The award is given to a member of the American College of Physicians or to an organization that has made important health care delivery innovations for diabetic patients resulting in improved clinical or economic outcomes; or a member of the ACP who has conducted research that significantly improves quality of care or clinical management of diabetes.
The Awards Committee encourages supporting letters from those familiar with the nominee's work, the field of diabetes, and the nominee's related contributions.
Nominating and supporting letters should address:
- The nominee’s contributions to the field of diabetes.
- In which of the following two categories the nominee’s contributions fit: a) important health care delivery innovation in diabetes resulting in improved clinical or economic outcomes; or b) research that significantly improves quality of care or clinical management of diabetes.
- How the nominee's contributions have been sustained over time.
In honor of the late Dr. Samuel Eichold II, whose lifelong passion was diabetes, and in recognition of his high regard for the ACP Alabama Chapter.