Membership

CDIM Awards

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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.

Nomination Information

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

A nomination packet must include:

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

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

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:

  • A completed nomination form
  • 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

All nominations will be reviewed by the CDIM Nominating Committee and approved by the CDIM Council. All nominations received will be considered for the year they are nominated as well as the following two years.

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.

Nomination Packet

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

A nomination packet must include:

  • A completed nomination form.
  • 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 CA Nominating Committee will review completed nominations and recommend a recipient to the CDIM Council for final approval. 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.

Nomination Information

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

A nomination packet must include:

  • A completed nomination form.
  • 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 CA Nominating Committee will review completed nominations and recommend a recipient to the CDIM Council for final approval. All nominations will be considered for the year they are nominated as well as the following two years.

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.

Nomination Information

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

A nomination packet must include:

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

Past CDIM Award Recipients

Educational Research and Scholarship Recipients

Amy Shaheen, MD2017
Amy Shaheen, MD

CDIM awarded Amy Shaheen, MD, the 2017 CDIM Charles H. Griffith, III, MD, Educational Research and Scholarship Award during Academic Internal Medicine Week 2017, held March 19-22 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, MD. CDIM President L. James Nixon, MD, presented the award to Dr. Shaheen during the CDIM Awards Lunch.

The CDIM Educational Research and Scholarship Award recognizes a CDIM member who has contributed greatly to educational research. Dr. Shaheen is credited with a long history of publications and presentations related to medical education. Her nominators credit her with being “active on the CDIM Research Committee, spearheading several sections of the survey item-writing as well as the annual review of medical education in internal medicine for the Alliance of Clinical Education (“Journal Watch”) published in Teaching and Learning in Medicine.” Dr. Shaheen is also cited as being the lead author on a manuscript accepted for publication in Academic Medicine related to the CDIM survey, “End of Life and Palliative Care Curricula on Internal Medicine Clerkships.” Dr. Shaheen’s nominators credit her as being a “frequent workshop presenter” who has “gained a national reputation.”

A member of CDIM since 2006, Dr. Shaheen serves on the CDIM Survey and Scholarship Committee as well as a member of the CDIM Council. She has also provided her service to the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM) as a member of the AAIM Education Committee and the Faculty Development Subcommittee.

Dr. Shaheen is currently Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of North Carolina in 2006, Dr. Shaheen was the Associate Program Director of the internal medicine residency program at Duke University School of Medicine where she also serve as Director of Ambulatory Graduate Medical Education. Dr. Shaheen earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington University in St. Louis, MO. She went on to earn a medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, and she completed her residency at the University of North Carolina. Additionally, Dr. Shaheen is currently a Master of Science degree candidate for Health Care Quality and Safety at Northwestern University.

Early Career Medical Student Educator Award

Amit K. Pahwa, MD2017
Amit K. Pahwa, MD

CDIM has awarded Amit K. Pahwa, MD, the 2017 CDIM Early Career Medical Student Educator Award which will be presented at Academic Internal Medicine Week 2017, held March 19–22 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Pahwa will be presented with the award by CDIM President, L. James Nixon, MD during the CDIM Awards Lunch.

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. Dr. Pahwa is described as “an indispensable faculty member who focuses on improving students’ skills”. He also fosters a supportive and encouraging learning environment. In addition to serving on the Education Committee for the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM), Dr. Pahwa also serves on the Alliance for Internal medicine (AAIM) Education Committee as well as the AAIM High Value Care workgroup. He has also served on the task force for the Division of General Internal Medicine and the Medical Student Education Committee for the Pediatrics Clerkship at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Pahwa has presented at the Maryland Chapter of the Society of Hospital Medicine and many other conferences, and he was awarded the Andrew Jones Resident Teaching Award.

Dr. Pahwa is known for his many accomplishments, including receiving two Innovation Seed grants from AAIM and developing a new session for PRECEDE (Preclinical Exercises in Education). He was selected as the Berkheimer Faculty Education Scholar by the Institute for Excellence in Education and was nominated to serve as a member of his institution’s Educational Policy and Curriculum Committee.

Dr. Pahwa is currently an Assistant Professor at John Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD. He received his undergraduate degree from University of Alabama at Birmingham in Birmingham, AL, his MD from University of Alabama, and he completed his residency in internal medicine-pediatrics at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN.

Administrator Service Award Recipients

2018
Ken Staack

CDIM awarded Ken Staack the 2018 CDIM Linda J. Marts Administrator Service Award during Academic Internal Medicine 2018, held March 18–21 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, TX. CDIM President Andrew R. Hoellein, MD, presented the award to Mr. Staack during the CDIM Annual Awards Lunch.

