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GIM’s own April Fitzgerald, MD, has been granted the ACLGIM Leadership Award. The award is given to a member of the ACLGIM who is within the first ten years of faculty appointment and recognizes skills in leadership in any area of academic medicine. The criteria for the award include setting the vision, mission and goals in a program or programs, effectiveness in leading the program(s) to be successful, and growth and development of the awardee as a leader. The award will be presented to Dr. Fitzgerald at the ACLGIM Annual Dinner at the ACLGIM Leadership and Management Institute, which will be held in conjunction with the SGIM Annual Meeting in Denver this April.
Dr. Fitzgerald's award was given in recognition of her editorship of ACLGIM Leadership Forum, her work on the Johns Hopkins Emerging Women’s Leadership Program and her creation of a "Teacher of Leadership" interest group for the 2013 SGIM National Meeting where she hopes to find like-minded individuals who seek to help students and faculty develop the interpersonal skills, leadership, and teamwork necessary for a more respectful and professional training environment.
The ACLGIM Leadership Award is given only occasionally; it has been granted only three other times since its creation in 1999. The last award was presented in 2007, and at that time it was granted to Dr. Rachel Levine at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Dr. Fitzgerald’s award this year establishes yet another Hopkins GIM winning streak.
Congratulations to Dr. Fitzgerald! Lead on!