Alton Ochsner Award Relating Smoking and Disease – deadline March 31, 2019

December 4, 2018 by

The Alton Ochsner Award recognizes outstanding scientific achievements that have provided pivotal insights into the fundamental biological and clinical mechanisms that relate tobacco consumption with disease. This scientific work may be clinical, fundamental, epidemiological, or prevention in scope.  The prime criterion for award is its scientific context and impact on this major health threat.  All nominations, whatever the category of scientific inquiry, must be supported by letters and copies of peer-reviewed scientific publications as detailed below.

One to three investigators will receive an award of $15,00.

Nominations should be made by a letter describing in detail, but concisely, the scientific work and major contributions of the investigator to the field.  Self-nominations are excluded.  The nomination packet must also include and be supported by:

  1. Nominee’s CV (including active mailing address, office and cell telephone numbers, e-mail address, and bibliography);
  2. At least 2 additional supporting letters from scientific peers from outside the candidate’s institution;
  3. Reprints of at least 3 pertinent major scientific contributions.

Submissions should be made as PDF attachment(s) sent electronically to the Ochsner Clinic at  Any nominees not receiving the award will automatically be considered for an additional two years.  Unsuccessful candidates must wait two years before being re-nominated, after those three years of consideration.

Deadline:  March 31, 2019

Additional information:
Edward D. Frohlich, MD
Ochsner Clinic Foundation

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