University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Research Awards

The Department of Medicine (DOM) gives research awards annually to recognize the significant contributions made by department faculty, researchers/scientists, and trainees toward advancing the field of medicine in basic, translational, clinical and health services research.

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Trainee Outstanding Research Awards

Awarded to DOM fellows and an internal medicine resident who have made significant research contributions toward advancing the field of medicine during their respective training programs. The review committee will assess impact by evidence of scholarly productivity (e.g., manuscripts, abstracts, regional and national presentations).

This year's nominations are due May 14, 2023 (see Submitting a Nomination below).

Fellow Eligibility

Department of Medicine fellows (ACGME and non-ACGME) at time of nomination. MDs and PhDs will be considered separately.

Resident Eligibility

Nominees must be a DOM internal medicine resident at the time of nomination.

Nomination Requirements

Any University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) faculty member may submit a nomination. Self-nominations are also accepted. Nominations require:

  1. A testimonial nomination of 500 words or less that includes a summary of the work conducted and a description of its innovation and impact on the broader field/community
  2. A copy of the nominee’s curriculum vitae (CV) that includes publications and history of research funding
  3. The name of the nominee's research mentor
Submitting a Nomination

Nominations can be made here. They are due by 11:59 pm on May 14, 2023.

Award Selection Process

The Research Cultivation Committee reviews nominations and makes recommendations to the Research Leadership Team, which will finalize award decisions by early June.

Past Recipients


  • Cara Green, PhD - Fellow
  • Marina Sharifi, MD, PhD - Fellow
  • Trevor Schell, MD - Resident


  • Nan Sethakorn, MD - Fellow
  • Lindsay Taylor, MD, MS - Fellow
  • Jessica Musto, MD - Fellow
  • Dana Ley, MD - Resident