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Awards & Honors Nominations

  • William D. Coolidge
  • Marvin M. D. Williams Award
  • Edith H. Quimby Lifetime Achievement Award
  • John S. Laughlin Award
  • AAPM Fellows

William D. Coolidge Award

This award recognizes an AAPM member for an eminent career in medical physics. It is the highest award given by the AAPM.  No more than one award will be given in any year and the award does not have to be awarded every year.  The award may be given posthumously up to 24 months following the death of the recipient.

Criteria

  • Nominee must be a Full or Emeritus member of the AAPM for at least 10 years.
  • Significant scientific achievement in medical physics, and
  • Significant influence on the professional development of the careers of other medical physicists, and
  • Leadership in national and/or international organizations, and
  • Active participation in the AAPM as shown by service as an AAPM committee chair, member of the board of directors,  AAPM officer or similar activities
  • Recipient must be a Fellow of the AAPM

Nomination Procedure

  • Submission of nomination letter and Curriculum Vitae.
  • 1 nomination letter from an AAPM Member and up to 4 additional supporting letters. One of the supporting letters can have a multiple number of signatures.
  • All nominations must be completed online here.

Deadline

  • All nominations must be received by October 15, 2014.

Applicants will be notified of decisions by May 1, 2015. Recipients will be honored at the AAPM Awards and Honors Ceremony and Reception during the 57th Annual Meeting in Anaheim, California in the year 2015.

The AAPM encourages nominations for a specific award but the society may recommend a different award if it is appropriate.

Marvin M. D. Williams Professional Achievement Award

This award recognizes an AAPM member for an eminent career in medical physics with an emphasis on clinical medical physics. No more than one award will be given in any year and the award does not have to be awarded every year.  The award may be given posthumously up to 24 months following the death of the recipient.

Criteria

  • Nominee must be a Full or Emeritus member of the AAPM for at least 10 years
  • Significant influence on the development of the profession of medical physics through professional matters, education of medical physicists and clinical practice development, and
  • Leadership in national and/or international organizations, and
  • Active participation in the AAPM or ACMP as shown by service as a committee chair, member of the board of directors, officer or similar activities.
  • Recipient must be a Fellow of the AAPM or ACMP

Nomination Procedure

  • Submission of nomination letter and Curriculum Vitae.
  • 1 nomination letter from an AAPM Member and up to 4 additional supporting letters. One of the supporting letters can have a multiple number of signatures.
  • All nominations must be completed online here.

Deadline

  • All nominations must be received by October 15, 2014.

Applicants will be notified of decisions by May 1, 2015. Recipients will be honored at the AAPM Awards and Honors Ceremony and Reception during the 57th Annual Meeting in Anaheim, California in the year 2015.

The AAPM encourages nominations for a specific award but the society may recommend a different award if it is appropriate.

Edith H. Quimby Lifetime Achievement Award

This award recognizes AAPM members whose careers have been notable based on their outstanding achievements. No more than three awards will be given in any year and the award does not have to be awarded every year.  The award may be given posthumously up to 24 months following the death of the recipient.

Criteria

  • Nominee must be a Full or Emeritus member of the AAPM for at least 10 years
  • Significant scientific achievement in medical physics, and
  • Significant influence on the professional development of the careers of other medical physicists, or
  • Leadership in national and/or international organizations, and
  • Active participation in the AAPM
  • Recipient must be a Fellow of the AAPM or ACMP

Nomination Procedure

  • Submission of nomination including supporting evidence of outstanding achievement in one of the three areas of medical physics and Curriculum Vitae.
  • 1 nomination letter from an AAPM Member and up to 4 additional supporting letters. One of the supporting letters can have a multiple number of signatures.
  • All nominations must be completed online here.

Deadline

  • All nominations must be received by October 15, 2014.

Applicants will be notified of decisions by May 1, 2015. Recipients will be honored at the AAPM Awards and Honors Ceremony and Reception during the 57th Annual Meeting in Anaheim, California in the year 2015.

The AAPM encourages nominations for a specific award but the society may recommend a different award if it is appropriate.

John S. Laughlin Young Scientist Award

This award recognizes outstanding scientific achievement in medical physics for a young scientist member of the AAPM. The award will usually be given to a member under the age of 45 who is no more than 10 years beyond the awarding of his/her doctoral degree. No more than one award will be given in any year and the award does not have to be awarded every year. Posthumous nominations are not accepted.

Criterion:

  • Significant scientific achievement in medical physics

Nomination Procedure:

  • 1 nomination letter from an AAPM Member and up to 4 additional supporting letters. One of the supporting letters can have a multiple number of signatures.
  • All nominations must be completed online here.

Deadline

  • All applications must be received by October 15, 2014.

Applicants will be notified of decisions by May 1, 2015. Recipients will be honored at the AAPM Awards and Honors Ceremony and Reception during the 57th Annual Meeting in Anaheim, California in the year 2015.

AAPM Fellows

(Open through October 15, 2014)


Click here to Nominate a Member

The category of Fellow is established to honor members who have made significant contributions through one or more of the following:

  1. Service to the AAPM
  2. The advancement of medical physics knowledge based upon independent original research or development
  3. Medical physics educational activities, especially in regard to the education and training of medical physicists, medical students, medical residents and allied health personnel
  4. Leadership in the practice of medical physics

Nomination Requirements

  • Nominated either by a Chapter of the Association, or by any two Fellows of the Association. Nominations made by a Chapter shall be signed by the President of the Chapter and be accompanied at least one signed letter of support of the nomination by an AAPM Fellow.
  • Individuals must be Full Members of the AAPM for at least ten years prior to being eligible for election to Fellow.

Please contact Don Frey, Chair of Awards and Honors Committee, at freyd@musc.edu , if a support letter from a non-AAPM member needs to be submitted for the application.

Applicants will be notified of decisions by May 1, 2015. Recipients will be honored at the AAPM Awards and Honors Ceremony and Reception during the 57th Annual Meeting in Anaheim, California in the year 2015.