Newswise — Lawrenceville, NJ, USA—March 30, 2021—ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR) announced today that its Board of Directors has approved a new HEOR Scientific Achievement Award for individuals in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The ISPOR LMIC Health Economics and Outcomes Research Excellence Award recognizes individuals in LMICs (as defined by the World Bank) who have outstanding research achievements in HEOR.

The new ISPOR LMIC Health Economics and Outcomes Research Excellence Award is part of the Society’s commitment to its mission in LMICs. This award was established in response to the Society’s strategic objectives to encourage research excellence and utilization of HEOR methods in decision making globally. The new award is also designed to support the Society’s commitment to capacity building in in these important, emerging markets.

The Award will be granted to honorees based on an evaluation of the body of technical and scholarly work in HEOR for the nominees submitted. Awardees will receive an unrestricted grant in the amount of $5000 as well as a number of other membership and conference related prizes.

All of ISPOR’s HEOR Scientific Achievement and Leadership Awards are now open for nominations. ISPOR’s full slate of awards include:

Avedis Donabedian Outcomes Research Lifetime Achievement Award
This award recognizes an individual's outstanding, life-long achievement in the area of improving health outcomes.

Marilyn Dix Smith Leadership Award
This award recognizes an individual who has shown consistent, broad, and meaningful direction to the Society in a leadership role.

Bernie O’Brien New Investigator Award
This award is given to an individual who has shown evidence of exceptional promise based on their emerging body of technical and scholarly work in the field of health economics and outcomes research.

LMIC Health Economics and Outcomes Research Excellence Award
This award recognizes individuals with demonstrated outstanding research achievements in the area of health economics and outcomes research in LMICs.

HEOR Excellence Award—Methodology
This award is given to an exceptional paper that advances the field of outcomes research and is expected to have a substantial impact on the field with anticipated wide acceptance and application by others.

HEOR Excellence Award—Application
This award is given to an outstanding example of applied health outcomes research that has or is expected to have a high impact on health policy or healthcare decision making.

Nominations for awards close on Thursday, July 1, 2021. Additional information on ISPOR’s HEOR Scientific and Leadership Awards can be found here.

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