The PIDS Education and Research Foundation has established an award in memory of Dr. Caroline B. Hall.  This award celebrates her contributions to the field of pediatric infectious diseases through teaching and clinical research.  Her research on respiratory viruses changed the way the world perceived these common pediatric infections, and her seminal studies of RSV and later HHV6 were truly groundbreaking.  With a facility of language and a pleasure in writing, Dr. Hall shared her results and thoughts in many published studies spanning over 40 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 yearly by the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society to a first-authored faculty member of a paper that best illustrates Dr. Caroline B. Hall's innovation through clinical teaching and research.  Final selection of the recipient will be made by the Board of Directors and announced at the PIDS Member Reception during IDWeek. 

Award applications may be submitted directly by the applicant of by an individual sponsoring the applicant.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must be a member of PIDS.

  • The Clinically Innovative Research Award is for mid-level faculty within 15 years from finishing fellowship training (dates of training must be given).

  • To be eligible, 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 within the 12 months prior to and including the application date deadline.

  • Selection of the winning applicant will be based upon:
    1. Creativity, originality, and innovation of the work describe
    2. Significance of the work’s contribution to the field of pediatric infectious diseases 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 Member Reception during IDWeek.

  • The application must be supported by the following documents:
    • Completed application form
    • One page description on why the manuscript is clinically innovative research
    • Applican't NIH Biosketch (up to 4 pages)
    • The manuscript in which the research work is fully described. This could be in the form of preprints or reprints of manuscripts representing the fundamental research of the applicant.
  • The application may be submitted directly by the applicant or by an individual sponsoring the applicant.

Click here to fill out the Award Application

Applicant's package should be sent electronically to:

PIDS Headquarters
Attn: Nominations and Awards Committee
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