Grants & Awards

 

Physician Awards

R.R. Hannas, M.D. Emergency Physicians of the Year Awards

The R. R. Hannas Emergency Physician of the Year award is named after Dr. Ralston R. Hannas, a “founding father” of Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Hannas is a past president of the American College of Emergency Physicians and was the co-organizer, with Dr. Wiegenstein, of the first Scientific Assembly in 1969. He was also chairman of the committee that founded the American Board of Emergency Medicine, served on the Board for twelve years and was the organization’s fourth president. Dr. Hannas was also instrumental in helping organize the fifth Emergency Medicine residency program in the country, at Northwestern University, in 1973. In 1976 he moved to Kansas City where he practiced emergency medicine for 21 years.
 
Submit a Nomination

Deadline for nomination submission is December 31, 2019.

Selection Criteria

Selection Process

The Awards

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Selection Criteria

his award is presented each year to one physician and one resident member of the Missouri College of Emergency Physicians who best exemplifies the spirit, skill, and dedication of America’s emergency physicians. Board members are not eligible for the award. Attributes which may be considered include:

  • Compassionate patient care with high levels of patient satisfaction.
  • Community service.
  • Collaboration with nurses, EMT’s, and ancillary hospital staff.
  • Advancement of emergency medicine through teaching, involvement in hospital activities or organized medicine.

Selection Process

The Missouri College of Emergency Physicians will solicit nominations each year beginning October 1. Anyone with knowledge of an extraordinary physician or resident member may submit a nomination by December 31. The Grants and Awards Committee will review the nominees and select the winners by February 1.

The Awards

These annual awards will recognize both a Missouri emergency medicine physician and a resident in a Missouri emergency medicine residency program.The selected physician will receive payment for the 4-day registration at ACEP’s Scientific Assembly and reimbursement up to $300 for travel or hotel expenses. The selected resident will receive a $250 award. The award will be presented at the Missouri Chapter’s annual meeting (held in the spring) and the awardees are required to attend. Each will be reimbursed for up to one nights lodging.

Lifetime Achievement Award

This award seeks to recognize a member of the emergency medicine profession who has devoted his or her professional life to the improvement of the field.

 

Who is Eligible?
  • Practicing or retired emergency physicians who are current members of MOCEP.
  • Have had an active role in MOCEP during their career. Board activity not a requirement.
  • Must have practiced emergency medicine for at least 25 years.
Who can Nominate?

Nominations will be accepted from MOCEP members. The nominator is responsible for submitting all required nomination materials.

 
Submit a Nomination

Deadline for nomination submission is March 1, 2019.


 

Selection & Notification

Process & Documents

The Awards

 

Selection & Notification

Criteria

Candidates must be current members of MOCEP and have demonstrated at least 25 years of service to the profession, and have played an active role in MOCEP. Candidates may be retired. The award may be presented posthumously.

Selection

Candidates will be evaluated in terms of contributions to the field of emergency medicine and/or to MOCEP throughout their careers.

A panel of reviewers will read and rate the materials and determine the top candidate. All candidates and nominators will be informed of the outcome by email. Reviewer ratings will be completed in mid-March. The award recipient and other candidates will be notified shortly after.

Process & Documents

The Lifetime Achievement Award nomination form must be completed in its entirety with the following documents included:

  • Nominee’s CV.
  • Two Letters of Support (one letter may be from the nominee). Letters must describe the contributions made by nominee to emergency medicine and/or to MOCEP.

The support letters should be no more than two pages in length and should be written by individuals who are knowledgeable about the nominee’s accomplishments. Letters of support should avoid repeating information in the candidate’s vita. They should, instead, focus on providing information about the lifetime of role-modeling this person has demonstrated; their contributions to emergency medicine; and/or their dedication to MOCEP.

All nomination materials must be submitted electronically, by the nominator, by midnight Friday, March 1, 2019. If you are unable to attach the supporting documents to the nomination form, please email them to sarah@mocep.org.

Incomplete nominations will not be reviewed.

The Awards

The award will be presented at the MOCEP Annual General Membership meeting.

Resident Awards

R.R. Hannas, M.D. Emergency Resident of the Year Award

The R. R. Hannas Emergency Resident of the Year award is named after Dr. Ralston R. Hannas, a “founding father” of Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Hannas is a past president of the American College of Emergency Physicians and was the co-organizer, with Dr. Wiegenstein, of the first Scientific Assembly in 1969. He was also chairman of the committee that founded the American Board of Emergency Medicine, served on the Board for twelve years and was the organization’s fourth president. Dr. Hannas was also instrumental in helping organize the fifth Emergency Medicine residency program in the country, at Northwestern University, in 1973. In 1976 he moved to Kansas City where he practiced emergency medicine for 21 years.
 
Submit a Nomination

Deadline for nomination submission is December 31, 2019.

Selection Criteria

Selection Process

The Awards

View Past Recipients

 

This award is presented each year to one resident member of the Missouri College of Emergency Physicians who best exemplifies the spirit, skill, and dedication of America’s emergency physicians. Board members are not eligible for the award. Attributes which may be considered include:

  • Compassionate patient care with high levels of patient satisfaction.
  • Community service.
  • Collaboration with nurses, EMT’s, and ancillary hospital staff.
  • Advancement of emergency medicine through teaching, involvement in hospital activities or organized medicine.
The Missouri College of Emergency Physicians will solicit nominations each year beginning October 1. Anyone with knowledge of an extraordinary physician or resident member may submit a nomination by December 31. The Grants and Awards Committee will review the nominees and select the winners by February 1.
This annual award will recognize a resident in a Missouri emergency medicine residency program.The selected resident will receive a $250 award. The award will be presented at the Missouri Chapter’s annual meeting (held in the spring) and the awardees are required to attend. Award recipients will be reimbursed for up to one nights lodging.

