ASP Awards

The call for nominations for the 2023 Alliance Awards program is closed. The Alliance Awards Program honors faculty and staff within academic internal medicine. Acknowledge the outstanding accomplishments of your colleagues by submitting an award nomination.

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Eric G. Neilson, MD, Leadership in Specialty Internal Medicine Award

About the Award

Named for the association’s founder, the ASP Eric G. Neilson, MD, Leadership in Specialty Internal Medicine Award recognizes a leader who has shaped the internal medicine specialties landscape. The award acknowledges and promotes the work of outstanding leaders who bring about change for specialty medicine and the internal medicine community.

In the spirit of ASP, the Neilson Award recognizes physicians in specialty internal medicine who have led their individual specialty or the entire specialty internal medicine community in one or more of he areas of education research administration, faculty career development, advocacy of internal medicine specialists.

The award is presented annually at Academic Internal Medicine Week and at a meeting of the recipient’s choice.

Nomination Criteria

Special emphasis will be placed on the candidate’s overall contributions to specialty internal medicine as well as the candidate’s involvement in ASP and support of ASP’s mission.

Nominations must be submitted online. Self-nominations are accepted for this award.

A nomination packet must include:

  • One nomination letter.
  • Additional letter supporting the nomination.
    • Please note, the council will consider up to two letters of support in addition to the first letter of support.
  • The nominee’s curriculum vitae.
Please note, if a nominee is a current board, council, or executive committee member at the time the award recipient is being selected, they are not eligible for award consideration.

Selection Process

The recipient is selected by the ASP Council. All nominations will be considered for the year they are nominated as well as the following two years.

Current Award Recipients

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