The Noel Weiss & Tom Koepsell Award for Excellence in Education is awarded annually to an individual who has made substantial contributions to the field of epidemiology through one or more of mentoring, training, and/or teaching. Previous winners haven’t all made substantial contributions in more than one area, though candidates who have contributed in multiple areas are seen favorably. Candidates must be a member of SER with at least five years in the role of one or more of mentoring, training, and/or teaching. Impact on the career trajectory of mentees, trainees, or students; quality of mentoring, training, or teaching activities; and strength of nomination and recommendation letters are the core criteria that are used for selection of the annual awardee. Applicants from non-academic institutions that exemplify excellence in training and/or mentoring are eligible for this award.
The award winner will receive complimentary meeting registration to SER’s Annual meeting, travel funds reimbursement up to the amount of $1,000, and be invited to give a presentation during the professional development sessions at the Annual Meeting.
Candidates must be nominated by at least one SER member. Self-nomination will not be accepted. Multiple nominations do not increase the likelihood of being awarded. In the case of multiple nominations for a single candidate, submitters will be contacted to coordinate a joint nomination.
Note: Funds are only available for travel reimbursement to attend the meeting. If the individual is unable to attend the meeting, they may still be named as the award winner, but the funds will not be disbursed to the individual as they are for travel reimbursement only.