Best Paper in Child Health Policy: Application

Susan B. Meister Award for Best Paper in Child Health Policy

The Susan B. Meister Award for Best Paper in Child Health Policy recognizes an outstanding scientific paper in child health policy in the past year.  Awardees will be honored at The Susan B. Meister Lecture in Child Health Policy with a plaque of acknowledgement including a $1000 honorarium in support of their research.

Eligibility
Submissions must be made by a current University of Michigan graduate student or post-doctoral fellow who has published a significant paper in the past year.  Doctoral dissertations as well as peer-reviewed publications or reports that are published, in press, or under review are eligible.

Source of Nominations
Self-nominations are encouraged and welcomed. We anticipate that many submissions will be self-nominated. Faculty mentors are encouraged to nominate their students or trainees.

Selection Process
Papers will be evaluated for the contribution of novel methods or expanding knowledge about a significant clinical or public health issue. The quality of research and significance of the policy implications of results will also be considered.

Nomination Timeline
Nominations should be submitted via email to Veronica Williams at hwk@med.umich.edu.

  • January 15, 2023: Call for nominations opens
  • March 1, 2023: Submissions due
  • March 30, 2023: Award will be presented at the 15th Annual Susan B. Meister Lecture

Submission packet should include:

1.     Summary of Paper: Provide a half page concise summary description of the submission including:

  • Contribution of novel methods or expanding knowledge of a significant clinical or public health issue
  • Quality of research
  • Significance of policy implications of results

2.     Paper or extended abstract (2-3 pages) in lieu of a dissertation:

  • For dissertations that reflect a 3-paper option, please submit the paper that is most relevant for this award,
  • For monograph-style dissertations, please submit an extended abstract with the following sections: Introduction, Methods, Results, Conclusions.  Please also provide a copy of the full dissertation for review,
  • For stand-alone papers that are published, in press, or under review, please submit the complete paper.

3.     Curriculum Vitae

Address any questions to Veronica Williams. Applications for 2023 are now being accepted.