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2019 GIA Awards for Excellence

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The GIA Awards for Excellence Competition is an annual, peer-reviewed competition that recognizes outstanding work by members of the Group on Institutional Advancement (GIA) and their staff. The awards honor the most creative and effective approaches used to promote academic medicine through alumni relations, communications, development, marketing, and public affairs/community relations programs and projects.

View the Awards for Excellence recap video links below:

Best in Show and Gold Awards
Silver Awards
Bronze Awards

2019 Award Winners

Best in Show

Electronic Communications: Websites
The Well; Northwell Health

Print and Digital Publishing

Single or Special Issue
Bronze: Children’s Miracle Network Hershey Impact Magazine; Children’s Miracle Network at Penn State Children’s Hospital

External Audience
Silver: Einstein Magazine; Print and Digital Editions; Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronze: Penn Medicine Magazine; Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Internal Audience
Silver: Dome; Johns Hopkins Medicine

Electronic Communications

Audio and Video
Gold: Team Lavender; Northwell Health
Silver: Match Day 2018; University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix
Bronze: Scarlett's Story; Children's Miracle Network at Penn State Children's Hospital

Websites
Gold: The Well; Northwell Health
Silver: NSU MD Website; Nova Southeastern University; Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine
Bronze: Cedars-Sinai Online Newsroom; Cedars-Sinai

Social Media
Silver: JHM.Fundamentals Basic Research Instagram; Johns Hopkins Medicine
Bronze: The Class of 2021 Is Amazing Facebook Campaign; Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

The Robert G. Fenley Writing Awards

Basic Science Staff Writing
Gold: "Eye Spy" by Krista Conger; Stanford Medicine Magazine; Stanford University School of Medicine
Silver: "Brain Balls" by Bruce Goldman; Stanford Medicine Magazine; Stanford University School of Medicine
Bronze: Taming the Flame" by Giselle Zayon; Temple Health Magazine; Temple Health

General Staff Writing
Gold: Magical Moment" by Tracie White; Stanford Medicine Magazine; Stanford University School of Medicine
Silver:Leading With Empathy" by Kristina Sauerwein; Outlook Magazine; Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
Bronze: We made it this far. We will be doctors." by Erinn Connor; Stritch Magazine; Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

Solicited Articles
Gold: In the Fog of Loss" by Joyce Maynard; Stanford Medicine Magazine; Stanford University School of Medicine
Silver:The Gift of Life" by John Hubbell; Weill Cornell Medicine Magazine; Weill Cornell Medicine
Bronze: A Gospel from Clay and Dust" by S.I. Rosenbaum; Penn Medicine Magazine; Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

News Releases
Gold: Cancer ‘Vaccine’ Eliminates Tumors in Mice" by Krista Conger; Stanford University School of Medicine
Bronze: Regular Marijuana Use Linked to More Sex" by Bruce Goldman; Stanford University School of Medicine

Special Projects, Programs, or Campaigns

Gold: Rising Deaths Spur Maternal Health Awareness Day Campaign; Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Silver: Access Brigham Health Event Series; Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Bronze: UNC Autism Research Center, #LightUNCBlue; The Medical Foundation of North Carolina, Inc.

Special Events

Silver: Transformative Storytelling: 2018 Imagine More Dinner; Medical College of Wisconsin
Bronze: A Champion’s Celebration; Children’s Miracle Network at Penn State Children’s Hospital

Shoestring

Gold: Diversity at Baylor College of Medicine; Baylor College of Medicine
Bronze: MD Orientation BINGO; The University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences

Honorable Mentions

Interested in Submitting Your Work?

You’ve spent the entire year creating innovative campaigns, writing articles, organizing alumni and community events, revamping your digital presence, and most importantly, demonstrating the value of your institution to your community.  Now is the time to show off your work and be recognized!

Learn more about the competition with the resources below: