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ROCHESTER ACADEMY OF MEDICINE ANNUAL AWARDS - 2021
The Rochester Academy of Medicine Awards Committee invites you to submit nominations for its 2021 annual awards. The Academy offers us a special opportunity to acknowledge and commend our colleagues and community through these awards that are presented at our Annual Meeting. The Annual Meeting for 2021 will be on October 19th at 6:00 PM.
Below is a listing and definition for each award. The Award Committee encourages all Members, Partners and Friends of the Academy to make nominations for these awards. The nomination deadline is on 9/1/2021 and documents should be sent to Marc Ambrosi either electronically (email@example.com) or in hard copy to Rochester Academy of Medicine, 1441 East Avenue, Rochester NY, 14610.
Dr. Albert David Kaiser Medal: Physician Lifetime Achievement
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, this award is bestowed upon a healthcare 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, healthcare 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: 4th year African American Medical Student
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 Scholarship Application_2021.pdf
Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant Award:
Award bestowed to either a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant who demonstrates a strong ability to work collaboratively within a healthcare team to deliver the highest quality, evidence-based, patient and family focused care. 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 promoting health in the community. The award is to reflect the interdisciplinary approach of the Academy. The awards include the following categories:
1. Distinguished Service Early in Career - This award recognizes an individual healthcare professional that is within 5 years of obtaining their professional degree (e.g., RN, NP, PA, MD, PhD, PharmD, DO) and has already provided distinguished service in their specialty area.
2. Distinguished Service as a Healthcare Team - This award recognizes a team whose efforts have positively impacted the health within our community.
3. Distinguished Service in the Community - This award recognizes a community-based organization whose service to the community they serve has been exceptional.
4. Distinguished Service as an Individual in Healthcare - This award recognizes an individual whose efforts have positively impacted the health within our community.
5. Distinguished Service in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - This award is given to an individual/team in recognition of development, implementation and/or evaluation of a program(s) that addresses issues of diversity, equity and/or inclusion that impacts the health within our community.
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.
Awards for those studying in the diverse fields of healthcare are welcome to submit papers for the 2021 Prize Awards. The prize awards are given for scholarly writings including those that have been submitted or accepted for publication in peer-reviewed journals. The awards have a $500 stipend that 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 firstname.lastname@example.org as a pdf. 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 email@example.com.
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). This award is for the best paper pertaining to Trauma-Critical Care, Acute Care and Emergency Medicine, in recognition of Dr. Kluge’s interest in 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 be a 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 healthcare professional in training, for example, those studying for carriers in medicine, nursing, physical therapy, and social work. 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 include research findings or may be a scholarly review of an important topic in geriatric medicine.
Robert L. Berg, M.D. Community Health/Health Care Crisis Award:
Awarded for the paper that best addresses an ongoing local/regional/national Health Care challenge in the field of public health and/or preventive medicine. This award is in recognition of Dr. Robert L. Berg, the first Albert D. Kaiser Professor of Preventive Medicine and Community Health and chair of that Department at the University of Rochester from 1958 to 1984. Dr. Berg was a leader in championing improvements in community health and prevention locally and nationally.
High School Award:
Award given to a High School Senior who best responds to the question, “What do you feel is the most significant healthcare issue facing the Rochester Community and why?” In addition to the 1000-1500-word essay, a resume and description of all community service activities undertaken should be included.
Rochester Academy of Medicine Volunteer of the Year Award
The foundation of the Academy’s success is built on the many volunteers that selflessly give their time, labor, and expertise to help the Academy move forward positively. This volunteer award is to recognize the person who has demonstrated a high level of initiative, creativity and passion, and has been effective in helping the Academy achieve its mission and vision.
Reminder: Submission Deadline for Papers & Nominations September 1st, 2021.
The nomination deadline is on 9/1/2021 and documents should be sent to Marc Ambrosi either electronically (firstname.lastname@example.org) or in hard copy to Rochester Academy of Medicine, 1441 East Avenue, Rochester NY, 14610.
The Rochester Academy of Medicine will present its annual awards on October 19, 2021 at the Academy’s historic home at 1441 East Avenue, beginning at 6:30 PM.