About AST

AST Achievement Awards

Nominations for 2017 AST Achievement Awards are now closed.  

The AST sponsors a variety of Achievement Awards according to faculty rank in recognition of the AST member's achievements and contributions to the field of transplantation. The AST encourages members to nominate deserving candidates for consideration.

1.  The award submission site automatically closes after the deadline; no nominations or supplementary documents will be accepted after this time.

2.  Letters of recommendation with original signatures on institutional letterhead must be uploaded to the online application.

3.  Both nominators and nominees must be members of the AST. If the nominee or nominator are not members, he/she must submit a completed membership application        prior to the submission deadline. It is expected that membership will be active before the nominee is selected for an achievement award.

  • EXCEPTION: nominees for the Transplant Advocacy Awards must NOT be members.

4.  Individuals who have received a previous AST Achievement Award within the past five years are not eligible to be nominated.

  • This does not apply to the Mentoring Award.

Review Process:

The AST Board of Directors will review the nominations received by the submission deadline and will make final selections for award recipients. Nominees and nominators will be notified of the outcome in March 2017. Award recipients will be recognized at the AST Awards Ceremony during the 2017 American Transplant Congress. Recipients are expected to attend the 2017 ATC; registration is NOT included as part of the AST award.

You may review the specific award details and application requirements by clicking on a category below.

View a list of past AST Achievement Award recipients


AST Senior Achievement Award in Clinical Transplantation

The Senior Achievement Award in Clinical Transplantation recognizes outstanding contributions to clinical transplantation over the course of a clinical career. Special consideration will be given to individuals whose careers have shaped the course of transplantation of solid organs.

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Nominee must have made significant contribution to the field of solid organ transplantation.
  2. Nominee must be recognized as an expert in his/her field.
  3. Nominee's service to the AST will be taken into consideration during the review process.
  4. Nominee and nominator must be active members of the AST by the submission deadline. If the nominee/nominator are not members, he/she must submit a completed membership application by the submission deadline (with expectation that membership will be active before the award review occurs). You can apply for membership here.
  5. No single individual can receive the Senior Achievement Award within five years of receiving a previous AST award.

Application requirements:

  1. Nomination Application (online)
  2. Nominee’s CV (uploaded to the application website)
  3. One (1) letter of recommendation written and submitted by the nominator; uploaded to the application website.

Application Process:

All information will be saved in a secure, password protected environment. At any time in the nomination process, the nominator/submitter will be able to save the nomination and return to the site to complete it at a later date, prior to the deadline.

A nominator must:

  • Create and complete the online nomination application
  • Upload the nominee's CV
  • Upload a letter of recommendation

The letter of recommendation with original/electronic signatures on institutional letterhead must be uploaded to the application site by the submission deadline.

IMPORTANT: No applications or supplementary documents will be accepted after the submission deadline.

Review Process:

The AST Board of Directors will review the nominations received by the submission deadline and will make final selections for award recipients. Nominees and nominators will be notified of the outcome in March 2017. Award recipients will be recognized at the AST Awards Ceremony during the 2017 American Transplant Congress. Recipients are expected to attend the 2017 ATC; registration is NOT included as part of the AST award.


AST Mentoring Award

The AST Mentoring Award is intended to recognize outstanding mentors in the field of transplantation. Special consideration will be given to individuals whose dedicated leadership and contribution have shaped the career path(s) of individuals who trained under their guidance.

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Nominee must have made significant contributions over the course of his/her career in mentoring individuals in the field of solid organ transplantation.
  2. Nominee must be recognized as an expert in his/her field.
  3. Nominee's service to the AST will be taken into consideration during the review process.
  4. Nominee must be at an Associate Professor or Professor Level.
  5. Nominee and nominator must be active members of the AST by the awards submission deadline. If the nominee/nominator are not members, he/she must submit a completed membership application by the awards submission deadline (with expectation that membership will be active before the award review occurs). You can apply for membership here.