The CDIM Linda J. Marts Administrator Service Award recognizes a CDIM education administrator member who has contributed greatly to the association. Mr. Staack has served as chair on the CDIM Clerkship Administrators Professional Development Committee, a member of the Clerkship Administrators Advisory Council. Mr. Staack is a co-author of the professional development chapter for the 2014 Guidebook for Undergraduate Medical Education Administration. Mr. Staack is described as a “great all-around administrator and leader”. He has presented at the national meeting. Mr. Staack is known to bring fresh ideas to CDIM that will continue to raise the bar even higher.

Mr. Staack is currently the M4 Clerkship Coordinator at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine.

Educational Program Development Award Recipients

Steven J. Durning, MD, PhDJoseph Rencic, MDRobert L. Trowbridge, Jr., MD2017
Steven J. Durning, MD, PhD, Joseph Rencic, MD, Robert L. Trowbridge, Jr., MD

CDIM will award the 2017 CDIM Louis N. Pangaro, MD, Educational Program Development Award to Steven J. Durning, MD, PhD, FACP; Joseph Rencic, MD, FACP; and Robert L. Trowbridge, Jr., MD, FACP. This award will be presented during the CDIM Member Recognition and Awards Lunch at Academic Internal Medicine Week 2017, held March 19-22 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, MD.

The CDIM Louis N. Pangaro, MD, Educational Program Development Award recognizes an individual or team for contributions made to the development and improvement of graduate medical education, expertise in medical education, and scholarly achievement in the field of education.

Dr. Durning, Dr. Rencic, and Dr. Trowbridge are recognized for their collective work in advancing and addressing every relevant aspect of clinical reasoning education with their book entitled Teaching Clinical Reasoning. This work has been voted as one of the most valuable courses by medical students. Dr. Rencic published six Journal of General Internal Medicine Exercises in Clinical Reasoning papers, co-authored chapters on clinical reasoning assessment, and Medical Teacher Twelve Tips articles.

All doctors are members of the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) and the Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine (CDIM).

Dr. Durning is a Professor of Medicine at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine. He earned is MD degree from the University of Pittsburgh and received his PhD from Maastricht University.

Dr. Rencic is currently Associate Professor of Medicine, Internal Medicine Residency Associate Program Director, and Clerkship Director at Tufts University School of Medicine. He completed his undergraduate degree at Georgetown University and his MD at the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine. He went on to complete his internal medicine residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Trowbridge is the Director of Medical Student Education and Faculty Development at the Maine Medical Center where he also serves as director of the Division of General Internal Medicine. He completed his undergraduate degree at Colgate University and his MD degree at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He also completed his internal medicine residency at Stanford University Hospital and a fellowship in general internal and hospital medicine at the University of California San Francisco.

Service Award Recipients

Susan T. Hingle, MD2017
Susan T. Hingle, MD

CDIM awarded Susan T. Hingle, MD, the 2017 CDIM Ruth-Marie E. Fincher, MD, Service Award during Academic Internal Medicine Week 2017, held March 19-22 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, MD. CDIM President L. James Nixon, MD, presented the award to Dr. Hingle during the CDIM Awards Lunch.

The CDIM Ruth-Marie E. Fincher, MD, Service Award recognizes a CDIM member who has contributed greatly to the association. Dr. Hingle is credited by her nominators as having “dedicated extensive time and effort to the organization through direct committee work” and is credited with exhibiting “extraordinary leadership, encouragement, and support of other members on these committees.” Dr. Hingle’s nominators indicate that her “contributions and service to CDIM have been numerous,” and cite her has going “above and beyond to provide time, thought and effort” in her committee involvement.

Dr. Hingle has served on the CDIM Program Planning Committee as a member, vice-chair, and eventually as chair. Her nominators cite her as being “extremely committed to her position” as a “thoughtful and impressive leader,” helping to “ensure productive discussions.” Dr. Hingle has also served as a member of the CDIM High Value Care Committee, the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM) Educational Program Planning Committee, the AAIM Finance Committee, and the CDIM-APDIM Task Force on Residents as Teachers. Dr. Hingle has been a member of CDIM since 2004 and is currently an officer of the CDIM Council, serving as Treasurer of the association. She is also a three time recipient of the American College of Physicians (ACP) John Tooker Evergreen Award for Chapter Management and Innovation.

Dr. Hingle is currently the Director of Internal Medicine Clerkship at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, where she also serves as the Associate Program Director for the internal medicine residency program. Prior to her tenure at Southern Illinois University, Dr. Hingle served on the internal medicine faculty at Northwestern University School of Medicine. Dr. Hingle holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Miami University. She went on to earn her Medical Degree from Rush Medical College and her internal medicine residency at Georgetown University Medical Center.