2014 Award Nominations

Each year, AACVPR bestows the following honors upon deserving individuals:

L. Kent Smith Award of Excellence - AACVPR's most prestigious award in recognition of outstanding contributions to the CR and/or PR fields.

Distinguished Service Award - presented to an individual whose leadership, ideas, and committee work have significantly benefited AACVPR as an organization.

Michael L. Pollock Established Investigator Award - recognizes an individual who has made significant advances in the field of cardiac rehabilitation.

Thomas L. Petty Distinguished Pulmonary Scholar Award - presented to an individual who has made significant advances in the field of pulmonary rehabilitation.

Innovation Award - acknowledges those programs that have enhanced their delivery of care for a patient population, in a unique and creative way, beyond the traditional model of cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation.

AACVPR Outstanding  Affiliate Society Award - recognizes an affiliate that supports and encourages the mission and goals of AACVPR through member activities, educational opportunities and professional development.



L. Kent Smith Award of Excellence:

The Award of Excellence is AACVPR’s most prestigious award and is given in recognition of outstanding contribution by an individual to the fields of cardiac and/or pulmonary rehabilitation. This award was established in memory and recognition of the vast and numerous scientific and clinical contributions made to the field of cardiovascular rehabilitation by the late L. Kent Smith, MD.  The L. Kent Smith Award of Excellence is intended to annually recognize one practitioner for outstanding clinical contributions to the field of cardiac and/or pulmonary rehabilitation.

Criteria:

  • A nominee should have made significant and unique professional contribution(s), which have had a major impact on cardiac and/or pulmonary rehabilitation.
  • A nominee could be recognized for expertise in the areas of clinical practice, research, or professional education, or a combination of these.
  • Nominee(s) would have earned a national prominence in his/her field as a result of contributions made over many years.
  • A nominee should be a senior level professional in the field of cardiac and/or pulmonary rehabilitation.
  • A nominee may or may not be a current member of AACVPR.
  • A nomination letter presenting a compelling case for the nominee
  • The nominee’s current curriculum vitae
  • A completed nomination form

Note: If one discipline (cardiology or pulmonary) receives the award in two consecutive years, a focused effort to identify an awardee in the other discipline will be enacted.

Click Here to view past L. Kent Smith Award of Excellence Recipients.


Distinguished Service Award: 

The Distinguished Service Award is presented to an individual whose leadership, ideas, and committee work have significantly benefited the AACVPR as an organization. More than one Distinguished Service Award may be presented in any given year.

Criteria:

  • A nominee would include members whose ideas, committee work and/or leadership have benefited AACVPR in a significant way.
  • A nominee must be a current AACVPR member and have been active in the Association for a period of at least five years.
  • A nominee(s) must be currently active in a field related to cardiac and/or pulmonary rehabilitation.
  • The nominee’s current curriculum vitae
  • A completed nomination form

Click Here to view the list of past Distinguished Service Award recipients.


 Michael L. Pollock Established Investigator Award

The Michael L. Pollock Established Investigator Award is presented to an individual who has made significant advances in the field of cardiac rehabilitation through his/her research and scholarly contributions and has earned national prominence in his/her field through contributions in contemporary research and/or education.

Criteria:

  • A nominee should be a senior level professional in the field of cardiac rehabilitation.
  • Nominee(s) would have made significant advances in the field of cardiac rehabilitation through his/her research and/or scholarly contributions.  Evidence of their scholarly activity would include: education, publications, grant funding, and/or scientific presentations.
  • Nominee(s) would have earned national prominence in his/her field through contributions in contemporary cardiac research and/or education.
  • A nominee may or may not be a current member of AACVPR.
  • A completed nomination form
  • At least one nomination letter presenting a compelling case for the nominee
  • The nominee’s current curriculum vitae
  • Selected by the Research Committee

Click Here to view the list of past Michael L. Pollock Established Investigator Award recipients


Thomas L. Petty Distinguished Pulmonary Scholar Award

The Thomas L. Petty Distinguished Pulmonary Scholar Award is presented to an individual who has made significant advances in the field of pulmonary rehabilitation through his/her research and scholarly contributions and has earned national prominence in his/her field through contributions in contemporary research and/or education.

Criteria:

  • A nominee should be a senior level professional in the field of pulmonary rehabilitation.
  • Nominee(s) would have made significant advances in the field of pulmonary rehabilitation through his/her research and/or scholarly contributions.  Evidence of their scholarly activity would include: education, publications, grant funding, and/or scientific presentations.
  • Nominee(s) would have earned national prominence in his/her field through contributions in contemporary pulmonary research and/or education.
  • A nominee may or may not be a current member of AACVPR.
  • A completed nomination form
  • At least one nomination letter presenting a compelling case for the nominee
  • The nominee’s current curriculum vitae
  • Selected by the Research Committee

Click Here to view the list of past Thomas L. Petty Distinguished Pulmonary Scholar Award recipients


Innovation Award

The Innovation Award was designed to recognize a program that used outstanding creativity in patient care and program design to maintain excellence and expand services today and in the future. The Innovation Award is selected by the AACVPR Membership and Affiliate Relations Committee and may not be awarded every year.

If you have questions about the Innovation Award, please contact AACVPR Headquarters at aacvpr@aacvpr.org.

Click Here to view the list of past Innovation Award recipients.


Outstanding Affiliate Award

The AACVPR Outstanding Affiliate Society Award recognizes an affiliate that supports and encourages the mission and goals of AACVPR through member activities, educational opportunities and professional development. The Outstanding Affiliate Award is selected by the AACVPR Membership and Affiliate Relations Committee.

To nominate your affiliate, please complete this form. Applications are due Tuesday, April 1, 2014.

Click here to view the list of past Outstanding Affiliates receipients.

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