The purpose of the Anita Roberts Award is to recognize and promote outstanding Young Investigators in the area of wound healing research. The award honors the memory of Anita Roberts, former president of the Wound Healing Society (WHS) and a pioneer in the fields of wound healing and growth factor research, who passed away on May, 2006. The award is meant to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Roberts as an extraordinary mentor who supported and encouraged young investigators throughout her exemplary career.
Selection Criteria and Guidelines
The award will be given annually to a graduate student or post-doctoral trainee with the best research article, as a first author, published in the journal Wound Repair and Regeneration. The award is open to trainees world-wide who are members themselves or are sponsored by a WHS member. The candidates' articles will be selected by the WRR editors and forwarded to the Awards Committee for adjudication. The article will be judged on the basis of scientific content and impact. The availability and guidelines for the award will be advertised on the WHS website.
The Anita Roberts Award will consist of a monetary prize, a plaque, and free registration for the next WHS annual meeting. An Editorial on the award recipient and the winning article will be published in the WHS Newsletter and on the Website. The award will be presented to the winner at the WHS annual business meeting.