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Early Investigator Research Grant

AAPM Early Investigator Research Grant Request for Applications

The deadline to submit applications to the American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) for grant support of preliminary or pilot research projects relevant to a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, patient-centered approach to pain management is now closed.

One grant of $15,000 for one year will be awarded with a start date of approximately July 1, 2020.

Key Dates & Deadlines

  • November 14, 2019: Request for Applications (RFA) Release Date
  • January 20, 2020: Letter of Intent (non-binding) due to [email protected]
  • February 17, 2020: Proposal Application due to [email protected]
  • Mid-May, 2020: Notification of Award (Delayed)
  • July 1, 2020: Anticipated start date of funding

Contact AAPM with questions at [email protected] or 847-375-4731.

Pain Medicine Fellows Scholarship Program

The AAPM Pain Medicine Fellows Scholarship Program fosters the field’s future leaders.

The AAPM Pain Medicine Fellows Scholarship Program scholarship is available to fellows currently in accredited Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA) pain medicine fellowship programs. Scholarships offset the expense to attend the AAPM Annual Meeting.

The Academy is pleased to offer scholarship recipients, who are future leaders in the pain medicine field, the opportunity to engage with current thought leaders and researchers. The number of scholarships awarded will be determined by available funding.

Honoring Scholarship Recipients

Scholarships include:

  • Registration to the Annual Meeting.
  • A free year of AAPM membership.
  • Up to $1,000 in reimbursement for related costs to attend the meeting. Reimbursable expenses will be limited to travel (i.e., air, ground, baggage costs, and travel-related tips), and hotel (excluding incidental costs). Meals are not reimbursable. The Fellow will be responsible for any expenses incurred above the $1,000 allowable costs specified above.
  • Networking opportunities with leaders in the field of pain medicine at both a reception for program directors and fellows, as well as other networking opportunities throughout the meeting.

Questions? Please email [email protected] or call AAPM Member Services at 847-375-4731.

Previous Pain Medicine Fellows Scholarship Recipients

2019

Bonita Franklin, DO, Louisiana State University, New Orleans, LA

Aaron Heller, DO MS, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH

Saba Javed, MD, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Andrew Joyce, MD, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR

Ashwin Rangavajjula, MD, Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA

Loc Thang, MD PhD, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

2018

Rajiv Reddy, MD, UCSD Health Center, La Jolla, CA

Saiyun Hou, MD, PhD, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Anuj Aggarwal, MD, Stanford University, School of Medicine, Stanford, CA

2017

Emanuel Narcis Husu, MD, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Erika L. Moody, MD, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX

Nafisseh Warner, MD, ScM, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

2016

Lucien Alexandre MD PhD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Brookline, MA

Khurram J. Khan MD, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Jaymin Patel MD, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

Douglas Schechter, MD, New York University, New York, NY

Kenneth Tseng MD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

2015

John D. Allen, DO, Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, VA

Charles E. Bryant, MD, San Antonio Military Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, TX

David K. Bui, MD, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA

Scott A. Burlison, MD, University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston, Galveston, TX

George C. Chang Chien, DO, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH

Arif A. Khan, MD, New York University, New York, NY

Sean M. Moore, MD, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Paragi H. Rana, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Brookline, MA

William D. Ross, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Najmeh P. Sadoughi, MD, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Jose Ramil O. Santos, MD, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Daniel Vardeh, MD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA

Sophy C. Zheng, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Brookline, MA

Presidential Commendations

AAPM Presidential Commendation Honorees

Each year, the AAPM President may choose to honor additional worthy individuals with a Presidential Commendation.

2020 Presidential Commendations:

  • Jianguo Cheng, MD PhD; Halena Gazelka, MD; Rollin Gallagher, MD MPH
    In recognition and appreciation of their work on the HHS Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force.

  • Robert Hurley, MD PhD
    In recognition and appreciation of his advocacy work in representing AAPM on the AMA Pain Care Task Force.

  • Patrick Tighe, MD MS; Steven Cohen, MD
    In recognition and appreciation of their efforts serving not one, but 2 years, as AAPM Annual Meeting Co-Chairs.

  • B. Todd Sitzman, MD MPH
    In recognition and appreciation of his commitment to excellence in patient care and advocacy and his career-long service to the field: Past President of AAPM, Past President of NANS and his service on multiple editorial boards just to name a few.

