Academies for Excellence

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Through the Academies for Excellence, the Academic Health Center (AHC) has recognized outstanding faculty in the areas of scientific research and educational scholarship.

Beginning in 2018 the AHC is adding two new awards that recognize: a) the practice or provision of health care and b) interdisciplinary research collaborations. These distinctions will be given to individuals who attain the highest level of recognition by their peers. Members are elected to lifetime membership in one of three academies: the Academy for Excellence in Health Research; the Academy for Excellence in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning; and the Academy for Excellence in Health Care Practice. Interdisciplinary teams in biomedical and health research are recognized through the AHC Award for Team Science. 

The nominations process

Each year the AHC seeks to identify the most distinguished scientists, educators, and clinicians within our ranks. Toward this goal, we invite you to nominate faculty colleagues for competitive election to The Academy for Excellence in Health Research, The Academy for Excellence in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, The Academy for Excellence in Health Care Practice and the AHC Award for Team Science.

All recipients will receive lifetime membership in the Academies, while recipients of the Health Research; Scholarship of Teaching and Learning; and Health Care Practice awards will also receive a $10,000 award. This money may be used as an augmentation to their salary or to support their teaching or research activities.

For information regarding the nomination process, see the nomination requirements for:

Deadline for submission is Friday, August 3, 2018 at 4 PM 

Academy for Excellence in Health Research

The AHC Academy for Excellence in Health Research is intended to serve as the highest recognition of excellence in research by AHC faculty. Those selected have enhanced the research identity of the University of Minnesota through sustained nationally- and internationally-recognized biomedical or health-related research in their field. Initiated in 2003 and continuing annually, the Academy for Excellence has 42 inductees in Health Research.

Questions about this recognition opportunity can be sent to Tucker W. LeBien, associate vice president for research.

Academy for Excellence in Health Care Practice

The AHC Academy for Excellence in Health Care Practice is intended to serve as the highest recognition of excellence in the practice or provision of health care by AHC faculty. Those selected will have demonstrated their ability to deliver the highest level of health care, using appropriate metrics as further defined by their AHC college or school and/or developed and implemented an important innovation for health care delivery with proven efficacy. All members of the Academy will also have demonstrated the highest level of ethics and professionalism during their career. This academy is new for 2018.

Questions about this recognition opportunity can be sent to Mark Paller, senior associate vice president.

Academy for Excellence in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

The AHC Academy for Excellence in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning recognizes AHC faculty who have demonstrated excellence in the educational mission of the Academic Health Center. Faculty members inducted into the Academy have demonstrated exceptional scholarly contributions to advance learning in their schools and across academic programs in the University of Minnesota. Initiated in 2008, the Academy for Excellence has 23 inductees in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

Questions about this recognition opportunity can be sent to Christine Mueller, interim associate vice president for education.

AHC Award for Team Science

This award has been established by the Academic Health Center to acknowledge the importance of interdisciplinary teams in biomedical and health research. Team science recognizes the unique and valuable contributions of different insights, skill sets, and complementary expertise without which the effort could not succeed. This award is new for 2018.

Questions about this recognition opportunity can be sent to Mark Paller, senior associate vice president.