Global Emergency Medicine Academy (GEMA) Awards

To be awarded to deserving individuals no more than once per annum. Awards will be presented at each year’s Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) Annual Meeting. Awardees will be selected by the GEMA Awards Committee.

Award Nominations Open: November 27, 2019
Close: January 15, 2020. Submit Here.

 

GEMA Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award (one per year)

This award is given to a GEMA member, who consistently over the course of his/her career, has embodied the GEMA ideal of improving the delivery of acute/emergent care the world-over through service, leadership, mentorship, and academic endeavor. This award recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to the subspecialty of Global Emergency Medicine (EM) over the span of his/her career. This individual has clearly put the needs of patients over self. This is GEMA’s highest honor awarded to a member and is reserved for an individual whose work serves as a beacon for all Emergency Physicians to follow.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Active SAEM member;
  • Active GEMA member; and
  • 10 years or more of Global Health experience.

Previous winner: Dr. Rachel Moresky

GEMA EM Globalization and Advancement Award (one per year)

This award is given to a GEMA member who has advanced the globalization of Emergency Medicine as a specialty. This award is given to an individual who has helped establish or significantly further EM as a specialty in a country where it had not before been recognized. This award may also be given to an individual who has made significant contributions to the improvement of acute/emergent care in an EM-naïve region of the world.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Active SAEM member;
  • Active GEMA member; and
  • 3 years or more of direct engagement in EM specialty advancement/acute care improvement activities.

Previous winner: Dr. Mike Runyon

GEMA Academic Achievement Award (one per year)

This award is given to a GEMA member who has made significant contributions to the subspecialty of Global Emergency Medicine through investigative research and/or educational endeavors. This award is given to an individual whose research has helped to move the field of Emergency Medicine forward. This award may also recognize an individual whose educational endeavors have served to prepare many future leaders in Global Health and Emergency Medicine, as evidenced by publications.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Active SAEM member;
  • Active GEMA member; and
  • Contribution to the peer-reviewed literature of at least 3 Global Health-related articles within the last 3 years.

Previous winner: Dr. Catherine Staton

GEMA Humanitarian Service Award (one per year)

This award is given to a GEMA member who has used specialty-specific skills to provide humanitarian assistance to distressed populations in a disaster situation. This award may also be given to an individual who has dedicated a significant portion of his/her career to providing charity clinical care in austere environments abroad and/or creating access to sustainable care.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Active SAEM member;
  • Active GEMA member

Previous winner: Dr. Hani Mowafi

GEMA Young Physician Award (one per year)

This award is given to a GEMA member at the medical student, resident, or fellow level, who has demonstrated commitment to the Academy and leadership potential. This awardee will have served GEMA with distinction during the year prior to being proposed for the award.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Active SAEM member;
  • Active GEMA member; and
  • Must be a medical student, resident, or fellow.

Previous winner: Dr. Vijay Kanan

Global Health Endeavors Department Award (group award)

This award celebrates an academic department that provides flexible scheduling, buy-down for global health activities, and encourages faculty to mentor global emergency medicine trainees.

Previous winner: Brigham and Women’s Department of Emergency Medicine

GEMA Global Emergency Medicine Education Award (group award)

This award honors a team that has worked to create sustainable education solutions, develop robust educational curriculum or other projects that encourage the growth and development of emergency physicians internationally.

Previous winner: Practitioner’s Guide to Global Health

GEMA Outstanding Contribution to Global Emergency Medicine Research Award (group award)

This award recognizes a team who has worked on an important research project that has advanced emergency medicine globally. Typically, the awardees will be co-authors on a manuscript or other research project of significant impact.

Previous winner: Global Emergency Medicine Literature Review (GEMLR)