Faculty Awards and Honors

Calls for Nominations

September 14, 2021


TO:                          HSC Deans, Directors, Chairs, and Faculty

FROM:                    Jason R. Sanders, MD, MBA
                                Senior Vice President and Provost

SUBJECT:               Nominations for Faculty Awards and Honors

Below are Calls for Nominations for the following faculty awards and honors:

  1. Presidential Professorship (PDF)
  2. George Lynn Cross Research Professorship (PDF)
  3. David L. Boren Professorship (PDF)
  4. David Ross Boyd Professorship (PDF)
  5. Regents' Professorship (PDF)
  6. Regents’ Award for Superior Teaching (PDF)
  7. Regents’ Award for Superior Research and Creative/Scholarly Activity (PDF)
  8. Regents’ Award for Superior Professional and University Service and Public Outreach (PDF)
  9. University Distinguished Teaching Award (PDF)
  10. Provost’s Research Award (PDF)  (UPDATED - New category, Additional Awards Available)
  11. Provost’s Teaching Award (PDF)   (UPDATED)

As we prioritize at the OUHSC and University the recognition and celebration of our talented faculty members, please invest the time to identify and nominate meritorious faculty, considering their diversity of contributions and accomplishments.

Based upon faculty feedback and recommendation this spring, I am pleased to announce that there are now two new Provost's Research Awards! The number of awards available has increased from two to four and now includes separate categories for junior and senior faculty in basic science and clinical/translational research. As a comprehensive academic health center, our growth, impact, and stature is enhanced by the research being conducted by our basic scientists and clinician scientists, and now we can further spotlight faculty in each category for their unique accomplishments. 

To ensure a complete and consistent process, specific guidelines for each award nomination are included. Guidelines for Nomination Materials Submitted for University Awards are also included to ensure consistent formatting. These guidelines will not only strengthen each candidate’s documentation, but will also expedite the review process. See Sections 3.11 & 3.12 of the HSC Faculty Handbook for the entire policy on awards. We will ensure that any faculty who are dually employed with OU Health Partners after January 1st will continue full award eligibility. 

PLEASE NOTE: To evaluate and facilitate a comprehensive overall number of nominations, I request that nominating units contact the Provost’s Office by October 15th to express intention to nominate a faculty member. Please see the Summary Timetable for additional information.

We very much appreciate your time and effort to promote awards and honors for our deserving faculty, which elevates our academic health center, and which enables us to retain and recruit talented faculty to advance our missions.

Please contact the respective college dean's office personnel for individual questions regarding Faculty Awards and Honors.