WSPR Awards

The WSPR sponsors the following awards for the WSPR meeting in January, 2022:

  • Abbott Nutrition Award in Research by a Young Investigator– Annual award
  • David W. Smith Pediatric Trainee Research Award (Abbott Nutrition)– Annual award
  • Joseph W. St. Geme Jr. Education Award (Abbott Nutrition)– Annual award

The WSPR sponsors the following competitions based on abstract submission* for the WSPR meeting in January, 2022:

  • WSPR Pediatric Resident Research Award(Most outstanding abstract by PL1, PL2 or PL3 author)
  • Lowell Glasgow Student Research Award(Most outstanding abstract by student)
  • Mead Johnson Merit Awards(Best abstract of each session submitted by Resident or Junior faculty

Abbott Nutrition Award in Research by a Young Investigator.

  • The WSPR confers this award on a chosen nominee in recognition of outstanding research in a field related to pediatrics. The nominee must have a junior faculty (assistant professor, instructor) academic appointment. The work need not have been published. Abbott Nutrition will donate $1,250 and an engraved plaque to be presented to the awardee at the annual meeting. The award winner will be asked to present some aspects of his/her work, or a summary of it, at the combined plenary session. Nominations may be tendered by an active or emeritus member of WSPR.
    Nominations should include:
  • Clear statement of the reasons for the nomination of the candidate
  • Copy of the nominee’s CV
  • Copies of reprints, preprints or other documents if applicable
  • The award may be given to more than one nominee at the discretion of the Committee, or it may be omitted if the Committee considers that an outstanding candidate has not been nominated.
  • Completed nominations should be submitted electronically by October 30, 2021 to:
    Mariana Baserga, MD WSPR Secretary Treasurer
    Baserga@hsc.utah.edu

 Deadline for Nominations:
October 30, 2021 for the WSPR meeting in January 2022.

David W. Smith Pediatric Trainee Research Award.

  • This award is sponsored by Abbott Nutrition and will be accompanied by a plaque and $1000 honorarium. The recipient will present his/her paper at the plenary session of the WSPR. The award is based upon an abstract submitted for presentation at the annual meeting. The criteria for this award include: original, unpublished research by a pediatric resident or fellow, under the auspices of a WSPR member or in a WSPR-affiliated program, during house staff training or within the first three years of the applicant’s pediatric fellowship training program. The award is given during or within one year following the above-described period of training. Nomination can be submitted by an active or emeritus member of WSPR.
    Nominations should include:
  • Narrative letter describing the work, its significance, background of the nominee & assurance (signature) that the nominee will be available to present the work
  • Copy of the abstract must accompany the letter
  • Copy of the nominee’s CV
  • Copies of reprints, preprints or other documents if applicable
  • The award may be given to more than one nominee at the discretion of the Committee, or it may be omitted if the Committee considers that an outstanding candidate has not been nominated.
  • Completed nominations should be submitted electronically to:
    Mariana Baserga, MD WSPR Secretary Treasurer
    Baserga@hsc.utah.edu

Deadline for Nominations:
October 30, 2021 for the WSPR meeting in January 2022.

Joseph W. St. Geme Jr. Education Award.

  • This award is conferred annually by the WSPR in recognition of outstanding achievement in pediatric education. The award is presented to a winner at the plenary session of the meeting and is accompanied by a $1,250 award and a plaque. Nomination can be submitted by an active or emeritus member of WSPR. There is no age limit on this award.
    Nominations should include:
  • Narrative letter detailing the reasons why this candidate is considered worthy of the award
  • Copy of the nominee’s CV
  • Supportive data on achievements and education
  • Completed nominations should be submitted electronically to:
    Mariana Baserga, MD WSPR Secretary Treasurer
    Mariana.Baserga@hsc.utah.edu

Deadline for Nominations October 30, 2021 for the WSPR meeting in January 2022.

WSPR Pediatric Resident Research Award.

  • This award is given to the Pediatric Trainee (PL1, PL2 or PL3) submitting the most outstanding abstract to the annual meeting. The research may be in any area of pediatrics. Abbott Nutrition sponsors this award, which includes a $750 honorarium. The resident will be asked to present his/her abstract at either a subspecialty or plenary session. This award is given to the Top Scoring Abstractsubmitted by a pediatric resident to WSPR.

Lowell Glasgow Student Research Award.

  • This award is given to the student submitting the most outstanding abstract to the annual WSPR meeting. The research may be in any area of pediatrics. Abbott Nutrition sponsors this award, which includes a $750 honorarium. The student will be asked to present his/her abstract at either a subspecialty or plenary session. This award is presented to the Top Scoring Abstractsubmitted by a student to WSPR.
  • Checking the student research box on the abstract form flags the abstract for consideration.

Merit/Travel Awards

  • Abstracts will be selected by the WSPR officers on the basis of merit and ranking by subspecialty reviewers.
  • Awards will vary year to year depending on sponsorships available.
  • Awardees must make an oral presentation of the abstract at a subspecialty session of the meeting.