The Drs. Vidyasagar and Nagamani Dharmapuri Award for Excellence in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, sponsored by Drs. Vidyasagar and Nagamani Dharmapuri, is conferred annually to recognize an individual for sustained exemplary and pioneering achievement in the care of critically ill and injured infants and children.
The awardee receives $500 and complimentary Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) Critical Care Congress registration. The award is presented during the ACCM Convocation/SCCM Awards Presentation during the SCCM Critical Care Congress.
Applications are due August 1.
A nomination letter describing how the nominee meets the criteria, one letter of support and a curriculum vitae are required.
Criteria and Eligibility
Nominees should have distinguished themselves by achieving national and international professional prominence as a result of their personal character, leadership, eminence in clinical practice, and outstanding contributions to research, education, program development, and advocacy for pediatric critical care medicine. All SCCM members are eligible for this award.
Awardees show evidence of sustained and pioneering excellence in pediatric critical care medicine through bedside care, research, teaching, leadership, and service at the national and international levels. Candidates are evaluated and selected by the Pediatrics Section Steering Committee according to the following criteria (not all criteria need apply, although it is expected that awardees will have demonstrated excellence in several of these areas):
- Personal attributes that distinguish the awardee as a pediatric critical care medicine pioneer and exemplar
- Leadership in pediatric critical care medicine as evidenced by current and past academic and organizational accomplishments
- Contributions that further the mission, vision, and values of SCCM, specifically pertaining to the care of critically ill and injured infants and children
- Scientific publications, specifically related to the care of critically ill and injured infants and children
- Research grants and projects that have advanced the care of critically ill and injured infants and children
- Teaching accomplishments, especially those that have impacted the training of healthcare professionals in pediatric critical care medicine
- Contributions to pediatric critical care medicine through other medical societies and organizations
- Contributions to the community and volunteerism, specifically related to pediatric medical and/or educational programs
- Awards and honors
Questions related to this award may be directed to Carol Prendergast.