Busse Research Award

Duke University
Trent Semans Center, Durham, North Carolina
September 25, 2015

Call for Nominations

On the occasion of the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Duke Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, there will be a special presentation of the Busse Research Awards at Duke University, Durham, NC on September 25, 2015. In recognition of significant contributions to aging research, one award will be to a scientist from the social/behavioral sciences, the other, a scientist from the biomedical sciences. These awards are supported from an endowment in honor of Ewald W. Busse, M.D., founding director of the Duke Aging Center. This endowment is administered by the Duke University Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development.

The purpose of these awards, usually presented at the quadrennial meeting of the World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, is to recognize the achievements of late junior or mid-career scientists and to encourage their continued contributions to aging research. For the purpose of these special awards eligibility is limited to investigators in the North American region of IAGG (US and Canada). Awardees will receive certificates and an award of $6,000. Awardees must be present at the celebration to receive their awards and present a lecture based on their research. In addition to the prize, recipients will receive up to $3,000 each for travel/living expenses to Duke.

Candidates for these awards must be nominated and two seconders are recommended. Nominations must be written in English and completed in accordance with the following instructions: 

  1. COMPLETION OF APPLICATION FORM, AVAILABLE AT: www.geri.duke.edu
  2. A STATEMENT OF NOT MORE THAN 1,000 WORDS THAT SUMMARIZES THE CANDIDATE’S RESEARCH;
  3. CANDIDATE’S CURRICULUM VITAE;
  4. REPRINTS OF 3-5 IMPORTANT SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS BY THE CANDIDATE.

Please mail six copies of all items to meet receipt deadline of June 30, 2015 to: 

Harvey Jay Cohen, M.D., Jury Chair
Busse Research Awards
Center for Aging, Box 3003
Rm. 3502, Blue Zone, Trent Drive
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC 27710, USA
Telephone: (919) 660-7502 

E-Mailed Applications Will Not Be Accepted.

Processing dates of the nominations and selection of awardees are as follows:

  • June 30, 2015: Deadline for receipt of nominations
  • August 15, 2015: Notification of Awardees
  • September 25, 2015: Presentation of Awards

For further information contact:
Jamazina Smith
TEL: (919) 660-7502
FAX: (919) 684-8569
Electronic Mail: jamazina.smith@duke.edu 

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