Nomination Process

One award will be given in each of the following categories: 

  • Junior Faculty Member (Instructor or Assistant Professor as of September 1, 2021)
  • Senior Faculty Member (Associate Professor or Professor as of September 1, 2021)


Nominations are closed.


All faculty with a primary appointment in the Emory University School of Medicine. The faculty member’s rank at the time of nomination will determine the category in which they are eligible. Those who have received this award in the past three years are not eligible.


Faculty must be nominated by a faculty or a staff member of Emory University, Emory Healthcare, or an Emory affiliate. The nomination should consist of a concise narrative (500 words or less) describing the outstanding service or citizenship contributions. Up to two additional letters of support (500 words or less) from internal or external individuals or organizations may also be submitted. Nominations should emphasize specific aspects of service or citizenship. Outstanding examples of service and citizenship can include, but is not limited to:

  • Providing important administrative service to the Emory community despite heavy clinical or research demands
  • Engaging in service to the community via public education programs or campaigns, volunteerism, or non-profit organizations
  • Demonstrating exemplary service to underserved populations, colleagues, learners, and/or the public
  • Developing new or innovative programs as recognized by the University or School of Medicine
  • Participating in and leading University, School of Medicine, or hospital/clinic-wide committees


Must use the online Award Nomination Form and include the following:

  • Nominating letter (500 words or less)
  • Optional materials: Up to two letters of support (500 words or less) from internal or external individuals or organizations


Will be made by the School of Medicine Recognitions Committee and approved by the Dean.


Recipients of the Emory School of Medicine Distinguished Service Award will be announced and honored during the Celebration of Faculty Excellence.

Questions should be directed to SOM Office of Faculty Academic Advancement, Leadership & Inclusion at