Hall Award for Clinically Innovative Research Paper

The PIDS Foundation offers an award in memory of Dr. Caroline B. Hall to celebrate her contributions to the field of pediatric infectious diseases through innovative clinical research. With a facility for language and a love of writing, Dr. Hall shared her research results and perspectives in many highly regarded published papers spanning forty years. Through these studies, she set the standard for clinical and translational research of pediatric infectious diseases, and will evermore serve as an inspiration to pediatricians and researchers across the globe.

The award will be presented annually by the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society to a junior or mid-career investigator who is the first author or senior author of a paper that best illustrates Dr. Caroline B. Hall’s innovative approach to clinical research. Final selection of the award’s recipient will be made by the Board of Directors and announced at the PIDS Annual Membership Meeting during IDWeek.

Applications for the award may be submitted by the applicant or by an individual sponsoring the applicant. If submission is from a sponsoring individual, please include a letter describing the applicant, the significance of the research, innovation of the paper, and other relevant details. The submission deadline is Monday, April 15, 2024.

Access the application here

Eligibility Requirements

  • The applicant must be a member of PIDS
  • The applicant must be within 15 years of finishing fellowship training in pediatric infectious diseases
  • The applicant must be the first or senior author of a manuscript involving pediatric clinical research published in a peer-reviewed journal. The manuscript must be published or in press within the 12 months prior to and including the date of the application deadline

Selection Criteria

  • Creativity, originality, and innovation of the paper
  • Significance of the research’s contribution to the field of pediatric infectious disease and its potential to impact the way we care for children
  • The award will usually be made to one individual. Final selection of the recipient will be made by the Board of Directors and announced at the PIDS Reception during IDWeek

Past Recipients of the Hall Award for Clinically Innovative Research Paper

  • 2023: Lisa Akhtar, MD, PhD
  • 2022: Matthew Vogt, MD, PhD
  • 2021: Christopher Ouellette, MD
  • 2020: No award given
  • 2019: Sahera Dirajlal-Fargo
  • 2018: Bindiya Bagga
  • 2017: Isaac Thomsen
  • 2016: Jeffrey Gerber
  • 2015: Angela Campbell
  • 2014: Asuncion Mejias
  • 2013: Aaron Milstone
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