Nominate a colleague for the 2019 IGES Leadership Award

Nominations are now solicited for the 2019 IGES Leadership Award. Eligibility conditions are listed on the IGES web site:

and are also included below. If you have any comments, questions or suggestions regarding the eligibility criteria, please contact us at

A list of previous Leadership Award winners can be found at:


Eligibility and Nominations

To be eligible, the nominee must have made significant contributions to the field of genetic epidemiology through teaching, research and/or service. In addition, the nominee must have provided demonstrated consistent leadership in the society by contributing to making IGES a vibrant research community who foster the career of young investigators. Members of the IGES Board or IGES Officers are not eligible in their years of service.

Nominations should be sent by June 30th to for attention of the IGES President), and should be accompanied with a paragraph describing the contributions of the nominees to IGES and the field of genetic epidemiology. We encourage nominations by all, including junior investigators.

Selection Criteria

Criteria for the award include, but are not limited to, excellence in the following areas:
• Sustained service to the International Genetic Epidemiology Society
• Genetic epidemiology research (Methodological and/or Applied)
• Genetic epidemiology education (teaching, course development, education sessions/ workshop organization)
• Student and faculty mentoring

Award Selection Committee

The Award Selection Committee will consist of the IGES Officers and members of the IGES Board of Directors.