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Fellow of the NLA Award

This description is for Fellows the National Lipid Association Status. If the nominee does not qualify under these requirements, they may still qualify under the International or Honorary categories.

Definition

Fellow of the National Lipid Association (NLA) is an honor reserved for, and awarded to NLA members who are esteemed and recognized by their professional colleagues for having the highest ethical standards and who have distinguished themselves at a regional, national, or international level in the field of Clinical Lipidology. They exhibit excellence in leadership and service towards the NLA's mission of reducing death and disability related to disorders of lipid metabolism.


Benefits

  • Entitled to use the designation FNLA (Fellow of the National Lipid Association) as a professional credential
  • FNLA award certificate and recognition ceremony
  • FNLA pin and NLA scarf/tie
  • Inclusion in an annually published roster of new Fellows in the Journal of Clinical Lipidology and on the NLA website at www.lipid.org/awards
  • Recognition FELLOW ribbon when attending NLA Clinical Lipid Updates or Annual Scientific Sessions


Application Process

Candidates must be nominated via the Fellow of the NLA Sponsoring Form. Two sponsors are required for all candidates. Each sponsor must be either a current NLA Board member (national or regional level) or an active Fellow of the NLA..

Basic Requirements

All of the following must be met in order to be considered for the FNLA award:

  • Membership in the NLA in good standing for at least the past three years (following completion of training) and residing in Canada, the U.S. or U.S. territories
  • An active license as a healthcare professional (if in clinical practice) and/or degrees/certification in a related specialty (e.g., exercise physiology, nutrition) with a focus on lipid management and the prevention of cardiovascular disease
  • Professional activity in Clinical Lipidology via practice, education, and/or research for at least two years since completion of training
  • Certification by the American Board of Clinical Lipidology or Clinical Lipid Specialist Certification by the Accreditation Council for Clinical Lipidiology

Additionally, one or more of the following contributions to the NLA must be met to demonstrate the candidate's dedication to the NLA:

  • Substantial participation in NLA activities such as regional or national NLA meetings, NLA sponsored courses, NLA sponsored continuing education activities, or
  • Development of educational materials, scientific statements or press releases, and/or presentations by or for the NLA (e.g., contributor to Lipid Spin, Lipid Luminations on ReachMD, Lipid Insights), or
  • National or regional NLA committee/Board work, or reviewer for the Journal of Clinical Lipidology, or the Foundation of the National Lipid Association

Pathways to Fellowship

In addition to the basic requirements, candidates must fulfill the requirements of one or more of the following four pathways:

  • Lipid Scientist/Author
    • Author on at least two published peer-reviewed scientific articles in the field of Lipidology (since completion of training)
  • Prominent Healthcare Professional in Lipidology
    • Clinical certification relevant to Lipidology
      • American Board of Clinical Lipidology (ABCL) Diplomate
      • Accreditation Council for Clinical Lipidology (ACCL) Diplomate
      • Other (e.g., Certified Diabetic Educator (CDE) - to be considered on a case-by-case basis)
  • Leader in the Practice of Clinical Lipidology
    • Leader in a Lipidology-oriented organization aside from the NLA
    • Director of a Lipidology clinic or service in large private practice, hospital, or university setting
  • Leader in Lipidology Professional Education
    • Faculty status at a college or university in a discipline related to Clinical Lipidology
    • Faculty at regional/national professional continuing educational symposia in a discipline related to Clinical Lipidology

Sponsorship Forms, Letters, and Curriculum Vitae

  • Each sponsor (two required) shall submit a Fellow of the NLA Sponsoring Form and a letter that addresses the above qualifications and the ethical character of the candidate. Once a candidate has received two eligible sponsorships, he or she will be notified by NLA staff to submit the following documents (via email):
    • The candidate shall submit his/her curriculum vitae (CV)
    • The candidate shall submit a personal statement, no more than 2 pages, stating how he/she meets the basic requirements for FNLA; the qualifications relevant to the pathway(s) selected; evidence of significant contributions to the field of clinical lipidology; and evidence of volunteer involvement in the National Lipid Association.

NLA Awards & Honors Committee

The Chair of the Committee is as a member of the NLA Board of Directors. The Committee is composed of current FNLAs from various disciplines who are actively serving on the NLA or Chapter Boards (MWLA, NELA, PLA, SELA, SWLA).

Fellow of the NLA sponsoring form

Sponsors must be Fellows of the NLA and/or a Board Member (national or regional level). The NLA Honors and Awards Committee may request additional information from the sponsor in order to evaluate the candidate's credentials and make appropriate recommendations to the NLA Board of Directors.

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International Fellow of the National Lipid Association

Definition

Fellow of the National Lipid Association (NLA) is an honor reserved for, and awarded to NLA members who are esteemed and recognized by their professional colleagues for having the highest ethical standards and who have distinguished themselves at a regional, national, or international level in the field of Clinical Lipidology. They exhibit excellence in leadership and service towards the NLA's mission of reducing death and disability related to disorders of lipid metabolism.


