NPF Medical Professional Award Program

In recognition of the medical professionals who work tirelessly to better patient outcomes and promote a cure, the National Psoriasis Foundation has created the NPF Medical Professional Awards program. These awards recognize clinicians who have made a significant impact on the psoriatic disease field. Through their efforts, they have joined the NPF in our mission to drive efforts to cure psoriatic disease and improve the lives of those affected.

View the 2015 Award Recipients »

 

 

The six awards available for 2016 represent the wide range of professionals who contribute to our mission:

  1. Outstanding Educator in Psoriatic Disease Award
  2. Outstanding Physician-Clinician Award
  3. Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award
  4. Outstanding New Investigator Award
  5. NPF Health Professional Volunteer of the Year Award
  6. Outstanding Allied Health Award

Nominations can be submitted by patients and colleagues of medical professionals. The application includes a letter of nomination, explaining why your nominee should receive the award.

NPF Medical Professional Award winners will receive the award at an NPF reception held in conjunction with the winter American Academy of Dermatology conference. The awards include round-trip coach airfare for winner and spouse, hotel stay for up to two nights at the winter AAD conference and other meeting-related travel expenses.


Applications open annually on November 1 and will be collected through December 31 each year. If you have any questions, please contact professional@psoriasis.org or 800-723-9166.

   

OUTSTANDING EDUCATOR IN PSORIATIC DISEASE AWARD

To honor highly meritorious efforts by health professionals in the field of psoriatic disease education.

Criteria for Selection

  • Nominee will have demonstrated significant, long-term national or international contributions to psoriatic disease education, with evidence of benefit to recipients of education and of current activities in the field.
  • Publications and teaching experience are factors in the selection process.
  • Nominee must be an NPF member.
  • Contributions and volunteer service to both national and international psoriatic disease organizations and the broader psoriatic disease community may also be considered.

Award

  • Recipient will receive the award at an NPF reception, held in conjunction with the winter American Academy of Dermatology conference.
  • Award includes round-trip coach airfare for winner and spouse and hotel stay for up to two nights at the winter AAD conference. Also includes other meeting-related travel expenses.

Nomination/Submission Process

  • Nominations must be submitted using the universal NPF application form.
  • Nominations are accepted from a clinician’s peers, patients or staff of NPF.
  • Letter of nomination (no more than 400 words, signed by no more than three individuals).
  • Application letter or nomination letter should address criteria for selection (above).
  • Curriculum vitae with career, mentoring and publication highlights.
  • Please include a list of current and former mentees/trainees.
  • Questions? Contact professional@psoriasis.org or 800-723-9166

Selection

  • The recipient is chosen by NPF’s Medical Board Awards Committee.

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OUTSTANDING PHYSICIAN-CLINICIAN AWARD

To recognize a physician for outstanding achievements in improving psoriatic disease clinical practice and a physician who has played a major or lasting role with national impact in improving the quality of life of patients and their families.

Criteria for Selection

  • Nominee is actively involved in the clinical care of patients with psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis.
  • Nominee is recognized and highly regarded as a clinician and educator of health care professionals with more than 10 years of distinguished service.
  • Nominee is well-known nationally or internationally for exceptional clinical knowledge and expertise.
  • Nominee has outstanding track record of sharing his/her expertise with other health care professionals as documented by presentations and/or authorship of books/articles/reference materials.
  • Nominee is a current NPF member.
  • Contributions and volunteer service to both national and international psoriatic disease organizations and the broader diabetes community may also be considered.

Award

  • Recipient will receive the award at an NPF reception held in conjunction with the winter American Academy of Dermatology conference.
  • Award includes round-trip coach airfare for winner and spouse and hotel stay for up to two nights at the winter AAD conference. Also includes other meeting-related travel expenses.

Nomination/Submission Process

  • Nominations must be submitted using the universal NPF application form.
  • Nominations are accepted from a clinician’s peers, patients or staff of NPF.
  • Letter of nomination (no more than 400 words, signed by no more than three individuals).
  • Application letter or nomination letter should address criteria for selection (above).
  • Curriculum vitae with career and publication highlights.
  • Please include a list of current and former mentees/trainees.
  • Questions? Contact professional@psoriasis.org or 800-723-9166

Selection

  • The recipient is chosen by NPF’s Medical Board Awards Committee.

Apply »

   

OUTSTANDING SCIENTIFIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

This award recognizes outstanding scientific achievement in psoriatic disease research, taking into consideration independence of thought, originality, significance of discovery, and impact on his/her area of research.

Criteria for Selection

  • Nominee must be a past recipient of an NPF research grant as principal investigator.
  • Nominee will have demonstrated significant, independent contribution in their selected area of psoriatic disease research, including treatment and/or prevention.
  • Nominee must be actively engaged in some aspect of psoriatic disease research at the time the award is given.
  • Nominee must have MD, PhD degree or equivalent.
  • Contributions and volunteer service to both national and international psoriatic disease organizations and the broader psoriatic disease community may also be taken into consideration.

Award

  • Recipient will receive the award at the National Psoriasis Foundation Research Symposium, held bi-annually.
  • Award includes round-trip coach airfare for winner and spouse and hotel stay for up to two nights at the Research Symposium. Also includes other meeting-related travel expenses.

