Call for Nominations: The Roux Prize 2016 (US$100,000 award)
Deadline: March 31, 2016
Nominations are now open for the 2016 Roux prize.This prize is intended for anyone who has applied burden of disease research in innovative ways to improve population health. Recipients might be leaders or staff in government agencies, researchers at academic institutions, volunteers in charitable organizations, or health providers working in the community.
The Roux Prize is given by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington and is named for founding board member David Roux and his wife, Barbara. Launched in November 2013, it is the world’s largest award for evidence-based public health achievement and has drawn nominations from across the globe.
Nominations are welcomed from across the globe. Preference is given to individuals, but groups are eligible to apply for the Roux Prize. Self-nominations are discouraged. Current full-time faculty, fellows, or employees of IHME and the University of Washington are not eligible.
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All of the following items must be submitted for the nomination to be considered:
- The name, title, affiliation, email address, mailing address, and phone number of the nominee.
- A statement of 500 to 750 words that describes the nominee’s key accomplishments in using disease burden data to advance population health.
- Names, titles, affiliations, email addresses, and phone numbers of at least two people familiar with the nominee’s work who can serve as references and describe the nominee’s accomplishments and use of burden of disease research.
- Any additional items (maximum of five) that support the nominee’s use of disease burden research: policy documents and other publications, media coverage, legislation, technologic specifications, links to websites, etc.
- Your name, title, affiliation, email address, mailing address, and phone number.
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