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MICHAEL P. SPADAFORA MEDICAL TOXICOLOGY TRAVEL AWARD


Next Deadline for Applications: October 1, 2017

Purpose

Dr. Michael P. Spadafora was an academic emergency physician and medical toxicologist who was a member of the American College of Medical Toxicology. Dr. Spadafora was dedicated to resident education. After his untimely death in 1999, a scholarship was established at both ACMT and the SAEM Foundation in his name to encourage residents to pursue Medical Toxicology fellowship training.

Criteria

Any PGY-1 or PGY-2 in a three-year residency program (or a PGY-1, 2, or 3 in a 4-year program) of an ACGME or AOA accredited residency program is eligible to receive the award. One recipient is chosen each year to attend the annual ACMT Annual Scientific Meeting. The award of $1,500 will provide funds to support travel, meeting registration, meals and lodging. After registration, a total of $925 (award minus registration cost) will be available for travel reimbursement.

Application Procedures

The applicant should provide the following information:
  1. A current curriculum vitae
  2. A letter documenting verification of employment
  3. A letter of support from the applicant's program director
  4. A letter of nomination from a current ACMT member (if the program director is an ACMT member, then that letter will suffice.)
  5. A 1-2 page essay describing the applicants interest and background in Medical Toxicology
Please send all information to the following address:

Email:  (preferred)

or by mail to:
American College of Medical Toxicology
Attention: Awards Committee
10645 N. Tatum Blvd., Suite 200-111
Phoenix, AZ 85028

Recipients

YearRecipient
2017
Alexander Huh, MD
Emergency Medicine Resident, University of Pittsburgh
2016
Adrienne R. Hughes, MD
Emergency Medicine Resident, University of Washington
2015
Aaron Fields, MD
Emergency Medicine Resident, University of Rochester Medical Center
2014
Rachel Wightman, MD
Emergency Medicine Resident, New York University
2013
Gillian A. Beauchamp, MD
Emergency Medicine Residency, University of Cincinnati
Medical Toxicology Fellowship, Oregon Health and Science University, 2014-2016
2012
Hallam M. Gugelmann, MD
Emergency Medicine Residency, University of Pennsylvania 
Medical Toxicology Fellowship, University of California San Francisco, 2013-2015 
2011
Travis Olives, MD
Emergency Medicine / Internal Medicine Residency, Hennepin Medical Center
Medical Toxicology Fellowship, Regions Hospital / Hennepin Medical Center, 2014-2016
2010 Jared W. Pelo, MD
Emergency Medicine Residency, University of Virginia School of Medicine
2009
Fiona M. Garlich, MD
Emergency Medicine Residency, Hennepin Medical Center
Medical Toxicology Fellowship, New York University School of Medicine, 2010-2012
Board Certified in Medical Toxicology, 2012
2008
David Jang, MD
Emergency Medicine Residency, University of Pittsburgh
Medical Toxicology Fellowship, New York University School of Medicine, 2009-2011
Board Certified in Medical Toxicology, 2012
Click here to see Dr. Jang receive the 2008 Spadafora Award
2007 Michael Abraham, MD MS
Emergency Medicine Residency, University of Maryland
2006
Michael Levine, MD
Emergency Medicine Residency, Brigham and Women's / Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Toxicology Fellowship, Banner Good Samaritan Phoenix, 2008-2010
Board Certified in Medical Toxicology, 2010
2003 Jeff Ferguson, MD
Emergency Medicine Residency, University of Virginia
2003 Kjell Lindgren, MD
Emergency Medicine Residency, Hennepin Medical Center
 
Judgment

Each year the Awards Committee will evaluate the new entries submitted. The recommendations are subject to review by the ACMT Board of Directors. The decision of the Board is final, and the Board reserves the right to make no award if there are no nominees of sufficient merit.

Visit the SAEM Foundation website for similar award.