CALL FOR NOMINATIONS – 2016 Henry G. Friesen International Prize in Health Research
The Henry G. Friesen International Prize in Health Research was established in recognition of the distinguished leadership, vision and innovative contributions of Dr. Henry G. Friesen. The prize supports an annual Public Lecture and when timing permits, a luncheon address to the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS). Through the partnership of CBC Radio One “Ideas”, a recorded interview is broadcast nationally to reach the broadest possible audience.
Members of the Health Sciences community are encouraged to submit nominations for anyone they feel would be deserving of the Prize. Nominees will be those with vision who have had an impact in health research and health research policy at an international level. Outstanding communication skills are essential as the Prizewinner must be able to address topics important to the nation on a level appropriate for wide public dissemination.
NOTE: The Deadline for Nominations is Friday, February 12, 2016. Only complete nominations will be considered and materials must arrive together, postmarked no later than midnight Friday, February 12, 2016. For more information, call: (416) 506-1597.
Nominations may be made at any time. The Friesen Prize Advisory Committee issues an annual call for nominations in the late fall announcing the closing date for nominations for the approaching year’s award.
There is no limit to the number of nominations that may be submitted. Nominations will be considered for up to three consecutive years, after which a new submission is required.
WHO MAY NOMINATE:
Members in good standing of FCIHR or CAHS may make nominations, at any time, without limit. Presidents and Deans of Medicine of Canadian universities are canvassed annually to nominate suitable candidates. Scientific Directors of Research Institutes are also welcome to submit nominations. Nominations from Universities and Research Centres outside of Canada will also be considered. Information related to the nomination and selection process is confidential.
Candidates for the Prize will be of international stature and will exemplify the vision, distinguished leadership, and innovative contributions of Dr. Henry G. Friesen in health research and health research policy in Canada.
As accomplished speakers, nominees possess the ability to engage the broadest possible public audience on topics related to the advancement and contribution of health research to society.
The Prize Advisory Committee reviews and evaluates all submissions and selects the Honouree through a series of ballots. All nominations and the selection process are maintained in the strictest confidence. The Board of the presenting organization ratifies the announcement of the Prizewinner and this occurs in the Spring.
In accepting The Prize, the Honouree agrees to fulfill a number of obligations:
• The Awardee will deliver a lecture of approximately one-hour in length at a Public Forum. The topic will be determined through consultation with the Advisory Committee and the lecture must appeal to an informed public audience, presenting ideas in the spirit of Dr. Friesen’s long-standing contributions.
• The presentation must be suitable for national broadcast by CBC Radio One.
• A manuscript of the Public Forum lecture will be submitted 4 weeks prior to the event for publication in both official languages.
• The Prizewinner will respond favourably, and without fee, to at least one invitation from a Canadian academic or professional institution, to present a named lecture within 12 months following the announcement of the Prize. Arrangements here will be subject to approval by the Friesen Prize Advisory Committee. Travel and some other expenses will be assumed by host organizations.
• The Awardee may address other specified events as they are scheduled throughout the year, including but not limited to a presentation to the CAHS Annual Meeting. As this is a National Prize Program, 2 or 3 additional Institutional visits to Canadian universities are encouraged for which supplementary remuneration is offered.
• Prizewinners must be available to the media following the announcement conferring the award and at other specified times throughout the year.