Award nominations are accepted year-round. Nominations received after the dates below will be considered for the following year’s awards cycle. Email Rose Hayden if you have questions.
Faculty and staff winners are selected by the awards committee and recognized at an event at the end of the spring semester. Alumni are recognized at an event in the fall. View past winners.
|Award category||Submitted by||Announced|
|Faculty and staff||March 1||End of Spring semester|
|Alumni||May 1||Fall semester|
Excellence in Mentoring
This award honors an alum who is an excellent professional role model and mentor who has demonstrated a genuine commitment to the advancement of SHP and its students.
Citation of Merit
This award is given to a member of the SHP alumni in recognition of exemplary contributions made, whether they be humanitarian, professional, civic, or philanthropic.
Outstanding Young Alumni Award
The SHP Outstanding Young Alumni Awards recognize alumni age 35 years or younger for their professional accomplishments and engagement with the School of Health Professions and the University of Missouri.
Lewis & Clark Discovery Award
This award is given to a faculty member who has made outstanding contributions to the health and well-being of individuals, families and/or communities through research and scholarly activities. Such contributions may include (but are not limited to) high impact discoveries, sustained achievement and/or mentorship activities.
Lewis & Clark Discovery — Early Career
This award is conferred upon a faculty member who, while still in the first 10 years since degree completion, has made significant contributions to the health and wellbeing of individuals, families and/or communities through research and scholarly activities.
Early Career Award
This award was established to help support faculty who are balancing the demands of teaching, research and service, which, as we both know well, is a challenge both for the faculty member and his or her family. The award is selected each year by a special faculty committee, and includes a $1000 stipend for a faculty member who has not yet attained the rank of full professor and whose successes in scholarship, teaching or service have significantly advanced the mission of SHP.
SHP Faculty Engagement Award
The School of Health Professions Faculty Engagement Award will honor a faculty member who has demonstrated exceptional engagement and service to the community, broadly defined as including the School/University, their profession and/or the local/national/international community. These activities reflect the faculty member’s academic/professional expertise and support SHP’s mission; they are outstanding contributions that exceed typical expectations for faculty engagement.
Excellence in Clinical Service Award
The School of Health Professions Excellence in Clinical Service Award will honor a faculty member who has demonstrated sustained excellence in School/University clinical service activities, including clinical teaching and/or direct patient care. These activities reflect the faculty member’s academic/professional expertise and support SHP’s mission; they are outstanding contributions that serve as a model of excellence for all.
Excellence in Education Award
The School of Health Professions recognizes that excellence in teaching not only benefits the learners but also serves as a foundation of a critical SHP mission – to prepare graduates for high impact careers. This award honors a faculty member at the level of mid-career or beyond who has demonstrated superlative commitment to the teaching mission, and may recognize efforts spanning a broad range of activities, including traditional instruction, advising, mentoring, training, and outreach activities.
Excellence in Education Award — Early Career
The School of Health Professions recognizes that excellence in teaching not only benefits the learners but also serves as a foundation of a critical SHP mission – to prepare graduates for high impact careers. This award honors a faculty member at the early career level (less than 7 years of teaching experience) who has demonstrated superlative commitment to the teaching mission, and may recognize efforts spanning a broad range of activities, including traditional instruction, advising, mentoring, training, and outreach activities.
Inclusive Excellence Award
This award recognizes outstanding efforts by faculty and/or staff to enhance an environment of inclusion within the School of Health Professions and/or campus-wide. This can include, but is not limited to, efforts to promote recognition and support of the value of diverse perspectives/experiences, efforts to enhance inclusivity (e.g., via projects, classroom instruction, etc.), and contributions to the celebration of diversity at the school and/or community level.
Dean’s Service Award
Recognizes a member of the SHP staff who has demonstrated exemplary service to the school and has gone out of their way to help others achieve the highest levels of success.
Bridge Builder Award
This award recognizes the outstanding efforts of a member of the SHP Staff to reach out and collaborate across departments, the campus, and/or the community.
Core Values Staff Award
This award recognizes a benefit-eligible staff member in the School of Health Professions who embodies the core values of SHP, demonstrates work ethic and collegiality, engages in professional development and encourages others to do the same, and effectively communicates and collaborates with others. This award includes a $500 stipend.
There are other awards throughout campus with varying nomination processes and deadlines. If you’d like to add any to this list, please contact us.