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Policy Pioneer Award


The Policy Pioneer Award recognizes early and mid-career members who have made outstanding contributions to the College’s health policy and advocacy initiatives.



The Policy Pioneer Award is a plaque featuring the recipient’s name and the ACEP logo. 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 regular member of the College within their first 10 years of practice following residency or fellowship.

The nominee should have made an outstanding contribution early in their career to medical health policy or administration by: significantly helping to advance a health policy agenda supportive to medicine and medical care; or development or unceasing support of legislation and/or regulations that enhance access to emergency medicine in particular and healthcare in general; or exemplary performance as a physician or non-physician administrator in medicine and health care; or making outstanding contributions to organized medicine. Previous recipients of the Colin C. Rorrie Jr., PhD Award for Excellence in Health Policy are not eligible to receive this award.


2020 Recipient

Amy M. Cho, MD


Past Recipients

2018 Anne Zink, MD, FACEP
2019 Megan L. Ranney, MD, MPH, FACEP
2020 Amy M. Cho, MD


Entry Procedures

Any member of the College 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 by e-mail to Mary Ellen Fletcher at mfletcher@acep.org. Letters of support are greatly encouraged and are at the discretion of the nominator. Additionally, a nominee should have only one nomination whether from an individual or a component body. All entries must be submitted no later than March 1, 2020, for consideration by the Awards Committee. Receipt of each nomination will be confirmed by e-mail. Please follow up with Mary Ellen Fletcher if you do not receive a confirmation.



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 annual Leadership & Advocacy Conference. The recipient will also be recognized at the annual President’s Awards Gala.

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