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SAEM22 Award Recipients

  • 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.

    Recipient
    • Robert Hockberger

      Robert S. Hockberger, MD

      SAEMF Secretary-Treasurer

      Los Angeles County Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

       
  • Excellence in Research Award

    This award honors a SAEM member who has made outstanding contributions to emergency medicine through the creation and sharing of new knowledge. 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.

    Recipient
    • Talan

      David A. Talan, MD

      University of California-Los Angeles

  • Hal Jayne Excellence in Education Award

    This award honors a SAEM member who has made outstanding contributions to emergency medicine through the teaching of others and and the improvement of pedagogy. 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.

    Recipient
    • Gausche-Hill, Marianne

      Marianne Gausche-Hill, MD

      Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services Agency

  • SAEM Organizational Advancement Award

    The SAEM Organizational Advancement Award honors an SAEM member that has made significant contributions to programs, services, or leadership within the Society that has advanced the mission and trajectory of SAEM. The Executive Committee of SAEM will nominate 2-3 candidates each year for the award. The SAEM Board of Directors will select the award recipient from the pool of nominees. The award will be presented at the SAEM Annual Meeting each year.

    Recipient
    • James Holmes, MD, MPH

      University of California, Davis

      James F. Holmes, MD, MPH is a Professor and Executive Vice Chair in the Department of Emergency Medicine at UC Davis School of Medicine. He earned his Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Alabama School of Medicine and his Master of Public Health from the University of California Berkeley School of Public Health. Dr. Holmes trained in Emergency Medicine at the University of California, Davis Medical Center, where he also served as Chief Resident.

      His research is focused on the initial evaluation and treatment of injured patients with a particular emphasis on injured children. He has had funding for his research from a variety of federal agencies including the CDC, EMSC and the NIH. He has additionally devoted much of his career to training junior investigators. He is the Director of both the UC Davis Clinical and Translational Science Center’s KL2 Research Training Program and the UC Davis Emergency Medicine Research Fellowship. Finally, he has been very involved in the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) and will begin his term as SAEM President at SAEM20.
  • Marcus L. Martin Leadership in Diversity and Inclusion Award

    SAEM seeks nominations for the Marcus L. Martin Leadership in Diversity and Inclusion Award. This award honors a SAEM member who has made exceptional contributions to advancing diversity and inclusion in emergency medicine through leadership – locally, regionally, nationally or internationally – with priority given to those with demonstrated leadership within SAEM. Diversity is the range of human differences, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, social class, physical ability or attributes, religious or ethical values system, national origin, and political beliefs. Inclusion is the achievement of a work environment in which all individuals are treated fairly and respectfully, have equal access to opportunities and resources, and can contribute fully to the organization's success. The Awards Committee wishes to consider as many exceptional candidates as possible. The 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.

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      Italo Brown, MD, MPH

      Stanford University School of Medicine

  • Advancement of Women in Academic Emergency Medicine Award

    SAEM is soliciting nominees for the Advancement of Women in Academic Emergency Medicine Award. This award honors a SAEM member who has made significant contributions to the advancement of women in academic emergency medicine. 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.

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      Margaret E. Samuels-Kalow, MD, MPhil, MSHP

      Massachusetts General Hospital

      “Missed Opportunities + New Strategies: Addressing Adverse SDoH in the ED"

  • Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award

    The Arnold P. Gold Foundation has selected the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) to administer the Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award to a practicing emergency medicine physician who exemplifies compassionate, patient-centered care. 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.

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      Kathy LeSaint, MD

      University of California, San Francisco

  • FOAMed Excellence in Education Award

    This award honors a SAEM member who has made outstanding contributions to the online learning community of emergency medicine through innovative and engaging FOAMed content. 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.

    Recipient
    • Tim Horeczko

      Timothy Horeczko, MD

      Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

  • Public Health Leadership Award

    Emergency Medicine is a specialty on the frontlines. Emergency physicians are uniquely positioned to be leaders and catalysts in addressing major public health challenges such as environmental concerns, injury prevention strategies, increasing societal vulnerability to emerging infectious diseases, and numerous others. Developing effective solutions to these challenges often requires innovation through interdisciplinary collaborations across not only the field of Healthcare, but also Government/Policy and Technology sectors. This award honors an SAEM member who has made exceptional contributions to addressing public health challenges through interdisciplinary leadership in innovation - locally, regionally, nationally, internationally. These contributions and accomplishments should demonstrate foresight and leading-edge innovative thinking. We encourage you to nominate a diverse pool of candidates for all SAEM awards.

