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2021 Award Winners

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Special Recognition Awards

Ricardo Correa, MD

The Herbert W. Nickens Award recognizes a member for outstanding achievements in promoting minority health and minority representation in medicine.

Carlos Irwin A. Oronce, MD, MPH

The Best Published Research Paper of the Year Award recognizes a member for the best published research paper in 2022. 

Career Achievement Awards

Karen Freund, MD, MPH

The Robert J. Glaser Award recognizes a member for outstanding contributions to research, education, leadership and mentoring in generalism in medicine.

Nancy L. Keating, MD, MPH

The John M. Eisenberg Award recognizes a member for lifetime career achievement in research that has had national impact.

Sondra Zabar, MD

The Career Achievement in Education Award recognizes a member for lifetime contributions that have profoundly advanced, and had widespread impact, on the art and science of medicine and medical education. 

Individual Achievement Awards

Rani Nandiwada, MD, MS

The Fredrick L. Brancati Mentorship and Leadership Award recognizes a member for an outstandineg junior faculty member who inspires trainees to puruse academic GIM.

Michael L. Barnett, MD, MS

The Outstanding Junior Investigator of the Year Award recognizes a member for career achievement in research.

Jessica Merlin, MBA, MD, PhD

The Mid-Career Research Mentorship Award recognizes a member for mentoring activities of general medicine investigators.

Daniella A. Zipkin, MD

The Mid-Career Education Mentorship Award recognizes a member for mentoring activities of general medicine educators.

Cynthia H. Chuang, MD, MSc

The ACLGIM Chief's Recognition Award recognizes a GIM Division Chief who most represents excellence in division leadership.

Sarah A. Tilstra, MD, MS

The ACLGIM Leadership Award is awarded to new faculty apointees to recognize skills in leadership in areas of academic medicine, including clinical, educational, research or administrative efforts.

Clinical Achievement Awards

   

 Elizabeth Cuevas, MD

The Quality and Practice Innovation Award recognizes an SGIM general internist and his/her organization for successfully developing and implementing innovative role model systems of practice improvement in ambulatory and/or inpatient clinical practice.

Wei Wei Lee, MD, MPH

The National Award for Scholarship in Medical Education recognizes individual contributions to medical education in one or more of the following categories: Scholarship in Integration, Scholarship in Educational Methods and Teaching and Scholarship in Clinical Practice.

Grant Awards

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Chanelle Diaz, MD, MPH

The Lawrence S. Linn Grant provides funding for young investigators to study or improve the quality of life for persons with AIDS or HIV infection

Aksharananda Rambachan, MD, MPH

The Founders Grant provides funding in a support of a junior investigator who exhibits significant potential for a successful career. 

Christopher J. Gonzalez, MD, MSCE

ACLGIM UNLTD Program - Unified Leadership Training in Diversity (UNLTD) - Scholarship for underrepresented groups to attend a one-day leadership conference.

Emmanuel Mensah, MBA, MD

ACLGIM UNLTD Program - Unified Leadership Training in Diversity (UNLTD) - Scholarship for underrepresented groups to attend a one-day leadership conference.

Himali M. Weerahandi, MD

ACLGIM UNLTD Program - Unified Leadership Training in Diversity (UNLTD) - Scholarship for underrepresented groups to attend a one-day leadership conference.

Marshall Fleurant, MD, MPH

ACLGIM UNLTD Program - Unified Leadership Training in Diversity (UNLTD) - Scholarship for underrepresented groups to attend a one-day leadership conference.