2024 Founders' & Nickel Award Nominations

Nominations are now closed. Thank you for your submissions. The awardees will be announced this spring. 

DEADLINE: March 1, 2024 by Noon Central
Late and/or incomplete nominations will not be considered. 

Founders’ Award

The Founders’ Award honors individuals who have made a significant contribution to the field, which is appreciated and recognized by dermatopathologists throughout the medical world. The contribution must be innovative, fundamental, and monumental in scope with regard to its application and value, as deemed by the Awards Committee and Board of Directors. The award may be given for contributions to the understanding of disease mechanisms, for new diagnostic methodologies, for diagnostic insights, for teaching approaches, etc., but in all instances the achievement should be deemed to have advanced the field of dermatopathology. The award is meant to recognize contributions to the field regardless of association with the American Society of Dermatopathology. The honoree may or may not be a practicing dermatopathologist or, even a physician.

Walter R. Nickel Award for Excellence in Teaching of Dermatopathology

The American Society of Dermatopathology will present the Walter R. Nickel Award for Excellence in Teaching of Dermatopathology to an individual who has made great contributions to the teaching of dermatopathology. Individuals who have been important teachers of dermatopathology should be considered without regard to academic affiliation, status or number of publications in the field. The Nickel Award recipient will be selected by the Awards Committee and ratified by the Board of Directors.

Instructions for Nominations

Complete nomination packets must be submitted online no later than Noon Central Time on March 1, 2024. 

Nomination packets must include:

  • Minimum of three (3) Letters of Nomination
  • Nominee's CV
  • Nominee's Abbreviated Biography
  • Nominee's current photo electronically formatted to a high-resolution JPEG file

Letters of nominations should document reasons why the individual should be considered for the award and state the relationship between the nominator and nominee. A minimum of three (3) nomination letters is required for the nominee to be considered for an award. The nominee's CV, an abbreviated biography and a current photo electronically formatted to a high-resolution JPEG file must also be included in the nomination packet. Abbreviated biographies and photos will be published in print materials and on the Society's website. All complete nomination packets will be forwarded to the Awards Committee for consideration. Nomination packets that are not complete and do not include the required documentation will not be considered.

Founders’ and Nickel Awards nominations submitted between 2021-2023, that were not chosen for an award will automatically be considered in 2024, unless requested otherwise. Requests must be submitted in writing to [email protected] by Noon Central Time on March 1, 2024.


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