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Richard Neubauer Advocate for Internal Medicine Award

The annual Richard Neubauer Advocate for Internal Medicine Award recognizes the Advocate member who has made exceptional contributions to advance the College's public policy agenda. Advocates communicate as constituents with their members of Congress on issues of importance to internists, their patients and to medical students. The College has over 15,000 Advocates who partner with ACP's Washington office.

The award recipient is chosen based on the quality and quantity of responses to ACP's congressional Legislative Alerts, writing editorials and letters to the editor, meeting with his or her members of Congress, expanding chapter federal advocacy efforts, recruiting Advocates, organizing and attending Leadership Day, attending Town Hall meetings, and/or otherwise seeking to engage with their elected officials over the course of the year on federal legislative issues of importance to the College.

Dr. Neubauer was a phenomenal and passionate advocate for internal medicine. He was a member of the Board of Regents, a former Alaska Chapter Governor, and 2004 recipient of the Key Contact of the Year Award. We are honored to have this prestigious award in his name.

The Richard Neubauer Advocate for Internal Medicine Award is presented during the College's annual Leadership Day held in Washington, DC. In addition, the recipient is recognized at the following year's Convocation.

Staff in the ACP Washington office selects the Richard Neubauer Advocate for Internal Medicine Award recipient. Nominations may be submitted by chapters or members by filling out this brief online form. Please contact Shuan Tomlinson, Senior Analyst, State Health Policy and Grassroots, at if you have questions. The deadline is April 2. Nominees must be a registered ACP Advocates for Internal Medicine who has actively participated in federal advocacy during the past year.

View past Richard Neubauer Award winners.