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Recognition and Awards

ANNUAL AWARD WINNERS

SACME members are eligible to receive various awards and grants. The winners of these awards and grants are listed on this page.  For more information, including selection criteria or application procedures, visit the SACME Grants or Committees.


Phil R. Manning Research Award in Continuing Professional Development

This grant is made in the name of Phil R. Manning, MD, Paul Ingalls Hoagland Hastings Professor of Continuing Medical Education and Professor of Medicine Emeritus at the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California. Dr. Manning was the founding president of the Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education, formerly the Society of Medical College Directors of Continuing Medical Education. He was a governor, regent, and vice president of the American College of Physicians and served on several educational committees of the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Manning was co-editor of Medicine: Preserving the Passion in the 21st Century and authored many peer-reviewed publications. Read more here.

Distinguished Service in Continuing Medical Education

Given to a SACME member who has made outstanding contributions to continuing medical education over an extended period (fifteen years or more is the suggested guide), or who has developed an outstanding innovation in continuing medical education representing an important advance in CME.

2022: Don Moore, PhD
2021: Mary Turco, EdD

2020: Joyce Fried
2019: Julie White, MS, CHCP
2018: David Price, PhD
2017: Curtis Olson, PhD 
2016: Moss Blachman, PhD
2015:  Nancy Davis, PhD
2014:  Barbara Barnes, MD, MS
2013:  Leanne Andreasen, MBA
2012:  no recipient named
2011:  Jack R. Kues, PhD
2010:  Paul Mazmanian, PhD
2009:  Dave Davis, MD
2008:  R. Van Harrison, PhD
2007:  Dale Dauphinee, MD
2006:  Gloria Allington, MSEd
2005:  Nancy Bennett, PhD
2004:  Dennis Wentz, MD
2003:  Robert J. Cullen, PhD
2002:  Ruth M. Glotzer, MEd
1997-2001:  no recipients named
1996:  George T. Smith, MD, MS
1995:  Martin D. Shickman, MD
1994:  Julian S. ("Dutch") Reinschmidt, MD
1993:  Phil R. Manning, MD
1992:  Malcolm S.M. Watts, MD


Dave Davis Research in Continuing Medical Education Award

This award is given to a SACME member who has made outstanding contributions to research in continuing medical education.


2022: David Wiljer, PhD
2021: Sanjeev Sockalingam, MD, MHPE

2020: Suzanne Murray
2019: Vernon Curran, PhD

2018: Ronald Cervero, MA, PhD
2017: Betsy White Williams, PhD
2016: Craig Campbell, MD
2015:  no recipient named
2014:  Curtis Olson, PhD
2013:  David A. Davis, MD
2012:  no recipient named
2011:  Don Moore, PhD
2010:  Ed Dellert, MBA and CHEST
2009:  Joan Sargeant, PhD
2008:  Jacqueline Wakefield, MD
2007:  no recipient named
2006:  Paul Mazmanian, PhD
2005:  Karen Mann, MD
2004:  Linda Casebeer, PhD
2003:  R. Van Harrison, PhD
2002:  John T. Parboosingh, MD
1996-2001:  no recipients named
1995:  Jocelyn M. Lockyer, PhD
1994:  Robert D. Fox, EdD
1993:  David A. Davis, MD
1992:  no recipient named 


Paul Mazmanian Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions Award for Excellence in Research

The Paul Mazmanian Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions (JCEHP) Award for Excellence in Research recognizes outstanding original research contributions to the field of continuing professional development (CPD). This award has been named after Dr. Mazmanian for his influential contributions as a CPD scholar, and exceptional leadership as Editor-in-Chief of JCEHP (2000–2010).


2021 Janet Alexanian, Ian Fraser, Orla Smith, & Simon Kitto, “Defining and Redefining Family Involvement in Practice: An Implementation Trial of a Locally Adaptable Patient-Centered Professional Development Tool in Two Ontario Intensive Care Units.”

  • Honorable Mention; Elizabeth F. Wenghofer, Robert S. Steele, Richard G. Christiansen, & Misti H. Carter, “Evaluation of a High Stakes Physician Competency Assessment: Lessons for Assessor Training, Program Accountability, and Continuous Improvement.”
  • Honorable mention; Rene Wong, Simon Kitto, Arno K. Kumagai, & Cynthia R. Whitehead, “Paradox of Patient-Centered Care and the Implications for Patient Involvement in Continuing Professional Development.”

2020 – Heather Armson, Stefanie Order, Jacqueline Wakefield, & Kevin W. Eva, “Toward Practice-Based Continuing Education Protocols: Using Testing to Help Physicians Update their Knowledge.”

2015 Lisa Cicutto, RN, PhD, ACNP (Cert), CAE; Meg B. Dingae, MHSA, CCMEP; and Esther L. Langmack, MD, FCCP, CCMEP for their article Improving Asthma Care in Rural Primary Care Practices: A Performance Improvement Project.

