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Deadline Extended for 2019 Top 10 Nominations

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Deadline Extended for Nominations: 2019 Top 10 Clinical Research Achievement Awards

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Clinical Research Forum has decided to extend the deadline for Top 10 nominations one week, to November 19, 2018.

The Top 10 Clinical Research Achievement Awards recognize outstanding achievements in clinical research from across the nation. The awards honor major advances in the biomedical field resulting from the nation’s investment in health and welfare.

Research studies eligible for nomination must be focused on human disease and/or human physiology. Projects must have been conducted at a U.S. institution and published in a peer-reviewed journal between November 1, 2017 and January 1, 2019. A letter or e-mail from a peer-reviewed journal confirming a publication date prior to January 1 is acceptable.

The nominations deadline is Monday, November 19, 2018 by 11:59pm ET.

The Top 10 Clinical Research Achievement Awards will take place Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Winners will also present at Translational Science 2019 in Washington D.C., March 5-9, 2019, and meet with members of Congress to discuss continued investment in clinical research.

Three of the studies will receive additional recognition and cash awards in addition to the honor of recognition as one of the Top 10 clinical research achievements for 2019.

·         Herbert Pardes Clinical Research Excellence Award - $7,500 is awarded to the one study that best exemplifies a high degree of innovation and creativity, advances science, and has an impact upon human disease.

·         The Distinguished Clinical Research Achievement Award - $5,000 is awarded to two studies that show creativity, innovation, or a novel approach that demonstrates an immediate impact on the health and well-being of patients.

See below for eligibility requirements and a short FAQ. For more information, and to submit a nomination, visit




·         Published in a peer-reviewed journal between November 1, 2017 – January 1, 2019

·         Performed at a U.S. institution

·         Team representative must attend CR Forum Top 10 Event (March 5, 2019) as well as the Translational Science Annual Meeting (March 6-9, 2019) in Washington, DC, to receive the award in person, participate in congressional visits, and present/share research findings.


Note:         Studies that involve more than one institution are eligible. Only one nomination letter is necessary. 


·         Studies utilizing human cells or tissues or human subjects only

·         Patient-oriented research

o   Mechanisms of human disease

o   Therapeutic interventions

o   Clinical trials

o   Development of new technologies

·         Epidemiological & behavioral studies

·         Outcomes & health services projects

·         Human physiology studies


Q:        What if my paper is being published before January 1, 2019, but after the nominations deadline?

A:         You can submit a letter or e-mail from the journal confirming the publication date, along with a PDF of the final paper, instead of the published paper.


Q:        Why is the deadline so early this year?

A:         The event is a month earlier, in March 2019 instead of April 2019. We expect the awards presentation to go back to April in 2020.


Q:        Is only the principal investigator eligible for nomination?

A:         No, it’s the team that is recognized. The name and contact information of the PI is required, if they are not the one being nominated as the team representative. 


Q:        If the study involves more than one institution, do letters need to be submitted from all of them?

A:         No, one letter of nomination is sufficient. 

Q:        Can only Clinical Research Forum member institutions submit a nomination?

A:         No, nominations from all U.S. based institutions are accepted.


Q:        What are the requirements for submitting a nomination?

A:         Visit the website to download a nominations checklist.