ASP Award

ASP Award

The 2024 Alliance Awards Program call for nominations is now open through June 9, 2023!

  • You may submit a self-nomination or nominate a colleague for an award.
    • You may also encourage a colleague to submit a self-nomination by completing this "ping" form. Nominations are treated equitably, whether it is a self-nomination or nomination from a colleague.
  • The award is presented during Academic Internal Medicine Week. Award recipients receive free registration to attend Academic Internal Medicine Week and coverage for some travel and hotel expenses related to attending the meeting.

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Eric G. Neilson, MD, Leadership in Specialty Internal Medicine Award

About the Award

Named for the association’s founder, the ASP Eric G. Neilson, MD, Leadership in Specialty Internal Medicine Award recognizes a leader who has shaped the internal medicine specialties landscape. The award acknowledges and promotes the work of outstanding leaders who bring about change for specialty medicine and the internal medicine community. In the spirit of ASP, the Neilson Award recognizes physicians in specialty internal medicine who have led their individual specialty or the entire specialty internal medicine community in one or more of the areas of education research administration, faculty career development, advocacy of internal medicine specialists. The award is presented at Academic Internal Medicine Week.

Nomination Criteria

  • Special emphasis will be placed on the candidate’s overall contributions to specialty internal medicine as well as the candidate’s involvement in ASP and support of ASP’s mission.
  • The nominee must not be the recipient of the ASP Neilson award in the past three award years.

Please note, if a nominee is a current board, council, or executive committee member at the time the award recipient is being selected, they are not eligible for award consideration.

Submission Requirements

All submissions are completed online and require:

  • Responses to award nomination criteria questions, which are based on the award’s nomination criteria.
  • Upload of the nominee’s CV or resume. Please consider highlighting the sections that illustrate the nominee’s qualifications for the specific award.

Selection Process

  • The nomination is reviewed, evaluated, and selected by ASP Council. The evaluation and selection of the nominee is based on the responses to the award nomination criteria questions and the nominee’s CV or resume.
  • All nominations may be considered for the year they are nominated as well as the following two years. An updated CV or resume is required for nominations to be reconsidered.

Awards Timeline

  • May 12 to June 9: Call for nominations open
  • July: Recipient selection process
  • August: Recipient notification
  • October: Recipient announcement to public

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2023 Award Recipients

Learn more about the current Alliance award recipients.

2023 Award Recipients