The Marshfield Clinic Research Institute (MCRI) celebrates the 30th Anniversary of the Gwen D. Sebold Research Fellowship Award with an event showcasing outstanding research at Marshfield Clinic Health System. 

This event will celebrate shining discoveries, milestones or achievements in research. The purpose of the Gwen D. Sebold Research Fellowship Award is to recognize an outstanding medical researcher and support continued research in his or her chosen field.  Since its beginning in 1988, each year one award of $5,000 and a memorial plaque has been presented to a distinguished staff member by D. David “Dewey” Sebold in memory of his sister, Gwen.

This year's award will be presented on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the Robert Froehlke Auditorium of the Laird Center for Medical Research. 

All persons submitting nominations and all nominees should plan on attending the ceremony.


Medical and dental providers, scientists, and all staff actively engaged in research and who have worked for the Marshfield Clinic, including the regional centers, for at least three years are eligible.  Previous recipients of the award are also eligible.  Nominees must be employed at the time of the award ceremony.

Any physician, scientist or staff member may submit a nomination.  Several people may collaborate to nominate a candidate.

Documentation Required

1.  Letters explaining why the nominee deserves the award should be addressed to Andy Keogh, Chair of MCRI Board of Trustees.  These documents should be routed to Jeanette Normington in MCRI Administration, 1R3, or emailed to  The documents should be received by Monday, August 21, 2017. 

In the letter(s), please address the originality, uniqueness, and significance of the research.  The research must primarily focus on human health issues and must have contributed to the improvement of patient care or public health.  Also describe the researcher's reputation and involvement with collaborators from Marshfield Clinic and others nationally or internationally known.

2.  A copy of the nominee's CV

Selection of Recipient:

The Executive Committee of the MCRI Board of Trustees will review the nominations and select the recipient in September. The award shall be based upon the sole discretion of the Committee, and its decision will be final.

The recipient of the award will have discretion for its use in support of the recipient’s research activities within the guidelines of the MCRI's disbursement of funds policy.

The recipient will be expected to provide a brief report summarizing the utilization of the funds and the results or activities that occurred as a result of the award.