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CTSI Dean’s Award 2020: Call for Nominees

The Dean’s Award in Clinical & Translational Research was created to recognize MCW faculty and staff who have made a significant contribution to advancing translational science to improve the health of our patients. The Award will be presented at the MCW Convocation Ceremony on September 24, 2020. Please take a moment to nominate a colleague for consideration. Nominations must be submitted by 11:59pm CST on August 21, 2020.

Purpose: To recognize those who have made a significant contribution to advancing clinical and translational research, including:

  • Investigators who have made a discovery or a breakthrough in Translational Research
  • Investigators who have brought an original idea to improve diagnostics or therapeutics to clinical trial
  • Investigators who have significant track record in successfully leading clinical trials (both NIH and industry sponsored)
  • An individual who has made significant improvements to the research infrastructure and/or to the process of accelerating translational research at MCW

Definition of Translational Research

Translational Research refers to the translation of bench science discoveries, to bedside clinical practice, or dissemination to population-based community interventions. Translational science is the field of investigation focused on understanding and addressing the scientific and organizational challenges underlying each step of the translational process. It focuses NOT on specific diseases, but on what is common among them and the translational science process.

How the Process Works

Nomination Process

Candidates for this award can be peer nominated through the nomination form.

Mechanism of Award

One Awardee per year will be selected by a Dean’s Clinical and Translational Award Committee comprised of prior awardees and ad hoc members.


This year’s award will be presented at the MCW Convocation Ceremony on September 24, 2020.

NIH Funding Acknowledgment: Important Reminder – Please acknowledge the NIH when publishing papers, patents, projects, and presentations resulting from the use of CTSI resources by including the NIH Funding Acknowledgement.


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