RSTMH Medals and Awards open for nominations

06 May 2022

Today we are opening our RSTMH Medals and Awards 2022 programme for nominations from RSTMH members and Fellows, with four individual medals and awards due to be awarded this year.

These Medals and Awards recognise success in a variety of global health areas and for a range of career stages. Every year RSTMH gives out a number of medals and awards in recognition of excellence. Open this year are:

We are delighted to launch our 2022 Medals and Awards for nominations. They offer a chance for us to celebrate and reward those who have made a significant contribution to different areas of global health and tropical medicine, and at a range of career stages. 

“For this year it would be great to see nominations reflecting success in all disease areas, locations and disciplines of our community, as well as across gender and nationality.” 

Tamar Ghosh, Chief Executive of RSTMH

The deadline for nominations is 17:00 BST, Thursday 30 June. 
 

Emerging Leaders Award

The Emerging Leaders Award recognises significant contributions in leadership and service, including mentoring and other forms of capacity building, to the fields of tropical medicine and global health. It is specifically for those who are at the early stages of their careers.  

It was established in 2016 to recognise significant contributions in leadership and service, including mentoring and other forms of capacity building, to the fields of tropical medicine and global health.

Read more about the Emerging Leaders Award, including eligibility and how to nominate, here. 

Chalmers Medal

The Chalmers Medal recognises researchers in tropical medicine or global health who demonstrate evidence of mentoring and professional development of junior investigators, and other forms of capacity building. The Medal is for those at the mid stage of their career.

The Chalmers Medal was established in 1921, following a donation from the widow of Dr Albert John Chalmers, MD, FRCS, DPH. Dr Chalmers was known for being ready with help and encouragement to those early in their careers.

Read more about the Chalmers Medal, including eligibility and how to nominate, here. 

Donald McKay Medal

The Donald Mackay Medal is for outstanding work in tropical health, especially relating to improvements in the health of rural or urban workers in the tropics. It is for those at the mid stage in their career.

The Medal was first awarded in 1990, nine years after the death of Dr Donald McKay, a pioneer of early tropical medical care, particularly renowned for his work on improving the health of tea plantation workers in South Asia.

The Medal is awarded in alternating years by RSTMH and by the American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene.

Read more about the Donald McKay Medal, including eligibility and how to nominate, here.

Sir Patrick Manson Medal

Only open for nominations every three years, the Sir Patrick Manson Medal is our highest mark of distinction. It is open for senior experts in their field and awarded to the living person whose contribution to any branch of tropical medicine or hygiene is considered by the Board of Trustees to merit the honour most.

The Medal is named after Sir Patrick Manson, the first president of RSTMH and the most eminent figure in the field of topical medicine at the outset of the twentieth century. 

Read more about the Sir Patrick Manson Medal, including eligibility and how to nominate, here.