The Gilbert S. Omenn Prize

Nominations open January 1, 2019 for the  Omenn Prize
Submission Deadline February 28, 2019
Prize awarded at the ISEMPH Annual Meeting

The International Society for Evolution, Medicine & Public Health invites nominations for the Omenn Prize of $5000 for the best article published in the previous calendar year in any scientific journal on a topic related to evolution in the context of medicine and public health.  The prize, provided by the generosity of Gilbert S. Omenn, will be awarded to the first author of the winning article.  Authors are encouraged to nominate their own articles, but nominations of articles by others are also welcome.

Directions for Nominations

Nominations will be collected using Google Forms. The form requests the title, the authors and the doi of the nominated article, along with a brief statement in support of your nomination.Any relevant peer-reviewed article with a publication date of the previous year for the final version of the article is eligible, but the prize is intended for work that uses evolutionary principles to advance understanding of a disease or disease process.  The prize committee will give priority to articles with implications for human health, but many basic science or theoretical articles have such implications.

Submit Nominations for Omenn Prize

The Prize Committee for last year was chaired by Cynthia Beall, and its members were Sean Byars, Katia Koelle, Robert Perlman and Jonathan Wells.  Papers by committee members, their students and lab group members are not eligible, and articles by their co-authors or close associates are subject to examination for conflict of interest.  The winner will be invited to present a talk at the  meeting of the International Society for Evolution and Medicine.


2016 Omenn Prize Winner: Alison Feder

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