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Pain Medicine Fellowship Excellence Award

The American Academy of Pain Medicine’s Pain Medicine Fellowship Excellence Award

The Pain Medicine Fellowship Excellence Award recognizes pain medicine fellowship programs within the United States that are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), and provide an exceptional learning experience to their fellows, preparing them to deliver the highest standard of care to patients with pain.

Award Criteria & Eligibility

The award is intended to recognize programs whose efforts coincide with AAPM’s mission “to advance and promote the full spectrum of multidisciplinary pain care, education, advocacy, and research to improve function and quality of life for people in pain.”

Pain medicine fellowship programs within the United States, accredited by ACGME, that meet the following award criteria are encouraged to apply:

  1. Exemplify educational excellence, including, but not limited to:
    • High-quality, comprehensive and interdisciplinary training in both acute and chronic pain, including its evaluation, treatment and management.
    • Development of research opportunities that target fellows’ goals and needs.
    • Receiving feedback on fellows’ performance.
  2. Demonstrate a commitment to providing evidence-based, safe, and patient-centered care.
  3. Facilitate the most rewarding fellowship experience to trainees, including (but not limited to) work-life balance and opportunities to pursue interests and accomplish their professional goals.

Past recipients are eligible to reapply five years after receiving the award.

Application Process

The 2021 award application is expected to open in Fall 2020. Pain Medicine Fellowship Programs will be notified when the 2021 application process opens.

Past Recipients

2020: Multidisciplinary Pain Medicine Fellowship Program of the University of Chicago Medical Center

2019: University of California San Diego Pain Medicine Fellowship Program

2018: Johns Hopkins Pain Medicine Fellowship Program; NYU Langone Health Pain Medicine Fellowship Program

2017: Stanford Pain Medicine Fellowship Program

2016: Cleveland Clinic; Medical College of Wisconsin; University of California, Davis; University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

2015: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Brookline, MA; Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

2014: Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami (JMH/UM), Miami, FL

2013: Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA

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Robert G. Addison, MD Award

Robert G. Addison, MD Award

The Robert G. Addison, MD Award was created to honor the memory of the late AAPM President, Bob Addison. The award is given to an individual or organization in recognition of outstanding efforts to foster international cooperation and collaboration on behalf of the specialty of pain medicine.

The 2020 Robert G. Addison, MD Award recipients are Chester C. Buckenmaier III, MD; Sean Mackey, MD PhD; and Winfried Meissner, MD PhD.

Past Recipients

2014: Tanja Erika Schlereth, MD PhD

2015: ChildKind International

2016: Andrew Moore, DSc

2017: Faculty of Pain Medicine ANZCA

2018: Xue-Jun Song, MD, PhD

2019: Lone Knudsen, MSc Psych PhD

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AAPM Presidential Excellence Award for Education

AAPM Presidential Excellence Award for Education

The AAPM Presidential Excellence Award for Education honors an individual who has made major contributions to the education of others about pain medicine.

Past Recipients

2012: Lynn R. Webster, MD

2013: Debra K. Weiner, MD

2014: Beth B. Murinson, MD PhD

2015: Michael Cousins, MD, DSc

2016: Gagan Mahajan, MD

2017: Col. Kevin Galloway, U.S. Army (ret), BSN, MHA

2018: Larry C. Driver, MD

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Patient Advocacy Award

Patient Advocacy Award

The Patient Advocacy Award recognizes the activity of an individual in advocating for appropriate evaluation and treatment of patients suffering from pain. This award was created to honor those healthcare professionals whose deeds reflect their recognition of the importance and impact of the specialty of pain medicine.

Past Recipients

2001: Warner Wood, MD

2002: Robert Biscup, MS DO

2003: None

2004: Kenneth Moritsugu, MD MPH

2005: John (Jack) C. Lewin, MD

2006: None

2007: Louis W. Sullivan, MD

2008: Robert D. Kerns, PhD

2009: None

2010: Myra Christopher

2011: Will Rowe

2012: Robert J. Saner II, JD

2013: Malene Davis, MBA MSN CHPN, and Capital Caring

2014: Edward Bilsky, PhD

2015: Samir K. Ballas, MD, FACP

2016: Penney Cowan and Carmen R. Green, MD

2017: Judith A. Paice, PhD, RN

2018: Paul Christo, MD MBA

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Distinguished Service Award

Distinguished Service Award

The Distinguished Service Award is given to an individual for commitment and contributions to the American Academy of Pain Medicine. This award is given to an individual for specific outstanding contributions.

