The American Society for Clinical Investigation Award Programs

Supporting and Encouraging Excellence at All Stages of the Physician-Scientist Career Path

The Medical Fellows Initiative brings young medical fellows to the Joint Meeting, where they present their work and participate in mentor workshops. The goal is for these medical follows, who have dedicated a year of their training to scientific research, to leave the meeting inspired and committed to the physician-scientist path.

The ASCI Council Young Physician-Scientist Awards recognize physician-scientists who are early in their first faculty appointment and have made notable achievements in their research. With these awards, the ASCI seeks to encourage and inspire these physician-scientists through their participation in the Joint Meeting.

The Donald Seldin~Holly Smith Award for Pioneering Research, initiated by the ASCI Council in 2014, connects the next generation of physician-scientist leaders with the legacies of two esteemed ASCI members, Drs. Donald W. Seldin and Lloyd H. “Holly” Smith Jr., whom we celebrate for both their scientific contributions and their dedicated mentorship of countless physician-scientists. The annual award, accompanied by an unrestricted $30,000 grant to advance academic efforts, honors an early-career physician-scientist who has demonstrated exceptional creativity and accomplishments in biomedical research. In addition, the recipient delivers a research talk at the Joint Meeting and receives mentoring from the members of the Award Selection and Advisory Committees.

The ASCI/Harrington Prize for Innovation in Medicine is a collaboration between the ASCI and the Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals Case Medical Center. The Prize, established with its first recipient in 2014, honors a physician-scientist who has moved science forward with achievements notable for innovation, creativity, and potential for clinical application. The Prize carries a $20,000 honorarium, a lectureship at the ASCI’s annual meeting, and publication of a personal essay in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.

The Stanley J. Korsmeyer Award recognizes the outstanding achievements of ASCI members in advancing knowledge in a specific field and in mentoring future generations of life science researchers. The recognition, which was first known as the ASCI Award, was renamed in 2006 in honor of Dr. Stanley J. Korsmeyer, a dedicated and accomplished physician-scientist and mentor who was the first recipient in 1998 and who passed away in 2005. The recipient of the annual Award is provided with a $20,000 honorarium and presents the Korsmeyer Lecture at the Society’s annual meeting.