Please let us know if you wish to nominate a colleague for one of the major awards from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). Most of these awards require a nominating letter from the dean of the medical school so we will need to notify the dean about potential candidates a few weeks before each deadline.

Awards include:

The ABRAHAM FLEXNER AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE TO MEDICAL EDUCATION is the highest honor that academic medicine presents for sustained contributions to American medical education. The awardee receives the Flexner Medal and a prize of $10,000. Nominations due by January 27.

The ALPHA OMEGA ALPHA ROBERT J. GLASER DISTINGUISHED TEACHER AWARDS recognize the significant contributions to medical education made by gifted teachers. Each winner receives a certificate and $10,000 prize; the awardee's institution receives $2,500; and the awardee's AOA chapter receives $1,000. Nominations due by April 7.

The DISTINGUISHED RESEARCH IN THE BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES AWARD recognizes a faculty member for exceptional research discoveries, and consists of a crystal award and $5,000 prize. Nominations due by January 27.

The DAVID E. ROGERS AWARD is granted annually to an individual who has made major contributions to improving the health and health care of the American people. The Rogers Award, supported by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is a prize of $10,000 and a crystal presentation piece. Nominations due by January 27.

The HERBERT W. NICKENS AWARD is granted annually to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to promoting justice in medical education and health equity in the United States. The recipient receives a crystal award and $10,000 prize. Nominations due by April 7.

The SPENCER FOREMAN AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY SERVICE recognizes longstanding, major institutional commitment to partnering with the community it serves to identify and address community needs. The recipient receives an engraved crystal presentation piece. Nominations due by April 7.

The 2017 AAMC Awards Call for Nominations brochure contains specific information about each award, the respective nomination requirements, deadlines and contact information. This information is available at aamc.org/initiatives/awards.

-Eric Bass, Vice Chair for Faculty Development and Promotions

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