Top Ten Clinical Research Achievement Awards
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The Clinical Research Forum’s Top Ten Clinical Research Achievement Awards honor outstanding accomplishments in clinical research. This annual national competition seeks to identify major advances resulting from the nation’s investment in research to benefit the health and welfare of its citizens. Winners are recognized at the Clinical Research Forum Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.  



The United States makes a substantial annual investment in biomedical research with the hope that these funds will ultimately improve our nation’s health. However, due to the increasing complexity, cost and difficulties of human research, translating basic advances into improved clinical care has become increasingly problematic. Recognizing both the growing nature of this problem and the need to celebrate our nation’s accomplishments that involve both innovation and impact upon human disease, the Clinical Research Forum conducts a national competition to determine ten outstanding Clinical Research Accomplishments in the United States annually. 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.

Selection criteria used to determine the award winners includes:

  • Degree of innovation and creativity involved and its advancement of the science in a specific area
  • Contribution to the understanding of human disease and/or human physiology
  • Potential impact upon the diagnosis, prevention, and/or treatment or increased understanding of the disease state

Nominations open annually in September, and close in November.

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