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Award Nominations

Nominations are now being accepted for the following three awards for NAP 2018:

  • The Nicholas Andrew Cummings Award
  • Interdisciplinary Group Recognition Award
  • Creativity in Practice and Education Award

Descriptions of each can be found to the right. 

Submissions are accepted from all NAP Fellows.  Please submit nomination letters to:
     Melanie Bowzer, Executive Director

The submission deadline for 2018's awards is December 15, 2017.  

View list of previous award winners

Nicholas Andrew Cummings Award

Named for NAP's Founder, this award is presented annually to a member of a NAP Academy who has demonstrated outstanding or extraordinary contributions to interprofessional health care.
2017 - Bonnie Wesorick, RN

Pictured left to right: Evelyn Clingerman, Bonnie Wesorick, Satya Verma

Interdisciplinary Group Recognition Award

Awarded to groups who have made enduring contributions to interdisciplinary practice and education.

2017 - Midwest Interprofessional Practice, Education, and Research Center (MIPERC)


NAPO James A. Boucher Award

Awarded to a NAP Optometry Academy member who has demonstrated exemplary contributions to the profession of optometry and healthcare field and has upheld the mission of NAP to advance science and the concept of interdisciplinary healthcare.
2017 - Arol Augsburger, OD

Pictured left to right: Richard Weisbarth, Arol Augsburger, Satya Verma

Creativity in Practice and Education Award

This award recognizes and encourages interdisciplinary team programs/projects/models which focus on the improvement of health care.

2017 - Indiana University Team