Michael P. Spadafora Medical Toxicology Travel Award

Quick Info

Award:
2023 ACMT Annual Scientific Meeting Registration and Travel Reimbursement

Number of Awards Available:
One

Application Deadline:
November 12, 2022

Award Overview

Dr. Michael P. Spadafora was an academic emergency physician, medical toxicologist, and ACMT member who was dedicated to resident education. After his untimely death in 1999, awards were established at both the MTF and the SAEM Foundation in his name to encourage residents to pursue medical toxicology fellowship training. 

The awardee will be recognized at the 2023 ACMT Annual Scientific Meeting & Symposium in San Diego, CA, March 31 – April 2, 2023. The award, valued at $1,500, will provide registration to the Annual Scientific Meeting and fund reimbursement to support travel and lodging. 

Award Eligibility

The award is open to those individuals that are not in their final year of an ACGME or AOA accredited residency program.

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, that letter will suffice.)
  5. 1–2-page essay describing the applicant’s interest in and background in medical toxicology

Submission

Submit application materials in .pdf format to awards@acmt.net with 'MTF Spadafora Travel Award' in the subject line. 

Judgment

The Awards Committee evaluates application submissions. Recipient recommendations are subject to review by the MTF Board of Directors. The Board reserves the right to make no award if there are no applicants of sufficient merit.

Previous Recipients

Matthew Dernbach, MD
Resident, Medical University of South Carolina

Tori Erhardt, MD
Emergency Medicine Resident, Emory University School of Medicine

Anastassia Gorvitovskaia, MD
Resident, Mount Sinai Health System

H. Keahi Mookini Horowitz, MD
Resident, Stony Brook University Hospital

Cyrus Kuschner, MD
Resident, Emory University

Anthony Spadaro, MD
Resident, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Axel Adams, MD
Emergency Medicine Resident, The University of Washington, School of Medicine

Samy Chettat, MD
Emergency Medicine Resident, Oregon Health and Science University

Jason Elzinga, MD
Emergency Medicine Resident, Cummin School of Medicine at the University of Calgary

Alexander Lazar, MD
Emergency Medicine Resident, University of Connecticut

Mark Simon, MD
Emergency Medicine Resident Denver Health Medical Center and University of Colorado Hospital

Scott Wakeham, MD
Emergency medicine Resident, Cummin School of Medicine at the University of Calgary

David Toomey, MD
Emergency Medicine Resident, Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency Program

Joshua Trebach, MD
Emergency Medicine Resident, Johns Hopkins Medicine

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

Alexander Huh, MD
Emergency Medicine Resident, University of Pittsburgh

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

Kjell Lindgren, MD
Emergency Medicine Residency, Hennepin Medical Center