Awards

Mack Lipkin, Sr. Associate Member Scientific Presentation Awards

Three Mack Lipkin Senior Associate Member Awards are presented to the scientific presentations considered most outstanding by students, residents and fellows during the 2021 SGIM annual meeting. Awards are made based on participant evaluations of the presentations and are endowed by the Zlinkoff Fund for Medical Education. The award winners for 2021 are:

Adam A. Markovitz (University of Michigan Medical School) for abstract presentation “Double-Bonuses to Medicare Advantage Plans Do Not Increase Enrollment, Enhance Quality or Promote Equity” Michael Sun (University of Chicago Medical School) for abstract presentation “Negative Patient Descriptors: Documenting Racial Bias in the Electronic Health Record” Minhee Sung, MD (Yale School of Medicine) for abstract presentation “The Association of Prescribed Opioids and Incident Cardiovascular Disease in the Veterans Aging Cohort Study”

Milton W. Hamolsky Junior Faculty Scientific Presentation Awards

Three Milton W. Hamolsky Awards are presented to the scientific presentations considered most outstanding by junior faculty during the 2021 SGIM annual meeting. Awards are made based on participant evaluations of the presentations and are endowed by the Zlinkoff Fund for Medical Education. The award winners for 2021 are:

Paula Chatterjee, MD, MPH (University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) for abstract presentation onStructural Racial Disparities in the Allocation of Medicare and Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital Payments” Margaret Lowenstein, MD, MSHP (University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) for abstract presentation on “Sustained Implementation of a Multi-Component Strategy to Increase Emergency Department-Initiated Interventions for Opioid Use Disorder” Karly A. Murphy, MD, MHS (Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine) for abstract presentation on Outcomes after COVID-19 Diagnosis for People with Versus Without Serious Mental Illness”

The Robert J. Glaser Award

The Robert J. Glaser Award Recognizes outstanding contributions to research, education, leadership and mentoring in generalism in medicine and is presented at the SGIM Annual Meeting as a feature of a plenary session. This award is supported by grants from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, the Commonwealth Fund, and many individual contributions.

2021 Selection Committee:

Ann Nattinger, MD, MPH, Chair
Andrew Bindman, MD
Patrick O'Connor, MD, MPH


Michael Barry, MD

The John M. Eisenberg National Award for Career Achievement in Research

This award recognizes a senior member whose innovative research has changed the way we care for patients, conduct research, or educate students. It is named for the late John M. Eisenberg, MD, MBA, because of his unique role as researcher, mentor, and Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, where he was a strong advocate for research in general medicine. This award is supported by the SGIM Make a Difference! Campaign, memorial contributions from Dr. Eisenberg’s colleagues and friends, and the Hess Foundation.

2021 Selection Committee:

Michael Fine, MD, Chair
Josh Metlay, MD, PhD
Donna L. Washington, MD, MPH
Jeffrey Samet, MD, MA, MPH
Eve Kerr, MD, MPH, MACP
Gail Daumit, MD, MHSc, Champion
Moira Kapral, MD, MSc, Champion


Mary M. McDermott, MD

The Herbert W. Nickens Minority Health and Representation in Medicine Award

The Herbert W. Nickens Award recognizes exceptional commitment to cultural diversity in medicine. The award will honor an individual or representative of an organization who has demonstrated exceptional commitment to cultural diversity in medicine or to improving minority health.

2021 Selection Committee:

Christina M. Cruz, MD, Chair
Chavon Onumah, MD, MPH
Monica Vela, MD


Inginia Genao, MD

Career Achievements in Medical Education

The Career Achievements in Medical Education Award provides recognition to an outstanding clinician-educator whose lifetime contributions have profoundly advanced, and had widespread impact on the art and science of medicine and medical education.

2021 Selection Committee:

Daniella (Dani) Zipkin, MD, Chair
Becky Mazurkiewicz, MD, MPH
Laura Snydman, MD
Rani Nandiwada, MD, MS
Subha Ramani, MBBS, MPH, PhD


Diane B. Wayne, MD

David Calkins Award in Health Policy Advocacy

This award recognizes the extraordinary commitment that many members make when they choose to advocate on behalf of SGIM. It is named for the late David R. Calkins, MD, because of his tireless advocacy in health policy issues on behalf of SGIM since its inception as SREPCIM in 1978.

2021 Selection Committee:

Mark Earnest, MD, MPH, Chair
Jennifer Bracey, MD
Liz Jacobs, MAPP, MD
Mark Schwartz, MD


Stefan Kertesz, MD

Quality & Practice Innovation Award

The award will recognize leaders of practice innovations who have improved care within the “quality” domains of the 2000 IOM Crossing the Quality Chasm report: safety, effectiveness, patient-centeredness, timeliness, efficiency and equality, or the Patient Centered Medical Home goals of accessible, coordinated, patient centered, team based, and comprehensive care. The award will recognize general internists and their organization that have successfully developed and implemented innovative systems of practice improvement in ambulatory and/or inpatient clinical practice.

