Non-EM Awards Available to Academic EM Faculty

Below is a listing of awards presented each year by non-Emergency Medicine organizations for which academic emergency physicians are eligible - Compiled and submitted by the SAEM Awards Committee in February 2018.

Medical Organizations

1. American Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)

2. American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC)

3. American Medical Association (AMA)

4. American Academy of Pediatrics – Section on Pediatric EM (AAP/PEM)

5. National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP)

6. American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM)

7. Society of Toxicology (SOT)

8. American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM)

Awards by Organizations

American Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)

ACGME David C. Leach Award                                                                                                                         
This award recognizes residents and fellows who have fostered innovation and improvement in their residency programs, advanced humanism in medicine, and increased efficiency and emphasis on educational outcomes.

ACGME GME Program Coordinator Excellence Award                                                                               
This award recognizes program coordinators who have an in-depth understanding of the accreditation process, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and projects to improve residency programs.

ACGME John C. Gienapp Award                                                                                                                     
This award recognizes an individual that is dedicated to graduate medical education and has made outstanding contributions to the enhancement of residency education and ACGME accreditation activities.

ACGME Parker J. Palmer Courage to Lead Award                                                                                        
This award recognizes designated institutional officials who have demonstrated strong leadership and astute resource management and have encouraged innovation and improvement in residency programs and their Sponsoring Institutions.

ACGME Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award                                                                                      
This award recognizes program directors who have fostered innovation and improvement in their residency programs and served as exemplary role models for residents.

ACGME DeWitt C. Baldwin, Jr. Award                                                                                                            
The ACGME and Gold Foundation DeWitt C. Baldwin, Jr. Award recognizes institutions with accredited residency/fellowship programs that are exemplary in fostering a respectful, supportive environment for medical education and the delivery of patient care, which leads to the personal and professional development of learners. 

American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC)

AAMC Abraham Flexner Award for Distinguished Service to Medical Education                       
The Flexner Award is granted annually to an individual for extraordinary contributions to the medical education community.

AAMC Arnold P Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award                                                       
The Arnold P. Gold Foundation Award recognizes a medical school faculty physician who exemplifies the qualities of a caring and compassionate mentor in the teaching and advising of medical students.

AAMC Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Awards                                      
The Alpha Omega Alpha Distinguished Teacher Awards recognize the significant contributions to medical education made by gifted teachers

American Medical Association (AMA)                                                             

AMA Dr. Debasish Mridha Spirit of Medicine Award for the Selfless Elimination of Human Suffering                                                                                                                                                      
Recognizes the work of a U.S. physician who has demonstrated altruism, compassion, integrity, leadership and personal sacrifice while providing quality health care to a destitute, distressed or marginalized population in an impoverished community.

AMA Dr. Edmond and Rima Cabbabe Dedication to the Profession Award                                
Recognizes a physician who demonstrates active and productive improvement to the profession of medicine.

AMA Dr. Nathan Davis International Award in Medicine                                                               
Recognizes physicians whose influence reaches the international patient population. By treating, educating or counseling patients beyond the U.S. border, these physicians have a positive impact on health care in the global arena.

AMA Jack B. McConnell, MD, Award for Excellence in Volunteerism                                         
Recognizes the work of senior physicians who provide treatment to U.S. patients who lack access to health care. These physicians remain dedicated to the future of medicine through the spirit of volunteerism.

AMA Pride in the Profession Award                                                                                                          
Honors physicians whose lives encompass the true spirit of being a medical professional—caring for people.

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) – Section on Emergency Medicine

AAP/PEM Jim Seidel Distinguished Service                                                                                                                    
The award recognizes an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the field of pediatric emergency medicine. ($1,000)

AAP/PEM Michael Shannon Humanitarian                                                                                                                   
The purpose of this AAP Section on Emergency Medicine (SOEM) award is to recognize a Pediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM) physician who has best demonstrated the potential for emulating the career accomplishments and personal excellence of the late Michael Shannon, MD, MPH, FAAP. Nominees should most importantly have evidence of excellence in his/her involvement and dedication to the community through voluntary service. Other criteria for this award include demonstrated excellence in clinical care, mentoring of peers and trainees, didactic and bedside teaching, and performance of scholarly activities. ($500)

