Membership

CDIM Awards

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Charles H. Griffith, III, MD, Educational Research Award

About the Award

The CDIM Educational Research Award recognizes a CDIM member who has contributed greatly to educational research. The award is presented at the CDIM National Meeting, which is held in conjunction with Academic Internal Medicine Week.

Nomination Criteria

The candidate must:

  • Be a CDIM member in good standing.
  • Have demonstrated outstanding contributions to educational research.
  • Be nominated by a current AAIM charter association member.

Nomination Information

Nominations must be submitted online. Self-nominations are accepted for this award.

A nomination packet must include:

  • A completed nomination form.
  • One nomination letter summarizing the program, project, or work deserving of an award. Nominations may include appropriate supporting documentation, such as a detailed description of curricular innovations, evaluations of curricular designs, funded grant applications, publications, and abstracts.
  • The nominee’s resume or curriculum vitae.

Educational Research Topics

Educational research topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Curriculum development.
  • Ambulatory educational programs.
  • Inpatient educational programs.
  • Community medicine education.
  • Evaluation techniques.
  • Development in administration of educational programs.
  • Professional attitudes and behavior.
  • Professional development for faculty or residents.
  • Computer-based education.
  • Evidence-based medicine education.
  • Physical examination education during the internal medicine clerkship.
  • Self-directed learning.

Selection Process

The CDIM Nominating Committee will review completed nominations and recommend a recipient to the CDIM Council for final approval. All nominations will be considered for the year they are nominated as well as the following two years.

Early Career Medical Student Educator Award

About the Award

The CDIM Early Career Medical Student Educator Award is a new award that recognizes innovation and excellence in medical student education by a CDIM member at the instructor or assistant professor level. Areas of achievement may include leadership and scholarship in medical student education, teaching, or service to CDIM or AAIM. The award is presented annual at the CDIM National Meeting, part of Academic Internal Medicine Week.

Nomination Criteria

The candidate must:

  • Be a CDIM member
  • Have demonstrated significant contributions to medical student education

Nomination Information

Nominations must be submitted online. Nominees may be self-nominated or nominated by any member of AAIM (including APM, APDIM, ASP, AIM, or CDIM).

A nomination packet must include:

  • A completed nomination form
  • The nominee’s curriculum vitae
  • One nomination letter

Nomination letters should address what significant contributions the nominee has made to the area of medical student education, leadership of medical student educational programs, scholarship in medical student education, teaching, or service to CDIM or AAIM.

Selection Process

All nominations will be reviewed by the CDIM Nominating Committee and approved by the CDIM Council. All nominations received will be considered for the year they are nominated as well as the following two years.

Linda J. Marts Administrator Service Award

About the Award

The CDIM Administrator Service Award recognizes a CDIM education administrator member who has contributed greatly to the association. The award is presented at the CDIM National Meeting, which is held in conjunction with Academic Internal Medicine Week.

Nomination Criteria

The candidate must:

  • Be a CDIM education administrator member in good standing.
  • Have demonstrated outstanding contributions to the association.
  • Be nominated by a current CDIM member.
    • A letter affirming the candidate’s nomination must be submitted by the second nominator, who must also be a current CDIM member.

Nomination Packet

Nominations must be submitted online. Self-nominations are not accepted.

A nomination packet must include:

  • A completed nomination form.
  • One nomination letter.
  • One additional letter supporting the nomination.
  • A one-page narrative of the nominated individual’s contributions to the organization.
  • The nominee’s resume or curriculum vitae.

Administrator Service Award Topics

Service award topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Contributions made while serving as a Clerkship Administrators Advisory Council (CAAC) chair or council member
  • Contributions made while serving as a leader of a CAAC committee, task force, or special interest group.
  • Contributions made while serving as a presenter at a CDIM national conference.
  • Contributions made as a mentor to CDIM associate members.

Selection Process

The CA Nominating Committee will review completed nominations and recommend a recipient to the CDIM Council for final approval. All nominations will be considered for the year they are nominated as well as the following two years.

