John Marx Leadership Award
SAEM seeks nominations for the John Marx Leadership Award. This award honors a SAEM member who has made exceptional contributions to emergency medicine through leadership – locally, regionally, nationally or internationally – with priority given to those with demonstrated leadership within SAEM. The Awards Committee wishes to consider as many exceptional candidates as possible. The awards committee is committed to an inclusive process of granting awards, reflecting the full spectrum of diversity of our membership. We encourage you to nominate a diverse pool of candidates for all SAEM awards.
Previous awardees are ineligible. Candidates are evaluated on their leadership contributions including (but not limited to) those related to:
- Major leadership positions within SAEM
- Major leadership positions within other EM organizations
- Leadership in research
- Leadership in education
- Contributions to the growth of academic emergency medicine
- Advancement of emergency medicine regionally, nationally or internationally
Nominations may be submitted by any SAEM member. Nominations should include a copy of the candidate's CV and a cover letter describing his or her qualifications. Each completed application must include the following:
- A current CV of the candidate
- A brief (1- 2 paragraph) biographical summary
- A cover letter by the nominator addressing the above areas and the impact on emergency medicine (limited to 2 pages)
- While not mandatory, a maximum of 2 additional support letters may be submitted (each limited to 2 pages).
- A color photo of nominee (.jpg 300 DPI high resolution)
- Person nominating award candidate (include mailing address, phone and fax numbers and email address)
- Contact information of department administrator or media persons that should be notified if the award is received.
Cherri Hobgood, MD
Professor of Emergency Medicine with Tenure
Indiana UniversityDr. Cherri Hobgood is the Rolly McGrath Distinguished Professor and Chair of Emergency Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. She received her medical degree from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in 1989 and her clinical training in the UNC Emergency Medicine residency program. At the completion of her emergency medicine training, Dr. Hobgood joined the faculty of UNC Department of Emergency Medicine under the leadership of Dr. Judith Tintinalli. Throughout her career she has focused her research and educational efforts on designing effective, safe, patient-centered communication in the emergency department. Her educational content and interventions on communication topics such as death notification have been widely incorporated into interprofessional curricula throughout the world. She is the author of more than 100 peer reviewed contributions to the medical literature which have been published in a variety of books and academic journals. As a member of the UNC School of Medicine faculty Dr. Hobgood served in a variety of leadership roles including Director of the Office of Educational Development, Director of the UNC Clinical Skills Center, Associate Dean for Curriculum and Educational Development for the School of Medicine, and Vice Chair of Emergency Medicine