AAP/PEM Ken Graff Young Investigator                                                                                                                               
This award is for a research project that addresses issues pertinent to the acutely ill or injured child. The first award was sponsored by Roche Laboratories in 1999. In 1995, Ken Graff, MD, a talented young PEM physician and investigator, failed to arrive for his evening shift in the emergency department. He had been skiing in the back-country of Colorado and was the victim of an avalanche. His professional accomplishments in his brief career included receiving the 1994 AAP Willis Wingert Award for outstanding research on pediatric procedural sedation, and receipt of an EMSC grant on the same topic. The Ken Graff Award was established to honor Dr. Graff's memory and support young investigators in their pursuit of quality PEM/EMSC research. The Section has been able to fund junior investigators with the Graff Award annually, with the exception of 2001. Each year, a dozen or more excellent applications from fellows and junior faculty are received, making this grant funding more competitive than the NIH! Thanks to the generosity of donors, the Graff Endowment can now support a larger award, increased in 2012 from $10,000 to $12,500.

AAP/PEM Advocacy Scholarship                                                                                                               
The purpose of this scholarship is to foster advocacy for Pediatric Emergency Medicine and the emergency care of children by supporting attendance at the AAP Legislative Conference in Washington, DC. ($1,000)

AAP/PEM Out of Hospital Care Award                                                                                                         
This award is to recognize outstanding research in Emergency Medical Services in the pediatric prehospital care setting. The first award was presented in 2002 and funded by Baylor College of Medicine. Future awards will be supported by the Section on Emergency Medicine, pending submission of a minimum of 3 pre hospital care abstracts. ($500)

AAP/PEM Steve Miller Award for Excellence in Education & Mentorship                                             
This award recognizes an individual who has made substantial educational contributions in Pediatric Emergency Medicine. These contributions have impacted education of pediatric emergency providers at a regional, state, national, or international level. These contributions may include preparation of teaching-and curriculum-related materials, participation in the scholarship of teaching and learning, development and communication of innovative teaching techniques, leadership in teaching-related workshops and symposia, involvement in innovative program development, and contributions to the enhancement of teaching and / or PEM subspecialty development at a national or international level. This award will also recognize someone who has excelled as an education mentor to others in this field. The award typically is given for a series of contributions spanning several years or an entire career, although it may recognize a single project of exceptional impact. ($500) 

AAP/PEM EBSCO/PEMSoft Award for Technological Innovations in PEM                                             
This award recognizes technological innovations and/or innovators in all aspects of Pediatric Emergency Medicine including but not limited to technology, quality, safety, clinical care, administration, systems, education, evidence-based medicine, and research. The inaugural award was given to the Pediatric Shock Collaborative in 2014. The award is sponsored by EBSCO Health/PEMSoft and presented during the SOEM reception at the AAP National Conference. ($5000 award includes $1000 cash prize/travel honorarium and $4000 reception sponsorship.)

National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP)        

NAEMSP Ronald D. Stewart Award                                                                                                                     
This award is given annually to a person who has made a lasting, major contribution to the national EMS community.

NAEMSP Keith Neely Outstanding Contribution to EMS Award                                                          
This award is presented to an active or past member of NAEMSP who has provided significant leadership to the association and is named after the late Keith Neely, the first non-physician member to serve on the NAEMSP Board of Directors.

American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM)   

AIUM William J. Fry Memorial Lecture                                                                                                   
The William J. Fry Memorial Lecture Award was established by Joseph H. Holmes, MD, in 1969, and presented for the first time at the AIUM annual convention in Winnipeg that year. William J. Fry, MS, was a physicist with a strong interest in ultrasound in biology and medicine, whose innovative research efforts advanced the field of diagnostic ultrasound. One of Professor Fry's most notable contributions was the successful design of an ultrasonic system used to pinpoint lesions in the brain without damaging adjacent tissues. This ultrasonic system was later used to treat various brain pathologies, and in particular, Parkinson's disease. His impassioned interest in ultrasound led him to become president of the AIUM from 1966 until his death in 1968. The following year, the William J. Fry Memorial Lecture Award, recognizing a current or retired AIUM member who has significantly contributed, in his or her particular field, to the scientific progress of medical diagnostic ultrasound, was established in his honor.