Louis N. Pangaro, MD Educational Program Development Award

About the Award

The CDIM Educational Program Development Award recognizes a CDIM member who has contributed to the development of an outstanding educational program. The award is presented at the CDIM National Meeting, which is held in conjunction with Academic Internal Medicine Week.

Nomination Criteria

The candidate must:

  • Be a CDIM member in good standing.
  • Have demonstrated active involvement in the development of an outstanding educational program.
  • Be nominated by a current AAIM charter association member.

Nomination Information

Nominations must be submitted online.  Self-nominations are accepted for this award.

A nomination packet must include:

  • A completed nomination form.
  • One nomination letter summarizing the program, project, or work deserving of an award.  Nominations may include appropriate supporting documentation, such as a detailed description of curricular innovations, evaluations of curricular designs, funded grant applications, publications, and abstracts.
  • The nominee’s resume or curriculum vitae.

Educational Program Topics

Educational program topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Curriculum development.
  • Ambulatory educational programs.
  • Inpatient educational programs.
  • Community medicine education.
  • Evaluation techniques.
  • Development in administration of educational programs.
  • Self-directed learning.
  • Professional development for faculty or residents.
  • Computer-based education.
  • Evidence-based medicine education.
  • Physical examination education during the internal medicine clerkship.
  • Professional attitudes and behavior.

Selection Process

The CA Nominating Committee will review completed nominations and recommend a recipient to the CDIM Council for final approval. All nominations will be considered for the year they are nominated as well as the following two years.

Ruth-Marie E. Fincher, MD, Service Award

About the Award

The CDIM Service Award recognizes a CDIM member who has contributed greatly to the association. The award is presented at the CDIM National Meeting, which is held in conjunction with Academic Internal Medicine Week.

Nomination Criteria

The candidate must:

  • Be a CDIM member in good standing.
  • Have demonstrated outstanding contributions to the association.
  • Be nominated by a current AAIM charter association member.

Nomination Information

Nominations must be submitted online.  Self-nominations are not accepted for this award.

A nomination packet must include:

  • A completed nomination form.
  • One nomination letter narrating the nominated individual’s contributions to the organization.
  • The nominee’s resume or curriculum vitae.

Service Award Topics

Service award topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Contributions made while serving as an officer or councilor.
  • Contributions made while serving as chair of a committee, task force, or special interest group.
  • Contributions made while serving on a committee, task force, or special interest group.
  • Contributions made by a member while representing CDIM to other organizations.
  • Outstanding service by a member to a CDIM program.

Selection Process

The CDIM Nominating Committee will review completed nominations and recommend a recipient to the CDIM Council for final approval. All nominations will be considered for the year they are nominated as well as the following two years.

2020 CDIM Award Recipients

2020 CDIM Early Career Medical Student Educator Award 

KingWEB.jpgCDIM will present the 2020 CDIM Early Career Medical Student Educator Award to Christopher J. King, MD, during Academic Internal Medicine Week 2020, to be held April 19-22 in Tampa, FL.

The CDIM Early Career Medical Student Educator Award recognizes innovation and excellence in medical student education by a CDIM member at the instructor or assistant professor level. Areas of achievement may include leadership and scholarship in medical student education, teaching, or service to CDIM or AAIM. CDIM President Katherine C. Chretien, MD, will present the award to Dr. King at the CDIM Awards Lunch April 21.

An Assistant Professor of Medicine, Dr. King is currently Clerkship Director in the Department of Medicine at University of Colorado School of Medicine. He has been nominated multiple times for the University of Colorado's Golden Stethoscope Award and Academy of Medical Educator Awards.

A member of CDIM since 2014, he has been active in the association, most notably as a speaker at the CDIM Precourse for New Clerkship Directors as well as a member of the CDIM-NBME Subject Exam Task Force. He also has active committee roles for the American College of Physicians and the Society for Hospital Medicine.

Dr. King’s scholarship centers on educating students and residents in high value care. He developed a high value care curriculum and a unique high value care inpatient team for residents and medical students. He presented his work on high value care and subinternship at the AAMC Annual Meeting in 2015. Dr. King has also presented on high value care curriculum design in graduate medical education at the High Value Practice Academic Alliance Annual Meeting.

Dr. King has served on the faculty at University of Colorado School of Medicine since 2013. He earned his MD from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and completed his internal medicine residency at University of Colorado School of Medicine.

2020 CDIM Ruth-Marie E. Fincher, MD, Service Award 

De-FerWEB.jpgCDIM will present the 2020 CDIM Ruth-Marie E. Fincher, MD, Service Award to Thomas M. De Fer, MD, FACP, during Academic Internal Medicine Week 2020, to be held April 19-22 in Tampa, FL.

The CDIM Service Award recognizes a CDIM member who has contributed greatly to the association. CDIM President Katherine C. Chretien, MD, will present the award to Dr. De Fer at the CDIM Awards Lunch April 21.

Dr. De Fer is currently Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean for Medical Student Education. He also serves as the Executive Editor of the Washington Manual Series as well as chair of Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee at Barnes Jewish Hospital. He is the recipient of more than 50 local teaching awards—including either Clinical Teacher of the Year or Clerkship Director of the Year for each of the 21 years he served as clerkship director—and is a regular local and national conference presenter.

Described as “collaborative, humorous and amazingly productive,” Dr. De Fer’s contributions to the association are myriad; he has served as CDIM Treasurer and as CDIM President as well as served on multiple committees, including CDIM Curriculum Committee, CDIM Education Committee, and CDIM Program Planning Committee. He was the co-editor of the third edition of the CDIM-SGIM Core Clerkship Curriculum Guide and a member of the editorial board for all three editions of ACP-CDIM Internal Medicine Essentials for Medical Students. He is the recipient of the 2007 CDIM Louis N. Pangaro, MD, Educational Program Development Award.

Dr. Fer has served on the faculty of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine since 1992. Prior to his current position, Dr. De Fer was Clerkship Director and Course Director of the Medicine Subinternship. He earned his MD from University of Missouri, Columbia School of Medicine. He then completed his residency in internal medicine at Jewish Hospital of St. Louis at Washington University.

2020 CDIM Charles H. Griffith, III, MD, Educational Research and Scholarship Award 

AlexandrakWEB.jpgCDIM will present the 2020 CDIM Charles H. Griffith, III, MD, Educational Research and Scholarship Award to Irene Alexandraki, MD, MPH, during Academic Internal Medicine Week 2020, to be held April 19-22 in Tampa, FL.

The CDIM Educational Research Award recognizes a CDIM member who has contributed greatly to educational research. CDIM President Katherine C. Chretien, MD, will present the award to Dr. Alexandraki at the CDIM Awards Lunch April 21.

Dr. Alexandraki’s nominators cite her “long history of excellence in medical education research,” noting “nearly innumerable presentations and publications” stemming from her contributions at the national level through CDIM, Association of American Medical Colleges, Society of General Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease Society of America, and many others. “Dr. Alexandraki is not just a presenter but reports impressive participation on national and international organizations as workshop leader, planning committees, abstract reviewer and judge.”

Her nominators note that “the ‘holy grail’ of medical education is to show that teaching and curricular innovations ultimately impact patient care. Although difficult to measure, [Dr. Alexandraki’s] work regarding teaching high value care, interprofessional education, and faculty development initiatives likely leads to improved outcomes of patients cared for by her learners.”

Dr. Alexandraki is currently Professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences at Florida State University College of Medicine; she serves as the second year clinical skills director as well as teaching faculty for the internal medicine residency program.

A member of CDIM since 2005, Dr. Alexandraki has been actively involved in the association, serving as a long-time member of the CDIM Survey and Scholarship Committee as well as an author and reviewer for multiple editions of the ACP-CDIM Internal Medicine Essentials and MKSAP for Students suite; she is also a current member of the AAIM Research Committee.

Prior to her current position, Dr. Alexandraki was associate professor in the Department of Medicine at University of Central Florida College of Medicine and at David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles. She earned her MD from University of Athens School of Medicine, then completed her internal medicine residency at Hahnemann University College of Medicine and her fellowship in infectious diseases at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Alexandraki earned her MPH at University of North Florida.