2014
Cicutto, L, Dingae, MB, Langmack, EL Improving Asthma Care in Rural Primary Care Practices: A Performance Improvement Project

2013
Durning, SJ, Ratcliffe T, Artino AR Jr., et al How is clinical reasoning developed, maintained, and objectively assessed? Views from expert internists and internal medicine interns

2012
Karwoski, J Revisiting the educationally influential physician: Development of a simplified nomination form

2011
Shaw, T  Impact on clinical behavior of face-to-face continuing medical education blended with online spaced education: a randomized controlled trial

2010
Sargeant, J Development and Testing of a Scale to Assess Interprofessional Education (IPE) Facilitation Skills

2009
Laprise, R, Improved cardiovascular prevention using best CME practices: a randomized trial

2008: no recipient named

2007
Kane GM. Step-by-step: a model for practice-based learningJ Contin Educ Health Prof 2007 Fall;27(4):220-6.  Full Text

2006
Harrison RV, Standiford C, Green L, Bernstein S. Integrating education into primary care quality and cost improvement at an academic medical centerJ Contin Educ Health Prof 2006;26(4):268–284.  Full Text

2005
Lockyer JM, Fidler H, Hogan DB, Pereles L, Wright B, Lebeuf C, Gerritsen C.Assessing outcomes through congruence of course objectives and reflective work. JCEHP 2005; 25(2):76-86.  Full Text 

2004
White MI, Grzybowski S, Broudo M. Commitment to change instrument enhances program planning, implementation, and evaluationJCEHP2004Summer;24(3):153-62.  Full Text

2003
Wakefield J, Herbert CP, Maclure M, Dormuth C, Wright JM, Legare J, Brett-MacLean P, Premi J. Commitment to change statements can predict actual change in practiceJCEHP. 2003;23(2):81-93.  Full Text 

2002
Casebeer L, Bennett N, Kristofco R, Carillo A, Centor R. Physician Internet medical information seeking and on-line continuing education use patterns.JCEHP. 2002(1);22:33-42.  Full Text 

2001
Tipping J, Donahue J, Hannah E. Value of unstructured time (breaks) during formal continuing medical education eventsJCEHP 2001;21(2):90-96.  Full Text

2000
Grzybowski S, Lirenman D, White MI. Identifying educational influentials for formal and informal continuing medical education in the province of British Columbia. JCEHP 2000(2);20:85-90.  Full Text

1999
Campbell C, Parboosingh J, Gondocz T, Babitskaya G, Pham B. Study of the factors influencing the stimulus to learning recorded by physicians keeping a learning portfolioJCEHP 1999;19(1):16-24.  Full Text 

1998
Broclain D, Nivet-Carre D, Barbot J, Nory F, Bardelay G. Quasi-experimental study on the effectiveness of the readers' test in the medical journal La Revue PrescrireJCEHP 1998;18(1):47-57.  Full Text

1997
Toews J, Lockyer J, Warnica W, Morgan J, Dawson J, Churchill-Smith T. A model continuing medical education program on congestive heart failure: An analysis
JCEHP 1997;17(2):106-113.  Full Text 

1996
Mann KV, Lindsay EA, Putnam RW, Davis DA. Increasing physician involvement in cholesterol-lowering practicesJCEHP 1996;16(4):225-240.  Full Text 

1995
Jennett PA, Scott SM, Atkinson MA, Crutcher RA, Hogan DB, Elford RW, MacCannell KL, Baumber JS. Patient charts and physician office management decisions: chart audit and chart stimulated recallJCEHP 1995;15(1):31-39.   Full Text 


Fox Award for (Best) Research Presentation

The Fox Award honors the research of Dr. Robert D. Fox, University of Oklahoma, who has contributed greatly to the literature in the field of professional continuing education. Established in 2001, the Fox Award is presented for the best RICME presentation and is judged with respect to its methodology and impact on the profession.


2022 Sophie Soklaridis

2021 Sharisse Arnold Rehring

2020 Meron Teferra

2015 Curt Olson and Sanjeev Sockalingam
2014 Tanya Horsley and William Rayburn 
2013 Betsy Williams and Harold Kessler
2012 Heather MacNeill
2010-2011 no recipients named
2009 Michael Allen
2008 Jocelyn Lockyer
2007 Todd Dorman
2006 Craig Campbell
2005 Joan Sargeant
2004 Tara Kennedy
2003 Michael Fordis
2002 Jacqueline Wakefield
2001 Michael Allen

SACME Award for Best Early Career Researcher

The SACME Award for Best Early Career Researcher is presented to the individual whose RICME presentation at a SACME Meeting is judged the best with respect to its methodology and impact on the profession. Residents and researchers presenting within the first three years in the field are eligible for this award.

2022 Juliamaria Cormac-Medrano
2021 Morag Paton
2020 Dillon Welindt


Other Awards

2022: President's Meritorious Service Award presented to Tharshini Jeyakumar and Inaara Karsan
2021: President's Meritorious Service Award presented to Tym Peters and Asha Maharaj
2016: President's Meritorious Service Award presented to Deborah Samuel and Ginny Jacobs
2016: Unsung Hero Award presented to Tym Peters and Greg Vannette
2015: President's Meritorious Service Award presented to Mila Kostic
2015: Unsung Hero Award presented to Joyce Fried and Pam McFadden
2014: President's Meritorious Service Award presented to Edeline Mitton and Moss Blachman
2012: President's Meritorious Service Award presented to Lois Colburn



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