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AACH Healthcare Communication Teaching Excellence Award
The American Academy on Communication is now inviting nominations for the inaugural AACH Healthcare Communication Teaching Excellence Award. This will be an annual award that will recognize educators who advance the field of healthcare communication.

This award will be presented at the 2017 AACH ENRICH Healthcare Communication Course taking place June 8-11, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

Criteria for the Teaching Excellence award include at least one of the following:
  • Healthcare communication teaching that has made an impact beyond the candidate's institution
  • Original and innovative communication teaching and learning
  • Communication training in a particularly challenging environment
The award committee will look for evidence and recognition from others such as:
  • Evaluations from participants in a healthcare communication education program
  • Invitations to present at other institutions
  • Although not required, publications in peer-reviewed journals or durable education resources (e.g. MedEdPORTAL, book chapters) will add further support
  • Evidence of a sustained impact of teaching and/or curricular materials or programs
  • Letters of support
Nominators, please submit the following materials with a cover letter:
  • An up-to-date CV of the nominee
  • A description of the healthcare communication program through which the nominee has made a significant and outstanding contribution to health care communication: nominees should provide an example of teaching materials that are particularly representative
  • Two letters of recommendation by senior colleagues or others, describing the accomplishments of the nominee and explaining how the nominee fulfills the criteria for the award in the field of health care communication teaching
Nominations can be sent by candidates themselves or by colleagues with the candidates’ agreement. Nominators should be members of AACH. Upon acceptance of the award the winner should be a member of AACH.  Please verify that your nominee will be available to accept the award in person between June 8-11, 2017 at the 2017 ENRICH course (note: awardee travel expenses will be paid by AACH).

This information should be sent by email no later than March 15, 2017 to Craig Roth, AACH VP for Internal Education at Rothx009@umn.edu.
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