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2020 CDIM Linda J. Marts Administrator Service Award

DuetWEB.jpgCDIM will present the 2020 CDIM Linda J. Marts Administrator Service Award to Angela “Angie” Duet, during Academic Internal Medicine Week 2020, to be held April 19-22 in Tampa, FL.

The CDIM Administrator Service Award recognizes a CDIM education administrator member who has contributed greatly to the association. CDIM President Katherine C. Chretien, MD, will present the award to Ms. Duet at the CDIM Awards Lunch April 21.

Her nominators point out that Ms. Duet “consistently displays the characteristics honored by this award. She is dedicated to our students, and she has worked to ensure that other coordinators have better training, know how to thrive in their role, and understand their responsibilities. [Ms. Duet] will continue to have an impact on the Alliance through her work as [CDIM CA Advisory Council] Chair Elect, working with her peers to improve the career satisfaction of all coordinators.”

Her nominators explained that they “would be remiss not to share just a snippet of what Angie does and who she is. Angie truly is everything to our clerkship: she’s the glue that keeps us together, the oil that keeps the clerkship running smoothly, and also that magic fairy dust that ensures every student is and feels heard and is treated like an adult learner individual. As anyone involved in medical education knows, life events don’t cease during clerkships. Angie finds ways to accommodate the important events in our students’ lives—illness and death, graduations, weddings and births—doing so with tremendous care and thought, deep compassion, and a keen strategic and brilliant eye towards creative ways to prevent and reduce graduation and other delays. She’s something of a scheduling wizard, tweaking a schedule here, adjusting someone over there, sometimes seemingly creating options and opportunities out of thin air, all the while ensuring our learners get an authentic, rich, and complete educational experience.”

Ms. Duet currently serves as Hospitalized Adult Care Clerkship Coordinator in the Department of Medicine at University of Colorado School of Medicine. A member since 2016, Ms. Duet has been actively involved in CDIM as a workshop presenter, Chair of the CDIM CA Professional Development Committee, and current Chair-Elect of the CDIM CA Advisory Council.

Prior to her current position, Ms. Duet served as the Clerkship Coordinator for Internal Medicine at Maricopa Health Center. A Six-Sigma White Belt, she earned her bachelor’s degree from Indiana University.

2020 CDIM Louis N. Pangaro, MD, Educational Program Development Award

CifuWEB.jpgCDIM will present the 2020 CDIM Louis N. Pangaro, MD, Educational Program Development Award to Adam S. Cifu, MD, during Academic Internal Medicine Week 2020, to be held April 19-22 in Tampa, FL.

The CDIM Educational Program Development Award recognizes a CDIM member who has contributed to the development of an outstanding educational program. CDIM President Katherine C. Chretien, MD, will present the award to Dr. Cifu at the CDIM Awards Lunch April 21.

Described by his nominators as “a key leader in medical student education focused on evidence-based medicine and clinical reasoning, and a superior role model for clerkship directors. [Dr. Cifu] has made

invaluable contributions to curriculum development in evidence-based medicine and clinical reasoning.” Dr. Cifu’s work has “had enormous impact within the Pritzker School of Medicine” as well as influenced academic internal medicine through his workshops, invited lectures, articles, and two books. He has introduced educational innovations such as the first year course “Medical Evidence…which takes a novel approach to the usual preclinical biostatistics course,” the third year clerkship requirement of an evidence-based presentation (which he also included in his annual presentation on curriculum development for the CDIM Precourse for New Clerkship Directors), and an “always oversubscribed” fourth year course on Critical Appraisal of the Landmark Medical Literature, which prepares “students as they transition from learning from lectures and textbooks to learning from patients and the literature.”

Dr. Cifu is currently Professor in the Department of Medicine at University of Chicago Division of the Biological Sciences, Pritzker School of Medicine. Formerly a clerkship director for 20 years, he also serves as Education Site Director at Holy Cross Hospital as well as chairs multiple committees at his institution.

A member of CDIM since 1999, Dr. Cifu has been actively involved in the association, serving in the past on the CDIM Council and as Chair of the CDIM Program Planning Committee. Prior to his current institution, Dr. Cifu served as junior faculty member at Harvard Medical School. He earned his MD from Cornell University Medical College and completed his internal medicine residency at Harvard Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.