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ISMA wants to honor community-minded physicians, laypersons
e-Reports, May 17, 2010
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Each year, the ISMA seeks to recognize physicians and laypersons who contribute time and talent to their communities. Nominations are now open for three awards that will be presented at the ISMA convention Sept. 24-26 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Indianapolis.

Here are the requirements for each one.

Physician Community Service Award
This award honors an Indiana physician who has made civic, cultural, social or economic contributions to the community. Physicians and citizens may submit nominations.

To be eligible, the physician nominee must:

  • Be licensed within the state of Indiana
  • Be living
  • Not have received the award previously
  • Have an outstanding record of community service, apart from specific identification as a physician, that reflects well on the profession

Patient Health Advocate Award
Only ISMA physician members may submit nominations for this award that recognizes a non-physician who has made great contributions to the health and well-being of Hoosier patients.

Nominations must include:

  • Current biography of the nominee
  • Letter of recommendation outlining the contributions by the nominee
  • Any articles or documents highlighting the nominee’s contribution to the health of Indiana citizens

Dr. Kathleen Galbraith Legacy Leadership Award
In memory of long-time ISMA member Kathleen Galbraith, M.D., this award honors those who share Dr. Galbraith’s passion to increase awareness of domestic violence in Indiana.

To be nominated, applicants:

  • Must be living
  • Can be a legislator, physician or layperson
  • May not have received this award previously
  • Must be nominated only by an ISMA committee, commission or member in good standing

Also, nominations must include documentation, including a letter acknowledging the nominee’s qualifications and significant contributions to promote the health and safety of younger members in the community by addressing issues of endangerment and/or violence. These efforts should have been provided without compensation.

The deadline to submit names for all three awards is June 14. Download nomination forms on the ISMA convention web page.

For a hard copy, call Rhonda Bennett at the ISMA at (317) 261-2060 or (800) 257-4762.

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