About the Award


The Carol Weisman & Gary Chase Gender-Based Research Awards were first given in 2012 to recognize excellence in gender-based research presented each year as part of the Gender and Health Interest Group Meeting. As early members of the Interest Group as well as strong advocates for gender-based research approaches, the invaluable contributions of Drs. Weisman and Chase to the Gender and Health Interest Group at AcademyHealth have been both instrumental and inspiring to our continued success. These awards were created to honor their legacy.

Learn more about Drs. Weisman and Chase here.

Application Process and Cycle

Each yearthe Carol Weisman and Gary Chase Gender Based Research Award recognizes the best abstract in Women and Gender Health as submitted to annual Interest Group Meetings or the Annual Research Meeting (ARM). 

While in prior years the award had been open only to those submitting to the Women and Gender Health IGthis year, the award will be open to anyone who submitted a gender-based abstract to either the 2017 Annual Research Meeting or any of the 2017 Interest Groups Meetings.

  • Students (doctoral students, health professions students and trainees including residents and fellows) are strongly encouraged to submit their abstracts using the same submitter for the student Carol Weisman and Gary Chase award.
  • A monetary award to help defray travel/meeting registration costs and recognition at the Women and Gender Health IG meeting will accompany this year’s award!

Abstract Review Criteria for the Carol Weisman and Gary Chase Women and Gender Based Research Award are as follows:

  • Relevance to Women & Gender Health (any aspect, including maternal health)
  • Quality of Research
  • Implications for Health Services, health policy and practice  
  • New insights for health services research or its application
  • Clarity and completeness of abstract

Contact Women and Gender Health IG chair Elizabeth Patton (Elizabeth.Patton@bmc.org) with any questions/concerns.  We look forward to highlighting your work at ARM in New Orleans!

Award Process


Awardees are selected from among the gender-based abstracts submitted to either the 2017 Annual Research Meeting or 2017 Interest Group Meetings.   Each abstract is independently reviewed by at least two members of the Abstract Review Committee and scored based on the quality of the research, its relevance to gender-based research, the clarity and completeness of the abstract and its contribution to gender-based health services research or health policy.  

Application Deadline: Friday, March 17 at 5:00 p.m. ET

View past award recipients.