Nomination/Submission Process

  • Nominations must be submitted using the universal NPF application form.
  • Nominations are accepted from peers, patients or staff of the National Psoriasis Foundation.
  • Letter of nomination (no more than 400 words, signed by no more than three individuals).
  • Application letter or nomination letter should address criteria for selection (above).
  • Curriculum vitae with career and publication highlights.
  • Annotated list of the nominee’s 5 most significant publications.
  • Questions? Contact professional@psoriasis.org or 800-723-9166

Selection

  • The recipient is chosen by a subcommittee composed of members from the Research Committee and Scientific Advisory Committee.

Apply »

   

OUTSTANDING NEW INVESTIGATOR AWARD

This award recognizes outstanding scientific achievement in psoriatic disease research from a graduate students, fellow, or postdoctoral researcher. This award will take into consideration independence of thought, originality, significance of discovery, and impact on his/her area of research.

Criteria for Selection

  • Nominee must be a past recipient of an NPF research grant (as principal investigator) or fellowship (as mentee).
  • Nominee will have demonstrated significant, independent contribution in their selected area of psoriatic disease research, including treatment and/or prevention.
  • Nominee must be actively engaged in some aspect of psoriatic disease research at the time the award is given.
  • Nominee must have an MD, or PhD degree or equivalent.
  • Contributions and volunteer service to both national and international psoriatic disease organizations and the broader psoriatic disease community may also be taken into consideration.

Award

  • Recipient will receive the award at the National Psoriasis Foundation Research Symposium, held bi-annually.
  • Award includes round-trip coach airfare for winner and spouse and hotel stay for up to two nights at the Research Symposium. Also includes other meeting-related travel expenses.

Nomination/Submission Process

  • Nominations must be submitted using the universal NPF application form.
  • Nominations are accepted from peers, patients or staff of the National Psoriasis Foundation.
  • Letter of nomination (no more than 400 words, signed by no more than three individuals).
  • Application letter or nomination letter should address criteria for selection (above).
  • Curriculum vitae with career and publication highlights.
  • Annotated list of the nominee’s 5 most significant publications.
  • Questions? Contact professional@psoriasis.org or 800-723-9166

Selection

  • The recipient is chosen by a subcommittee composed of members from the Research Committee and Scientific Advisory Committee.

Apply »

   

HEALTH PROFESSIONAL VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD

This award recognizes a health care professional who has promoted NPF’s mission of improving the life for people with psoriatic disease through exceptional contributions to key initiatives of the Foundation.

Criteria for Selection

  • Nominee is actively involved in the clinical care of patients with psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis and highly regarded as a clinician with more than five years of distinguished service.
  • Nominee must have been actively involved in the NPF at the affiliate, local or national level within the last five years, and have a history of contributions to NPF goals and objectives that can be demonstrated by at least two of the following:
    • Committee member
    • News contributor
    • Events chairperson
    • Events volunteer
    • Speaker
  • Nominee is a current NPF member.
  • Contributions and volunteer service to both national and international psoriatic disease organizations and the broader diabetes community may also be taken into consideration.

Award

  • Recipient will receive the award biannually at an NPF reception held in conjunction with the winter American Academy of Dermatology conference or the NPF National Volunteer Conference. For 2016, recipient will receive the award at the winter AAD conference.
  • Award includes round-trip coach airfare for winner and spouse and hotel stay for up to two nights at the winter AAD conference or National Volunteer Conference. Also includes other meeting-related travel expenses.

Nomination/Submission Process

  • Nominations must be submitted using the universal NPF application form.
  • Nominations are accepted from peers, patients or staff of NPF.
  • Letter of nomination (no more than 400 words, signed by no more than three individuals).
  • Application letter or nomination letter should address criteria for selection (above).
  • Questions? Contact professional@psoriasis.org or 800-723-9166

Selection

  • The recipient is chosen by NPF’s Medical Board Awards Committee.

Apply »

   

OUTSTANDING ALLIED HEALTH AWARD

To recognize an allied health professional for outstanding achievements in improving psoriatic disease clinical practice and who has played a major or lasting role with national impact in improving the quality of life of patients and their families.

Criteria for Selection

  • Nominee is actively involved in the clinical care of patients with psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis.
  • Nominee is recognized and highly regarded as a clinician with more than five years of distinguished service.
  • Nominee is well-known nationally or internationally for exceptional clinical knowledge and expertise.
  • Nominee is a current NPF member.
  • Contributions and volunteer service to both national and international psoriatic disease organizations and the broader diabetes community may also be taken into consideration.

Award

  • Recipient will receive the award at an NPF reception held in conjunction with the winter American Academy of Dermatology conference.
  • Award includes round-trip coach airfare for winner and spouse and hotel stay for up to two nights at the winter AAD conference. Also includes other meeting-related travel expenses.

Nomination/Submission Process

  • Nominations must be submitted using the universal NPF application form.
  • Nominations are accepted from a clinician's peers, patients or staff of NPF.
  • Letter of nomination (no more than 400 words, signed by no more than three individuals).
  • Application letter or nomination letter should address criteria for selection (above).
  • Curriculum vitae with career and publication highlights.
  • Questions? Contact professional@psoriasis.org or 800-723-9166

Selection

  • The recipient is chosen by NPF’s Medical Board Awards Committee.

Apply »