Awards

The APPD recognizes outstanding members with the awards listed below. Awards are presented at the APPD Annual Spring Meeting and we welcome member nominations and input for these important recognitions of excellence. Information on the awards and recent awardees is included below:



Carol Berkowitz Award for Advocacy and Leadership in Pediatric Medical Education

 

The Carol Berkowitz Award for Advocacy and Leadership in Pediatric Medical Education honors a Program Coordinator for extraordinary or innovative contribution(s) of advocacy and leadership in pediatric medical education at a national level through APPD.

The 2018 Recipient is

Picture of Scott Olson
Scott Olson, BA
Program Coordinator
University of Washington - Seattle Children's Hospital

PAST BERKOWITZ AWARD RECIPIENTS
2017: Jaime Bruse, C-TAGME
2016: Patricia Jacobi
2015: Elizabeth Payne, MAEd, C-TAGME
2014: Amelia Maeda
2013: Jean Ashley, MSBC, C-TAGME
2012: Cindy Colpitts, C-TAGME
2011: Cindy Gibson, C-TAGME
2010: Rosemary Munson, C-TAGME
2009: Melodie Allison, C-TAGME
2008: Mary Gallagher, C-TAGME
2007: June Dailey, C-TAGME
2006: Aida Velez, MEd
2005: Jeri L. Whitten, C-TAGME

This Award is given to a current or former Pediatric Residency or Fellowship Program Coordinator who is or has been a member of the APPD. Current/sitting members of the deliberating body, however, are not eligible for nomination. Nominations may come from any member of the APPD.

The person nominating this coordinator must obtain at least three letters of support from other members of the APPD. The maximum number of support letters is five. Support letters must define (in 500 words or less) why the coordinator should receive this award and list all attributes describing the coordinator's accomplishments, leadership/mentoring qualities, and advocacy as a member of the APPD and as a pediatric residency or fellowship program coordinator.


Deadline for nominations, including letters of support, is February 12 of each year for presentation at the Annual Spring Meeting.

Send nominations and support letters to:
APPD
6728 Old McLean Village Drive
McLean VA 22101
fax: 703-556-8729
e-mail: info@appd.org

 


Robert S Holm, MD Leadership Award



 

The Robert S. Holm, MD Leadership Award honors an APPD member (past or present) for extraordinary contribution in leadership and support of other program leaders as a mentor, advisor or role model at a national level through APPD.

Obituary for Dr. Holm

The 2018 Recipient is:

Rebecca R. Swan MD
Rebecca R. Swan MD
Director, Vanderbilt Pediatric Residency Program
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

PAST HOLM AWARD RECIPIENTS
2017: Cynthia Ferrell, MD, MSEd
2016: Aditee Narayan, MD, MPH
2015: Robert J. Vinci, MD
2014: Grace L. Caputo, MD, MPH
2013: R. Franklin Trimm, MD
2012: John Frohna, MD, MPH
2011: Clifton Yu, MD
2010: Joseph Gilhooly, MD
2010: Nancy Spector, MD
2009: Richard Shugerman, MD
2008: Stephen Ludwig, MD
2007: Frederick H. Lovejoy, Jr., MD
2006: Edwin L. Zalneraitis, MD
2005: Kenneth B. Roberts, MD
2004: Carol D. Berkowitz, MD

Nomination Process:

In 500 words or less, please include the following in your nomination letter:

  • Name, title and program of nominee
  • State their length of time in educational leadership.
  • Provide example(s) of extraordinary leadership contributions
  • Provide example(s) of mentoring, advising and/or being a role model to others
  • Provide additional considerations for the selection committee's review
  • Name and title of person nominating and professional exposure to nominee (areas or domains from which you gathered data to make the nomination)
  • Name and title of second to nomination
  • Include CV or educational biosketch of nominee, if available to you

This is open to all current and former APPD members. However, a current, sitting member
of the deliberating body is not eligible for nomination.

Our deadline for nominations will be February 12 of each year.

Send nominations to:
APPD
6728 Old McLean Village Drive
McLean VA 22101
fax: 703-556-8729
e-mail: info@appd.org

 

 



Walter W. Tunnessen, Jr. MD Award for the Advancement of Pediatric Resident Education

 

The Walter W. Tunnessen, Jr. MD Award for the Advancement of Pediatric Resident Education honors an APPD member (past or present) for extraordinary or innovative contribution(s) in pediatric graduate medical education at a national level through APPD.

Obituary for Dr. Tunnessen

The 2018 Recipient is:

Patricia Hicks, MD, MHPE
Patricia Hicks, MD, MHPE
Professor of Clinical Peds
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia/Perelman School of Medicine
at The University of Pennsylvania

 

PAST TUNNESSEN AWARD RECIPIENTS
2017: Ann Burke, MD
2016: Janet Serwint, MD
2015: Daniel C. West, MD
2014: Javier Gonzalez del Rey, MD, MEd
2013: Nicole Paradise Black, MD MEd
2012: Greg Blaschke, MD, MPH
2011: Martha Wright, MD, MEd
2010: Benjamin Hoffman, MD
2009: Joseph Lopreiato, MD, MPH
2008: Robert McGregor, MD
2007: Julia A. McMillan, MD
2006: Theodore C. Sectish, MD
2005: Gail A. McGuinness, MD
2004: Carol Carraccio, MD

 

Nomination Process:
In 500 words or less, include the following in your nomination letter:

  • Name, title and program of nominee
  • State their length of time in educational leadership.
  • Provide example(s) of innovation or innovative techniques used in their program
  • Include link(s) or visual example(s) to show why this person is innovative
  • Provide additional considerations for the selection committee's review
  • Name and title of person nominating and professional exposure to nominee (areas or domains from which you gathered data to make the nomination)
  • Name and title of second to nomination
  • Include CV or educational biosketch of nominee, if available to you

This is open to all current and former APPD members. However, a current, sitting member of the deliberating body is not eligible for nomination.

