NASPGHAN Awards

Awards Nomination Deadline: May 9, 2020

Shwachman Award

The Shwachman award is given by NASPGHAN to a person who has made major, lifelong scientific or educational contributions to the field of pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology or nutrition in North America.  The award is designed to preferentially honor a member of NASPGHAN for outstanding achievements in the field of pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition. This prestigious award is presented at the NASPGHAN Annual Meeting.

Eligibility:  Nominees for the Shwachman award will be judged on the basis of major lifelong scientific or educational contributions to the field.  The Shwachman award is distinguished from the Davidson award given by the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Gastroenterology and Nutrition in that the Davidson Award is designed to honor a master clinician and/or educator.  The additional criteria for Shwachman nominees are a record of advocacy for child digestive diseases, outstanding administrative service to the field and lifelong scientific or educational contributions to our discipline.  While service to NASPGHAN will be positively regarded, service to NASPGHAN is not an a priori requirement of the Shwachman award.

Master Educator Award

Description:
The NASPGHAN Education Excellence Award recognizes individuals who have made a significant and
sustained contribution to the field of pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and/or nutrition through
education scholarship on a national or international basis.

Criteria:
Candidates must be a NASPGHAN member in good standing. Master educators should have dedicated
their careers to education and education‐related projects and have accomplished a body of work
exemplifying dedication to educational pursuits. Most will have had careers spanning at least 10 years.

Nominees will be evaluated based on (Master educators should have contributed to at least 3 areas
related to education):
1. Design, implementation and/or evaluation of educational innovations such as a new method,
process, approach, or technological application that provides a solution to a problem in
medical education (degree of innovation, breadth, quality, etc.)
2. Research activities in medical education (quality, quantity, funds received, etc.)
3. Teaching activities (quality, quantity, scholarly approach, etc.)
4. Mentorship and/or advisory activities (quality, quantity, scholarly approach, etc.)
5. Educational leadership and/or administration activities (national or international level)
6. Curriculum and/or program development activities (quality, quantity, scholarly approach, etc.)
7. Learner assessment and/or program evaluation activities (quality, quantity, scholarly approach,
etc.)
8. Public dissemination of education scholarship, such as presentation at local, regional, national or
international meetings
9. Scientific publications in medical education
10. Impact of the nominee's activities (national or international level)

NASPGHAN Distinguished Service Award

Distinguished Service Awards are presented to members of NASPGHAN in recognition of excellence and service to the field of pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition by achieving national and/or international recognition in the field.  Both physicians and non-physicians are eligible for this award.  This award will is presented at the NASPGHAN Annual Meeting each year.

Eligibility:  Distinguished Service Awards normally will be granted to individuals who have reached at least 60 years of age and made major contributions to child health in the fields of pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology or nutrition.  Awardees should not be members of the NASPGHAN Awards Committee, councilors or officers at the time of selection.

NASPGHAN Foundation Teri Li Young Educator Award

The NASPGHAN Foundation Teri Li Young Educator Award recognizes individuals in the first phase of their professional career who have made an outstanding contribution to the field of pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and/or nutrition through education scholarship.

Criteria:
Candidates must be a NASPGHAN member in good standing, within ten (10) years of their 1st academic appointment. Please note: If the nominee’s service time has not been continuous please document any leaves to demonstrate that he/she has been in an academic position less than 10 years. Similarly, if the nominee has held academic positions at more than one institution, the total number of years cannot exceed 10 years.

Nominees will be evaluated based on:
1.  Design, implementation and/or evaluation of educational innovations such as a new method, process, approach, or technological application that provides a solution to a problem in medical education (degree of innovation, quality, scholarly approach, etc.)
2.  Research activities in medical education (quality, quantity, funds received, etc.)
3.  Teaching activities (quality, quantity, scholarly approach, etc.)
4.  Mentorship and/or advisory activities (quality, quantity, scholarly approach, etc.)
5.  Educational leadership and/or administration activities
6.  Curriculum and/or program development activities (quality, quantity, scholarly approach, etc.)
7.  Learner assessment and/or program evaluation activities (quality, quantity, scholarly approach, etc.)
8.  Public dissemination of education scholarship, (presentation at meetings, etc.)
9.  Scientific publications in medical education
10. Impact of the nominee's activities

Partners:

The Association of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Nurses
Help & Hope for Children with Digestive Disorders
Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition