The Prize and its Purpose
The Baxter International William B. Graham Prize for Health Services Research recognizes an individual who has significantly increased the quality of or access to health service delivery worldwide through the development of insights and innovations that have (a) eliminated barriers to the education and prevention of noncommunicable diseases; (b) highlighted the importance of proper nutrition in underserved communities; (c) removed barriers to accessing clean water; and/or (d) produced innovative health solutions and technologies that increase access to quality care.
AUPHA has partnered with Baxter International since 2006 to award The William B. Graham Prize. The prize was established to honor the late William B. Graham, long-time CEO of Baxter International. The Prize is the highest distinction that researchers in the health services field can achieve, and succeeds the Baxter International Foundation Prize for Health Services Research awarded from 1986 until 2005.
The Prize includes an award of $26,000 to the recipient, $26,000 to a non-profit institution that supports the winner’s work, and $26,000 to an institution in the locale where the Prize will be awarded. It is awarded at the Association of University Programs in Health Administration Annual Meeting.
The Graham Prize is awarded to an individual working in any relevant discipline, anywhere in the world. Nominations are actively solicited to ensure that Prize recipients represent leaders in, and major contributions to, the field of applied health services research nationally and internationally. The Prize is intended to recognize either a single major contribution or lifelong achievement.
Nominations must provide complete documentation including a letter of nomination which addresses the nominee’s contributions to health services delivery improvement in one or more the four primary areas below:
(a) Eliminated barriers to the education and prevention of noncommunicable diseases;
(b) Highlighted the importance of proper nutrition in underserved communities;
(c) Removed barriers to accessing clean water; and/or
(d) Produced innovative health solutions and technologies that increase access to quality care.
The letter should be organized by the following categories:
1. Scholarly Reputation;
2. Sustained Productivity in Research;
3. Impact on Healthcare Policy and Practice.
The nomination should include a current curriculum vitae for the nominee and additional letters of support if desired. The nomination and CV must be in English. Supporting materials may be in other languages. Self-nominations will not be accepted.Nominations must be received by February 1, 2021 to be considered
Nominations should be sent to
The William B. Graham Prize Selection Committee,
AUPHA, 1730 M Street, NW, Suite 407 Washington, DC,20036.
Attention: Jaime Stephens
Nominations may also be sent by email to Jaime Stephens at email@example.com
Please direct all inquiries to (202) 763-7561 or firstname.lastname@example.org