AIUM Joseph H. Holmes Pioneer Award                                                                                                                 
In 1977, the Pioneer Award, which honored an individual who significantly contributed to the growth and development of diagnostic ultrasound, was established. This special award was renamed in 1982, to honor Joseph H. Holmes, MD, who died that year. Dr. Holmes, the first person named as an AIUM pioneer, was an important figure to both the field of diagnostic ultrasound and the AIUM. His early efforts in ultrasound research, which included tissue characterization and ultrasound's diagnostic use in polycystic kidney disease and orthopedics, helped to advance the field of ultrasound and encourage others to conduct new research. Serving the AIUM in many capacities, Dr. Holmes was president from 1968 to 1970, and was editor of the AIUM's official journal, which was then titled, the Journal of Clinical Ultrasound, for nearly 10 years. Each year the Joseph H. Holmes Pioneer Award honors two current or retired AIUM members, one in clinical science and the other in basic science.

AIUM Distinguished Sonographer Award                                                                                           
Established in 1997, the Distinguished Sonographer Award is a means of recognizing and honoring current or retired AIUM members who have significantly contributed to the growth and development of medical ultrasound. This annual presentation honors an individual whose outstanding contributions to the development of medical ultrasound warrant special merit.

AIUM Peter H. Arger, MD, Excellence in Medical Student Education Award                                   
The Peter H. Arger, MD, Excellence in Medical Student Education Award was established in 2013, with its first presentation occurring at the 2014 AIUM Annual Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. Dr Arger has contributed much to the AIUM and to the growth of diagnostic ultrasound, but his true passion is ultrasound education. This annual presentation honors an individual whose outstanding contributions to the development of medical ultrasound education warrant special merit.

AIUM Carmine M. Valente, PhD, CAE Distinguished Service Award                                                   
The Carmine M. Valente, PhD, CAE Distinguished Service Award was established in 2016, with its first presentation occurring at the 2017 AIUM Annual Convention in Orlando, Florida. Dr Valente served as Chief Executive Officer from 1997-2016 and significantly contributed to the AIUM and the ultrasound community as a whole by furthering the multi-disciplinary nature and collaborative efforts of the organization during his tenure. This annual presentation honors an AIUM member whose longstanding contributions in the furtherance of the AIUM mission warrant special merit, as chosen by the AIUM staff and President.

Society of Toxicology                                         

SOT Achievement Award                                                                                                                                 
The Achievement Award is presented to a member of the Society of Toxicology who, within 15 years since obtaining his/her highest earned degree (in the year of the Annual Meeting of the Society of Toxicology), has made significant contributions to toxicology.

SOT Arnold J. Lehman Award                                                                                                                            
The Arnold J. Lehman Award is presented to recognize an individual who has made a major contribution to risk assessment and/or the regulation of chemical agents, including pharmaceuticals. The contribution may have resulted from the application of sound scientific principles to regulation and/or from research activities that have significantly influenced the regulatory process.

SOT Distinguished Toxicology Scholar Award                                                                                               
The Distinguished Toxicology Scholar Award is presented to a member of SOT who has made substantial and seminal scientific contributions to our understanding of the science of toxicology. Nominees should be active scientists involved in toxicological research. The prime consideration for this award is scientific accomplishment.

SOT Education Award                                                                                                                                         
The Education Award is presented to an individual who is distinguished by the teaching and training of toxicologists and who has made significant contributions to education in the broad field of toxicology.

SOT Founders Award                                                                                                                                                 
The SOT Founders Award, sponsored by the SOT Endowment Fund, is presented to a Full, Emeritus or Retired Full member of the Society of Toxicology who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in fostering the role of toxicological sciences in safety decision-making.

American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM)    

AAHPM Award for Excellence in Scientific Research in Palliative Care                                             
Recognizes meaningful, exemplary research contributions to the field of hospice and palliative care. The recipient is expected to present his/her research within the broad context of the field of hospice and palliative care.

AAHPM Early Career Investigator Award                                                                                                                              
Recognizes a member of AAHPM who is developing as a research leader, showing promise of making contributions to the development of a scientific foundation for practice and research, conducting or facilitating research by others that advances the field of hospice and palliative medicine, has a beginning record of scientific publications, and contributes to the AAHPM community at large. The nominees for this award will not yet have achieved independence as an investigator (ie having R01 level funding, or its equivalent).