Student Paper Sponsored by Medical Devices and Diagnostics Section

The ASA Medical Devices and Diagnostics (MDD) Section will sponsor a student paper competition for JSM 2016. A manuscript suitable for journal submission is required to enter the competition. The winner will receive a $500 award.

To be eligible for the award, applicants must be a member of the section and have been a full-time student (undergraduate, master’s, or PhD) on or after September 1, 2016, or be within two years of graduation if the submitted work was initiated while the applicant was a student. The applicant must be first author of the paper, and the adviser (or other coauthor) must write a letter stating that the applicant had primary responsibility for the research and write-up.

To apply for the award, send the following in PDF format by December 15 to

  • A curriculum vitae
  • A letter from the adviser (or other coauthor) verifying the student status of the applicant and briefly describing the applicant’s role in the research and writing of the paper
  • A cover letter describing the contributions of the paper to MDD
  • The paper—including all tables, figures, and appendices as a single PDF file

Selection of Winners

Papers will be reviewed by an MDD committee. Criteria for selection include novelty in theory/methods/applications, significance and potential impact of the research, and clarity of writing and presentation. Decisions of the committee are final.

Applicants will be notified by January 30, 2016. The winners (including those receiving honorable mention) must submit abstracts and register for JSM by February 1, 2016, through the official JSM abstract submission system. Winners must present a talk under the auspices of the MDD on the topic of the winning paper. Those who are not selected are encouraged to submit a contributed abstract to JSM 2016.

The best paper winner and honorable mentions will be presented with a certificate at the MDD meeting at JSM. Visit the ASA website for more information.

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