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Distinguished Service Award

The Distinguished Service Award program was created to recognize the contributions of members (current and/or former) of the Group on Institutional Planning (GIP) who, by virtue of their effort and service, have contributed significantly to the advancement of the mission of the GIP over the course of their career. Award criteria include:

  • Leadership, this may include serving as a Steering Committee or Subcommittee member, supporting and mentoring fellow GIP members;
  • Active participation in the GIP, this may include engaging with other members on the Listserve, presenting at GIP meetings, teleconferences, or webinars, helping to develop GIP member meeting programming and resources including the GIP Toolkit;
  • Involvement in special initiatives or task forces, including papers and publications; and/or other areas of service or leadership as deemed appropriate.  

Nominations are assessed by the GIP Membership Engagement Subcommittee.

Each year at the Spring Meeting the Steering Committee will name a 3-5 member Nominating Committee for the award. The Nominating Committee will review current and/or former GIP members and take recommendations from the general membership. Recognitions will be limited to one awardee per year. The Nominating Committee is not required to select an individual for recognition each year. The selection recommendation along with the necessary support information will be submitted to the Steering Committee by January 1st. The Steering Committee will review and ratify the nominee for presentation at the following Spring GIP Meeting.

Recognition for the Distinguished Service Award will include the following:

  • Engraved plaque or other commemorative gift to be presented to the awardee at the Spring Meeting. If, for some reason, the individual cannot be present, it will be forwarded to him/her after recognition is given at the Spring Meeting.
  • Waiver of meeting registration fee for awardee and spouse.
  • The awardee will be asked if he or she would like the opportunity to prepare a speech to the GIP membership, as part of the award. If the awardee chooses to do so, then the Steering Committee will allow sufficient time as part of the annual membership luncheon during the Spring Meeting.

Past Recipients
Rhonice Burnett — 2019
Donna Gissen—2018
Rama Iyengar—2017
David Browdy—2016
Nancy Tierney—2015
Robert Marriott—2014
Eric Vermillion—2013
James Bardsley—2011
David O'Brien—2010
Tom Higerd—2009
Ann Schwind—2008
Diana Carmichael—2007
David Perry—2006
Susan Vogt—2004
Gus Stefani—2003
Victor Crown—2002


Upcoming Meetings

GIP/GRAND/GBA Symposium: Strengthening the Resilience of the Academic Medicine Community
September 5-6, 2019
AAMC Learning Center
Washington, D.C.
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Learn Serve Lead: The AAMC Annual Meeting
November 8-12, 2019
Phoenix, Ariz.

Recent Meetings

GBA/GDI/GIP Joint Spring Meeting
April 9-12, 2019
Fairmont Chicago–Millennium Park
Chicago, Illinois
Presentations Available to Attendees

Learn Serve Lead: The AAMC Annual Meeting
November 2-6, 2018
Austin, Texas

GBA/GIP Joint Spring Meeting
April 17-20, 2018
Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront
Portland, Ore.
Presentations Available to Attendees

Learn Serve Lead: The AAMC Annual Meeting
November 3-7, 2017
Boston, Mass.

GIP Space Symposium: 
Promising Practices for the 21st Century
October 16-17, 2017
Grand Hyatt
Denver, Colo.
Presentations Available to Attendees

GBA/GIP/GIR Joint Spring Meeting
May 9-12, 2017
Hyatt Regency Atlanta
Atlanta, Ga.
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Learn Serve Lead The AAMC Annual Meeting
November 11-15, 2016, Seattle, Wash.

GBA/GIP Joint Spring Meeting
April 12-15, 2016
Sheraton Centre Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
Presentations Available to Attendees