For questions or comments concerning WPS awards, please contact Awards Committee Chair Jeffrey Edwards here.
Each year the WPS presents several awards to individuals for their excellence in the fields of Perfusion and Cardiovascular Surgery. The WPS believes it is extremely important to recognize those within our profession who have shown exemplary commitment and dedication to the perfusion community. We are currently seeking nominees to receive awards at our annual spring meeting. All nominees will be reviewed by the WPS Awards Committee, and the winning individuals will be selected by the WPS Board.
Please consider nominating one or more of your outstanding colleagues for one of these prestigious awards:
LeRoy H. Ferries Award
This is the most prestigious award that the WPS can bestow on an actively employed perfusionist that is a Class A member of WPS. This award is given annually to one individual that has made a contribution to the advancement of the perfusion community in the state of Wisconsin. As a condition of this award, the winner must give an oral presentation of their choice at the annual WPS Spring Meeting. Former recipients are not eligible for this award.
William P. Young Award
This award will be given out annually to an individual that has demonstrated a long term working relationship with the perfusion community in the state of Wisconsin. As a condition of this award, the winner must give an oral presentation of their choice at the annual WPS Spring Meeting. The only stipulation is this presentation must cover some facet of cardiovascular surgery, cardiology, or perfusion.
Ronald D. Nichols Award of Merit
This award will be given to an individual that has accomplished something of a “special nature” that has benefited the WPS, perfusion in the state of Wisconsin, or the patients that are served in the state. There is no formula or limit to this award. Active membership in WPS or employment in the field of perfusion is not required to qualify for this award.
James W. Cooksey Award
This award will be given to a Class C member of WPS who has demonstrated a kinship with WPS through membership and/or by the presentations of materials at our annual Spring Meeting. As a condition of this award, the winner must give an oral presentation of their choice at the annual WPS Spring Meeting.
Recognition is given for years of actively practicing in the profession of perfusion. An award will be given for the completion of 25 years of such service and every fifth year thereafter. The 25-Year Service Award (awarded to Class A members of WPS only) is a wall-mounted plaque in the shape of the state of Wisconsin. All other service milestones for all membership classes are recognized at the Saturday Awards Luncheon of the annual WPS Spring Meeting.
Please send all award nominees with subject "WPS Awards Committee" to or use the link provided.