2021 Selection Committee:

James (Jim) Richter, MA, MD, Chair
Reena Gupta, MD
Emily Fondahn, MD
Jennifer Zreloff, MD


Krisda Chaiyachati, MD, MPH, MSHP (University of Pennsylvania Health System-Penn Center for Connected Care)

Outstanding Junior Investigator of the Year

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 to date have had national impact on generalist research.

2021 Selection Committee:

Walid Gellad, MD, MPH, Chair
Jennifer Haas, MD
Michael Ong, MD
Zirui Song, MD
Bimla Schwarz, MD, MS
Himali Weerahandi, MD, Champion


Seth A. Berkowitz, MD, MPH

Mid-Career Research Mentorship Award

Recognizes outstanding mid-career clinician investigators who are actively engaged in research and mentorship of junior investigators.

2021 Selection Committee:

Sonya Borrero, MD, Chair
Elbert Huang, MD
Wendy Bennett, MD, MPH
Adesuwa (Ade) Olomu, MD, Champion
Neda Laiteerapong, MD, MS, Champion


Urmimala Sarkar, MD, MPH

Mid-Career Education Mentorship Award

Recognizes outstanding mid-career clinician educators who are actively engaged in education research and mentorship of junior clinician educators.

2021 Selection Committee:

Christopher Moreland, MD, MPH, Chair
Alia Chisty, MD
Sarah Merriam, MD
Meghan Kiefer, MD, MPH


Jennifer Corbelli, MD

Best Published Research Paper of the Year Award

The purpose of this award is to help members gain recognition for papers that have made significant contributions to generalist research.

2021 Selection Committee:

Sam Edwards, MD, Chair
Atheendar S. Venkataramani, MD, PhD
Seth A. Berkowitz, MD, MPH
Utibe Essien, MD, MPH
Karin Nelson, MD, MSHS
Renu Tipirneni, MD, MSc
Donna Zulman, MD
Sachin Shah, MD, MPH, Champion


Safiya Richardson, MD

Scholarship in Medical Education Award

This award brings greater attention to the many types of original work that SGIM members have performed to improve medical education on a national level.

2021 Selection Committee:

Attila Nemeth, MD
Danielle Jones, MD
Eva Rimler, MD
Rachel Bonnema, MD, MS


Adam Sawatsky, MD

Founders' Grant

The SGIM Founders’ Grant provides $10,000 in support to junior investigators who exhibit significant potential for a successful research career and who needs a “jump start” to establish a strong research funding base.

2021 Selection Committee:

Molly Conroy, MD, MPH, Chair
Lenny Lopez, MD, MPH
Elizabeth Dzeng, PhD, MD, MPH
Amresh Hanchate, MD, Champion
Ryanne Wu, MD, Champion


Karla Kendrick, MD

Lawrence S. Linn Award

Funding awarded to a young investigator to study or improve the quality of life for persons with AIDS or HIV infection.

2021 Selection Committee:

Jessica Taylor, MD, Chair
Todd Korthuis, MD, MPH
Tabor Flickinger, MD, MPH


Benjamin Hayes, MD

Unified Leadership Training for Diversity (UNLTD)

Founded by Dr. Mark Linzer, the Unified Leadership Training in Diversity Program is designed for junior and mid-career faculty from underrepresented groups to develop the complex skill sets required to successfully lead academic sections and departments. This program provides mentoring, a scholarship to attend the ACLGIM leadership training conference, and some financial assistance to offset expenses.

2021 Selection Committee:

Adesuwa (Ade) Olomu, MD, Chair
Safiya Richardson, MD
Marshall Fleurant, MD, MPH
Nicole Redmond, MD, MPH, PhD


Tracey L. Henry, MD


Theresa Maatman, MD

ACLGIM Division Chief's Recognition Award

Given annually to the GIM Division Chief who most represents excellence in Division leadership.

2021 Selection Committee:

Valerie Stone, MD, MPH, Chair
Joe Conigliaro, MD, MPH
Thomas Tape, MD
Sunil Sahai, MD
Eileen Reynolds, MD
Carol Mangione, MD, MSPH


Stephan D. Fihn, MD, MPH

ACLGIM Leadership Award

The award recognizes an individual within their first ten years of faculty appointment with exceptional skills in leadership in any number of areas of academic medicine, including clinical, educational, research or administrative efforts.

2021 Selection Committee:

Joe Conigliaro, MD, MPH
Thomas Tape, MD
Sunil Sahai, MD
Eileen Reynolds, MD
Carol Mangione, MD, MSPH


Ryan Greysen, MA, MD, MHSc

Frederick L. Brancati Mentorship and Leadership Award

This award honors an individual at the junior faculty level who inspires and mentors trainees to pursue general internal medicine and lead the transformation of health care through innovations in research, education, and practice.

2021 Selection Committee:

Abby Spencer, MD, Chair
Paul O'Rourke, MD, MPH
Wei Wei Lee, MD, MPH
Susan Hingle, MD
Mike Rosenblum, MD


Valerie Press, MD, MPH