The Engel Award is presented annually for outstanding research contributing to the theory, practice and teaching of effective healthcare communication and related skills.
Dr. George L. Engel was an internist with psychoanalytic training whose articulation of the "biopsychosocial model" in the 1970s and widespread recognition in the 1980s had a profound impact on the clinical approach to patients, the medical interview and the patient-doctor relationship.
Submit a nomination for the Engel Award
Please send a nomination letter that clearly outlines why you believe the nominee should receive the award and attach a copy of the nominee's curriculum vitae. You may send in your nominations for either one or both awards.
Criteria for Engel Award:
Interpretations or applications of the research make a difference to the practice and/or teaching of effective healthcare communication.
Original and innovative research.
Topic of importance to the enhancement of relationship-centered healthcare.
Scholarly and rigorous methodologies.
No conflict of interest in funding of research.
Nominations for the Engel Award should be sent electronically to Judy Chang, AACH VP of Research at firstname.lastname@example.org.