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.
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!
Submit your work for the 2020 AAMC Group on Institutional Advancement Awards for Excellence Competition. All submission are due by October 21, 2019 at 5:00 PM EDT. No late submissions will be accepted.
2019 Award Winners
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
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
Silver: Dome; Johns Hopkins Medicine
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
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
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
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.
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