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Henry Christian Awards

These awards were established in 1990 to honor the founder of AFMR, Dr. Henry Christian. Each year, these awards have been given to the presenter (or first author) of the most outstanding abstracts submitted to each of the AFMR Regional, and now National Meetings: the Western Medical Research Conference, the Southeastern Regional Meeting, Midwest Clinical & Translational Research Meeting, and the NEW AFMR National Meeting. The $1,000 awards will be presented during the Annual National AFMR Meeting. In person attendance is required to accept the award.

2023 National Meeting Abstract Submission & Applications Now Open.
Deadline: Friday, August 25, 2023, at 11:59 pm Eastern Time

Eligible candidates should meet or exceed the following criteria:

  • Be a resident, clinical fellow, physicians pursuing PhD or other graduate degrees, or other post-doctoral fellow;
  • Have submitted an abstract to the AFMR National Meeting
  • Be an AFMR member in good standing at the time of the award application deadline. You may go online to join AFMR or renew your Membership.

Application Process
Applications must be submitted in tandem with Abstract Submission for one of the AFMR Meetings. Selections will be made available during the submission process. Decisions will be made as part of the abstract review process through blinded scoring.

The recipient will receive:

  • A $1,000 award at the AFMR National Meeting
  • Recognition at both the National Meeting and through online AFMR platforms
  • An invitation to participate on an AFMR Committee of their choosing

2023 Western Medical Research Conference AWARDED
2023 Midwest Clinical & Translational Research Meeting AWARDED
2023 Southeastern Regional Meeting AWARDED


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