Awards

The submission deadline for NAP's 2022 awards is October 15, 2021.  The winners will be recognized at our 2022 Forum March 3-5 in San Diego, California.

Nominations are accepted
for the following four awards for 2022:

  • The Nicholas Andrew Cummings Award
  • Interprofessional Group Recognition Award
  • Creativity in Practice and Education Award
  • Patient Advocacy Award
  • NAP Leadership Award 

Descriptions and criteria for each can be found below.

 

Submissions are accepted from all NAP Fellows.  There is no official nomination form; simply send your nomination letter with background on the nominee and details on how they fit the award criteria to:

Melanie Bowzer, Executive Director
[email protected]
859-514-9181

The submission deadline for 2022's awards is October 15, 2021.  

 



View list of previous award winners


Nicholas Andrew
Cummings Award

Named for NAP's Founder, this award is presented annually to a Distinguished Fellow of NAP who has demonstrated outstanding or extraordinary contributions to the National Academies of Practice and interprofessional health care.

  • Nominee must be a NAP Fellow
  • Nominator can be a NAP member or non-member (cannot self-nominate)
  • Given annually
  • Nomination letter submitted to headquarters with background on the nominee, a CV of the nominee, and details on how they fit the award criteria

2021 - Barbara Maxwell, PhD, DPT, MSc, Cert THE, FNAP

Barbara Maxwell

 

 

Interprofessional Group Recognition Award

Given to groups who have made enduring contributions to interprofessional practice and education.

  • Nominee(s) can be NAP members or non-members
  • Nominator can be a NAP member or non-member (and can be a member of a group he/she is nominating)
  • May be given annually (when a suitable candidate is nominated)
  • Nomination letter submitted to headquarters with background on the nominee and details on how they fit the award criteria

2021- Woodruff Health Science Center (WHSC) Interprofessional Team Training (ITT) Program Planning Group at Emory university School of Medicine

Woodruff

 

New: NAP Leadership Award 

This award recognizes an individual working to advance Interprofessional Education/Interprofessional Collaborative Practice (IPE/IPCP) and whose actions and results align with the NAP Mission and Vision. The award recipient is someone who has displayed transformative leadership in advancing policy that supports IPE/IPCP.  

Nominations for this award are only accepted from NAP Council members and may not be NAP members.

2021- Dr. Anthony S. Fauci

Dr. Fauci

Creativity of Practice and Education Award 

This award recognizes a person and/or team who display creative solutions in interprofessional education and/or interprofessional practice, thereby achieving improvements in health care. 

  • Nominee(s) can be NAP members or non-members 
  • Nominator can be a NAP member or non-member (and can be a member of a group he/she is nominating) 
  • May be given annually (when a suitable candidate is nominated)
  • Nomination letter submitted to headquarters with background on the nominee and details on how they fit the award criteria 

2021- Not awarded 

 

Patient Advocacy Award 

This award recognizes a patient or care partner whose lived experience transformed him, her or them and he, she or they transformed healthcare to enhance the well-being of others. Nominations may come from NAP members or non-members, but nominees cannot be members of NAP.

  • Nominee(s) can be NAP members or non-members
  • Nominator can be a NAP member or non-member (and can be a member of a group he/she is nominating)
  • May be given annually (when a suitable candidate is nominated)
  • Nomination letter submitted to headquarters with background on the nominee and details on how they fit the award criteria

2021- Captain Luis Carlos Montalvan and Tuesday

NAPO James A. Boucher Award (Optometry)

Awarded by the Optometry Academy to a NAP Optometry Academy Member who has demonstrated exemplary contributions to the profession of optometry and the healthcare field and has upheld the mission of NAP to advance science and the concept of interprofessional care.

2021- James A. Boucher, OD, MS, FAAO, FNAP (1937-2020)

James Boucher