The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society is announcing the Human Factors Prize, a $10,000 prize recognizing excellent human factors research. The winner will be presented at the annual meeting in Las Vegas this fall.
The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society is proud to announce the Human Factors Prize, established in 2010 by Editor-in-Chief William S. Marras. The prize, which will be presented for the first time in 2011, recognizes excellence in HF/E research through an annual competition in which authors are invited to submit papers on a specific topic for that year. The topic is selected by the editor in chief in consultation with a Board of Referees chaired by Immediate Past Human Factors Editor Nancy J. Cooke. See below for the current year’s topic.
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.
This year’s topic is health care ergonomics:
The topic for the inaugural-year Prize is health care ergonomics. Health care ergonomics is broadly defined to include research at the intersection of health care and human factors. Suitable sample topics include human factors aspects of home health care, the ergonomics of laparoscopic equipment and procedures, patient care coordination, usability of electronic health records and informatics, macroergonomics of health care facilities, and use of simulation for health care training.