The Award Committee is soliciting nominations for the Rick Heffernan Award for "sustained and outstanding contributions to the knowledge and practice of biosurveillance." This annual award was established to honor Rick Heffernan, an early leader in the field of biosurveillance, and founding member and constant supporter of ISDS, who passed away in February 2013.
The award for 2013 will be presented at the ISDS Conference in New Orleans, December 11-13th, 2013.
Any current or former ISDS member may be nominated by a colleague (no self-nominations please). Nominations should be prepared containing the following:
- A cover letter from the primary nominator up to one page in length, that describes the major contributions of the nominee to the practice of biosurveillance and her/his impact on the field.
- A brief curriculum vitae or biographical sketch of the nominee (up to three pages).
- Optional: Up to two letters, of a maximum of two pages in length each, supporting the nomination, from others familiar with the contributions of the nominee. The support letters should describe in specific terms how the nominee has made sustained and outstanding contributions to the knowledge and practice of biosurveillance.
If you have any questions or concerns, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more about the 2013 ISDS Conference.