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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.
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.
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.
ASP Award Recipients
2020 Eric G. Neilson, MD, Leadership in Specialty Internal Medicine Award Recipient
2020 ASP Eric G. Neilson, MD, Leadership in Specialty Internal Medicine Award
ASP will presented the 2020 ASP Eric G. Neilson, MD, Leadership in Specialty Internal Medicine Award to Frances A. Collichio, MD.
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 recognizes physicians in specialty internal medicine who have led their individual specialty or the entire specialty internal medicine community in one or more of the areas of education, research, administration, faculty career development, or advocacy for internal medicine specialists.
Dr. Collichio’s nominators describe her “mission of making medical education her lifelong goal” and how she worked to achieve it as part of the first ASCO committee to develop an in-training examination in oncology (later becoming the committee chair), serving on the ASCO Training Program Committee to impact oncology fellowship education, and currently serving on the inaugural ASCO Education Council.
Her nominators laud her commitment and skills: “In my view, her stewardship of the educational high road has been very helpful not just for Hematology/Oncology but also for subspecialty training in general. Dr. Collichio has the confidence to challenge each working group to think about concepts in creative ways, never hesitating to offer a few key comments that bring home her points while lightening the mood in the room. It is a remarkable skill, and, coupled with her enthusiasm and insight, serves as the foundation of her productivity.”
Dr. Collichio is currently Professor of Medicine at University of North Carolina School of Medicine; she also serves as Associate Program Director of the Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Program as well as Director of Education and Quality Initiatives in that division.
A member of ASP since 2013, Dr. Collichio has been actively involved in the association, serving on the ASP Council and on the AAIM Education Committee. As noted, she has also held key leadership roles for several ASCO committees and has played an important part in the development of the ACGME subspecialty reporting milestones.
Dr. Collichio has served on the faculty of University of North Carolina School of Medicine since 1998. She earned her MD, completed her residency, and completed her fellowship in medical oncology at University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.