Application requirements:

  1. Nomination application (online)
  2. Nominee’s CV: this document must identify mentoring accomplishments and include a list of mentees and where they are now located
  3. One (1) letter of recommendation from the nominator and three (3) letters of support from mentees must be uploaded to the application site

Application Process:

All information will be saved in a secure, password protected environment. At any time in the nomination process, the nominator/submitter will be able to save the nomination and return to the site to complete it at a later date, prior to the deadline.

A nominator must:

  • Create and complete the online nomination application
  • Upload the nominee's CV (with list of mentees included)
  • Upload the letters of recommendation and support

The letters of recommendation/support, with original/electronic signatures on institutional letterhead must be uploaded to the application site by the submission deadline.

IMPORTANT: No applications or supplementary documents will be accepted after the submission deadline.

Review Process:

The AST Board of Directors will review the nominations received by the submission deadline and will make final selections for award recipients. Nominees and nominators will be notified of the outcome in March 2017. Award recipients will be recognized at the AST Awards Ceremony during the 2017 American Transplant Congress. Recipients are expected to attend the 2017 ATC; registration is NOT included as part of the AST award.


AST Clinician of Distinction Award (Non-Physician Award)

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Nominee must be a distinguished non-physician clinician or administrator who is considered an expert in his/her field, whose career is dedicated to transplant, and who is recognized for outstanding contributions to clinical transplantation.
  2. Clinicians eligible include those with a profession within healthcare: Nurses, Transplant Coordinators, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Social Workers, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Psychologists, Administrators, Pharmacists, or Dietitians.
  3. Nominee's service to the AST will be taken into consideration during the review process.
  4. Nominee and nominator must be active members of the AST by the submission deadline. If the nominee/nominator are not members, he/she must submit a completed membership application by the submission deadline (with expectation that membership will be active before the award review occurs). You can apply for membership here.
  5. No single individual can receive the AST Clinician of Distinction Award within five years receiving a previous AST award.

Application requirements:

  1. Nomination application (online)
  2. Nominee’s CV (uploaded to the application website)
  3. One (1) letter of recommendation, written and submitted by the nominator (uploaded to the application site)

Application Process:

All information will be saved in a secure, password protected environment. At any time in the nomination process, the nominator/submitter will be able to save the nomination and return to the site to complete it at a later date, prior to the deadline.

 

A nominator must:

  • Create and complete a nomination application
  • Upload the nominee's CV
  • Upload a letter of recommendation

The letter of recommendation with original/electronic signatures on institutional letterhead must be uploaded to the application site by the submission deadline.

IMPORTANT: No applications or supplementary documents will be accepted after the submission deadline.

Review Process:

The AST Board of Directors will review the nominations received by the submission deadline and will make final selections for award recipients. Nominees and nominators will be notified of the outcome in March 2017. Award recipients will be recognized at the AST Awards Ceremony during the 2017 American Transplant Congress. Recipients are expected to attend the 2017 ATC; registration is NOT included as part of the AST award.


AST Transplant Advocacy Award (Patient, Donor or Community Advocate Award)

This award is a non-traditional award for a unique transplant/organ donor awareness project.

In an effort to broaden the awareness of the AST and its efforts to partner with the community, there is the option for the Board of Directors to recognize a non AST member (individual, organization or group) contribution to organ donation and transplantation. Any AST Community of Practice, Committee, Advisory Council, or Board member may nominate a deserving candidate for the Transplant Advocacy Award. The Board of Directors will determine the recipient of the award. The goal of the award is to:

  • Acknowledge non-transplant professionals who have improved the care of patients and/or organ donors
  • Increase the visibility of the AST to the community at large
  • Acknowledge diversity and creativity to improve the transplant field
  • Recognize efforts of non-members
  • Promote AST and organ donation awareness through the publicity of acknowledging the contributions of the awardees

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Nominee must be a transplant patient, live donor, donor family and/or community advocate who has championed a transplant donation cause such as:
    • To improve the quality of life of transplant recipients
    • To promote organ and tissue donation initiatives
    • Educate the public regarding donation
    • Advocate for patient and donor rights
  2. Nominee is recognized for outstanding contributions to donation and transplantation
  3. The nominee must NOT be an AST member

Application requirements:

  1. Nomination application (online)
  2. Nominee's Bio or Resume
  3. One (1) letter of recommendation, written and submitted by the nominator. The letter must be uploaded to the application site.

