Awards

The Health Humanities Consortium bestows two awards each year through a rigorous and competitive process.


Health Humanities Visionary Award

This award honors an HHC member who has made exceptional contributions to the health humanities in the realms of education, research, administration, service or leadership.

Candidates are evaluated on their contributions including (but not limited to) those related to:

  • Sustained and innovative contributions in more than one of the areas of administration, education, and scholarship and research, as documented in the letters of support and in the nominee’s curriculum vitae
  • Advancement of the health humanities regionally, nationally or internationally
  • Wide-reaching effects of contributions, as evidenced in the quality and diversity of the letters of support received
  • Professional public visibility of contributions, as demonstrated by publications, presentations, invited lectures, appointed and elected positions held, and other information in the nominee’s curriculum vitae
  • Qualitative effects of contributions on one or more areas of administration, education, scholarship, and research, and on the image of the profession, as documented in the letters of support
  • Enduring quality of contributions, or potential for continuing effects of contributions within the health humanities
Honorees

Therese (Tess) Jones, Ph.D. – 2022


Lifetime Achievement & Service Award

This award honors an HHC member  whose contributions to the HHC are of exceptional quality. Qualifying contributions can pertain to  work on appointed or elected positions, and/or in other capacities at the consortium. levels.who has made exceptional contributions to the health humanities in the realms of education, research, administration, service or leadership  – with priority given to those with demonstrated leadership within HHC.

Candidates are evaluated on their contributions including (but not limited to) those related to:

  • Any area(s) of concern to the HHC as a whole
  • Those made through an individual’s service on one or more elected or appointed groups, or in one or more elected or appointed positions, and/or in one or more other capacities at the national levels of the association.
Honorees

Audrey Shaffer, MD – 2022


Nomination Process

Nominations for both awards may be submitted by any HHC member. Nominations should include a copy of the candidate’s CV and a cover letter describing his or her qualifications. Each completed application must include the following:

  • A current CV of the candidate
  • A brief (1- 2 paragraph) biographical summary
  • A cover letter by the nominator addressing the above areas and the impact on the HHC (limited to 2 pages)
  • Up to four additional letters of support (each limited to 2 pages).
  • A color photo of nominee 
  • Person nominating award candidate (include mailing address, phone and fax numbers and email address)
  • Contact information of department administrator or media persons that should be notified if the award is received.

Send your nomination packet to info@healthhumanitiesconsortium.com. Award recipients will be honored with a ceremony held during the HHC Conference. Those submitting nominations or writing letters of support may be asked to speak to the recipients’ accomplishments.