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2005 Evergreen Award Winner

Publication of Indiana Associate Abstracts

The Associates Council of the Indiana Chapter undertook a needs assessment to analyze what areas they needed to improve upon. The abstract competition was determined to be an area of potential improvement. They recognized that the participation level in the abstract competition was low because residents were deciding in greater numbers to pursue subspecialty training, and were therefore directing their scientific efforts to subspecialty meetings because of the opportunity for publication. The Chapter began discussions with the Indianapolis Medical Society (IMS) which is the only local society with a monthly publication, the Bulletin. Their arrangement to annually publish the abstracts submitted was mutually beneficial because IMS was interested in publishing articles with greater scientific focus and the chapter would fulfill a need of the Associates to publish their work. The abstracts are judged by the Governor and three internal medicine residency program directors. To provide the peer review, the abstract judges return written feedback to abstract submitters. Once the recommended changes are incorporated, abstract submitters returned to the Indiana Associates Council chair who collates the abstracts and forwards them to the Indianapolis Medical Society for publication. The publication of Indiana Associate abstracts has been a success. Prior to the publication of abstracts, the Chapter received roughly a dozen abstracts a year. Since 2001, when the Indianapolis Medical Society agreed to publish the Chapter's Associates abstracts, the number of abstracts submitted each year has increased three-fold.

Picture of the 2005 Evergreen Winners

2005 Evergreen Winners
Representatives from 13 ACP Chapters accepted the Evergreen Awards at Annual Session. The awards honor chapter efforts that ranged from developing a state-wide electronic health records (EHR) infrastructure to increasing student membership.

Pictured starting from the front left: Kay M. Mitchell, MD, FACP, Anne Winkler, MD, FACP, Michael D. Ammazzalorso, MD, FACP, Ruth-Marie E. Fincher, MD, FACP, Anthony J. Grieco, MD, FACP, Israel Montes de Oca, MD, FACP.

Starting from the back left: Allan H. Goroll, MD, FACP, Janelle A. Rhyne, MD, FACP, Philip A. Mackowiak, MD, FACP, Craig S. Kitchens, MD, FACP, Ernest L. Yoder, MD, PhD, FACP, , F. David Winter, Jr, MD, FACP, Stephen Peterson, MD, FACP, David L. Elson, MD, FACP, Herbert L. DuPont, MD, FACP, David B. Duggan, MD, FACP, Robert M. Lubitz, MD, MPH, FACP, Indiana Chapter Governor, Steven R. Craig, MD, FACP, David L. Bronson, MD, FACP.

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Contact Information

Indiana Chapter Governor:
J. Matthew Neal, MD, MBA, CPE, FACP, FACE
Email: jneal6@iuhealth.org
(765) 747-4350; Fax (765) 751-1451

Donna Seawards
Executive Director
Email: donnaseawards@gmail.com
Ph: 623-225-5527

Chapter Address:
4319 West Clara Lane, PMB #288
Muncie, Indiana 47304