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Innovation & Excellence in Behavioral Health & Addiction Medicine Award

Purpose

The Innovation & Excellence in Behavioral Health & Addiction Medicine Award recognizes individuals who have made a significant contribution in advancing the emergency department care of patients with behavioral health and substance use disorder.


2022 Recipient

Gail D'Onofrio, MD, FACEP

Award

The award features the recipient’s name and the ACEP logo. The recipient’s name will be inscribed on a master plaque at ACEP Headquarters.

Eligibility

Any member of the College, or any chapter, section, or committee may nominate a member for this award. The nominee must be a regular member of the College who has made an outstanding contribution in advancing the care of patients with behavioral health issues or substance use disorder such as:

Significantly helped to advance the science and/or implementation of behavioral health or substance use disorder measures within their community, statewide, or nationally.

Developed or supported a sustainable program that addresses behavioral health or substance use disorder within the context of emergency medicine or primary or secondary health care within the community.

Has performed sustainable community outreach regarding behavioral health initiatives or substance use disorder programs, rigorous evaluation, and/or dissemination of effective initiatives or established programs.

Criteria

The Pain Management & Addiction Medicine Section will evaluate all nominations submitted by the deadline. Activities that are appropriate for evaluating nominees include but are not limited to:

  • Advancing behavioral health or substance use disorder initiatives within their community.
  • Support of a community effort that enhances access to emergency medicine and/or health care for behavioral health or substance use disorder patients.
  • Contribution to the field of addiction or behavioral medicine through research and publications.
  • Service to organizations that support addressing behavioral health issues or substance use disorder.
  • Leadership activities
  • Teaching
  • Advocacy/legislative efforts
     

Past Recipients

 

Entry Procedures and Selection Process

Any member who wishes to nominate a candidate should complete a nomination form. Submit the nomination form, nominee’s curriculum vitae, and up to three letters of support to through the online nomination form located on the ACEP website. Letters of support are greatly encouraged and are at the discretion of the nominator. Additionally, a nominee should have only one nomination from an individual, chapter, section, or committee. All entries must be submitted for consideration no later than the publicized deadline. Receipt of each nomination will be confirmed by email. Please follow up if you do not receive a confirmation.

Judging

The Pain Management & Addiction Medicine Section 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 Board may also decide to grant the award to more than one individual.

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