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Chapter News

Congratulations to the New Chapter Fellows

Congratulations to the following Indiana Chapter members who were elected Fellows of the College: 

  • Sidney Allison, MD FACP
  • Saira Butt, MD FACP
  • Amir Habib, MD FACP
  • Jennifer Hur, MD FACP
  • Patrick F McQuillan, MD FACP
  • Nicholas R Newsom, MD FACP
  • James E Ong, MD FACP
  • James R Porter, MD FACP
  • Sivagama Valli Ramasundaram, MD FACP
  • Md Salahuddin Siddiqui, MD FACP
  • Adam R Smalley, MD FACP
  • Susan L Steffy, MD FACP

Do you know an Indiana ACP member deserving of recognition?

The ACP Indiana Awards Committee would like your help identifying members for the following awards in 2021:

(June 2021)

ACP IN Laureate Award

Honors those Fellows and Masters of the American College of Physicians 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.

ACP IN Physician Hero Award

ACP IN invites members to nominate members who have gone above and beyond to ensure safe, high-quality, high-value health care during the pandemic. These heroes have shown an extraordinary commitment to their patients, healthcare research, or their community during the COVID-19 crisis. 

ACP IN Women Physician of the Year

Honors an outstanding woman physician IN ACP Member with a distinguished career in areas of exceptional patient care, medical education and/or research.

Outstanding Early Career Physician Award

Honors an IN ACP Early Career Physician (16 years within graduation of medical school) who demonstrates leadership and excellence in the field of internal medicine.

Teaching and Mentorship Award

Honors a IN ACP member in good standing who exemplifies commitment to and involvement in the mentoring of young faculty/fellows/residents/students while enhancing their career development through advising, counseling, and serving as a professional role model.

Volunteerism and Community Service Award

Honors a IN ACP member who demonstrates a significant and sustained commitment to the service of others at a local, state, national, or international level. This award is bestowed upon an ACP Medical Student Member, Resident, Member, Fellow, or Master who has initiated or has been involved in volunteer programs or has provided volunteer service post-training. The service must have been performed on a completely voluntary basis and not for the completion of training or position requirements. Volunteer work must have been done as a physician or medical trainee and be medically related.

Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to a IN member who has demonstrated a lifetime commitment to internal medicine. The award is a mark of honor and recognition for achievement of a senior physician who has been a faithful member of the chapter and who has made major contributions to medicine in internal medicine in the State of Indiana.

To nominate please send a short nomination letter for presentation to the IN Awards Committee. Please send nominations to Colleen Keeku by July 16th, 2021. Awards will be announced and an award ceremony will take place in October 2021. 


ACP's Online CME & MOC Learning Center adds information on state-specific CME requirements

(June 2021) Wondering about Indiana's CME requirements? You can now visit the Online CME & MOC Learning Center and click on the "State CME Requirements" tab to learn all about what you need to do. Note: You must be logged into your ACP Online account to access this information.


Looking to expand your knowledge? View Indiana Chapter webinar playbacks

(Spring 2021) The Indiana Chapter has a Vimeo channel where you can view videos of past webinars. Visit the site today!


Statement by Chapter Governor, Bradley Sutter, MD, FACP

(6/5/20) I/we want to take this important, poignant moment in our nation’s history of racial inequality and injustice, to highlight our Indiana ACP Chapter’s commitment to the health, safety, and well-being of all African-American citizens. We are all reminded of the unacceptable, long-term, and visible toll endemic racism, combined with the lack of real economic and healthcare reform, is taking on the everyday lives of our African American communities, and other communities of color.

The disparities in the health and economic impacts on our citizens of color from the COVID19 pandemic also highlight the need for comprehensive healthcare reform in our country. As such, our Chapter is pleased to support the ACP’s important proposals on this topic, which can be found HERE.

As a physician who believes we should always attempt to “first, do no harm”, and should seek to alleviate pain and suffering, it was shocking to watch the events unfold surrounding the needless death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. This, sadly, was yet another vivid demonstration of the systemic injustice and inequality suffered by African Americans – and other peoples of color -- on a daily basis in the country we love. It must stop. The solutions must begin with all of us.

I express my sincere sympathy and support to our African American physician colleagues and citizens, who are visibly and understandably suffering at this time.

Our ACP Chapter, and its leadership, are united in rejecting all forms of discrimination, intolerance, and harassment against anyone related to their race, skin color, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or other unique characteristic. Please take time to review ACP’s stance on this issue via the following LINK.

Sincerely,

Bradley M. Sutter, MD, FACP
Governor, Indiana Chapter, ACP