Michael P. Spadafora Medical Toxicology Travel Award

Amount: $1,500
Number of Awards Available: 1
Application Deadline: November 1, 2019

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

Award 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 (ASM). The award of $1,500 will provide funds to support travel, meeting registration, meals, and lodging. After ASM registration is comped, a total of $925 (award amount minus ASM registration cost) will be available for travel reimbursement.

Application Procedures

Applicant is required to provide the following information:

  1. Current curriculum vitae
  2. Letter documenting verification of employment
  3. Letter of support from the applicant's program director
  4. Letter of nomination from a current ACMT member (if the program director is an ACMT member, then that letter will suffice.)
  5. 1-2 page essay describing the applicants interest in and background in Medical Toxicology

Submit application materials via email to:

 

Judgment

The Awards Committee evaluates application submissions. Recipient recommendations are subject to review by the ACMT Board of Directors. The decision of the Board is final. The Board reserves the right to make no award if there are no nominees of sufficient merit.

Past Recipients

2019
Joshua Trebach, MD
Emergency Medicine Resident, Johns Hopkins Medicine


2018
Nathan Kunzler, MD
Emergency Medicine Resident, Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency Program


2017
Alexander Huh, MD
Emergency Medicine Resident, University of Pittsburgh


2016
Adrienne R. Hughes, MD
Emergency Medicine Resident, University of Washington Medical Toxicology Fellowship, Oregon Health and Science University, 2017-2019


2015
Aaron Fields, MD
Emergency Medicine Resident, University of Rochester Medical Center
Addiction Medicine Fellowship, University of Rochester Medical Center


2014
Rachel Wightman, MD
Emergency Medicine Resident, New York University
Medical Toxicology Fellowship, New York University School of Medicine, 2015-2017


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