Recognizing the importance of teamwork in all facets of academic medicine, nominations for individuals and teams will be accepted for the Pillar Awards.  While team nomination for particular awards (e.g. Clinical Teacher) are unlikely nominators should identify the role and impact of all individuals on the team in making team nominations.

Senior Faculty Mentor Award
Awarded to BWH senior faculty mentor for effective mentoring of BWH faculty.

Eligibility: Associate or full Professor at HMS with primary hospital appointment at BWHC

Nomination: At least one (that may include composite comments from multiple mentees) and no more than 5, letters from mentees.  Letter from junior faculty mentees are particularly encouraged.  A letter from the Department Chair or Division Chief.

Junior Faculty Mentor Award
Awarded to BWH junior faculty for contributions to mentoring medical students, residents clinical or research fellows and/or junior faculty.

Eligibility: Instructor of Assistant Professor at HMS with primary hospital appointment at BWHC

Nomination: At least one (that may include composite comments from multiple mentees) and no more than 5, letters from mentees.  Letters from students, residents, fellows, and/or junior faculty mentees are particularly encouraged.  A letter from the Department Chair or Division Chief.

Clinical Teacher Award
Awarded to the best clinical teacher for medical students, residents or fellows.

Eligibility: Faculty at HMS with primary hospital appointment at BWHC

Nomination: At least one (that may include composite comments from multiple sources) and no more than 5, letters from students/residents/fellows.  A letter from the Department Chair or Division Chief.

Educational Program Leadership Award
Awarded for outstanding educational (clerkship, residency or fellowship) program leadership.

Eligibility: Faculty at HMS, Residency or Fellowship Program Director with primary hospital appointment at BWHC

Nomination: At least one (that may include composite comments from multiple sources) and no more than 5, letters from students/residents/fellows and/or faculty.  A letter from the Department Chair or Division Chief.

Educational Research Award
Proposal: Awarded to a faculty member for outstanding contributions to education research and training.

Eligibility: Faculty at HMS with primary hospital appointment at BWHC

Nomination: At least one (that may include composite comments from multiple sources) and no more than 5, letters from students/residents/fellows and/or faculty.  A letter from the Department Chair or Division Chief.

Research Collaboration Award
Awarded to an investigator who has demonstrated outstanding responsiveness to colleagues, particularly as it related to interdepartmental collaboration and overall “citizenship” in scientific activities.

Eligibility: Faculty at HMS with primary hospital appointment at BWHC

Nomination: At least one (that may include composite comments from multiple sources) and no more than 5, letters from students/residents/fellows and/or faculty collaborators.  A letter from the Department Chair or Division Chief.

Research Community Service Award
Awarded to an investigator who performs notable research activities outside of their routine responsibilities at BWH, conducting research for under-served populations either in the local community of on a national of international basis.

Eligibility: Faculty at HMS with primary hospital appointment at BWHC

Nomination: At least one (that may include composite comments from multiple sources) and no more than 5, letters from students/trainees/faculty/administrators and/or community members.  A letter from the Department Chair or Division Chief.

Research Innovation Award
Awarded to an investigator who improves the quality of research innovation by developing and/or promoting innovative practices and collaboration.

Eligibility: Faculty at HMS with primary hospital appointment at BWHC

Nomination: At least one (that may include composite comments from multiple sources) and no more than 5, letters from students/residents/fellows and/or faculty.  A letter from the Department Chair or Division Chief.

Research Leadership Award
Awarded to investigators who have demonstrated outstanding research leadership of new or existing programs.

Eligibility: Faculty at HMS with primary hospital appointment at BWHC

Nomination: At least one (that may include composite comments from multiple sources) and no more than 5, letters from students/residents/fellows and/or faculty.  A letter from the Department Chair or Division Chief.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow Leadership Award
Awarded to Postdoctoral Research Fellows who demonstrate leadership and mentorship, and whose contribution to his or her BWH lab, institution or community promotes teamwork, collaboration, collegiality and efficiency.

Eligibility: Research Fellow at HMS with primary appointment at BWHC

Nomination: At least one (that may include composite comments from multiple sources) and no more than 5, letters from students/fellows and/or faculty.  A letter from the Department Chair or Division Chief or Principal Investigator.

Community Service Award
Awarded to a faculty member for outstanding contributions in serving the local, national or international community.

Eligibility: Faculty at HMS with primary hospital appointment at BWHC

Nomination: At least one (that may include composite comments from multiple sources) and no more than 5, letters from students/trainees/faculty/administrators and/or community members. A letter from the Department Chair or Division Chief.

Diversity and Inclusion Service Award
Awarded to a faculty member for significant achievements in moving BWH toward being a diverse and inclusive community

Eligibility: Faculty at HMS with primary appointment at BWH

Nomination: At least one (that may include composite comments from multiple sources) and no more than 5, letters from students/trainees/faculty/administrators and/or community members. A letter from the Department Chair or Division Chief.

Contribution to Faculty Development and Diversity Award
Awarded to a member of the BWH Community for outstanding contributions to advancing faculty development and diversity at BWH.

Eligibility: BWH or BWPO employees (non-faculty members are eligible for this award) who have made significant achievements in supporting the development and diversity of BWH faculty and trainees.

Nomination: At least one (that may include composite comments from multiple sources) and no more than 5, letters from students/trainees/faculty/administrators and/or community members. A letter from the Department Chair or Division Chief or Vice President.