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Purpose

The Holland Award is to honor an APOS or community member who has made an outstanding contribution (practice, education, research, and leadership) to the field of psychosocial oncology.

 

Eligibility

To nominate an APOS or community member for this award please submit the following through the online nomination portal:

  • a curriculum vitae (or resume) of the nominee;
  • a letter of nomination that specifically states why the nominee is deserving of the award by providing evidence for how the individual has contributed to the enhancement of psychosocial oncology;
  • three letters of reference.

Deadline

Please nominate an APOS or community member by submitting the above eligibility requirements through the online nomination portal. Award nominations are due by September 28, 2019.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Purpose

The Ruth McCorkle Research Mentorship Award is to honor an APOS or community member who has demonstrated a longstanding commitment to making a significant positive impact on their mentees’ education and career, nurturing intellectual growth, career development, professional guidance, and positive role modeling in the field of psychosocial oncology.

 

Eligibility

To nominate an APOS or community member for this award you will need to submit the following through the online nomination portal:

  • A curriculum vitae (or resume) of the nominee
  • A letter of nomination that specifically states why the nominee is deserving of the award by providing evidence for how the individual has contributed to the enhancement of psychosocial oncology through research mentorship
  • Three letters of reference

Deadline

Please nominate an APOS or community member by submitting the above eligibility requirements through the online nomination portal. Award nominations are due by September 28, 2019.

 

 

 

 

 


Purpose

The late Dr. Jimmie Holland was passionate about expanding the growth of psychosocial oncology in African nations. The APOS African Travel Award is to support a psychosocial oncology professional immersed in cancer care within one of the 54 countries, nine territories or two independent states of Africa. The award will provide membership, mentoring and travel to the APOS Annual Conference for continuing education and professional networking

Eligibility

The American Psychosocial Oncology Society (APOS), through the Dr. Jimmie Holland Fund, endorses the African Travel Fund Award initiative to expand the reach of psychosocial oncology training programs globally, especially to those who live in low resourced countries in Africa. Eligible candidates must be working in a cancer center or cancer-focused community organization. This is a one-time award and requires that the Awardee demonstrate the ability to share key learnings from the conference upon return to his/her home country.

 This award provides the awardee with the following:

 Travel and registration for attendance to the APOS Annual Conference- This includes conference registration, roundtrip airfare, hotel stay, a spending stipend for meals, ground transportation and incidentals.

APOS Membership: A one-year membership to APOS.

Educational activities – Access to the Pre-Conference Education day at the APOS Annual Conference and one-year of free access to APOS webinars.

Mentoring Program – The awardee can opt to participate in the year-round APOS Mentoring Program should they desire, and if it is relevant to them. The mentor and awardee will have an opportunity to establish contact prior to the meeting and communicate throughout the year.

To nominate an individual for this award, please submit  the following through the online nomination nomination portal:

  • Proposal/Letter of Request: The proposal should contain the candidates Personal Statement, a narrative of Financial Need and what they hope to gain and how they will share/implement their learnings upon their return home (limit of 500-750 words).
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of Support

Deadline

Please nominate yourself or an individual by submitting the above eligibility requirements through the online nomination portal. THIS AWARD DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 20, 2019! 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Purpose

The Distinguished Public Service Award is presented to a leader in recognition of outstanding contributions to the field of psychosocial oncology.

 

 

Eligibility

Nominees must demonstrate outstanding contributions to the field of Psychosocial Oncology at the national level. Additionally, the APOS Board of Directors shall consider to what degree the nominee assists APOS in fulfilling its aims to accomplish the following:

  • Promote the highest professional standards of psychosocial oncology
  • Study, research, and exchange information, experiences, and ideas leading to improved psychosocial oncology
  • Encourage clinicians to specialize in the practice of psychosocial oncology
  • Foster the professional development of psychosocial clinicians, individually or collectively
  • Increase consumer awareness of the importance of psychosocial oncology

To nominate an APOS or community member for this award, please submit  the following through the online nomination nomination portal:

  • The nominee’s curriculum vitae (or resume)
  • A letter of nomination specifically stating why the nominee is deserving of the award by providing evidence of how the individual has contributed to providing outstanding service to the public related to the field of psychosocial oncology.

Deadline

Please nominate an APOS or community member by submitting the above eligibility requirements through the online nomination portal. Award nominations are due by September 28, 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Purpose

The Outstanding Clinical Care Award in Psychosocial Oncology is presented to a clinician in recognition of outstanding clinical contributions to the field of psychosocial oncology.

 

Eligibility

Nominees must demonstrate outstanding clinical contributions to the field of psychosocial oncology. Additionally, candidates must be licensed and actively practicing in the field of psychosocial oncology for a minimum of five years.

To nominate an APOS or community member for this award please submit the following through the online nomination portal:

  • The nominee’s curriculum vitae (or resume
  • Two letters of nomination, from both a professional and a client, that specifically state why the nominee is deserving of the award by providing evidence for how the individual has contributed to the enhancement of psychosocial oncology care.

Deadline

Please nominate an APOS or community member by submitting the above eligibility requirements through the online nomination portal. Award nominations are due by September 28, 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Purpose

The New Investigator Award is presented for outstanding research contributions in psychosocial oncology.

 

 

Eligibility

The nominee must be an APOS member and be within ten years of completing his or her highest level of training (e.g., graduate training, medical or postdoctoral fellowship, or equivalent specialist training).

APOS members may self nominate. To nominate a fellow APOS member, nominators must be Full members.  To nominate an APOS or community member for this award please submit the following through the online nomination portal:

  • nomination letter (confidential) by a Full Member or a cover letter from self nominators
  • complete curriculum vitae, with details of specific termination dates of degrees and post-graduate training;
  • statement from the nominee, not to exceed 500 words, highlighting significant research accomplishments in the area of psychosocial oncology;
  • copies of up to four publications that represent the candidate’s work in the area.

Deadline

Please nominate an APOS or community member by submitting the above eligibility requirements through the online nomination portal. Award nominations are due by September 28, 2019. Please note: Only Full Members of APOS may nominate a New Investigator.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Purpose

The Outstanding Education and Training Award is presented to a leader who has enhanced the field of psychosocial oncology through the education and training of new investigators and/or clinicians.

 

Eligibility

The nominee shall be an APOS or community member and demonstrate outstanding contributions to the field of psychosocial oncology at the national level. Additionally, the APOS Board of Directors shall consider to what degree the nominee assists APOS in fulfilling the following aims:

  • Promote the highest professional standards of psychosocial oncology
  • Teach, role-model and mentor the next generation of psychosocial oncologists
  • Encourage individuals to specialize in psychosocial oncology
  • Foster the professional development of psychosocial oncologists, individually or collectively

To nominate an APOS or community member for this award please submit the following through the online nomination portal:

  • The curriculum vitae (or resume) of the nominee
  • A letter of nomination that specifically states why the nominee is deserving of the award by providing evidence of how the individual has contributed to providing outstanding education and training in the field of psychosocial oncology.

Deadline

Please nominate an APOS or community member by submitting the above eligibility requirements through the online nomination portal. Award nominations are due by September 28, 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

Please note: The 2020 Awards Nomination Committee  shall select recipients of APOS awards. If no suitable nominations are received, no awards will be given.