Velji/CUGH Awards for Global Health Excellence

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2020 Drs. Anvar and Pari Velji Awards for Global Health Excellence
The Velji Family Foundation annually celebrates global health education, research and service by honoring individuals and projects that demonstrate committed, creative approaches to serving underserved populations.
Awardees receive

  • Recognition at the 2020 CUGH Conference in Washington, DC
  • Waived Conference Registration
  • Recognition Plaque
  • USD $500 to support ongoing global health activities
The Young African Leader Award also receives
  • 3 nights at the conference hotel Washington Hilton Hotel
Award Categories

Velji Student Leader in Global Health
This award honors a trainee who has created a program/innovative product that is having a positive impact on the well-being of people in low-income settings or the environment.  Nominees must be a CUGH member, or affiliated with a CUGH member institution.

Velji Faculty Leader in Global Health Innovation *
 This award honors a faculty member who has implemented/developed an innovation that is having a positive impact on the well-being of people in low-income settings or the environment.  Nominees must be a CUGH member, or affiliated with a CUGH member institution.

Velji Global Health Award for Teaching Excellence

This award honors a faculty member who has been an outstanding teacher and who has had a particularly significant impact on the lives of those living in low resources settings. Nominees must be a CUGH member, or affiliated with a CUGH member institution.

Velji Young African Leader Award
This award honors an individual who will be: under 35 years of age on December 31, 2019, born in an African nation, and is currently attending/working in an institution in Africa. The winner has shown exceptional ability and commitment to improving the wellbeing of individuals in low income settings.  This award is open to all – CUGH membership is not required.
See to see if your nominee’s institution is a CUGH member. If they are then s/he is a CUGH member too.
Nomination Information
Nominations Deadline: October 31, 2019
Membership Requirements: CUGH membership is not required to submit a nomination. However, 3 of the 4 categories require the nominee to be a CUGH member, or affiliated with a CUGH Institutional Member. To see whether the nominee’s institutional affiliation is a CUGH Institutional Member, go to http://cugh.org/members. To inquire whether the nominee is an Individual Member, or to become an Individual Member email:  [email protected]
Email Nominations to: [email protected]
All requested information is required. Provide up to 3 pages in a single file (word doc or pdf file).
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a. Award Category

b. Nominee Information
i. Full Name

ii. Professional Title
(If student, provide student type and year. Ex. GS1† = Graduate School Student, 1st Year)
iii. Institutional Affiliation (If nominee is a CUGH member through a CUGH member institution, enter that Institution here.)
iii. CUGH Membership: State Nominee’s membership status (Individual Member, Institutional Member).
iv. Contact Information: 1) Email Address, and 2) Phone Number
v. Date of birth (if nominated for the Young African Award)
 

 c. Nominating Party Information | (Self-nominations accepted)
i. Full Name
ii. Professional Title
(If student, provide student type and year. Ex. GS1† = Graduate School Student, 1st Year)
iii. Institutional Affiliation

      iv. Contact Information: 1) Email Address, and 2) Phone Number

 

d. Nominations Statement | (500 words maximum)
Explain why the nominating party feels the nominee is deserving of the award; describing the candidate’s achievements as applicable to to the appropriate award.
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4. Nominee’s Curriculum Vitae | 2 pages maximum. 
If CV is longer than 2 pages, abbreviate to include relevant information only.
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* INNOVATION: Must have been implemented within the last 5 years.

† STUDENT / TRAINEE is defined as:

  • (GS) Graduate School Student
  • (MR) Medical Resident
  • (MS) Medical School Student
  • (PD) Post-Doctoral Researcher/Scholar
  • (UG) Undergraduate Student

  • STUDENT / TRAINEE cannot hold a faculty position

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