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Administrative Policies and Procedures

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AP 87-A Awarding of the William D. Coolidge, Marvin M.D. Williams, Edith H. Quimby and John S. Laughlin Awards 10/18/2011 12/31/2016
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The four major awards given by the AAPM will be the William D. Coolidge Award, Marvin M.D. Williams Award, the Edith H. Quimby Lifetime Achievement in Medical Physics Award, and the John S. Laughlin Young Scientist Award.

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. Posthumous nominations are not accepted.

Criteria

  • 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

Marvin M.D. Williams 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. Posthumous nominations are not accepted.

Criteria

  • Significant influence on the development of the profession of medical physics through professional matters, education of medical physicists and clinical practice development,
  • 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

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. Posthumous nominations are not accepted.

Criteria

  • Significant scientific achievement in medical physics, or
  • 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
  • Recipients must be Fellows of the AAPM

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

The Awards and Honors Committee will administer the selection process for these awards and nominate candidates for these awards to the AAPM Board of Directors. The decisions of the Awards and Honors Committee will be transmitted to the board through the Administrative Council and the Secretary.


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