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The Rochester Academy of Medicine Awards Committee invites you to submit nominations for its 2020 annual awards.  The Academy offers us a special opportunity to acknowledge and commend our colleagues through these awards that are presented at our Annual Meeting.  The Annual Meeting for 2020 will be on October 20th, at 6:00 PM. In-person or remote meeting still to be determined.

Below is a listing and definition for each award.  The Award Committee urges all Members, Partners and Friends of the Academy to make nominations for these awards.  The nomination deadline is on 9/1/2020 and documents should be sent to Marc Ambrosi either electronically (marc.ambrosi@raom.org) or in hard copy to Marc Ambrosi, Rochester Academy of Medicine, 1441 East Avenue, Rochester NY, 14610. 

 

Awards 

Dr. Albert David Kaiser Medal:

The Dr. Albert David Kaiser medal is awarded to one physician who exemplifies outstanding professional and personal qualities and lifetime service in areas of medicine, public health and/or community welfare. The award represents recognition of lifetime achievement of national and – even – international contributions to medicine.  Nominations can be made by submitting the name of your nominee(s) along with the supporting documentation to highlight why you feel the individual merits the recognition.  Copies of CV’s should also be included.

The Madeline H. Schmitt, PhD, RN, FAAN Award for Interprofessional Education:   

In recognition of a lifetime of national and international contributions to the field, this award is bestowed upon a health care professional who has most demonstrably ‘broken barriers in healthcare’ and continues to change the landscape of healthcare education and practice through steadfast teaching of the importance of collaborative teamwork and by routinely fostering the inclusion of patients, families, health care providers and community partners in the delivery of the highest quality of care.  Nominations can be made by submitting the name of your nominee(s) along with the supporting documentation to highlight why you feel the individual merits the recognition.  Copies of CV’s should also be included.            

Dr. Lemuel A. Rogers Jr. Memorial Scholarship:

In partnership with Dr. Rogers' Family, the Black Physicians Network of Greater Rochester, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity and the Rochester Academy of Medicine, this scholarship is awarded to a current 4th year African American medical student who best demonstrates how the story of Dr. Rogers both relates to and inspires their life.  (The attached application provides more detail to the application requirements.) Rogers Scholorship Application_2020.pdf

Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant Award:

Award bestowed to either a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant who demonstrates, at the highest level, the strongest ability to work collaboratively within a healthcare team in the delivery of the highest quality, evidence-based care that is patient/family focused.  This professional will be shown to have gone above and beyond the traditional service models by instituting cutting edge practices that positively advance the effectiveness of the valuable services they provide in delivering excellent patient care. Nominations can be made by submitting the name of your nominee(s) along with the supporting documentation to highlight why you feel the individual merits the recognition. 


Distinguished Service Awards

Distinguished Service Awards are given to individuals/teams in recognition of outstanding service in the health care profession or the community.  The award is to reflect the interdisciplinary approach of the Academy.  The awards are given in the following categories:

1.     Distinguished Service Early in Career - This award recognizes an individual health care professional that is within 5 years of obtaining their professional degree (e.g. RN, NP, PA, MD, PhD, PharmD) and has already provided distinguished service in their specialty area.

2.     Distinguished Service as a Health Care Team 

3.     Distinguished Service in the Community - This award recognizes a community group or community based organization whose service to the community they serve has been exceptional.

4.     Distinguished Service in Health Care (Individual)

Nominations can be made by submitting the name of your nominee(s) along with the supporting documentation to highlight why you feel the individual merits the recognition.  Copies of CV’s should also be included.

Prize Awards

Awards for those studying in the diverse fields of healthcare are welcome to submit papers for the 2020 Prize Awards. The prize awards are given for a scholarly writings including those that have been submitted or accepted for publication in peer-reviewed journals. 

The awards and the $500 stipend will be presented during the Academy’s Annual Meeting. Prize recipients are expected to submit a short summary of their papers for the Annual Meeting. 

Rules for Submission: Each submission must be submitted electronically to marc.ambrosi@raom.org as a pdf. Only one prize will be awarded in each category. Contestants are welcome to submit papers in more than one category.  All prize awards will be confirmed before the names of those that submitted papers is shared with the committee members. 

Additional information regarding prize awards can be obtained from the Rochester Academy of Medicine by emailing Marc Ambrosi, Executive Director at marc.ambrosi@raom.org.

Categories

Kluge Trauma and Emergency Medical Service Award: 

Available to Health Care Professionals (Physicians, Nurse Practitioners’, Physicians Assistants, Nurses, Paramedics, Emergency Medical Technicians, and Students across the paradigm).  Award for the best paper pertaining to Trauma-Critical Care, Acute Care and Emergency Medicine.  In recognition of Dr. Kluge’s interest in education and these fields of endeavor.  The scientific paper should review a topic in Trauma-Critical Care, Acute Care and/or Emergency Medicine.  The submission can also be related to current research or a be journal article in the above-mentioned fields. Examples: pre-hospital care, mass casualty, pandemic preparation, any aspect of Trauma-Critical Care, Acute Surgery and/or Emergency Medicine, or retrospective presentation.

Carter & T. Franklin Williams Geriatric Award: 

Available to health care professional in training, for example, those studying for carriers in medicine, nursing, physical therapy, and social work.  $500 for the best paper on geriatric health care.  In recognition of the important role Carter and Frank William have played in our community and nationally in caring for the elderly, this paper should address a topic in geriatrics that combines both medical and social issues.  The paper may deal with research findings or may be a scholarly review of an important topic in geriatric medicine. 

Current Health Care Crisis Award: 

Award for the paper that best addresses an ongoing local/regional/national Health Care Crisis/Challenge. Given for the best paper pertaining to community/public health and/or preventive medicine. Recognizing Dr. Berg’s contribution to our community’s health, papers that deal with projects that have improved the health of our community are encouraged. (Sponsored through a generous anonymous donation).

High School Award:  

Award given to a High School Senior who is pursuing a career in the healthcare field and best responds to the question, “What do you feel is the most significant health care issue facing the Rochester Community and why?”.  1000-1500-word essay that must include a resume and description of all community service activities undertaken in the past 5 years.

Reminder: Submission Deadline for Papers & Nominations

September 1st, 2020 

The nomination deadline is on 9/1/2020 and documents should be sent to Marc Ambrosi either electronically (marc.ambrosi@raom.org) or in hard copy to Marc Ambrosi, Rochester Academy of Medicine, 1441 East Avenue, Rochester NY, 14610. 

The Rochester Academy of Medicine will present its annual awards on October 20, 2020 at the Academy’s historic home at 1441 East Avenue, beginning at 6 p.m.  In-person or remote meeting still to be determined.


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