Person-in-Training Award

The Person-in-Training Award is given to a student of the Health Sciences section for the best student paper at the Society's Annual Scientific Meeting. The award is designed to encourage research and to foster interest among students in the Health Sciences section and to encourage participation in the Society's Annual Scientific Meeting.

In order to apply for this award, you must submit an abstract for the Society's Annual Scientific Meeting. Once the abstract has been accepted, a 1,500-word paper by the trainee (describing the research) must be submitted by the deadline below. The paper must be accompanied by a letter from the student's advisor verifying that the submitted work is the student's. The award is made on the basis of the paper.

Final Submission Deadline
July 31, 2019


  • Applicants must be a student member of the Health Sciences section.
  • Applicants must be enrolled in a doctoral program and can not have their doctoral degree.
  • Applicants’ abstracts must be accepted for the Annual Scientific Meeting.
    • Once accepted, applicants must submit a 1,500 word paper describing the research.
    • The paper must be accompanied by a letter from the student’s advisor, this letter must verify the work is the applicant’s.

Nature of Award
The recipient receives $500, a certificate, and is recognized at the Health Science Section Business Meeting and Award Presentation at  the 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting in Austin, TX.  

Self Nomination Process

In order to submit for this award, upload two copies of your paper (one blinded, one not), letter from your advisor, and abstract control ID using the online nominations portal by July 31. Your submission must be based on your accepted abstract.

Past Awardees
View here

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