AST Achievement Awards

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

Applications for the 2021 AST Achievement Awards will open in November.

Award recipients are recognized annually at the AST Awards Ceremony during the American Transplant Congress.

Eligibility criteria for each category is available below.

 

Past Recipients

View past AST Achievement Award recipients.


AST Transplant Advocacy Award

The Transplant Advocacy award recognizes an individual's contribution and advocacy to one or more of the following areas:

  • Transplant Recipient Quality of Life
  • Organ Donation
  • Transplant Education
  • Recipient and Donor Rights
  • Transplant Research Funding
Eligibility Criteria:
  1. Nominee must be a transplant recipient, candidate, live donor, donor family and/or community advocate who has championed a transplant donation cause.
  2. Nominators may be AST members or the transplant community at large.
  3. AST members are not eligible to receive this award.

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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 or apply for membership by the submission deadline with the expectation that membership will be active before the award review occurs. You can apply for membership here.
  5. An individual cannot receive the Senior Achievement Award within five years of receiving a previous AST award.

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AST Mentoring Award

The AST Mentoring Award recognizes 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 or apply for membership by the submission deadline with the expectation that membership will be active before the award review occurs. You can apply for membership here.

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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 or apply for membership by the submission deadlinewith the expectation that membership will be active before the award review occurs. You can apply for membership here.
  5. An individual cannot receive the AST Clinician of Distinction Award within five years receiving a previous AST award.

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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 or apply for membership by the submission deadlinewith the expectation that membership will be active before the award review occurs. You can apply for membership here.
  5. An individual cannot receive the Basic Science Established Investigator Award within five years of receiving a previous AST award.

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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 or apply for membership by the submission deadlinewith the expectation that membership will be active before the award review occurs. You can apply for membership here.
  5. An individual cannot receive the Clinical Science Established Investigator Award within five years of having been the recipient of a previous AST award.

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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 or apply for membership by the submission deadlinewith the expectation that membership will be active before the award review occurs. You can apply for membership here.
  6. An individual cannot receive the Basic Science Investigator Award within five years of receiving a previous AST award.

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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 or apply for membership by the submission deadlinewith the expectation that membership will be active before the award review occurs. You can apply for membership here.
  6. An individual cannot receive the Clinical Science Investigator Award within five years of receiving a previous AST award.

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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 or apply for membership by the submission deadlinewith the expectation that membership will be active before the award review occurs. You can apply for membership here.
  5. An individual cannot receive the Basic Science Career Development Award within five years of receiving a previous AST award.

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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 or apply for membership by the submission deadlinewith the expectation that membership will be active before the award review occurs. You can apply for membership here.
  5. An individual cannot receive the Clinical Science Career Development Award within five years of receiving a previous AST award.

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