Awards

SGIM annually presents awards and grants, which are among the highest honors bestowed by the Society. Members may nominate themselves or colleagues who have made significant contributions to the profession over the past year. Awards and grants presented in 2022 recognize achievements and contributions during 2021.

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.

2022 Selection Committee:

Nicole Lurie, MD, MSPH, Chair
Mark Linzer, MD
Karen DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc

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Karen Freund, MD, MPH

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.

2022 Selection Committee:

Eve Kerr, MD, MPH, Chair
Donna Washington, MD, MPH
Michael Pignone, MD
Mary M. McDermott, MD
John Mafi, MD, MPH

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Nancy Keating, MD, MPH

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.

2022 Selection Committee:

Maria Garcia, MD, MPH, MAS, Chair
Noelle Marie Javier, MD
Christopher Moreland, MD, MPH
Susana Morales, MD
Christopher Gonzalez, MD, MSCE

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Ricardo Correa, 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.

2022 Selection Committee:

Sarah Merriam, MD, MS, Chair
Danielle Jones, MD
Carla Spagnoletti, MD, MS
Eva Rimler, MD

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Sondra Zabar, MD

Excellence in Medical Ethics Award

This award recognizes the original scholarship that SGIM members have done to advance medical ethics. It promotes and rewards outstanding contributions to the field of medical ethics, including not only traditional scholarship such as publication of research but also viewpoint articles, educational materials, popular writing, oral presentations, and efforts to influence health policy.

2022 Selection Committee:

Preston Reynolds, MD, MPH, Chair
Milda Saunders MD, MPH
Lubna Khawaja, MD
Zack Berger, MD, PhD

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Mark Siegler, 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.

2022 Selection Committee:

James Richter, MD, MA, Chair
Pam Vohra-Khullar, MD
Hadeel Alkhairw, MBChB, MD
Corinne Rhodes, MD

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Elizabeth Cuevas, MD
Allegheny Health Network (AHN)


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.

2022 Selection Committee:

Bimla Schwarz, MD, MS, FACP, Chair
Erin Krebs, MD, MPH
Ingrid Binswanger, MD, MPH, MS
Seth Berkowitz, MD, MPH
Glen Taksler, PhD
Himali Weerahandi, MD

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Michael Barnett, MD

Mid-Career Research Mentorship Award

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

2022 Selection Committee:

Wendy Bennett, MD, MPH, Chair
John Mafi, MD, MPH
Neda Laiteerapong, MD, MS
Elbert Huang, MD
Nancy Schoenborn, MD

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Jessica Merlin, MD, PhD, MBA

Mid-Career Education Mentorship Award

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

2022 Selection Committee:

Sarah Merriam, MD, MS, Chair
Rachel Bonnema, MD, MS
Rani Nandiwada, MD, MS
Eva Szymanski
Laura Snydman, MD

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Daniella Zipkin, 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.

2022 Selection Committee:

Sachin Shah, MD, MPH, Chair
Himali Weerahandi, MD
Atheendar Venkataramani, MD, PhD
Donna Zulman, MD
Utibe Essien, MD, MPH
Renuka Tipirneni, MD, MSc
Safiya Richardson, MD
Kari Nelson, MD, MSHS

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Carlos Irwin Oronce, MD, MPH

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.

2022 Selection Committee:

Sarah Merriam, MD, Chair
Elisa Sottile, MD,
Meghan Kiefer, MD, MPH
Malvika Varma, MD
Sree Raghavan, MD

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Wei Wei Lee, MD, MPH

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.

2022 Selection Committee:

Elizabeth Dzeng, PhD, MD, MPH, Chair
Lenny Lopez, MD, Mdiv, MPH
Karla Kendrick, MD
Marshall Fleurant, MD, MPH
Elena Byhoff, MD
Moira Kapral, MSc

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Akshar Rambachan, BA, MD, MPH

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.

2022 Selection Committee:

Tabor Flickinger, MD, MPH, Chair

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Chanelle Diaz, MD, MPH

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.

2022 Selection Committee:

Ade Olomu, MD, MS, FMCP, FACP, Chair
Noelle Marie Javier, MD
Chavon Onumah, MD, Med, MPH
Joni Williams, MD, MPH

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Christopher Gonzalez, MD, MSCE

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Emmanuel Mensah, MBA, MD

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Himali Weerahandi, MD

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Marshall Fleurant, MD, MPH

ACLGIM Division Chief's Recognition Award

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

2022 Selection Committee:

Dan Hunt, MD, Chair
Katherine Bensching, MD
Tracie Collins, MD, MHCDS, MPH
Bimal Ashar, MBA, MD
Deb Burnet, MA, MD
Jeff Kohlwes, MD, MPH
Sunil Sahai, MD

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Cynthia Chuang, MD, MSc

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.

2022 Selection Committee:

Dan Hunt, MD, Chair
Katherine Bensching, MD
Tracie Collins, MD, MHCDS, MPH
Bimal Ashar, MBA, MD
Deb Burnet, MA, MD
Jeff Kohlwes, MD, MPH
Sunil Sahai, MD

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Sarah Tilstra, MD, MS

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.

2022 Selection Committee:

Wei Wei Lee, MD, MPH, FACP, Chair
Stacy Higgins, MD
Reena Karani, MD, MHPE
James Clements, MD
Mohan Nadkarni, MD

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Rani Nandiwada, MD, MS