Deadline: Friday 16 June, 17:00 BST
This award opens for nominations at 09:00 BST on Friday 5 May 2023. The deadline for submissions is Friday 16 June 2023, 17:00 BST.
2022 Chalmers Medal recipient: Professor John Crump
The winner of this year’s Chalmers Medal was Professor John Crump, who was nominated by Professor David Mabey.
The Chalmers Medal recognises researchers in tropical medicine or global health who demonstrate evidence of mentoring and professional development of junior investigators, and other forms of capacity building. The Medal is for those at the mid stage of their career.
Professor John Crump is a Professor of Medicine, Pathology, and Global Health, and Co-Director or the Centre for International Health, at the University of Otago in New Zealand.
The talents and perspectives of early career researchers around us are remarkable, and among them are those we hope will be central to solving global health problems that we could only dream of. If we helped one on their way, that is good, but we need to keep asking if our mentorship efforts matched their great potential.”
Professor John Crump
Eligibility and nominations
- Nominations are annual
- Nominees should be researchers in tropical medicine or international health from anywhere in the world, who obtained their last relevant qualification between 15 and 20 years ago, allowing for career breaks
- Nominations must show evidence of mentoring of junior investigators, and evidence of providing professional development to junior investigators.
- Nominations should come from RSTMH members and Fellows ONLY
- Nominees should be RSTMH members or Fellows ONLY
- Self-nominations must be accompanied by a supporting statement from an RSTMH members or Fellow
- For any enquiries regarding this award, please contact Nisreen [dot] Hamad [at] rstmh [dot] org.
History and prize
Dr Albert John Chalmers, MD, FRCS, DPH was born in Manchester in 1870 and began his distinguished tropical career in Ghana where he worked from 1897 to 1901.
He spent the following ten years in Sri Lanka before becoming a Holt Fellow of University College, Liverpool. From 1913 to 1920 he was Director of the Wellcome Research Laboratories in the Sudan. He died in Calcutta on 5 April 1920.
In 1921, Mrs Chalmers, his widow gave £500 to RSTMH in memory of her husband. The RSTMH Council decided to devote this money to the foundation of the Chalmers Memorial Medal.
The Chalmers Medal recognises researchers in tropical medicine or global health who demonstrate evidence of mentoring and professional development of junior investigators, and other forms of capacity building.
These skills are in line with Dr Chalmers’ own values of supporting the work of younger researchers. Dr Chalmers was known for being ready with help and encouragement to those early in their careers.
Recipients recieve a medal, which is in silver gilt, and bears a likeness of Dr Chalmers and the motto Zonae torridae tutamen on one side, and the other side is a representation of Anopheles gambiae above a spray of the cinchona plant and encircled by the name of the Society.