Ms. Hughes’ career at ACEP was a rewarding, fulfilling experience where she worked very closely with many ACEP members over the years who brought education to life for emergency physicians. The members and staff who worked with Ms. Hughes throughout her 32 years will miss her sense of humor, laughter and, most of all, her friendship.
Explore This IssueACEP Now: Vol 39 – No 10 – October 2020
Honorary Membership Award
Jane Scott, ScD, MSN
Dr. Scott has worked in the emergency care settings for years, starting as a nurse in the Duke University emergency department before ambulances had radios (1972–1974), the Hillsborough, North Carolina, Volunteer EMS squad (1974), and then the Johns Hopkins emergency department as a nurse practitioner. She presented her first research abstract at the University Association for Emergency Medicine meeting (1981), which was followed by numerous other emergency care publications.
After obtaining a doctorate from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Dr. Scott joined the Agency for Health Research and Quality as a program officer and developed a grant portfolio focused on acute cardiac care in prehospital, emergency department, and critical care settings. Returning to the academic setting, in 1995 she joined the UMD Charles McC Mathias National Study Center for Trauma and EMS, followed by serving as the research director of the program in trauma at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. During this time, she was central to EMS and trauma care development and research training for fellows.
In 2005, Dr. Scott joined the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as director of the office of research training in the division of cardiovascular sciences at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). That same year, ACEP and SAEM leadership began working with the NIH to improve research funding and training in emergency medicine. She recognized the need for research training and in 2008 started to create the NHLBI K12 program in emergency care research. Since then, she has managed the K12 program and worked extensively with the emergency medicine researchers at the eight training programs that have trained over 50 K12 scholars.
She has truly enjoyed working with the leaders in emergency medicine and has been thrilled to see the field of emergency medicine research blossom.
Honorary Membership Award
Hugh Dean Wilkerson, JD, MBA, CAE
A native Arkansan, Mr. Wilkerson has spent most of his life in Texas. He earned a bachelor’s degree at the University of Arkansas, an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley, and a law degree from the University of Texas, where he was an editor of the Texas Law Review.