Application Process:

All information will be saved in a secure, password protected environment. At any time in the nomination process, the nominator/submitter will be able to save the nomination and return to the site to complete it at a later date, prior to the deadline.

 

A nominator must:

  • Create and complete a nomination application
  • Upload nominee's bio or resume to the application website
  • Upload a letter of recommendation

The letter of recommendation with original/electronic signatures on institutional letterhead must be uploaded to the application site by the submission deadline.

IMPORTANT: No applications or supplementary documents will be accepted after the submission deadline.

Review Process:

The AST Board of Directors will review the nominations received by the submission deadline and will make final selections for award recipients. Nominees and nominators will be notified of the outcome in March 2017. Award recipients will be recognized at the AST Awards Ceremony during the 2017 American Transplant Congress. Recipients are expected to attend the 2017 ATC and must register for the congress; registration is NOT included as part of the AST award.


AST Basic Science Established Investigator Award

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Nominee must be a senior basic scientist in the field of transplantation at the Professor level.
  2. Nominee must have made significant contributions and be recognized as an expert in his/her field.
  3. Nominee's service to the AST will be taken into consideration during the review process.
  4. Nominee and nominator must be active members of the AST by the submission deadline. If the nominee/nominator are not members, he/she must submit a completed membership application prior to the submission deadline (with expectation that membership will be active before the award review occurs). You can apply for membership here.
  5. No single individual can receive the Basic Science Established Investigator Award within five years of receiving a previous AST award.

Application requirements:

  1. Nomination application (online)
  2. Nominee’s CV
  3. One (1) letter of recommendation, written and submitted by the nominator. The letter must be uploaded to the application site.

Application Process:

All information will be saved in a secure, password protected environment. At any time in the nomination process, the nominator will be able to save the nomination and return to the site to complete it at a later date, prior to the deadline.

A nominator must:

  • Create and complete an online nomination application
  • Upload the nominee's CV
  • Upload a letter of recommendation

The letter of recommendation with original/electronic signatures on institutional letterhead must be uploaded to the application site by the submission deadline.

IMPORTANT: No applications or supplementary documents will be accepted after the submission deadline.

Review Process:

The AST Board of Directors will review the nominations received by the submission deadline and will make final selections for award recipients. Nominees and nominators will be notified of the outcome in March 2017. Award recipients will be recognized at the AST Awards Ceremony during the 2017 American Transplant Congress. Recipients are expected to attend the 2017 ATC; registration is NOT included as part of the AST award.


AST Clinical Science Established Investigator Award

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Nominee must be a senior clinical scientist in the field of transplantation at the Professor Level.
  2. Nominee must have made significant contributions and be recognized as an expert in his/her field.
  3. Nominee's service to the AST will be taken into consideration during the review process.
  4. Nominee and nominator must be active members of the AST by the submission deadline. If the nominee/nominator are not members, he/she must submit a completed membership application prior to the submission deadline (with expectation that membership will be active before the award review occurs). You can apply for membership here.
  5. No single individual can receive the Clinical Science Established Investigator Award within five years of having been the recipient of a previous AST award.

Application requirements:

  1. Nomination application (online)
  2. Nominee’s CV
  3. One (1) letter of recommendation, written and submitted by the nominator. The letter must be uploaded to the application site.

Application Process:

All information will be saved in a secure, password protected environment. At any time in the nomination process, the nominator will be able to save the nomination and return to the site to complete it at a later date, prior to the deadline.

