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Explore This IssueACEP News: Vol 31 – No 10 – October 2012
Michael L. Carius, M.D.
John G. Wiegenstein Leadership Award
Dr. Carius is chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Norwalk (CT) Hospital and assistant clinical professor of the Department of Emergency Medicine and Traumatology at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.
He has been committed to ACEP from the start. He joined the College in 1983 and has held every leadership position at the chapter and national levels, including service as ACEP president from 2001 to 2002. After attaining ACEP’s highest national offices, he continues to serve the Connecticut Chapter in critical capacities.
Dr. Carius has served on the boards of the Emergency Medicine Foundation and the foundation of the Emergency Nurses Association and has been an oral board examiner for the American Board of Emergency Medicine since 1988. In 2007 ABEM selected him as a senior oral case reviewer, and in 2009, elected him to the Board of Directors.
He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Trinity College, received his medical training at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and completed a rotating internship and graduated from the Naval Regional Medical Center in San Diego. After transferring to the U.S. Air Force, Dr. Carius served as a major and became a flight surgeon.
C. James Holliman, M.D.
James D. Mills Outstanding Contribution to Emergency Medicine Award
Dr. Holliman is a professor of military and emergency medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda and adjunct professor of emergency medicine at George Washington University.
He has dedicated his career to strengthening emergency medicine worldwide. He founded and operated the Pennsylvania State Center for International Emergency Medicine and the International Emergency Medicine Fellowship program, which trained faculty from dozens of countries. From 1994 to 2007, he served as associate emergency medicine residency director at The Milton S. Hershey Medical, and used this experience to help develop residency programs around the world.
He became a member of ACEP in 1984 and has served the College in multiple leadership roles at the chapter and national level. In the mid-1990s, he became a key leader in the International Emergency Medicine Section as secretary and newsletter editor. His fascinating articles intrigued members and motivated them to action. In 2008, ACEP honored him with its prestigious “Hero of Emergency Medicine” award, and, in June 2012, the International Federation of Emergency Medicine installed him as its president-elect.