Emergency Medicine Resident Research Grant

Purpose

The goal of the Missouri Chapter’s Resident Research Grant is to facilitate the academic growth and research expertise of residents in emergency medicine, and to promote research in emergency medicine.

The results of the research project should be applicable to the everyday practice of emergency medicine.

Eligibility

The grant is available to any resident in good standing in a Missouri ACGME or AOA approved Emergency Medicine Program. Residents must have a faculty preceptor capable of ensuring the successful completion of the project as planned. The faculty preceptor need not be within a Department of Emergency Medicine, but should have appropriate research experience. The research project should be designed to furnish new knowledge relating to the practice of Emergency Medicine.
 
Grant Application

If you have questions, please contact the MOCEP office at 573-636-2144 or via email info@mocep.org.

Award Limits

Institutional Support

Review Process

Award Distribution

Application Procedure

Protocol Synopsis

Recent Recipients

 
  • A maximum of $4,500 will be available each year.
  • The number of awards granted will depend on the number and quality of proposals submitted.
  • The minimum award will be $1,000.
  • No funds will be available for investigator salary support, travel, or publication.
  • The Missouri College of Emergency Physicians does not include funds for indirect costs associated with the grants it awards.
The applicant should demonstrate that he/she will have dedicated time available to complete the project described. Furthermore, evidence that the project will be successfully completed at his/her institution should be provided. A letter of support and current Curriculum Vitae of the faculty preceptor(s) will be required. The applicant and the institution must certify that research involving humans has been approved by the Institutional Review Board before award funds will be distributed. Research involving animals must be approved by the Institutional Animal Review Committee and conform to the Principles for the Use of Animals in Research and Education approved by the Council of the American Physiological Society.
Applicants will be reviewed and scored by the Grants and Awards Committee of the Missouri College of Emergency Physicians. Applications will be judged based on the project’s relevance to emergency medicine and appropriateness of study methodology.
Applications may be submitted between June 1 and September 15 of each year. Grants will be made by October 15 but may be delayed if additional information is required. Institutional Review Board or Institutional Animal Review Committee approval, if indicated, is required prior to the disbursement of funds. Fifty percent of the monies will be granted prior to project initiation. The balance will be distributed upon study completion and submission of an abstract for a scientific meeting or a manuscript for publication to a medical journal.

The following items are required to be considered for this award:

  • Curriculum vitae of the resident.
  • Curriculum vitae of the faculty preceptor(s).
  • Letter of support from faculty preceptor(s).
  • Protocol synopsis.

Please provide a protocol synopsis (maximum of 5 pages) with the following:

  • Title
  • Name of Investigator(s)
  • Objective

    Purpose
    Hypothesis
    Study Rationale
  • Background Information
  • Methods

    Study Design: Multicenter, double-blind, randomized, placebo controlled, how confidentiality is protected, etc.Drugs/Devices: Identify any experimental drug/devise.

    Patients/Subjects: Number, inclusion/exclusion criteria, identify institution where patients/subjects will be obtained.

    Treatment Groups: Identify the treatment/observation group(s) and method of assignment to that group.

    Length of Study: How long will each patient participate; what is anticipated duration of study.

    Observation & Measurements: Outline those observations used to assess efficacy and/or toxicity; define risks; describe procedures minimizing risks/benefits.

    Study Schedule: Provide timetable indicating when the study procedures and evaluation are to be performed on each patient.

    Sponsor: Source of funding.

    Summary of Project (in laymen’s terminology): Brief description of project objectives, rationale, methods.

  • Results

    Variables for Analysis: List those to be used, i.e., efficacy, safety, etc.
    Method of Statistical Analysis
  • Budget

Bill Jermyn MOCEP Advocacy Grant

The goal of this grant is to encourage Emergency Medicine Residents (must be a MOCEP member) to become active in the legislative activities of MOCEP and provide them with knowledge to advocate on behalf of Emergency Medicine in the future.

The grant will provide up to $1,000 per Emergency Medicine Residency program in Missouri to allow residents to attend the annual ACEP Leadership and Advocacy Conference (LAC) in Washington, D.C. MOCEP will use awarded funds to help underwrite attendees travel costs and expenses for grant recipients. The resident awardee is responsible for the registration fees. 

The total amount reimbursed to each resident will depend on the number of residents that apply and are selected for the grant. A total of $1,000 will be allotted per program. If a program only sends one resident the maximum amount awarded will be $500.

Grant recipients will be expected to write a short article about their experience at LAC for inclusion in the EPIC Newsletter following the conference.

Bill Jermyn MOCEP Advocacy Grant Application

Deadline for application submission is December 15, 2018.

Student Awards

MOCEP Student Advocacy Grant

MOCEP encourages medical students interested in the emergency medicine specialty to get involved during medical school.

For this reason, a grant has been developed to help students learn about activities and advocacy efforts of MOCEP and its leadership.

MOCEP will select one medical student each year and provide them $300 to attend the ACEP Leadership Advocacy Conference (LAC) in Washington, D.C. In order to qualify for this grant, the student must attend the MOCEP Advocacy Day and commit to attend the LAC. The grant can be used to pay for registration for LAC and travel to and from LAC (expenses above $300 are the responsibility of the recipient). MOCEP will assist students in finding overnight accommodations with residents or board members also attending on behalf of the association. The grant funds will be provided as a reimbursement, so the selected student will need to submit receipts after the event to receive the funds.

The selected student will also be asked to submit a short article about their experience at LAC for inclusion in the EPIC newsletter.

Apply for Grant Funding Online

Deadline for application submission is December 1, 2019.