Stanley S. Bergen Medal of Excellence

Named in honor of Stanley S. Bergen, the president of the University of Medicine and Dentistry from 1971 to 1998 (now part of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences), the Stanley S. Bergen Medal of Excellence celebrates exceptional scholarly achievements across the biomedical sciences.
 
Award Criteria
  • Exceptional achievements in academic coursework, research, and scholarship
  • Significance of research to a given field of study
  • Track record of academic and professional excellence 
Eligibility Criteria
  • Nominees must have received a doctoral degree or have a PhD defense date scheduled between May 1, 2017 and April 30, 2018.
  • Doctoral students must also be working with a dissertation advisor who holds a primary appointment in an RBHS school (Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, New Jersey Medical School, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, School of Dental Medicine, School of Health Professions, School of Nursing, School of Public Health).
The winner of the Stanley S. Bergen Medal of Excellence will receive a special medal, along with a commemorative plaque and $750, at our annual Awards Ceremony. 
 
Nominations may be submitted for more than one SGS academic/merit award. However, nominees may only receive one award total.
 

All SGS graduate students, faculty, and staff may submit nominations for SGS Achievement & Merit Awards. Self-nominations are encouraged.

To submit a nomination, please visit our new Awards Portal, log in with your NetID and password, then follow the instructions.

The Awards Portal will close on February 22, 2018, at 11:59 PM. Please ensure that all materials--online nomination form plus required letters of recommendation--have been submitted before the deadline.

Once you enter the portal and begin the nomination process, you may upload recommender information and send recommendation letter requests to letter writers. Please send these requests as possible since recommenders must upload all materias by the February 22 submission deadline.


Additional Instructions for Nominators

  • Please note that individual graduate programs might establish earlier deadlines for internal review of Awards Portal nominations. If your graduate program has decided to adopt an earlier deadline for internal review, you will be notified by your program’s administrators.

Instructions for Graduate Directors

  • You will be notified when the Awards Portal is ready to accept Graduate Director rankings. At that time, you will be able to view all nomination packets and submit up to three finalists per award category for evaluation by SGS review committees.