Human Factors Prize
The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society is proud to announce the establishment of the Human Factors Prize. Editor-in-Chief William S. Marras invites authors to join the competition and submit their best research on this year's chosen topic: health care ergonomics.
The prize carries a $10,000 cash award and publication of the winning paper in the Society's flagship journal, Human Factors. The award will be formally conferred at a special session at the HFES Annual Meeting, where the recipient will present his or her work.
"We are looking forward to attracting important and notable contributions to the science through this mechanism," says Marras, PhD. Nancy J. Cooke, PhD, Human Factors Prize Board of Referees Chair and past Human Factors Editor, adds, "I am excited to be involved in the Human Factors Prize and look forward to showcasing some of the best applied science of our field."
Health care ergonomics is broadly defined to include research at the intersection of health care and human factors/ergonomics. Suitable sample topics include HF/E aspects of home health care, the ergonomics of laparoscopic equipment and procedures, patient care coordination, the usability of electronic health records and informatics, macroergonomics of health care facilities, and use of simulation for health care training.