    Recipient
    • Renee Salas, MD, MPH, MS

      Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School

       
  • Mentor Award

    SAEM seeks nominations for the Mentor Award. This award honors a SAEM member who has mentored the career advancement of other SAEM members.

    Recipient
    • Mello, Michael

      Michael J. Mello, MD, MPH

      Alpert Medical School, Brown University

  • Mid-Career Investigator Award

    SAEM identifies up to two (2) recipients for the Mid-Career Investigator Award. This award recognizes those SAEM members who have demonstrated commitment and achievement in research during the mid-stage of their academic career. The Society’s core mission includes the creation of knowledge, and this award recognizes those who have achieved success in this sphere. 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.

    Recipient
    • Hasegawa, Kohei

      Kohei Hasegawa, MD, MPH

      Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School

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      Arjun Venkatesh, MD, MBA, MHS

      Yale University

      “Impact of Acute Care System Capacity and Utilization on Mortality During COVID-19"

  • Early Investigator Award (Formerly the Young Investigator Award)

    SAEM identifies up to three (3) recipients for the Early Investigator Award (formerly the Young Investigator Award) each year. This award recognizes those SAEM members who have demonstrated commitment and achievement in research during the early stage of their academic career. The Society’s core mission includes the creation of knowledge, and this award recognizes those who have achieved early success in this sphere. 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.

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      Eugenia South, MD, MSPH

      University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

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      Dowin Boatright, MD, MBA, MHS

      Yale University

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      Cindy Hsing-Liang Hsu, MD, PhD, MS

      Michigan Medicine

      Dr. Cindy Hsu is an emergency medicine physician and surgical intensivist who cares for patients in Michigan Medicine’s Adult Emergency Department, Emergency Critical Care Center, and Trauma/Burn Intensive Care Unit. She received her undergraduate degree from the Johns Hopkins University and MD/PhD degree from Boston University with a doctoral degree in pharmacology & experimental therapeutics and biomedical neuroscience. She then completed her emergency medicine residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania followed by trauma/surgical critical care fellowship at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. Most recently, she completed a master’s program in clinical research design and statistical analysis at the University of Michigan. 

      Dr. Hsu’s clinical expertise in caring for critically ill and cardiac arrest patients has reinforced her translational research on post-cardiac arrest neuroprotection and prognostication. She has dedicated significant time as an NHLBI K12 Scholar developing large animal cardiac arrest models to study neuroprotective therapies such as high-dose valproic acid, with plan to translate these findings to early-phase clinical trials. Dr. Hsu has expanded the translation of these swine models to study how resuscitative balloon occlusion of the aorta on effects prolonged cardiac arrest outcomes and aerosol generation during cardiopulmonary resuscitation. She has been continuously funded by the NHBLI K12 Career Development Award, NIH Loan Repayment Program, ZOLL Foundation, and most recently, a NINDS R61/33 Innovation Grant to Nurture Initial Translational Efforts that will enable Dr. Hsu to develop a swine model with severe neurologic brain injury to translate novel neurotherapeutics after cardiac arrest.

      In addition to her dedications to translational cardiac arrest research, Dr. Hsu has served as the site principal investigator for several multicenter cardiac arrest clinical trials including ICECAP and ACCESS, as well as a lead investigator of a randomized feasibility trial of expedited out-of-hospital cardiac arrest transport called Extracorporeal Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation for Refractory Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest (EROCA). She has also been actively involved in the creation of resuscitation guidelines as a member on the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation’s Advanced Life Support Task Force and the American Heart Association’s Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science Subcommittee.

  • Early Educator Award

    This award honors a SAEM member, within 8 years of their first faculty appointment who has made outstanding contributions to emergency medicine through the teaching of others. Applicants will be evaluated by their creativity/innovation and impact on emergency medicine educational practice. Excellence is assessed not only by the quantity of teaching activities but also by the quality of teaching and engagement in the broader education community.

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      William Peterson, MD, MHPE

      University of Michigan

    • Michael Gottlieb, MD

      Michael Gottlieb, MD

      Rush University Medical Center

      Michael Gottlieb, MD, RDMS, is the Director of the Emergency Ultrasound Division and the Program Director for the Clinical Ultrasound Fellowship at Rush University Medical Center. He is also the co-creator and Chief Academic Officer for the Academic Life in Emergency Medicine (ALiEM) Faculty Incubator, as well as the Chair-Elect of the ACEP Ultrasound Section and Past-Chair of the AAEM Ultrasound Section. He has authored over 300 peer-reviewed publications and is an Editor for seven journals. He is Chair of the CORD Education Committee, Chair of the CORD Best Practices Subcommittee, Chair of the SAEM Education Summit, and a nationally-recognized speaker and educator. His academic interests include resident education, with a focus on ultrasound and procedural training.

