SAEM Award Winners

SAEM presents awards in recognition of excellence in our field, for contributions improving the health of society, and for academic achievements. 

To view past award recipients, please visit the Award Archives.

John Marx Leadership Award

Jill M. Baren, MD

Professor and Chair, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

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Advancement of Women in Academic EM

Michell Biros, MD, MS

Interim Head and Professor, University of Minnesota School of Medicine
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Excellence in Research Award

Craig D. Newgard, MD, MPH

Professor with Tenure, Oregon Health & Science University


Hal Jayne Excellence in Education Award

Nicole M. Deiorio, MD

Professor of Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University

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Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award

Angela Mills, MD

Vice Chair of Clinical Operations, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania



Young Investigator Award

Francesca L. Beaudoin, MD, MS

Assistant Professor,  Dept. of EM, The Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University


Young Investigator Award

Keith E. Kocher, MD, MPH, MPhil

Assistant Professor,  Dept. of EM, University of Michigan


Young Investigator Award

Arjun K. Venkatesh, MD, MBA, MHS

Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Yale University


Young Investigator Award

Edward R. Melnick, MD, MHS

Assistant Professor, Dept. of EM, Yale University

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Best Resident Researcher Award

Michael F. Harrison, MD, PhD

Chief Resident, Henry Ford Health System


Best Resident Researcher Award

Rachel A. Lindor, MD, JD

Resident, Mayo Clinic
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Best Resident Educator Award

Shikha Kapil, MD

Resident, Emory University


Annual Meeting Awards

The following winners were determined based on performance at the SAEM Annual Meeting.


  • Best Fellow Presentation Award - Lars W. Anderson, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Best Medical Student Presentation Award - Daniel Lensman, North Shore University Hospital/NYU School of Medicine
  • Best Young Investigator Presentation Award - Scott M. Dresden, MD, Northwestern