A nominator must:

  • Create and complete an online nomination application
  • Upload the nominee's CV
  • Upload a letter of recommendation

The letter of recommendation with original/electronic signatures on institutional letterhead must be uploaded to the application site by the submission deadline.

IMPORTANT: No applications or supplementary documents will be accepted after the submission deadline.

Review Process:

The AST Board of Directors will review the nominations received by the submission deadline and will make final selections for award recipients. Nominees and nominators will be notified of the outcome in March 2017. Award recipients will be recognized at the AST Awards Ceremony during the 2017 American Transplant Congress. Recipients are expected to attend the 2017 ATC and must register for the congress; registration is NOT included as part of the AST award.


AST Basic Science Investigator Award

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Nominee must be a mid-career investigator at the Assistant Professor Level more than seven (7) years from initial appointment as Assistant Professor or at the Associate Professor Level.
  2. Nominee must have made substantial contributions to the field of transplantation medicine
  3. Nominee must show signs of a bright future ahead in transplantation; therefore, the award may be used as a device for career development.
  4. Nominee's service to the AST will be taken into consideration during the review process.
  5. Nominee and nominator must be active members of the AST by the submission deadline. If the nominee/nominator are not members, he/she must submit a completed membership application prior to the submission deadline (with expectation that membership will be active before the award review occurs). You can apply for membership here.
  6. No single individual can receive the Basic Science Investigator Award within five years of receiving a previous AST award.

Application requirements:

  1. Nomination application (online)
  2. Nominee’s CV
  3. Two (2) letters of recommendation submitted on behalf of a nominee. One out of the two letters of recommendation must be written by the nominator. Both letters must be uploaded to the application site.

Application Process:

All information will be saved in a secure, password protected environment. At any time in the nomination process, the nominator/submitter will be able to save the nomination and return to the site to complete it at a later date, prior to the deadline.

A nominator must:

  • Create and complete an online nomination application
  • Upload the nominee's CV
  • Upload the letters of recommendation 

The letters of recommendation with original/electronic signatures on institutional letterhead must be uploaded to the application site by the submission deadline.

IMPORTANT: No applications or supplementary documents will be accepted after the submission deadline.

Review Process:

The AST Board of Directors will review the nominations received by the submission deadline and will make final selections for award recipients. Nominees and nominators will be notified of the outcome in March 2017. Award recipients will be recognized at the AST Awards Ceremony during the 2017 American Transplant Congress. Recipients are expected to attend the 2017 ATC and must register for the congress; registration is NOT included as part of the AST award.


AST Clinical Science Investigator Award

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Nominee must be a mid-career investigator at the Assistant Professor Level more than seven (7) years from initial appointment as Assistant Professor or at the Associate Professor Level.
  2. Nominee must have made substantial contribution to the field of transplantation medicine.
  3. Nominee must show signs of a bright future ahead in transplantation; therefore, the award may be used as a device for career development.
  4. Nominee's service to the AST will be taken into consideration during the review process.
  5. Nominee and nominator must be active members of the AST by the submission deadline. If the nominee/nominator are not members, he/she must submit a completed membership application prior to the submission deadline (with expectation that membership will be active before the award review occurs). You can apply for membership here.
  6. No single individual can receive the Clinical Science Investigator Award within five years of receiving a previous AST award.

Application requirements:

  1. Nomination application (online)
  2. Nominee’s CV
  3. Two (2) letters of recommendation submitted on behalf of a nominee. One out of the two letters of recommendation must be written by the nominator. The letters must be uploaded to the application site.

Application Process:

All information will be saved in a secure, password protected environment. At any time in the nomination process, the nominator/submitter will be able to save the nomination and return to the site to complete it at a later date, prior to the deadline.

A nominator must:

  • Create and complete an online nomination application
  • Upload the nominee's CV
  • Upload the letters of recommendation 

The letters of recommendation with original/electronic signatures on institutional letterhead must be uploaded to the application site by the submission deadline.

IMPORTANT: No applications or supplementary documents will be accepted after the submission deadline.

