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Award for Outstanding Contribution in Research


The Award for Outstanding Contribution in Research is presented to an ACEP member who has made a significant contribution to research in emergency medicine.


2019 Recipients

Rebecca M. Cunningham 

Rebecca M. Cunningham, MD, FACEP


Gail D'Onofrio, MD, FACEP

Gail D'Onofrio, MD, FACEP

The Research Award features the recipient's name and ACEP logo on a sterling agate and gray marble diamante award. The recipient's name is inscribed on a master plaque at ACEP Headquarters.


Any member of the College may nominate himself/herself or another member for this award. The nominee must be a member of the College.

The nominee should have made an outstanding contribution to research in emergency medicine as demonstrated in accomplishments. Examples might include: outstanding research, research innovation, published original research, or a major and lasting research contribution.

Past Recipients

1986 James Niemann, MD, FACEP
1987 Richard Nowak, MD, MBA, FACEP
1988 Blaine White, MD
1990 Charles Brown, MD, FACEP
1992 William Spivey, MD (deceased)
1993 Gabor Kelen, MD, FACEP
1994 Gary Krause, MD, MS, FACEP
1995 W. Brian Gibler, MD, FACEP
1996 Norman Abramson, MD, FACEP
1997 Michelle Biros, MD, FACEP
1998 Charles Emerman, MD
1999 Charles Pollack, Jr., MA, MD, FACEP
2000 Charles Cairns, MD, FACEP
2001 Judd E. Hollander, MD, FACEP
2002 Edward A. Panacek, MD, MPH, FACEP
2003 Arthur B. Sanders, MD, FACEP
2004 William Barsan, MD

2005 Emanuel P. Rivers, MD
2006 Jeffrey A. Kline, MD, FACEP
          Adam J. Singer, MD, FACEP
2007 Robert W. Neumar, MD, FACEP
2008 Tom Aufderheide, MD, FACEP
2009 Donald M. Yealy, MD, FACEP
2010 Roger J. Lewis, MD, FACEP
2011 Nathan Kuppermann, MD, MPH, FACEP
2012 Ian G. Stiell, MD, MS
2013 Brian J. O'Neil, MD, FACEP
2014 Lance B. Becker, MD, FACEP
2015 Clifton W. Callaway, MD, PhD, FACEP
         Daniel W. Spaite, MD, FACEP
2016 Carlos A. Camargo, Jr., MD, DrPH, FACEP
2017 Edward C. Jauch, MD, FACEP
2018 Lynne D. Richardson, MD, FACEP
2019 Rebecca M. Cunningham, MD, FACEP 
2019 Gail D'Onofrio, MD, FACEP



 Entry Procedures

Any member may nominate a member by submitting a completed nomination form. Submit the nomination form, nominee's curriculum vitae, and up to 3 letters of support to Mary Ellen Fletcher, CPC, CEDC, at the ACEP Headquarters. Letters of support are greatly encouraged and are at the discretion of the nominator. Additionally, a nominee should have only one nomination whether from a chapter, entity (such as a committee or section), or individual. All entries must be submitted by the deadline for consideration by the Awards Committee.


The Awards Committee will judge the entries, with its recommendations subject to review by the ACEP Board of Directors. The decision of the Board is final, and the Board reserves the right to make no award if there are no nominees of sufficient merit. The award will be presented at the Research Forum luncheon, held in conjunction with the annual meeting. The recipient will also be recognized at the annual President's Awards Banquet.

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