Physician Grants & 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.
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.
This 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.
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.
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.
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.
Who can Nominate?
Nominations will be accepted from MOCEP members. The nominator is responsible for submitting all required nomination materials.
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.
Candidates will be evaluated in terms of contributions to the field of emergency medicine and/or to MOCEP throughout their careers.
Procedures and Required 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 2, 2018. If you are unable to attach the supporting documents to the nomination form, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Incomplete nominations will not be reviewed.
Selection and Notification
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.
The award will be presented at the MOCEP Annual General Membership meeting.