The PIDS Foundation offers an award in memory of Dr. Caroline B. Hall to celebrate her contributions to the field of pediatric infectious diseases through innovative clinical research. With a facility for language and a love of writing, Dr. Hall shared her research results and perspectives in many highly regarded published papers spanning forty years. Through these studies, she set the standard for clinical and translational research of pediatric infectious diseases, and will evermore serve as an inspiration to pediatricians and researchers across the globe.

The award will be presented annually by the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society to a junior investigator who is the first author of a paper that best illustrates Dr. Caroline B. Hall’s innovative approach to clinical research. Final selection of the award’s recipient will be made by the Board of Directors and announced at the PIDS Reception during IDWeek.

Applications for the award may be submitted by the applicant or by an individual sponsoring the applicant.

Eligibility Requirements

  • The applicant must be a member of PIDS
  • The applicant must be within 15 years of finishing fellowship training in pediatric infectious diseases.
  • The applicant must be the first author of a manuscript involving pediatric clinical research published in a peer-reviewed journal. The manuscript must be published or in press withing the 12 months prior to and including the date of the application deadline

Selection Criteria

  • Creativity, originality, and innovation of the paper
  • Significance of the research’s contribution to the field of pediatric infectious disease in the spirit of Caroline B. Hall.
  • The award will usually be made to one individual. Final selection of the recipient will be made by the Board of Directors and announced at the PIDS Reception during IDWeek.

Application Process
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  • The application must be supported by the following documents:
    • Completed application form 
    • One page description of why the manuscript represents clinically innovative research
    • Applican't NIH Biosketch (up to 4 pages)
      https://grants.nih.gov/grants/forms/biosketch.htm 
    • The manuscript in which the research work is presented. It may be a reprint of the published article or a preprint of an article in press accompanied by notification from the journal of its acceptance.
  • The application may be submitted by the applicant or by an individual sponsoring the applicant.
  • Deadline of the application is May 1, 2019.
  • Applicant's package should be sent electronically to:
    PIDS Headquarters
    Attn: Nominations and Awards Committee
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