Review Process:

The AST Board of Directors will review the nominations received by the submission deadline and will make final selections for award recipients. Nominees and nominators will be notified of the outcome in March 2017. Award recipients will be recognized at the AST Awards Ceremony during the 2017 American Transplant Congress. Recipients are expected to attend the 2017 ATC and must register for the congress; registration is NOT included as part of the AST award.


AST Basic Science Career Development Award

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Nominee must be an investigator at the Assistant Professor Level within the first seven (7) years of initial appointment as an Assistant Professor.
  2. Nominee must show contributions to the field of transplantation medicine since gaining independence and must show promise of continued contributions to the field; therefore, the award may be used as a mechanism for career development.
  3. Nominee's service to the AST will be taken into consideration during the review process.
  4. Nominee and nominator must be active members of the AST by the submission deadline. If the nominee/nominator are not members, he/she must submit a completed membership application prior to the submission deadline (with expectation that membership will be active before the award review occurs). You can apply for membership here.
  5. No single individual can receive the Basic Science Career Development Award within five years of receiving a previous AST award.

Application requirements:

  1. Nomination application (online)
  2. Nominee’s CV
  3. Two (2) letters of recommendation submitted on behalf of a nominee. One out of the two letters of recommendation must be written by the nominator. The letters must be uploaded to the application site.

Application Process:

All information will be saved in a secure, password protected environment. At any time in the nomination process, the nominator/submitter will be able to save the nomination and return to the site to complete it at a later date, prior to the deadline.

A nominator must:

  • Create and complete an online nomination application
  • Upload the nominee's CV
  • Upload the letters of recommendation

The letters of recommendation with original/electronic signatures on institutional letterhead must be uploaded to the application site by the submission deadline.

IMPORTANT: No applications or supplementary documents will be accepted after the submission deadline.

Review Process:

The AST Board of Directors will review the nominations received by the submission deadline and will make final selections for award recipients. Nominees and nominators will be notified of the outcome in March 2017. Award recipients will be recognized at the AST Awards Ceremony during the 2017 American Transplant Congress. Recipients are expected to attend the 2017 ATC and must register for the congress; registration is NOT included as part of the AST award.


AST Clinical Science Career Development Award

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Nominee must be an investigator at the Assistant Professor Level within the first seven (7) years of initial appointment as an Assistant Professor.
  2. Nominee must show contributions to the field of transplantation medicine since gaining independence and must show promise of continued contributions to the field; therefore, the award may be used as a mechanism for career development.
  3. Nominee's service to the AST will be taken into consideration during the review process.
  4. Nominee and nominator must be active members of the AST by the submission deadline. If the nominee/nominator are not members, he/she must submit a completed membership application prior to the submission deadline (with expectation that membership will be active before the award review occurs). You can apply for membership here.
  5. No single individual can receive the Clinical Science Career Development Award within five years of receiving a previous AST award.

Application requirements:

  1. Nomination application (online)
  2. Nominee’s CV
  3. Two (2) letters of recommendation submitted on behalf of a nominee. One out of the two letters of recommendation must be written by the nominator. The letters must be uploaded to the application site.

Application Process:

All information will be saved in a secure, password protected environment. At any time in the nomination process, the nominator/submitter will be able to save the nomination and return to the site to complete it at a later date, prior to the deadline.

A nominator must:

  • Create and complete an online nomination application
  • Upload the nominee's CV
  • Upload the letters of recommendation

The letters of recommendation with original/electronic signatures on institutional letterhead must be uploaded to the application site by the submission deadline.

IMPORTANT: No applications or supplementary documents will be accepted after the submission deadline.

Review Process:

The AST Board of Directors will review the nominations received by the submission deadline and will make final selections for award recipients. Nominees and nominators will be notified of the outcome in March 2017. Award recipients will be recognized at the AST Awards Ceremony during the 2017 American Transplant Congress. Recipients are expected to attend the 2017 ATC and must register for the congress; registration is NOT included as part of the AST award.