In celebration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundationís (RWJF) 40th anniversary, please consider submitting nominations for the Young Leader Awards. Nominees should be 40 years old and under who offer great promise for leading the way to improved health and health care for all Americans. The award honors individuals who have demonstrated innovative leadership in health and health care.
The up to 10 recipients will receive $40,000 each and may use the award to advance their work, though this is not a requirement. Awardees will be publicly announced at and will be requested to attend a RWJF conference to be held in Princeton, New Jersey, on October 25-26, 2012.
The nomination acceptance period has already begun and will run until July 16, 2012, 11:59 pm Eastern Time.
Please refer to the following link for exact directions and requirements on the nomination process:
Desmond K. Runyan, MD, DrPH
Professor of Pediatrics
The University of Colorado
Anschutz Medical Campus
For more than three decades the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars program, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, has fostered the development of physicians who are leading the transformation of health and health care in this country through positions in academic medicine, public health, health policy and other leadership roles. Through this two year, post-residency training program, future leaders will learn to conduct innovative research and work with communities, organizations, practitioners, and policy makers on issues important to the health and well-being of all Americans.