Our deadline for nominations will be February 12 of each year.

Send nominations to:
APPD
6728 Old McLean Village Drive
McLean VA 22101
fax: 703-556-8729
e-mail: info@appd.org

 

APPD Research Awards

The APPD recognizes outstanding research and scholarship through the three awards listed below. To be considered, abstracts must be submitted and accepted for presentation at the APPD Annual Spring Meeting. (Further criteria and details may be found below). Awards are presented during the APPD Annual Spring Meeting

Research Award

The Association of Pediatric Program Directors Research Award is awarded annually for outstanding educational research presented by an APPD member during the national APPD spring meeting. Winning candidates are selected based on the quality of work presented in the abstract.
Eligibility Criteria:

  • One of the authors must be a member of the APPD.
  • First-author abstract must be accepted for presentation at the APPD Spring Meeting to be considered.
  • The first-author must present the abstract at the APPD Spring Meeting unless there are extenuating circumstances.

 

The 2018 APPD Research Award recipient is:

Speaking Up About Traditional and Professionalism-Related Patient Safety Threats: A Survey of Pediatric Trainees
Jennifer Kesselheim, MD, MEd, MBE
Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA

Kesselheim Research Award 2018
Jennifer Kesselheim, MD, MEd, MBE

 

Quality Improvement Award

The Association of Pediatric Program Directors Quality Improvement Award is awarded annually for an outstanding quality improvement project presented during the national APPD Spring Meeting. This award is designed to encourage trainees and APPD members to participate in QI within medical education. Winning candidates are selected based on the quality of work presented in the abstract.
Eligibility Criteria:

  • One of the authors must be a member of the APPD.
  • First-author abstract must be accepted for presentation at the APPD Spring Meeting to be considered.
  • The first-author must present the abstract at the APPD Spring Meeting unless there are extenuating circumstances.

 

The 2018 APPD Quality Improvement Award recipient is:

A Quality Improvement Project to Improve Timeliness of Submission of Fellow Evaluations by Neonatology Faculty
Mackenzie Frost, MD
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX
Frost QI Award 2018
Mackenzie Frost, MD

 

Trainee Research Award

The Association of Pediatric Program Directors Trainee Research Award is awarded annually for outstanding educational research presented by a trainee (medical student, resident, chief resident or fellow) during the national APPD Spring Meeting. This award is designed to encourage pediatricians in training to pursue careers in medical education. Winning candidates are selected based on the quality of work presented in the abstract.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Trainee (medical student, resident, chief resident or fellow) must submit and present the abstract prior to the completion of training (residency, chief residency, or fellowship). Work completed during training, but submitted after training is completed will not qualify for this award.
  • The first-author must be identified as a trainee by checking the “first-author is trainee” box in the APPD abstract submission program.
  • The APPD Trainee Research Award online application must be completed.
  • The Research must be sponsored by an APPD member, as indicated in the submission process. The role of the trainee as a key member of the team who authors the research must be verified by the APPD member who is the sponsor.
  • The Abstract and supplemental materials (APPD Trainee Research Award application and Letter of Support) must be received by the APPD abstract submission deadline.
  • The trainee’s abstract must be accepted for presentation at the APPD Spring Meeting to be considered.
  • The trainee must present the abstract at the APPD Spring Meeting.

The 2018 APPD Trainee Research Award recipient is:

Evaluation of Pediatric Resident Competency: Milestones Compared to Level of Supervision
Lisa Rasmussen, MD
University of California - Davis, Sacramento CA
Rasmussen Trainee Award 2017
Lisa Rasmussen, MD

 

Past APPD Research Awards

 

Research Awards

2017

BURNOUT STATUS AND MILESTONE PERFORMANCE IN PEDIATRIC RESIDENTS,
Betty B. Staples, MD, Duke University Hospital

2016

Balancing Education and Service in Pediatric Residency Training: Results of a National Survey, Jennifer Kesselheim, MD, MEd, MBE and Debra Boyer, MD, Children's Hospital/Boston Medical Center

2015

How Well Do Resident Milestone Self-Assessments Correlate with Clinical Competency Committee Milestone Assessments?, Su-Ting T. Li, MD, MPH, University of California Davis Medical Center

 

QI Awards

2017

IMPROVING RESIDENT-NURSE COMMUNICATION WITH COLLABORATIVE QUALITY IMPROVEMENT
Allison Rose MD, Emory University

2016

Watcher Initiative Decreases Unsafe Transfers to a Higher Level of Care , Melanie Smith, MD, University of Tennessee

2015

Teaching Team Integration in the Recognition and Reporting of Patient Safety Events, Alston E. Dunbar, III, MD, MBA, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center

 

Trainee Research Awards

2017

A VIRTUAL REALITY CURRICULUM FOR PEDIATRIC RESIDENTS DECREASES RATES OF INFLUENZA VACCINE REFUSAL
Francis J. Real, MD, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center/University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

2016

Taking the Heat: Teaching Pediatric Residents to Communicate With Emotionally Charged Families, Nicolas Delacruz, Nationwide Children's Hospital/Ohio State University

2015

Improving Interprofessional Communication and Collaboration: Findings from a Novel Reciprocal Job Shadow Experience for Pediatric Residents and Nurses, Jennifer Wild, MD, University of Washington/Seattle Children's Hospital