Please join ACEP in congratulating the 2015 recipients of the College’s most prestigious awards. Some of these winners will be recognized at the invitation-only President’s Awards Banquet on Wednesday night, while others will receive their awards at Section, Council, or Research Forum events.
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Outstanding Contribution in Research Awards
Clifton W. Callaway, MD, PhD, FACEP
Dr. Callaway is professor of emergency medicine and vice-chair at the University of Pittsburgh Department of Emergency Medicine, where he holds the Ronald D. Stewart Endowed Chair of Emergency Medicine Research. For more than two decades he has studied brain resuscitation after cardiac arrest, including basic laboratory work, clinical studies, and clinical trials on the mechanisms of damage during sudden cardiac arrest. He helps write national and international resuscitation guidelines and is active in disseminating best evidence into practice through education. In the last decade, Dr. Callaway and colleagues at UPMC Presbyterian have developed a post–cardiac arrest clinical service that has coordinated care for hundreds of patients. Drawing on multiple medical disciplines, the service conducts studies and trials to optimize recovery.
Daniel W. Spaite, MD, FACEP
Dr. Spaite is professor, Virginia Piper Distinguished Chair of Emergency Medicine, and co-director of the Arizona Emergency Medicine Research Center at The University of Arizona in Tucson. He has published more than 100 scientific articles and has presented his research on EMS, cardiac arrest, trauma systems, EMS outcomes analysis, and EMS cost analysis at scores of conferences internationally. In 2010, the National Association of EMS Physicians presented him with its highest honor: the Ronald D. Stewart Award. Dr. Spaite has been the principal investigator or co-investigator for many key efforts related to the evaluation of EMS systems, including the Ontario Prehospital Advanced Life Support Study (OPALS), the RAMPART prehospital treatment of status epilepticus trial, and the EMS Outcomes Project (EMSOP), among others.
Honorary Membership Awards
Marilyn Bromley, RN
Ms. Bromley was director of ACEP’s Emergency Medicine Practice Department for 22 years. She came to the College in 1992 from Aetna, where she was a medical management consultant, and retired in 2014. During her tenure, Ms. Bromley was a mentor and friend to countless emergency physicians. Among her accomplishments at ACEP, she helped form and support key sections, including Geriatrics, Palliative Medicine, Wellness, Ultrasound, and Observation. Ms. Bromley contributed significantly to the growth of ultrasound in emergency medicine, the development of geriatric emergency department guidelines, and physician wellness. She also served as ACEP’s staff representative to the American Medical Association’s Quality Measures Program for seven years and edited the Health Care Quality Newsletter.