Past Recipients

1996: Patricia Owen

1998: Paul Gebhard, JD; Kristie Haley

1999: Peter Wilson, MBBS PhD; Ruth Tiernan

2001: Joel R. Saper, MD FACP FAAN

2002: Elliot Krames, MD

2003: Samuel J. Hassenbusch, MD PhD; Jeffrey W. Engle

2004: Albert L. Ray, MD

2005: Rollin M. Gallagher, MD MPH

2006: Edward C. Covington, MD

2007: Eduardo M. Fraifeld, MD

2008: David A. Fishbain, MD DFAPA

2009: Colleen M. Healy

2010: Scott M. Fishman, MD

2011: Timothy R. Deer, MD

2012: B. Todd Sitzman, MD MPH

2013: Philip A. Saigh, Jr.

2014: Charles E. Argoff, MD; Marsha Stanton, PhD RN

2015: Perry G. Fine, MD

2016: Yu “Woody” Lin, MD, PhD

2017: Sean Mackey, MD, PhD

2018: James C. Watson, MD; Jeffrey M. Tiede, MD

2019: Randall Brewer, MD; Michael Osborne, MD

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Founders Award

Founders Award

The Founders Award is given to an individual for outstanding contributions to the science or practice of Pain Medicine. This award is given for continued contributions for the basic or clinical science of Pain Medicine or for demonstration of clinical excellence or innovation in the practice of Pain Medicine.

The 2020 Founders Award recipient is Ru-Rong Ji, PhD, PI.

Past Recipients

1995: Benjamin L. Crue, Jr., MD FACS

1996: Wilbert Fordyce, PhD

1997: Peter Wilson, MBBS PhD

1998: Tony Yaksh, PhD

1999: Steven Feinberg, MD

2000: Rollin M. Gallagher, MD MPH

2001: Gary J. Bennett, PhD

2002: Russell Portenoy, MD

2003: Donald D. Price, PhD

2004: James C. Eisenach, MD

2005: Edward C. Covington, MD

2006: Gerald F. Gebhart, PhD

2007: Richard B. North, MD

2008: Michael J. Cousins, MD DSc FANZCA FRCA FAChPM(RACP) FFPMANZCA

2009: Nikolai Bogduk, MD PhD DSc

2010: David E. Joranson, MSSW

2011: Daniel B. Carr, MD

2012: Howard L. Fields, MD PhD

2013: Allan Basbaum, PhD

2014: Steven P. Cohen, MD

2015: Clifford Wolff, MD, PhD

2016: Daniel J. Clauw, MD

2017: R. Norman Harden, MD

2018: Robert H. Dworkin, PhD

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Philipp M. Lippe, MD Award

Philipp M. Lippe, MD Award

The Philipp M. Lippe, MD Award is given to a physician for outstanding contributions to the social and political aspect of pain medicine. Social and political accomplishments could be those that benefit the science, the practice or the recognition of the specialty.

The 2020 Philipp M. Lippe, MD, Award recipient is Vanila M. Singh, MD.

Past Recipients

1995: Philipp M. Lippe, MD

1996: Joel Saper, MD

1997: Richard Stieg, MD

1998: Sridhar Vasudevan, MD

1999: Hubert Rosomoff, MD

2000: J. David Haddox, DDS MD

2001: Kathleen M. Foley, MD

2002: Michael Ashburn, MD MPH

2003: Daniel B. Carr, MD

2004: Robert G. Addison, MD

2005: Kenneth A. Follett, MD PhD

2006: Samuel J. Hassenbusch, MD PhD

2007: Scott M. Fishman, MD

2008: Benjamin L. Crue, Jr., MD FACS

2009: Albert Ray, MD

2010: Michel Y. Dubois, MD

2011: Douglas Throckmorton, MD

2012: Philip A. Pizzo, MD

2013: Chester (Trip) Buckenmaier III, MD, COL MC USA

2014: James P. Rathmell, MD

2015: Lieutenant General Eric Schoomaker, MD, PhD; Major General Richard W. Thomas, MG, DHA.

2016: John D. Loeser, MD

2017: Rollin M. Gallagher, MD, MPH

2018: Robin J. Hamill-Ruth, MD

2019: Donna Bloodworth, MD

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