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J. Elliott Royer Award in Neurology Call for Nominations

The J. Elliot Royer Award was established in 1957 by the late J. Elliot Royer, MD, as a bequest in his will. The award recognizes two psychiatrists or neurologists, one academic and one community, active in the medical field in San Francisco, Alameda or Contra Costa counties who during the year have made the most significant contribution to the advancement of psychiatry or neurology. The award alternates each year between the specialties of Neurology and Psychiatry.

This year, two recipients will be selected for this cash award, one to an academic neurologist and the other to a community-based practitioner.

Selection Criteria
The award for Academic Excellence will be judged by:
a. Record of high-impact scholarly contributions to the field of neurology.
b. University service.
c. Community service.
d. Regional, national, or international prominence.
The award for Community Excellence will be judged by:
a. Evidence of service to the local, state, or national community.
b. Evidence of teaching excellence.
c. Evidence of original, creative contributions to the field.
d. The general esteem and aspect of the candidate's peers as a role model and mentor to others in the field.

Nomination Deadline
Nominations will be received until 5:00 pm on Wednesday, May 1, 2019.
The committee will accept no more than three letters - one nominating and two supporting.
The nomination must be accompanied by a curriculum vitae.
Please submit nominations electronically as a single PDF to:

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