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(May 2021) Two members were recognized at the Internal Medicine Meeting 2021 for national awards spanning the last 2 years. Congratulations to Edem S. Agamah, MD, FACP, who received the 2021 Oscar E. Edwards Memorial Award for Volunteerism and Community Service Award and Franklin B. Saksena, MD, FACP, who received the 2019-2020 Outstanding Volunteer Clinical Teacher Award of the American College of Physicians.
(May 2021) Congratulations to the following ILN members who receives awards for their abstracts:
- Waddah Malas, MD - Economic Disparities Increase Cardiovascular Risk in African American Women: Results from the 10,000 Women Study
- Shil Punatar, DO - Telemedicine Education Amidst COVID-19: Review of Literature and Call to Action
(February 2021) On February 17, 2021, the Illinois Chapters honored the 2020 Laureate Award winners in an online celebration. The Laureate is the highest award bestowed at the Chapter level. Laureate Award recipients are ACP Chapter members who have demonstrated, by their example and conduct, an abiding commitment to excellence in medical care, education, or research and in service to their community, their Chapter, and the American College of Physicians.
2020 Laureate Award winners:
ILN - Dr. Scott Yen and Dr. Sean Greenhalgh
ILS - Dr. Emily Horvath and Dr. James Kumar
(May 2020) Congratulations to Meenakshy K. Aiyer, MBBS, MACP (Peoria) and Vineet Arora, MD, MACP (Chicago) who have been awarded Mastership of the College. To be considered for Mastership, the candidate must have made a notable contribution to medicine. This includes but is not limited to teaching, outstanding work in clinical medicine (research or practice), contributions to preventive medicine, improvements in the delivery of health care, or contributions to medical literature.
(May 2020) Special congratulations to:
- Christopher R. Manzella, who was a winner in the Medical Student Clinical Vignette category at the Internal Medicine 2020 Abstract Competition. The poster title was "Late-Onset Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Presenting with Lupus Pneumonitis."
- Andrew Mudreac, who was a winner in the Medical Student High Value Care category at the Internal Medicine 2020 Abstract Competition. The poster title was "Influence of Default Order Sentence Standardization on the Prescribing Patterns of Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen Combination Products."
ACP ILS Oral Clinical Vignette Winners
1st Srijan Valasapalli - Carle Foundation
2nd Sanjivani Sathe - Carle Foundation
3rd Ruby Maini SIU School of Medicine
Resident Poster Winners
1st Clinical Vignette Rose Chisenga-UICOMP
2nd Clinical Vignette TIE
Morton Machir Southern Illinois University
Abuzar Asif UICOMP
3rd Clinical Vignette Anusha Chidharla UICOMP
1st Research Joseph Norton UICOMP
2nd Research Muhammad Asghar UICOMP
3rd Research Hasan Shoaib UICOMP
Medical Student Poster Winners
1st Jared Hendren-Southern Illinois University
2nd Shahnoor Amin-Carle Illinois College of Medicine
3rd Matthew Lee-Carle Illinois College of Medicine
If you have any current news to share about yourself or a colleague that we can celebrate, please send it along to Colleen Keeku, Executive Director.