Congratulations to this year's grand prize winners
Medical Professionals Category
Mark Slivkoff, PhD
Dr. Mark Slivkoff is an Associate Professor of Physiology at the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine, where he teaches his students not only how to be a valuable contributor to society, but also the importance of staying humble in their career and spreading positivity whenever and wherever they can. Many of his peers and students recognized his efforts at ICOM and flooded Osmosis with nominations for the new Raise the Line Faculty Award.
Congratulations to this year's award-winning faculty
Medical ProfessionalsCategory 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 NursesCategory 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 PractitionersCategory 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 AssistantsCategory 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 ProfessionalsCategory 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
Congratulations to all those nominated
The Osmosis Values
Nominate an educator who embodies one of Osmosis’s core values:
Start with the heart
Open your arms
Have each others’ backs
2020 nominations are now closed
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 swag, Osmosis prime, a gift card, and much more!
Who is eligible?
Applications are open globally, and awards will be granted to top faculty in medical, nursing, physician assistant, and other health education categories. 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 10-30 minutes to complete.
What will my nominee win?
Winners will be featured on Osmosis, receive complimentary access and swag, and earn a gift certificate. 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 November 13, 2020. 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?
This is the first ever Faculty Award, so all faculty members can be nominated.
When will I hear back from you?
You will receive a confirmation email to confirm your application submission. We will notify everyone on or before November 13, 2020.
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.