Membership

CDIM Awards

For more information, please contact AAIM Member Services at (703) 341-4540 or awards@im.org.

Charles H. Griffith, III, MD, Educational Research Award

About the Award

The CDIM Educational Research Award recognizes a CDIM member who has contributed greatly to educational research. The award is presented at the CDIM National Meeting, which is held in conjunction with Academic Internal Medicine Week.

Nomination Criteria

The candidate must:

  • Be a CDIM member in good standing.
  • Have demonstrated outstanding contributions to educational research.
  • Be nominated by a current AAIM charter association member.
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.

Nomination Information

Nominations must be submitted online. Self-nominations are accepted for this award.

A nomination packet must include:

  • One nomination letter summarizing the program, project, or work deserving of an award. Nominations may include appropriate supporting documentation, such as a detailed description of curricular innovations, evaluations of curricular designs, funded grant applications, publications, and abstracts.
  • The nominee’s resume or curriculum vitae.

Educational Research Topics

Educational research topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Curriculum development.
  • Ambulatory educational programs.
  • Inpatient educational programs.
  • Community medicine education.
  • Evaluation techniques.
  • Development in administration of educational programs.
  • Professional attitudes and behavior.
  • Professional development for faculty or residents.
  • Computer-based education.
  • Evidence-based medicine education.
  • Physical examination education during the internal medicine clerkship.
  • Self-directed learning.

Selection Process

The CDIM Council select the recipient. All nominations received will be considered for the year they are nominated as well as the following two years— an updated CV will be required for all roll over nominations to be considered.

Early Career Medical Student Educator Award

About the Award

The CDIM Early Career Medical Student Educator Award is a new award that recognizes innovation and excellence in medical student education by a CDIM member at the instructor or assistant professor level. Areas of achievement may include leadership and scholarship in medical student education, teaching, or service to CDIM or AAIM. The award is presented annual at the CDIM National Meeting, part of Academic Internal Medicine Week.

Nomination Criteria

The candidate must:

  • Be a CDIM member
  • Have demonstrated significant contributions to medical student education
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.

Nomination Information

Nominations must be submitted online. Nominees may be self-nominated or nominated by any member of AAIM (including APM, APDIM, ASP, AIM, or CDIM).

A nomination packet must include:

  • The nominee’s curriculum vitae
  • One nomination letter

Nomination letters should address what significant contributions the nominee has made to the area of medical student education, leadership of medical student educational programs, scholarship in medical student education, teaching, or service to CDIM or AAIM.

Selection Process

The CDIM Council will select the recipient. All nominations received will be considered for the year they are nominated as well as the following two years— an updated CV will be required for all roll over nominations to be considered.

Linda J. Marts Administrator Service Award

About the Award

The CDIM Administrator Service Award recognizes a CDIM education administrator member who has contributed greatly to the association. The award is presented at the CDIM National Meeting, which is held in conjunction with Academic Internal Medicine Week.

Nomination Criteria

The candidate must:

  • Be a CDIM education administrator member in good standing.
  • Have demonstrated outstanding contributions to the association.
  • Be nominated by a current CDIM member.
    • A letter affirming the candidate’s nomination must be submitted by the second nominator, who must also be a current CDIM member.
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.

Nomination Packet

Nominations must be submitted online. Self-nominations are not accepted.

A nomination packet must include:

  • One nomination letter.
  • One additional letter supporting the nomination.
  • A one-page narrative of the nominated individual’s contributions to the organization.
  • The nominee’s resume or curriculum vitae.

Administrator Service Award Topics

Service award topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Contributions made while serving as a Clerkship Administrators Advisory Council (CAAC) chair or council member
  • Contributions made while serving as a leader of a CAAC committee, task force, or special interest group.
  • Contributions made while serving as a presenter at a CDIM national conference.
  • Contributions made as a mentor to CDIM associate members.

Selection Process

The CAAC will select the recipient. All nominations will be considered for the year they are nominated as well as the following two years.

Louis N. Pangaro, MD Educational Program Development Award

About the Award

The CDIM Educational Program Development Award recognizes a CDIM member who has contributed to the development of an outstanding educational program. The award is presented at the CDIM National Meeting, which is held in conjunction with Academic Internal Medicine Week.

