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Distinguished Service Award

About the Award

The AIM Distinguished Service Award recognizes an AIM member who has made significant contributions to the field of administration of academic internal medicine. The award is presented at the Annual AIM Educational Conference, which is held in conjunction with Academic Internal Medicine Week.

Nomination Criteria

The candidate:

  • Must have significantly contributed to the profession of administration of internal medicine, either by scholarly activity that advances the knowledge base or best practices, by role model leadership in the profession, and by fostering collegiality among our membership.
  • Must be a current or former AIM member.
  • Must be nominated by any current AAIM charter association member (AIM, APDIM, APM, ASP, CDIM).

Nomination Package

Nominations must be submitted online.

Self-nominations are not accepted.

A nomination package must include:

  • A completed nomination form.
  • One nomination letter.

Selection Process

The AIM Nominating Committee will review the completed nominations and recommend a recipient to the AIM Council for final approval. All nominations will be considered for the year they are nominated as well as the following two years.

Questions

For more information regarding the AIM Distinguished Service Award, please contact AAIM Member Services at (703) 341-4540 or memberservices@im.org.

Past AIM Award Recipients

AIM Distinguished Service Award Recipients

2018
Steve Vinciguerra

AIM awarded Steve Vinciguerra the 2018 AIM Distinguished Service Award during Academic Internal Medicine Week 2018, held March 18–21 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, TX.

The AIM Distinguished Service Award recognizes an individual who has contributed their time and talent to the organization in a manner that best reflects business administrators.

A member of AIM since 1997, Mr. Vinciguerra has served on several committees and councils in various roles. He served on the AIM council, AAIM Education Committee, AAIM Executive Committee, and AAIM Governance Committee, and the APA Academic Survey Committee. Mr. Vinciguerra has served as AIM’s President and Treasurer along with numerous AAIM workgroups and task forces. He is described as a role model with “a great business mind and a calm demeanor”.

Mr. Vinciguerra currently serves as Vice Chair of AAIM’s Board of Directors. He also currently works on the AAIM Executive Committee, the AAIM Compensation Committee, the AAIM Financial Strategy Task Force, and the AAIM Education Committee Ambulatory Subcommittee. Mr. Vinciguerra is known for his passion and willingness to take on new roles and projects.

Mr. Vinciguerra is currently Division Administrator for the Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine, where he has served in this role since 1989. Mr. Vinciguerra earned a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from Temple University School of Business and Management in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Monica Fawthrop2017
Monica Fawthrop

AIM awarded Monica Fawthrop the 2017 AIM Distinguished Service Award during Academic Internal Medicine Week 2017, held March 19-22 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, MD. AIM President Masada “Musty” Habhab presented the award to Ms. Fawthrop during the AIM Annual Awards and Plenary Session.

The AIM Distinguished Service Award recognizes an individual who has contributed their time and talent to the organization in a manner that best reflects business administrators.

A member of AIM since 2007, Ms. Fawthrop has played an active role in the association. She has served as Treasurer of the AIM Council as well as a member of the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM) Publications Oversight Committee. She has also served as a presenter and panelist for Academic Internal Medicine Week on three separate occasions. In addition, Ms. Fawthrop has played an instrumental role in the editing and recreation of the AIM Administrators Guide. Ms. Fawthrop is the recipient of the 2007 University of Washington School of Medicine Service Excellence Award, and her nominators credit her with having “generously given her time to the organization but also has taken the time to mentor and help other administrators navigate the intricacies of such administrative positions.”  She was cited as being “engaged, thoughtful, and going above and beyond in her duties.”

Ms. Fawthrop is currently Division Administrator for Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, and Interim Division Administrator for Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine at the University of Washington, where she has served in various administrative roles since 1988. Ms. Fawthrop earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of Washington.