       
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      Holly Caretta-Weyer, MD, MHPE

      Stanford University School of Medicine

      “Current Values, Processes, and Outcomes in Emergency Medicine Residency Selection"

  • Fellow Awards

    The awards are presented during the SAEM Annual Meeting. Recipients must be SAEM members and have completed a residency in Emergency Medicine prior to fellowship. Previous recipients of the award are ineligible for further nomination for this award.

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    • Rigatti, Marc

      Marc Rigatti, MD, PhD

      UMass Chan Medical School

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      Raymen Assaf, MD, MPH, MA

      Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

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      James Li, MD

      University of Cincinnati

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      Mohamed Hamam, MD, MSc

      Henry Ford Health System

  • SAEM RAMS 2021 Video Contest

    Announcing the SAEM RAMS 2021 Video Contest! This year's video topic is, "What makes academic Emergency Medicine the best field of medicine to practice?" Grab your fellow residents and record your response for a chance to win a cash prize of $500! Extra points for originality, inspirational power, and wow-factor! The winning participant(s) and institution will be featured on the SAEM and RAMS web pages, social media accounts, and at SAEM22.

    Recipient
    • Addie Burtle

      Addie Burtle, MD

      Washington University in St. Louis

      I am an emergency medicine resident at Washington University in St. Louis. I was a nontraditional medical student, having discovered my passion for medicine only after beginning a career in documentary filmmaking. It was a desire to share knowledge and be a force for social change that made documentary filmmaking meaningful for me, and it was these same values that ultimately pulled me to emergency medicine. Emergency medicine, now more than ever, serves as a symbol of medicine at its best. A voice for science in a time of pandemic. Embracing the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Serving as a force for equity. Caring and advocating for the most vulnerable in our society. As a resident member on the SAEM Board, I would work diligently to support these values and the mission of SAEM.
  • RAMS Leadership in Emergency Medicine Award

    This award is open to any U.S. medical student or practicing emergency medicine resident taking a leading role in their student interest group or residency program and making an impact on the local, regional, national, or international level through their efforts.

    Recipient
    • Hamza Ijaz, MD

      President

      University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

      "I am currently a third-year resident at the University of Cincinnati and received my medical degree from the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. My interest in organized emergency medicine initially started as a Medical Student Ambassador during SAEM18 where I was given the opportunity to gain mentorship from our leaders within emergency medicine. Since then, I have volunteered my time serving on the RAMS Board as a member-at-large and most recently as the current secretary-treasurer. These opportunities have led me to partnering with the SAEM Program Committee, Faculty Development Committee, and Virtual Presence Committee to create resident and medical student focused content.

      As we transition into the next phase of the pandemic, with growing concerns surrounding the future of the EM workforce, I will ensure that our members have a voice at the table so that our concerns are heard. It is crucial that the solutions being considered incorporate the views of the residents and students they will ultimately affect. In addition, with virtual interviews currently ongoing and uncertainty surrounding the next application cycle, I will make it a priority for RAMS to provide our members with high-yield resources to navigate the next cycle."
  • RAMS Excellence in Education Award

    The RAMS Excellence in Education Award is given annually to a senior emergency medicine resident who has demonstrated exceptional aptitude and passion for teaching during residency. 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 awards.

    Recipient
    • Lacy, Aaron John

      Aaron John Lacy, MD Lacy, MD

      Vanderbilt University Medical Center

  • RAMS Excellence in Research Award

    The RAMS Excellence in Research Award is given annually to a senior emergency medicine resident or student who has demonstrated exceptional promise and early accomplishment in the creation of new knowledge. 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 awards.

    Recipient
    • Ford, James

      James Ford, MD

      University of California Davis

  • URiM Medical Education Award

    SAEM Residents and Medical Students (RAMS) is committed to promoting the next generation of diverse emergency physicians. With the rising costs of medical education, the purpose of the URiM Medical Education Award is to provide financial assistance, in the form of $500 financial assistance, to underrepresented medical students who demonstrate a strong commitment to and leadership skills in emergency medicine. Specifically, the scholarship aims to alleviate the financial strains associated with national licensing exams (often not included in tuition costs).

    Recipient
    • Walden, Tajhshea

      Tajhshea Walden

      Saint Louis University School of Medicine

    • Shuford, Diwante

      Diwante Shuford

      Medical College of Wisconsin

  • Medical Student Excellence in Emergency Medicine Award

    SAEM is pleased to sponsor the Medical Student Excellence in Emergency Medicine Award. This award is made available to each medical school to select a senior medical student who has demonstrated excellence in the specialty of emergency medicine.