Nomination Criteria

The candidate must:

  • Be a CDIM member in good standing.
  • Have demonstrated active involvement in the development of an outstanding educational program.
  • Be nominated by a current AAIM charter association member.
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.

Nomination Information

Nominations must be submitted online.  Self-nominations are accepted for this award.

A nomination packet must include:

  • One nomination letter summarizing the program, project, or work deserving of an award.  Nominations may include appropriate supporting documentation, such as a detailed description of curricular innovations, evaluations of curricular designs, funded grant applications, publications, and abstracts.
  • The nominee’s resume or curriculum vitae.

Educational Program Topics

Educational program topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Curriculum development.
  • Ambulatory educational programs.
  • Inpatient educational programs.
  • Community medicine education.
  • Evaluation techniques.
  • Development in administration of educational programs.
  • Self-directed learning.
  • Professional development for faculty or residents.
  • Computer-based education.
  • Evidence-based medicine education.
  • Physical examination education during the internal medicine clerkship.
  • Professional attitudes and behavior.

Selection Process

The CDIM Council will select the recipient. All nominations received will be considered for the year they are nominated as well as the following two years— an updated CV will be required for all roll over nominations to be considered.

Ruth-Marie E. Fincher, MD, Service Award

About the Award

The CDIM Service Award recognizes a CDIM member who has contributed greatly to the association. The award is presented at the CDIM National Meeting, which is held in conjunction with Academic Internal Medicine Week.

Nomination Criteria

The candidate must:

  • Be a CDIM member in good standing.
  • Have demonstrated outstanding contributions to the association.
  • Be nominated by a current AAIM charter association member.
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.

Nomination Information

Nominations must be submitted online.  Self-nominations are not accepted for this award.

A nomination packet must include:

  • One nomination letter narrating the nominated individual’s contributions to the organization.
  • The nominee’s resume or curriculum vitae.

Service Award Topics

Service award topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Contributions made while serving as an officer or councilor.
  • Contributions made while serving as chair of a committee, task force, or special interest group.
  • Contributions made while serving on a committee, task force, or special interest group.
  • Contributions made by a member while representing CDIM to other organizations.
  • Outstanding service by a member to a CDIM program.

Selection Process

The CDIM Council will select the recipient. All nominations received will be considered for the year they are nominated as well as the following two years— an updated CV will be required for all roll over nominations to be considered.

2021 CDIM Award Recipients

2021 CDIM Ruth-Marie E. Fincher, MD, Service Award 

CDIM will recognize the recipient of the 2021 CDIM Ruth-Marie E. Fincher, MD, Service Award, David Gugliotti, MD, FACP during AAIM Online 2021, to be held virtually April 6-16.

The CDIM Service Award recognizes a CDIM member who has contributed greatly to the association.

Dr. Gugliotti is currently the Internal Medicine Clerkship Director for the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. He was the recipient of that institution’s Teacher of the Year Award, General Internal Medicine, in 2008.

Dr. Gugliotti’s nominator explains that “his engaging leadership style and clear communication allowed for fruitful brainstorming sessions amongst PPC members. He was central to the development of the 2020 CDIM Special Session on “Meaningful Communication about Medical Students to Residency Programs: A Panel Discussion (suspended due to COVID-19). I link the development of this significant session to Dave’s ability to foster engaging teamwork during the PPC meetings he led, coupled with his excellent knowledge of the needs of educators nationally.”

As a member of CDIM since 2008, Dr. Gugliotti has made numerous contributions to academic internal medicine. His nominator notes that “through his work as a member of the Academic Alliance of Internal Medicine and specifically on the CDIM Program Planning Committee, he has had a broad and meaningful impact on these national organizations.” He is a former chair of the CDIM Program Planning Committee.

Dr. Gugliotti has served on the faculty of Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Case Western Reserve University since 2010. He earned his MD from Ohio State University College of Medicine. He then completed his residency in internal medicine at Emory University School of Medicine.

2021 CDIM Charles H. Griffith, III, MD, Educational Research and Scholarship Award 

CDIM will recognize the recipient of the 2021 CDIM Charles H. Griffith, III, MD, Educational Research and Scholarship Award, Temple Ratcliffe, MD, during AAIM Online 2021, to be held virtually April 6-16.

