James T. Cassidy
The James T. Cassidy Award, established in 2000, was developed to recognize pediatric rheumatologists who have shown outstanding achievement in the filed of pediatric rheumatology. It is named in honor of James T. Cassidy, a founding member of the field, who has co-authored definitive text used to teach countless caregivers about pediatric rheumatology.
Members of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Rheumatology (other than current members of the Executive Committee) are eligible to receive this award, given yearly at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting. Nominees must meet one or more of the following qualifications:
- Recognition as an outstanding educator
- History of successfully training pediatric rheumatology fellows
- Contributions to the field of pediatric rheumatology through research, publications, and/or legislation
Nominations should include:
- Nomination form
- Nomination Letter:
- Two page maximum
- Emphasize the specific talents of the nominee that merit consideration by the selection committee
- List and describe some of the nominee’s pertinent activities in the areas of education, research, and/or advocacy as it relates to pediatric rheumatology (describe the impact of this work, providing as much detail as necessary to give the Award Committee a clear picture of the nominee’s qualifications).
- The letter of nomination should include relevant examples of all the award criteria including accomplishments in education, experience with training pediatric rheumatology fellows, and indicate any research, publications, and/or legislation that they have significantly contributed to pediatric rheumatology
- Please indicate whether the candidate has previously received awards or special recognition for his or her work, particularly pertaining to recognition as an outstanding educators
- Nominee’s Curriculum Vitae that should clearly identify each of the award criteria
- List of Pediatric Rheumatology Fellows trained by the nominee (if not in the CV)