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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation David E. Rogers Award

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The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation David E. Rogers Award honors a medical school faculty member who has made major contributions to improving public health and health care. The award honors the legacy of David E. Rogers, MD, the first president of the Foundation and an exemplar of academic medicine’s commitment to meeting the health care needs of the public. Throughout his life, Dr. Rogers was a dynamic influence in stimulating programs in academic medicine, especially in areas of social interest.

The award has been jointly sponsored by the AAMC and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation since 1995. In 2018, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation established the David E. Rogers Award Endowment at the AAMC to support the annual presentation of the award in perpetuity.

The awardee receives the RWJF Rogers Award and a prize of $10,000.

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation David E. Rogers Award

Selection Criteria

The nominee must be an individual who has a faculty appointment at an AAMC-member medical school, but rank is not a criterion for this award.

Nominees should have made significant contributions in improving health and/or health care of a broad population. Nominees will be evaluated by the review committee on the following precise criteria:

  • The nominee has benefitted public health and health care.
  • The nominee has shaped public policy to improve health.
  • The nominee has helped redirect the medical profession and/or academic medical centers to experiment with a variety of educational and/or delivery modes to achieve important societal objectives.

Nominees should demonstrate excellence in all criteria listed above.

Guidelines for Entry

Anyone may submit a nomination. Nominations must be received by Jan. 24, 2020, via the electronic entry form. The fields required for nomination can be previewed here.

The review committee will select up to three finalists. Nominators of finalists will be notified by Feb. 28, 2020, that they are invited to submit letters of support. Final-round letters of support will include:

  • One two-page letter of support of the finalist authored by an AAMC-member institution’s dean, chief executive officer, or president on institutional letterhead.
  • Three additional two-page letters of support attesting to the nominee’s qualifications for the RWJF Rogers Award.

Additional support materials must be submitted by April 3, 2020. There is no need to compile these letters before notification on Feb. 28.

The winner of the award will be notified by July 1, 2020, and honored at Learn Serve Lead 2020: The AAMC Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

Please address all questions to:
Sandra Gordon
202-828-0472
sgordon@aamc.org

Recipients of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation David E. Rogers Award

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation David E. Rogers Award honors a medical school faculty member who has made major contributions to improving public health and health care.

Kenneth W. Kizer, MD, MPH, is the 2019 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation David E. Rogers Award recipient. An internationally acclaimed health care reformer, Dr. Kenneth W. Kizer has transformed care delivery and population health management for the nation.

Learn more about the previous recipients.

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