Eligibility and Submission Requirements
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  • Published in a peer-reviewed journal in calendar year 2017
  • Performed at a U.S. institution
  • Team representative must attend CR Forum Top 10 Event (April 18, 2018) as well as the Translational Science Annual Meeting (April 19-21, 2018) in Washington, DC to:
    • Participate in congressional visits;
    • Present/share research findings;
    • Receive award in person.

    Studies that involve more than one institution may be submitted. Only one nomination letter from the person nominating the study is necessary. 


  • Studies utilizing human cells or tissues or human subjects only
  • Patient-oriented research
    • Mechanisms of human disease
    • Therapeutic interventions
    • Clinical trials
    • Development of new technologies
  • Epidemiological & behavioral studies
  • Outcomes & health services projects
  • Human physiology studies


  1. Completed nomination form
  2. Letter of nomination (1-page) from expert in the field of study or the dean/senior official at a host institution official describing the research accomplishment
  3. Three study summaries (300 words each)
    1. Study findings in non-scientific terms
    2. Specific biological innovation of the study
    3. Potential impact on patient care and/or how the findings contributed to improved understanding
  4. PDF of published article.

To continue to the nomination form for the 2018 CR Forum Top 10 Clinical Research Awards, please click here.