The AANEM offers several prestigious awards to recognize significant contributions made by individuals in the field of neuromuscular and electrodiagnostic medicine. Awards are presented at the AANEM Annual Meeting.
In 2018, the AANEM Board of Directors approved the addition of the following new awards.
- Innovation Award
- Outstanding Educator Award
- Ernest Johnson Outstanding Educator Award (PMR)
- Jun Kimura Outstanding Educator Award (Neurology)
- Scientific Impact Award
Recognizes members or nonmembers who have made extraordinary contributions in advocating to government entities or insurance companies regarding neuromuscular and electrodiagnostic medicine in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders.
Distinguished Physician Award
Honors members who have provided distinguished service for a number of years as a clinician and/or educator or in overall support of AANEM activities. All AANEM members are eligible, except for Lifetime Achievement Award recipients.
Distinguished Researcher Award
Given to members who have made continuous significant contributions to clinical neurophysiological, neuromuscular, or musculoskeletal research.
Distinguished Service Award
Honors nonmembers who have given distinguished service to the AANEM.
Granted to nonmember physicians or scientific investigators who are major contributors to the field of electrodiagnosis, neurophysiology, neuromuscular, or musculoskeletal disease by virtue of teaching, research, and scholarly publications.
**NEW** Innovation Award
Honors forward-thinking members for designing and developing products, services, or processes to enhance patient care and/or transform the quality of patient care delivery through technology and innovation (e.g. software connecting patients to caregivers; quality initiative that reduces complications or enhances optimal care; development of a new diagnostic tool, medication, testing device, etc.).
Lifetime Achievement Award
Considered the AANEM’s highest honor. Given to members who are recognized as major contributors in the fields of neuromuscular and electrodiagnostic medicine by virtue of teaching, research, and scholarly publications.
**NEW** Outstanding Educator Award
Honors members for their significant contributions related to neuromuscular and electrodiagnostic medicine education. Contributions may include regularly serving as a faculty member at the AANEM Annual Meeting, providing education about NM and EDX medicine to professionals outside of AANEM, outstanding resident/fellow education programming, and/or developing innovative or unique instructional methods and/or materials. Up to two awards will be given annually, one for neurology and one for PMR.
Public Recognition Award
- Neurology Award: Jun Kimura Outstanding Educator Award
- PMR Award: Ernest Johnson Outstanding Educator Award
Awarded to public figures, celebrities, or entities that have made extraordinary contributions toward increasing public awareness of muscle and nerve disorders.
**NEW** Scientific Impact Award
Honors mid-career members (ideally 10 years or less from residency/fellowship) for serving as a first author, second author, or last (senior) author on a published paper in a national or international peer-reviewed, indexed journal (case studies, textbooks, and textbook editorship will not be considered). The paper must feature a topic or topics pertinent to AANEM. Its impact will play a significant role in determining the award winner as well as its importance and timeliness in relation to current research trends. Up to two awards will be given annually, one for neurology and one for PMR.
Current Award Recipients
Past Award Recipients