Call for Nominations ISVEE Awards 2018 - ISVEE 15


The International Management Committee (IMC) of ISVEE is glad to call for nominations for ISVEE awards 2018. During the ISVEE Business meeting of 22 August 2012, Roger Morris proposed to install ISVEE awards, and the general committee decided that the proposal should be elaborated further by the IMC and Roger Morris. As a result, we now call for nominations for each of the following awards:

  1. Roger Morris ISVEE Award for outstanding Contribution to Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics.
  1. ISVEE Emerging Scientist Award: To be awarded to a person who obtained his/her PhD no more than 5 years before February 1st 2018, and has shown high potential through achievements so far in veterinary epidemiology and economics.
  1. Peter Ellis ISVEE Award for the Application of Veterinary Epidemiology and Econo0mics in Development: To be awarded to a person for activities in veterinary epidemiology and economics carried out in developing countries, which contribute to improvements in animal and/or one health in those countries

Each award shall consist of a medal and a contribution to the  recipient’s travel to ISVEE.

All three awards are funded by the Roger Morris Sub-Trust of the Masseyst University Foundation.

Nominations

Nominations shall consist of a letter of support from an individual who has attended at least one previous ISVEE, the CV of the nominee and a maximum of one additional letter of support.

Nominations shall be submitted by February 1st 2018 to the chairperson of the IMC, Alfredo Dajer, via e-mail at hernandezja@ufl.edu. Selection of the recipients will be carried out by the IMC and will be completed by March 1st 2018, with the winners notified shortly after. The identity of the recipients shall remain confidential until the presentation of the award at ISVEE 2018. Nominations for the Roger Morris and Peter Ellis ISVEE award that are not selected in 2015 will again be considered for the award at ISVEE 2018.

Criteria for Judging Nominations

Roger Morris ISVEE Award for outstanding Contribution to Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics

The essential criteria for judging nominees for this award will be the impact of their work in epidemiology and/or economics. The impact may be evidenced by any or all of the following.

  1. Research dealing with a specific animal health problem (eg. landmark research leading to more effective control of a specific disease);
  2. Research dealing with animal health problems in general (eg. development of research methodologies relevant to many veterinary epidemiology and/or economics investigations);
  3. Development of a strong program(s) in veterinary epidemiology and/or economics within an academic, governmental or non-governmental organization;
  4. Major contribution to the development of the discipline through the training of young scientists, particularly at the graduate level;
  5. Major contribution to the development of the discipline through knowledge dissemination (eg journal editorial roles, production of training materials either printed (texts) or electronic).

The impact(s) may represent either a lifetime achievement or a more short-term, but significant contribution. In addition, it is expected that the recipient will have been a regular participant in ISVEE.

ISVEE Emerging Scientist Award

The essential criteria for judging nominees for this award will be the significance of their early career research and their evidence of potential for contribution to the discipline. Significance of their research will be evidenced by publication in high quality peer-reviewed journal(s) and a judgment by the selection committee as to its likely impact. Evidence of their potential contribution to the discipline will be based on their activities outside of their formal training and research program (eg, leadership roles while a student, outreach activities following graduation). While not essential, it is expected that the recipient will have participated in at least one ISVEE.

Peter Ellis ISVEE Award for the Application of Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics in Development

The essential criteria for judging nominees for this award will be the impact of their work in terms of animal or human health in developing countries.  The impact may be evidenced by any or all of the following:

  1. Specific research that has led to substantial improvements in animal or one health in developing countries (eg research leading to an understanding of risk factors (and ultimately to improved control) for a specific disease with important animal and/or human health implications);
  2. Research dealing with general animal and/or one health problems in developing countries (eg. development of participatory epidemiologic investigation methods suitable for developing countries);
  3. Contribution to the development of a strong program(s) in veterinary epidemiology and/or economics within an academic, governmental or non-governmental organization in a developing country;
  4. Major contribution to the development of the discipline through the training of young scientists (particularly at the graduate level) from developing countries;
  5. Major contribution to the application of the discipline through development of tools applicable for use in developing countries (eg. differential diagnostic app for mobile phone use).

The impact(s) may represent either a lifetime achievement or a more short-term, but significant contribution. In addition, it is expected that the recipient will have been a participant in ISVEE.