Member Awards

The American College of Preventive Medicine awards program honors members of the College and leaders in the field for excellence in service to preventive medicine and exceptional lifetime achievements.

ACPM takes great pride in recognizing the achievements that advance the recognition and profile of the preventive medicine specialty. ACPM awards acknowledge the passion of members in the areas of preventive medicine and public health from the resident to the lifelong professional.

The nomination period for 2021 is now closed. Please check back for the announcement of this year's honorees.

Awards and Winners

Ronald Davis Special Recognition Award

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2020 Recipient: Carolyn J. Murray, MD, MPH, FACPM
The Ronald Davis Special Recognition Award honors outstanding achievements or contributions to the preventive medicine specialty. Recipients are not required to work in preventive medicine, but must be recognized as important contributors to the specialty.

William Kane Rising Star Award

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2020 Recipient: Maria Mora Pinzon, MD, MS
The William Kane Rising Star Award honors an ACPM member within seven years of the completion of residency training and who is certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine. Recipients possess a strong commitment to preventive medicine and demonstrate the potential to offer significant contributions to the field.

Volunteer of the Year Award

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2020 Recipient: Robert Gilchick, MD, MPH, FACPM
The Volunteer of the Year Award recognizes a fellow or member for outstanding voluntary service to the American College of Preventive Medicine.

Donald Gemson Resident Award

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2020 Recipient: Capt. Hunter Jackson Smith, MD, MPH, MBE
The Donald Gemson Resident Award honors a resident member of ACPM, in any year of training, for outstanding achievement in community service, scholarship, research, teaching and overall leadership.

Distinguished Service Award

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2020 Recipient: Mark B. Johnson, MD, MPH, FACPM
The Distinguished Service Award recognizes a fellow or member for outstanding service to the American College of Preventive Medicine.

Distinguished Federal Preventive Medicine Medical Officer Award

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2020 Recipient: Capt. Paul Jung, MD, MPH, FACPM
The Distinguished Federal Preventive Medicine Medical Officer Award recognizes a physician who, while in federal service, has distinguished themselves and the profession through their contributions to one or more of the fields of preventive medicine, resulting in significant and enduring improvements in the health of the population they serves.

President’s Awards

2020 Recipient: All Preventive Medicine and Public Health Physicians

The President's Award honors a member of ACPM in an area designated by the current ACPM President. The recipient of this award will be recognized for outstanding activities in service (including policy development), research, and/or education that make contributions to the promotion of prevention

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