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Call for Nominations: 2018 Top Ten Clinical Research Achievement Awards

Tuesday, October 24, 2017   (0 Comments)
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Call For Nominations: 2018 Top Ten Clinical Research Achievement Awards

WASHINGTON, D.C.--The Clinical Research Forum is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2018 Top Ten Clinical Research Achievement Awards.

The Top Ten Clinical Research Achievement Awards honors outstanding achievements in clinical research from across the nation. The competition seeks to identify major advances in the biomedical field resulting from the nation’s investment in health and welfare.

Research studies eligible for nomination must have been published in a peer-reviewed journal in 2017, and must have been performed at a U.S. institution. Eligible research includes:

  • Studies utilizing human cells or tissues, or human subjects
  • Patient-oriented research: mechanisms of human disease, therapeutic interventions, clinical trials, and the development of new technologies
  • Epidemiological and behavioral studies
  • Outcomes and health services projects
  • Human physiological studies

Three studies will be chosen for cash awards, which have been increased for 2018. The Herbert Pardes Clinical Research Excellence Award, with a cash prize of $7,500, is presented to the study that best shows a high degree of innovation and creativity, advances science, and has an impact upon human disease. Two additional studies that show creativity, innovation, or a novel approach that demonstrates an immediate impact on the health and well-being of patients will be recognized with the Distinguished Clinical Research Achievement Award and a $5,000 cash prize.

Each Top Ten team representative will receive a travel stipend to the annual Top Ten Clinical Research Achievement Awards on April 18, 2018 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. In addition, winning researchers will receive complimentary registration and present their work at the 2018 Translational Science meeting in Washington, D.C. They will also have the opportunity to meet with members of Congress and administration officials to discuss their work.

Nominations must be submitted by Friday, January 12, 2018 through the website at

 “Every year, the Clinical Research Forum invites nominations from our leading research institutions in order to recognize outstanding research accomplishments,” said E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, Chair of The Top Ten Clinical Research Achievement Awards. “We are very proud to bring attention to the incredible work that is being done by researchers all across the country to advance scientific knowledge and discover new treatments that help patients.”  


About the Top Ten Clinical Research Achievement Awards

Recognizing the need to celebrate our nation's clinical research accomplishments that involve both innovation and impact on human disease, the Clinical Research Forum conducts an annual competition to determine the ten outstanding research accomplishments in the United States. These major research advances represent a portion of the annual return on the nation's investment in the health and future welfare of its citizens. 

About the Clinical Research Forum

The mission of the Clinical Research Forum is to provide leadership to the national and clinical translational research enterprise and promote understanding and support for clinical research and its impact on health and healthcare. For more information, visit