Fries Awards - Nomination Information

Nominations for both the Fries Prize for Improving Health and the Elizabeth Fries Health Education Award should be submitted as a three-page document by a nominator other than the candidate. Self-nominations are not permitted by the IRS. Please send a short paragraph (no more than 250 words) via email as a letter of intent to nominate to drobelotto@cdcfoundation.org by February 15, 2020, if you are planning to submit a nomination. Submissions must be received by the CDC Foundation no later than May 7, 2020.

First Page – Summary:

  • Title: Nomination of [Individual] for the [Fries Prize for Improving Health or Elizabeth Fries Health Education Award].
  • Nominee: Name, title, address, telephone number, fax number, and email address.
  • Nominator: Name, title, address, telephone number, fax number, and email address.
  • A clear and concise synopsis describing the individual's contribution, including its importance, impact, and the exact role of the nominee. The opening paragraph should, in 25 words or less, provide a quotable summary of the achievements of the individual.
  • Not to exceed one page.

Second Page – Description:

  • A concise description of the specific area which the accomplishment addresses, including a discussion of the development of the accomplishment, degree of innovation, impact on the public, originality, as well as the role of the nominee. Not to exceed one page.

Third Page – Documentation:

  • A summary of documentation to support the significance, value, originality, and impact of the nominee's contribution.

This information may be presented in any format, including additional description, references, and citation upon the importance of the contribution and its suitability for the prize. Not to exceed one page.

Supporting Materials:

  • Two letters of support, in addition to the nominator’s, not to exceed one page each. At least one support letter should not be an institutional colleague of the nominee.
  • Curriculum vitae (and bibliography if appropriate) of the nominee; please do not exceed one page for CV and one page for 10 selected seminal articles or other communications.
  • Additional supplementary materials are not requested and will not be considered.

Special Note:

The Fries Foundation Board and Fries Prize Jury would like to strongly discourage nominators from collaborating with nominees during the nomination process.

Where to Send the Nomination:

  • Nominations for the Fries Prize for Improving Health and the Elizabeth Fries Health Education Award should be sent electronically to Diana Robelotto at drobelotto@cdcfoundation.org. 

 

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