The 2010 American College of Emergency Physicians Awards program, which honors leadership and excellence, provides an opportunity to recognize members for their significant professional contributions, as well as service to the College.
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This year’s award winners were also recognized during the 2010 Scientific Assembly, held in Las Vegas from Sept. 28 through Oct. 1.
All ACEP members are eligible to participate in one or more of the College’s award programs.
John G. Wiegenstein Leadership Award
Presented to a current or past national leader in recognition of outstanding contribution to the College. The award honors John G. Wiegenstein, M.D., a founding member and the first president of ACEP.
E. Jackson Allison Jr., M.D., FACEP
Dr. Allison is professor of emergency medical care in the College of Health and Human Sciences at Western Carolina University. Although he is retired from active clinical practice, his passion for improving public health keeps him involved in initiatives worldwide, including recent efforts to help earthquake victims in Haiti.
Throughout his career, he has held dozens of leadership positions in emergency medicine. He has served as president of the American College of Emergency Physicians; one of four founding presidents and first presiding president of the International Federation for Emergency Medicine; chair of the Emergency Medicine Foundation; founding president of the Association of Academic Chairs of Emergency Medicine; and chair of the Residency Review Committee for Emergency Medicine.
James D. Mills Outstanding Contribution to Emergency Medicine Award
Presented to an active, life, or honorary member for significant contributions to emergency medicine. The award honors the late James D. Mills Jr., M.D., the second president of the College.
Charles F. Pattavina, M.D., FACEP
Dr. Pattavina is medical director and chief of the Department of Emergency Medicine at St. Joseph Hospital in Bangor, Maine, where he is spearheading initiatives to modernize emergency services and recruit new physicians.
He moved to Maine in 2008 after more than two decades at Brown University, where he helped lay the foundation for the University’s
Department of Emergency Medicine, and The Miriam Hospital in Providence, R.I., where he directed the emergency department. During his tenure in Providence, he taught hundreds of residents and medical students, and led efforts to expand Brown’s emergency medicine residency to include The Miriam Hospital.
Outstanding Contribution in Education Award
Presented to a member who has made a significant contribution to the educational aspects of emergency medicine.