Background character 1Background character 2

Osmosis Raise the Line Faculty Awards

Osmosis is excited to announce that we received over 1,000 nominations covering 375 institutions globally for 2022 Osmosis Raise the Line Faculty Awards. The category and overall award winners will be announced in the coming weeks. The Faculty awards recognize the inspirational educators who are responsible for training the next generation of healthcare professionals and are constantly helping to “Raise the Line” by increasing the capacity of healthcare systems worldwide.

Nominations are now closed for 2022, please subscribe to get notified for other opportunities.

2022 Osmosis Raise the Line Faculty Awards Categories

Nominate a faculty member in one of these categories

  • MD/ DO

  • RN/NP

  • PA

  • Other Health Care professional

  • Student Advisor

  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI) 

  • Anatomy

  • Librarian

What do Osmosis Raise the Line Faculty Awards winners receive?

Top 4 winners of each category will receive a celebratory card, Osmosis swag, complimentary access to multiple Elsevier products, and will be featured on Osmosis.org. The grand prize winner of each category will receive a gift certificate, will be invited to be a guest on the Raise the Line Podcast and so much more!

The Osmosis Values

Nominate an educator who embodies one of Osmosis’s core values:

  • Start with the heart

  • Reach further

  • Imagine more

  • Open your arms

  • Spread joy

  • Have each others’ backs

2022 nominations are now closed

Nomination FAQs

This award will be granted to top faculty around the world. Recipients will be featured on the Osmosis website, blog, and social media, and will receive Osmosis prime access, access to Elsevier products and so much more!

Who is eligible?

Applications are open globally, and awards will be granted to top faculty in the following categories: MD/ DO, RN/ NP, PA, other healthcare professional, student advisor, DEI, Anatomy and Librarian. The more nominations a faculty member receives, the better their chances of winning, so encourage your classmates and colleagues to join in!

How long should the application take? 

The application includes: (1) basic personal information, contact information, and details of the faculty you're nominating; (2) a short questionnaire; and (3) a video submission of no more than 5 minutes in length. With thoughtful consideration, we estimate it taking approximately 5 minutes to complete.

What will my nominee win?

Winners will receive a celebratory card, Osmosis swag, complimentary access to multiple Elsevier products, and will be featured on Osmosis.org. Most importantly, faculty will get the satisfaction of knowing how much of an impact they’ve made on their students' lives.

How do I receive my Nomination funds? 

Nomination winners will be notified in December. We’ll work with the winners to arrange the award. 

Are the Osmosis Raise the Line Faculty Awards open internationally?

Yes, these awards are open to faculty members all over the world.

I don’t have time to record a video. Can I still nominate a faculty member?

Video submissions are optional, but highly encouraged. Read the contest rules below for full details.

Can I nominate more than one faculty member?

Yes, you can nominate up to three different faculty members. The more times a faculty member is nominated, the greater their chances of winning, so invite your classmates/colleagues to join in!

Can I nominate a faculty member for the Award if they have previously won the nomination? 

Prior winners are ineligible to be nominated again.

When will I hear back from you?

You will receive a confirmation email to confirm your application submission. We will notify everyone in December. 

How are nominees evaluated?

Nominees will be chosen by a selection committee of Osmosis professionals on the basis of quality, application completion, questionnaire responses, and the optional video submission. 

Congratulations to the 2020 award-winning faculty

Medical Professionals

Category Winners: Ritcha Saxena, MBBS, MD - Medical University of the Americas | Lina Shehadeh, PhD - University of Miami Miller School of Medicine | Jayendra Bajracharya - Nepal Army Institute Of Health Science | Cheryl Vanier, PhD - Touro University Nevada

Registered Nurses

Category Winners: Annmarie Lyles, PhD, RN - Herzing University-Madison | Laurie Badzek, LLM, JD, MS, RN, FNAP, FAAN - Penn State | Lisa Nikel, DNP, ARNP-C - Rasmussen College | Yvonne Commodore-Mensah, PhD, MHS, RN, FAHA, FPCNA, FAAN - Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Nurse Practitioners

Category Winners: Melissa Penkalski, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC, AE-C - Missouri State University | Teresa Gwin, EdD, RN, GNP - Samuel Merritt University | Ruth Kleinpell, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAANP, FCCM - Vanderbilt University School of Nursing | Xiao Hu, PhD - Duke University

Physician Assistants

Category Winners: Amber Teigen, MMSc, PA-C - University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences | Enrique Fernandez, MD, MSEd, FAAFP - Florida International University | Brianna Cardenas, PA-C, ATC - University of LaVerne | Shaun Curran, MPAS, PA-C - University of Utah

Healthcare Professionals 

Category Winners: Andreas Herrler, PhD - Maastricht University, Veterinarian Medicine | Eric Wellman, MS, NRP, CCEMTP - Southern Maine Community College, Paramedicine/EMT | Erin Bons, Loyalist College, Paramedicine | Krishana Sireesha Sundaragiri, MDS - Rajasthan University of Health Sciences, Department of Dentistry

Are you an educator?

Learn more about how to effectively support your students as you transition from live classes to distance learning.

Learn more