Who Should Be Nominated
Eligible nominees are active SGIM members with the academic rank of Assistant Professor or lower as of July 1 in the year preceding the award. SGIM broadly defines generalist research to encompass the full range of scholarships conducted by SGIM investigators. Candidates should exhibit a track record of significant, innovative research contributions with a demonstrable impact on generalist medicine, including sustained achievement and active SGIM involvement. Eligibility extends to those within seven years of faculty appointment, highlighting their emerging influence and ongoing career momentum.

Inaugurated in 2001, this award provides national recognition to SGIM junior investigator members whose academic ranks do not exceed Assistant Professor and whose early career achievements and overall bodies of work have had a national impact on generalist research.

Current Winner

Utibe Essien, MD, MPH

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Past Winners

2023 Renuka Tipirneni
2022 Michael L. Barnett
2021 Seth Berkowitz
2020 Zirui Song
2019 Shreya Kangovi
2018 Mitesh S. Patel
2017 Yael Schenker
2016 Ryan Greysen
2015 Benjamin Sommers
2014 J. Michael McWilliams
2013 Monica Peek
2012 Rebecca Sudore
2011 Joseph Ross
2010 Allison Rosen & Rachel Werner
2009 Ashish Jha
2008 Virginia Chang
2007 Louise Walter
2006 Kevin Volpp
2005 Nancy Keating
2004 Bruce Landon
2003 Katrina Armstrong
2002 Brian Gage
2001 Mary McGrae McDermott & Laura Petersen