Benefits

  • Entitled to use the designation FNLA (Fellow of the National Lipid Association) as a professional credential
  • FNLA award certificate and recognition ceremony
  • FNLA pin and NLA scarf/tie
  • Inclusion in an annually published roster of new Fellows in the Journal of Clinical Lipidology and on the NLA website at www.lipid.org/awards
  • Recognition FELLOW ribbon when attending NLA Clinical Lipid Updates or Annual Scientific Sessions


Application Process

Candidates must be nominated via the Fellow of the NLA Sponsoring Form. Two sponsors are required for all candidates. Each sponsor must be either a current NLA Board member (national or regional level) or an active Fellow of the NLA..

Basic Requirements

All of the following must be met in order to be considered for the International FNLA award:

  • Membership in the NLA in good standing for at least the past three years (following completion of training) not residing in Canada, the U.S. or U.S. territories
  • An active license as a healthcare professional (if in clinical practice) and/or degrees/certification in a related specialty (e.g., exercise physiology, nutrition) with a focus on lipid management and the prevention of cardiovascular disease
  • Professional activity in Clinical Lipidology via practice, education, and/or research for at least two years since completion of training

Additionally, one or more of the following contributions to the NLA must be met to demonstrate the candidate's dedication to the NLA:

  • Substantial participation in NLA activities such as regional or national NLA meetings, NLA sponsored courses, NLA sponsored continuing education activities, or
  • Development of educational materials, scientific statements or press releases, and/or presentations by or for the NLA (e.g., contributor to Lipid Spin, Lipid Luminations on ReachMD, Lipid Insights, abstract poster at the annual meeting)
  • National or regional NLA committee/Board work, or reviewer for the Journal of Clinical Lipidology, or the Foundation of the National Lipid Association

Pathways to International Fellowship

In addition to the basic requirements, candidates must fulfill the requirements of one or more of the following four pathways:

  • Lipid Scientist/Author
    • Author on at least two published peer-reviewed scientific articles in the field of Lipidology (since completion of training)
  • Prominent Healthcare Professional in Lipidology
    • Clinical certification relevant to Lipidology
  • Leader in the Practice of Clinical Lipidology
    • Leader in a Lipidology-oriented organization aside from the NLA
    • Director of a Lipidology clinic or service in large private practice, hospital, or university setting
  • Leader in Lipidology Professional Education
    • Faculty status at a college or university in a discipline related to Clinical Lipidology
    • Faculty at regional/national professional continuing educational symposia in a discipline related to Clinical Lipidology

Sponsorship Forms, Letters, and Curriculum Vitae

  • Each sponsor (two required) shall submit a Fellow of the NLA Sponsoring Form and a letter that addresses the above qualifications and the ethical character of the candidate. Once a candidate has received two eligible sponsorships, he or she will be notified by NLA staff to submit the following documents (via email):
    • The candidate shall submit his/her curriculum vitae (CV)
    • The candidate shall submit a personal statement, no more than 2 pages, stating how he/she meets the basic requirements for FNLA; the qualifications relevant to the pathway(s) selected; evidence of significant contributions to the field of clinical lipidology; and evidence of volunteer involvement in the National Lipid Association.

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Honorary Fellow of the National Lipid Association

Basic Requirements

All of the following must be met in order to be considered for the Honorary FNLA award.

  • A healthcare professional (if in clinical practice) and/or degrees/certification in a related specialty (e.g., exercise physiology, nutrition) with a focus on lipid management and the prevention of cardiovascular disease (active or retired)
  • Professional activity in Clinical Lipidology via practice, education, and/or research for at least ten years since completion of training

Additionally, one or more of the following contributions in the field of clinical lipidology must be met to demonstrate the candidate's dedication to clinical lipidology:

  • Extraordinary and sustained contribution of the nominee to clinical lipidology and health
  • Positive and ongoing impact of the work in influencing clinical lipidology and health care
  • Outstanding academic achievement, and national and international recognition in the field of clinical lipidology or related field
  • Significant volunteer involvement and service in similar organizations/associations in their respective country/state or through other avenues of community involvement

Sponsorship Letters, Forms and Curriculum Vitae

  • Each sponsor (two required) shall submit an Honorary Fellow of the NLA Sponsoring Form and a letter that addresses the above qualifications and the ethical character of the candidate.
  • The candidate shall submit his/her curriculum vitae (CV)
  • The candidate shall submit a personal statement, no more than 2 pages, stating how he/she meets the basic requirements for FNLA; the qualifications relevant to the pathway(s) selected; evidence of significant contributions to the field of clinical lipidology; and evidence of volunteer involvement in the National Lipid Association.

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 01:45



by Dr. Radut.