Call for Nominations for the 2020 ARO Award of Merit

ARO Award of Merit

Nominations are solicited for the ARO Award of Merit for 2020.   As noted in the ARO Bylaws, “The primary goal of the Award of Merit is to recognize an individual who has made substantial scientific achievements in and contributions to the fields encompassed by otolaryngology.”  In addition, candidates should be able to present a talk as part of the Award ceremony at the 2020 meeting in San Jose.   ARO membership is not required for nominators or nominees. See previous awardees

Nominating Materials: To level the playing field, the Award of Merit Committee has decided to standardize nominating materials.  The nominator should submit by email and in pdf format (preferably combined in one pdf):              

  1. a letter of nomination that includes a description of the research contributions
  2. the nominee’s CV
  3. one-two additional letters of support.  (These can have multiple signatures if desired.)

Nominations are selected by the ARO Award of Merit Committee and submitted to ARO Council for approval.  A nominee’s package will be considered for up to 3 years in sequence; the package can be updated for the second and third years.  Nominations submitted in previous years without meeting the new standards should be resubmitted.    

Please submit nomination materials to [email protected] no later than December 15, 2019

Image from Shutterstock; research about balance and equilibrium is a focus of some ARO members