
  • Following the Fellow’s Grand Rounds series during which senior fellows present their research, the above-mentioned committee will determine the awardee.
  • A monetary prize of $200 will be awarded on the last day of Fellows’ Grand Rounds series.

Scholarly Support Awards

Research Pilot Award

  • Deadline: March 4, 2022
  • The purpose of the Department of Pediatrics Pilot Award Program is to provide support to junior faculty interested in the development of a non-laboratory-based research career to generate pilot data that will enable them to apply for future federal or foundation funding, and to enhance research productivity in the Department of Pediatrics.
    • Award Eligibility
        • Principal Investigator (PI) must have an appointment in the Department of Pediatrics. PI must be at the rank of Instructor or Assistant Professor
        • Only clinical, educational, or healthcare quality/outcomes related research projects are eligible for this mechanism.
        • Priority will be given to new projects, however, consideration will be given to recently initiated projects in need of support for completion.
        • Projects must have a specific research and mentoring plan, including a path to future projects and funding.
        • Collaborative projects among divisions are encouraged.
      • Funding and Budget
        • Two (2) awards will be granted of up to $50,000 each (direct costs only, no IDC) for one (1) year.
        • Awards may be renewed for one (1) additional year based on progressreports and achievement of established goals.
        • A minimum of 2% to a maximum of 5% effort for the PI is supported through this award
        • Funding may be used for research coordination,statistical and/or data. management services through the CTSC or the JCTO, project related patient expenses, project related supplies and other related costs.
        • Typically, education/QI research projects require less financial resource and budget justifications will be used to determine funds awarded.
        • Funding may be used for educational or training purposes, if justified.
        • Funding may not be used equipment or travel.
      • Application Guidelines
        • All applications must be submitted by Friday, March 4, 2022 at 5:00pm.
        • Applications must be submitted via email to pedsresearchadmin@med.cornell.edu, as a single PDF, and labeled “2022 Pediatrics Pilot Award-PI Last Name, First Name”.
        • Applications must not exceed seven (7) pages, excluding the cover page and biosketch.
        • Applications must include:
          • Cover Page
          • Project Summary (1 page)
          • Detailed Project Description (2-4 pages), including mentoring plan
          • Detailed Budget and Budget Justification (1-2 pages)
          • Biosketch-NIH Formatted
      • Review Process
        • Applications will be reviewed and scored by a committee of impartial experts in the research related field. Awards will be made by the Department of Pediatrics Subcommittee for Clinical Research, an internal group within the Department of Pediatrics, and will be based on scientific merit, impact, feasibility and potential for future funding. Notifications about funding decisions will be made by April 2022.
      • Questions/Contact

Pediatric Young Investigator Award Program

  • Deadline: June 30th; announced in September for July of the following year.
  • The Pediatric Young Investigator Award Program supports highly promising junior faculty members and senior fellows toward the development of an independent academic career by providing selected junior investigators with protected time and resources to complete ongoing research projects.
  • The Pediatric Young Investigator Award Program supports two years of research-dedicated time for selected junior investigators across the Department of Pediatrics. The overall goal is to enhance research productivity, thereby preparing the junior investigator for submission of a successful national-level career development grant.  Research productivity is defined as acquisition of a new grant, such as a K award, publication of one or more original, high quality, first-author papers, and other indicators of national and international recognition.
  • The Vice Chairs of Research oversee this program.
  • Applications from across the entire research spectrum that encompasses clinical, basic, translational, educational, and health services investigation will be accepted.
  • How to apply:
    • Information will be distributed to faculty.

Quality and Safety Project Support Award

  • Deadline:  May 6, 2022.  Recipients are announced in June (end of academic year).
  • Funding of up to $4,000 for QI project related expenses (examples could be: printing of project related posters, software acquisition that aids the project, data analysis, etc.).
  • Vice Chair of Quality and Patient Safety will provide oversight of this program.
  • A Committee composed of 3 people who have completed formal QPS training and chaired by the Vice Chair of Quality and Patient Safety will make the decision based on project’s innovation, significance, impact, study design, and project team.
  • How to apply:

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