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Awards and Honors Committee

Nomination Process

  1. Any voting member in good standing, except members of the Awards and Honors Committee, may nominate one awardee or honoree per year, or submit one seconding letter, for each prize or award in a given year. The nominating member must be in good standing and have paid all applicable membership dues.
  2. The nominator prepares a nomination package. This includes the name of a candidate, the award under consideration, and at least one and up to four letters of support. The nominator is responsible for collecting all nomination materials listed below under “application Package Components”, including the letters of support.
  3. The nominator submits the application by email to awards.committee@sdampp.org by the application deadline (May 15th).
Note: In 2021, nominations are solicited for types of awards:
  1. Lifetime Achievement (option A -graduate)
  2. Distinguished Educator Award (Option B- residency) awards.
We anticipate soliciting nominations for all categories of awards and honors in 2022.

Application Package Components

Specific nomination eligibility requirements and components are listed with each award description on the SDAMPP web site. Generally, a nomination package comprises:

  • The nominee's name, institution, contact information, (and for dissertation/thesis awards, date nominee passed their dissertation/thesis defense).
  • A nomination letter evaluating the nominee's qualifications in light of the particular features of the prize or award and identifying the specific work or achievement to be recognized.
  • At least one and up to four letters of support. The nominator is responsible for collecting all nomination materials.
  • The nominee's CV or biosketch.
  • A list of the nominee's most important publications or other contributions of relevance to the award for which the nominee is to be considered.

All files must be written in English and submitted in PDF format. Letters must be on letterhead, dated, and signed physically or with an electronic signature. Please include the name of the nominee in the filenames.


Nominations

Competitively Elected Awards. The listed criteria demonstrate the high expectations for service and achievements of nominees. Exceptions may be considered for specific criteria.

SDAMPP Lifetime Achievement

  1. Number of awardees per year: zero or one
  2. Eligibility and selection criteria
    1. Nomination
    2. 4 outstanding letters of support
    3. Minimum 10 years of service as program director of one or more medical physics education programs
    4. Minimum of 20 years service as a faculty member in one or more academic medical physics programs
    5. Evidence of a strong track record in medical physics education and research including students' supervision and residents' training
    6. Unanimous election by the Honors and Awards Committee

SDAMPP Distinguished Service Award

  1. Number of awardees per year: zero or one
  2. Eligibility and selection criteria
    1. Nomination
    2. 3 outstanding letters of support
    3. 10 years lifetime service as a faculty member in academic medical physics programs
    4. Successful completion of two terms as an SDAMPP officer (Treasurer, Secretary, President-Elect President, Chairperson of the Board)
    5. Majority election by Honors and Awards Committee

SDAMPP Distinguished Educator Award

  1. Number of awardees per year: zero or one
  2. Eligibility and selection criteria
    1. Nomination
    2. 4 outstanding letters of support
    3. 20 years of service as a faculty member in academic medical physics programs
    4. Recognition as a devoted and effective educator
    5. Outstanding record and reputation for scholarly activities including medical physics education
    6. Option A : Supervision (as major professor) of 10 graduate students of medical physics
    7. Option B : Involvement in supervision of 20 residents of medical physics
    8. Unanimous election by the Honors and Awards Committee

SDAMPP Distinguished Program Director Award

  1. Number of awardees per year: zero or one
  2. Eligibility and selection criteria
    1. Nomination
    2. 3 outstanding letters of support
    3. 10 years lifetime service as program director of a medical physics education program
    4. Demonstrated record of outstanding leadership of an academic medical physics program
    5. Majority election of Honors and Awards Committee

Non-Competitively Conferred Honors

SDAMPP Service Award (for service on BOD)

  1. Number of awardees per year: zero or one
  2. Eligibility and selection criteria
    1. Successful completion of service of one full term on the SDAMPP Board of Directors
    2. Majority election of Honors and Awards Committee