AMA-YPS Young at Heart Award
The AMA Young Physicians Section (YPS) Young at Heart Award was first given in 1993. Nominees must be AMA members not eligible for section membership, whose support and guidance have strengthened the AMA-YPS through:
- organizational aid (such as developing a local young physicians section)
- support of YPS issues in reference committees/caucuses or on the floor of the AMA House
- support of YPS leadership development or the promotion of YPS leaders
The nomination period is open through April 30, 2015. Nominations must come from AMA-YPS Assembly members. The AMA-YPS Governing Council will consider all nominees, make a decision on the award recipient, and announce the winner at the following Annual Meeting.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our 2014 Young at Heart Award winner is John Neeld, MD, Chair of the American Society of Anesthesiologists delegation.
Previous "Young at Heart" award recipients have included:
Susan R. Bailey, MD, Vice Speaker, AMA House of Delegates
Elizabeth Kanof, MD, Delegate to the AMA-HOD from North Carolina; Former President, North Carolina Medical Society
Joseph M. Heyman, MD, Former Chair, AMA Board of Trustees
Regina M. Benjamin, MD, MBA, U.S. Surgeon General
John C. Moorhead, MD, FACEP, Chair of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) delegation and delegate to the AMA-HOD.
Ralph W. Hale, MD, Former AMA-YPS delegate; Executive Vice President of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and delegate to the AMA-HOD.
Samuel P. Solish, MD, Former AMA-YPS chair; chair of the AMA Ophthalmology Section Council; delegate to the AMA-HOD from the American Academy of Ophthalmology
Donald J. Swikert, MD, Delegate to the AMA-HOD from Kentucky; Program Director, Family Practice Residency, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Edgewood, KY
Nancy Nielsen, MD, PhD., Speaker, American Medical Association House of Delegates
John A. Knote, MD, Lafayette, Indiana. Past Speaker and Vice-Speaker, American Medical Association House of Delegates; Past Member, AMA Council on Medical Service; Past President, Organization of State Medical Association Presidents; Past Speaker, American College of Radiology (ACR) Council; and Delegate, Indiana State Medical Association
Barbara McAneny, MD, Past President, New Mexico Medical Society; Delegate, American Society of Clinical Oncology
Calvin Sia, MD, Honolulu, Hawaii
Calvin R. Peters, MD, Delegate to the AMA-HOD from the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
Emmanuel G. Cassimatis, MD, Member, Council on Medical Education
Palma E. Formica, MD, AMA Trustee
Richard F. Corlin, MD, Speaker, AMA House of Delegates; Chair, Ad Hoc Committee on Services to Young Physicians (that recommended to the House of Delegates that the AMA-YPS be formed)
Barbara Rockett, MD, Member, AMA Council on Legislation
Major General Ronald R. Blanck, DO, Alternate Delegate to the AMA-HOD from the U.S. Army
Charles Aswad, MD, Delegate to the AMA-HOD from New York; Executive Vice President, Medical Society of the State of New York
John Nettles, MD, Delegate to the AMA-HOD from American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Kim Bateman, MD, Delegate to the AMA-HOD from Utah; Chair, AMA Council on Long Range Planning and Development