Golseth Young Investigator

The Golseth Young Investigator Award, honoring AANEM Founding Member Dr. James Golseth, is presented annually for original research in neuromuscular and electrodiagnostic medicine. It is given to the best research paper submitted by a young physician to the AANEM Annual Meeting. The foundation has been funding the award since 1998.

Award Subject and Criteria

The award is given for original research on neuromuscular and electrodiagnostic medicine. The research is judged based on:
  • Scientific merit
  • Methodology
  • Manuscript form
  • Candidate's contribution to the project
To be eligible for this award, the recipient must be the first author of the research, designated abstract presenter, and present at the AANEM Annual Meeting. They must also be one of the following at the time of the abstract submission:
  • Medical student in an MD, DO, DVM, or foreign equivalent program
  • Resident
  • Fellow
  • Physician within 3 years following completion of residency or fellowship training
The manuscript must follow Muscle & Nerve author guidelines and be concise (text no longer than 2,500 words). It is preferred that the manuscript be offered to the editor of the Muscle & Nerve for first review.

Submission Guidelines

Submit an abstract between January 1 and March 15. The Abstract Review Committee will invite up to 10 authors to apply for the Golseth Award.

Selected authors will be asked to submit the following:
  • Manuscript between 1,200-2,500 words excluding title, disclosure information, figures and references
  • Letter from candidate describing his/her specific percentage of contribution to project
  • Letter from program director certifying eligibility
  • 1-2 minute video describing your research and methods (MP4 format). In the event that you win, this content will be used on AANEM promotional material. For any questions regarding the recording process, contact meeting@aanem.org.

Award Benefits

The Golseth Young Investigator Award winner receives:
  • Round trip coach airfare up to $500 (U.S./Canada) or $1000 (international)
  • Hotel accommodations (up to 4 nights)
  • $1000 cash
  • Free AANEM Annual Meeting registration
  • Recognition in the annual meeting program and at the AANEM Annual Meeting
  • Abstract published in Muscle & Nerve
The Golseth Young Investigator Award runner-up (if one is selected) receives:
  • Free AANEM Annual Meeting registration
  • Recognition in the annual meeting program and at the AANEM Annual Meeting
  • Abstract published in Muscle & Nerve

For more information on this award, contact meeting@aanem.org.
Awards are supported by donations to the American Neuromuscular Foundation.