Awards and Competitions

One must attend all events to be eligible for any award.

Awards and Competitions

The Oslerian Award for Translational Research

To compete for this award, the applicant will write an original 1000-word essay describing the implications and potential importance of his/her research avenue or discovery for the betterment of human health. The successful essay should explicitly link results of the applicant's scientific inquiry with the humanistic ideals espoused by Osler and emulated to this day. All areas of research are eligible for this award, both clinical and basic science. Judging will be based both on the applicant's essay and submitted abstract. The award may include a plaque and/or cash prize.

Deadline will be April 1, 2020.

Formatting Guidelines:

  • 1000 word maximum
  • 12 point Times New Roman font, single-spaced
  • 1 inch margins
  • Included header with name and school

Oral Presentation

  • Presentation will be either 10 minutes or 30 minutes based on committee selection.
  • All presentations will be made using Microsoft PowerPoint.
  • Participants MUST limit their presentation to 10-12 or 30-32 minutes depending on the time alloted; the remaining time is for discussion.
  • Oral presentation will be judged on content, audiovisual aids, and the participant's ability to handle questions.
  • In competition for awards for oral presentations, the presentation slide and oral presentation of the topic at the Forum will be considered for judging.
  • Research presented may not have been published prior to abstract submission.

Biochemistry/Molecular Biology Award

This award is sponsored by The University of Texas Medical Branch Department of Human Biological Chemistry & Genetics and is presented to the participant having the best paper and oral presentation in the fields of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

Cardiology Award

This award is sponsored by The University of Texas Medical Branch Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology and is presented to the participant presenting the best cardiology research.

Edward S. Reynolds Investigative Pathology Memorial Award

This award is sponsored by The University of Texas Medical Branch Department of Pathology. The award is given for the best student research representing a scientific study pertinent to the basic mechanisms of disease or cell injury.

Internal Medicine Award

This award is given for the best paper in Internal Medicine. It is sponsored by The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Department of Internal Medicine.

Neuroscience and Cell Biology Award

This award was established by The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Galveston and is presented to the participant with the outstanding paper in neuroscience.

Infectious Disease and Immunology Award

These awards, established at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, are given for the best paper in the fields of infectious disease and immunology.

Medical Humanities Award

This award is sponsored by The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston Institute for the Medical Humanities.

Pediatric Award

This award is sponsored by The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston Department of Pediatrics.

Surgery Award

This award is sponsored by The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Department of Surgery, and is given to the participant having the best paper and presentation in the field of surgery.

Oncology Award

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston Cancer Center has allocated this award for the best paper in the field of oncology.

Dermatology Award

This award is sponsored by The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston Department of Dermatology.

Orthopedics Award

This award is sponsored by The University of Texas Medical Branch Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation. It is given to the participant with the best paper and presentation in the area of Orthopedics.

NSRF Overall Poster Awards

These poster presentations awards are given to those participants demonstrating overall excellence of research. Each of these awards may consist of a plaque and/or cash prize.

Best Overall Poster Presentation in the Area of Infection and Immunity Research

This award is sponsored by The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Institute for Infections and Immunity. The award may include a plaque and/or cash prize to the participant having the best poster presentation in the field of Infection and Immunity.

Sigma Xi Awards for Excellence in Research

The Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society presents awards for poster presentations demonstrating excellence in research. The award may include a plaque and/or cash prize presented by the local Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society.

UTMB Obstetrics and Gynecology Award

This award is sponsored by The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The award may include a plaque and/or cash prize given to the participant having the best poster presentation in the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

UTMB Anatomy and Neuroscience Award

This award is sponsored by The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience. The award may include a plaque and/or cash prize presented to the participant with the best poster in Anatomy and Neuroscience.

Dr. Bohdan R. Nechay Memorial Award

This award is sponsored by The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology. The award may include a plaque and/or cash prize presented to the participant with the best poster in the field of pharmacology.

UTMB Dermatology Poster Award

This award is sponsored by The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Department of Dermatology. The award may include a plaque and/or cash prize presented to the participant with the best poster presentation in the field of Dermatology.

UTMB Orthopedics Poster Award

This award is sponsored by The University of Texas Medical Branch Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation. It is given to the participant with the best poster presentation in the area of Orthopedics. The award may include a plaque and/or cash prize.

UTMB Clinical Research Education Poster Award

This award is sponsored by The University of Texas Medical Branch Clinical Research Education Office. The award may include a plaque and/or cash prize presented to the participant with the best poster presentations in Clinical Research.

Important Dates

  • Abstract Submission Open: February 1, 2020
  • Abstract Deadline: Midnight, March 1, 2020
  • Early Bird Registration Fee ($125): March 1, 2020
  • Oral Presentation Slide Submission Deadline: March 15, 2020
  • Registration Fee Deadline ($150): March 15, 2020
  • Osler Essay Contest Due: Midnight, April 1, 2020
  • NSRF Forum: Friday, April 24, 2020
  • Social Meet and Greet: 6-8pm, Thursday, April 23, 2020