The CDIM Educational Research Award recognizes a CDIM member who has contributed greatly to educational research.

Dr. Ratcliffe’s nominators note that “throughout his career, [Dr. Ratcliffe] has displayed a rigorous approach to scholarship, and he has shown a unique breadth and depth of his scholarly contributions. He has contributed extensively to the literature in the educational areas of interprofessional education, clinical reasoning, and medical student and resident assessment. He has published numerous articles, presented on clinical interprofessional education environment and clinical reasoning assessment locally, regionally, and locally, and has won numerous teaching awards. In 2020, he received the UT Presidential Award for Sustained Excellence in Teaching. 

Described by his nominators as “incredibly thoughtful, analytic, and collaborative,” Dr. Ratcliffe’s nominators note that he “has impressed us with his always thoughtful input, insights, integrity, collaborative spirit, and commitment to the highest level of scholarship.”

Dr. Ratcliffe is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He also serves as staff physician at South Texas Veterans Health Care Center.

A member of CDIM since 2009, Dr. Ratcliffe has been actively involved in the association, serving as a member of the CDIM Survey and Scholarship Committee. Dr. Ratcliffe will become Vice Chair of the CDIM Survey and Scholarship Committee July 2021.

Dr. Ratcliffe earned his MD from University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, then completed his residency in internal medicine at San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium.

2021 CDIM Linda J. Marts Administrator Service Award

CDIM will recognize the recipient of the 2021 CDIM Linda J. Marts Administrator Service Award, Candice Russell, MS during AAIM Online 2021, to be held virtually April 6-16.

The CDIM Administrator Service Award recognizes a CDIM education administrator member who has contributed greatly to the association.

Her nominator explains that Ms. Russell “is one of the most organized colleagues I have worked with over the years, and her work consistently exceeds expectations. Her work has been invaluable to making the students’ experience in the Internal Medicine Department of Dell Medical School a success. In addition to her excellent work in coordinating the Clerkship, she concurrently and skillfully coordinates several other Internal Medicine student courses in our department and brings the same level of excellence to this work.” 

Ms. Russell’s nominator notes that she “demonstrates an exceptional ability to connect with the students, providing support and guidance as needed. She excels in providing precise, clear and timely communication which is instrumental in helping medical students successfully navigate the rigorous clinical experiences in the department of Internal Medicine.”

Her nominator explained that “Candice has extensive experience in the arena of undergraduate medical education, having been a very successful Academic Advisor and Education Coordinator at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) Office of Regional Medical Education, based in Austin, Texas, for many years prior to her work at Dell Medical School. In her UTMB role, Candice worked in the central office alongside the Assistant Dean of Regional Medical Education to ensure a successful student experience at our regional campus in Austin.”

Ms. Russell has served on the CDIM Clerkship Administrators Program Planning Committee since 2018. She currently serves as Education Coordinator in the Department of Medicine Texas at Austin Dell Medical School. A member since 2018.

2021 CDIM Louis N. Pangaro, MD, Educational Program Development Award

CDIM will recognize the recipient of the 2021 CDIM Louis N. Pangaro, MD, Educational Program Development Award, Jennifer Bierman, MD, during AAIM Online 2021, to be held virtually April 6-16.

The CDIM Educational Program Development Award recognizes a CDIM member who has contributed to the development of an outstanding educational program.

Described by her nominator as “a treasured educator and well-respected scholar,” Dr. Bierman’s nominator highlights “the work she is doing to integrate inter-professional learning and the use of a learning platform in the electronic health record,” and notes that she has “successfully led a team to pilot a case in this format and is now creating a library of cases demonstrating different medical specialty and health professions interactions with the electronic health record. Implementation of this project is ongoing but [Dr. Bierman] has created a team who is committed to dissemination of their findings.”

Dr. Bierman is currently Associate Professor of Medicine and Medicine Education at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Bierman has won numerous teaching awards.

A member of CDIM since 2005, Dr. Bierman is a former member of the CDIM Program Planning Committee and has presented multiple plenary and workshop sessions at Alliance conferences. She earned her MD from University of Minnesota Medical School and completed her residency in internal medicine at University of Chicago Medical Center.