John G. Wiegenstein Leadership Award
Nicholas J. Jouriles, MD, FACEP
Dr. Jouriles is professor and chair of emergency medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University in Rootstown, and vice president of the academic division at US Acute Care Solutions. He joined ACEP in 1985, was Ohio Chapter President in 1997, and was ACEP President in 2008. He was Chair of the 2003 Scientific Assembly.
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While ACEP President, Dr. Jouriles’s motivation was to serve the members and make emergency medicine a better specialty. His presidency included release of the second ACEP National Report Card, and he convened the first Summit of all EM organizations, a meeting to discuss issues common to the specialty and how we could work together to address them. He worked with other medical societies to place EM-friendly language into the Affordable Care Act. He was President during ACEP’s 40th anniversary.
Dr. Jouriles’s publication history includes helping to write the medical school EM curriculum, the EM core competencies, and international EM curricula for medical students, trainees, and emergency physicians.
He is a board member and president of the Emergency Department Benchmarking Alliance, a member of the Council of Emergency Residency Directors, Association of Academic Chairs of Emergency Medicine, International Federation of Emergency Medicine, an American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) examiner, and a charter member of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM).
Dr. Jouriles enjoys rollercoasters, travel, dining, water sports, and time with his lovely wife Michele and talented daughter Jennifer.
John A. Rupke Legacy Award
Although Dr. Wilcox’s personal family has always been his highest priority, his wife Margaret will readily admit that a close second is his “ACEP family.”
Over the past 40 years of ACEP’s 50 years, it has been Dr. Wilcox’s distinct privilege and personal honor to serve ACEP, the ACEP Council, the Connecticut College of Emergency Physicians, the Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF), and the National Emergency Medicine Political Action Committee (NEMPAC). Each of these entities has kindly acknowledged this consistent service, and has rewarded Dr. Wilcox’s with the following awards:
- NEMPAC 911 Network Outstanding Legislative Achievement Award—Twice, October 1997 and May 2009
- National EMS Week “Answering the Call” Award—August 2001
- EMF Outstanding Contributions Award—October 2007
- ACEP Council Teamwork Award—October 2007
- ACEP Hero of Emergency Medicine Award—February 2008
- ACEP Council Meritorious Service Award—October 2010
- Connecticut College of Emergency Physicians Phil Stent Lifetime Achievement Award for Contribution to Emergency Medicine—Nov 2011
During the first half of his emergency medicine career, Dr. Wilcox was in academic positions at Brown University Medical Schools in Providence, Rhode Island, and the University of Massachusetts (UMASS) Medical School in Worcester, teaching medical students and residents, in addition to teaching paramedics at Northeastern University in Boston. In June of this year, UMASS Emergency Medicine initiated their inaugural David E. Wilcox, MD, FACEP, National Service Award, a humble local equivalent to the ACEP John Rupke Legacy Award.