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AP 87-C Awarding of the William D. Coolidge Gold Medal, Marvin M.D. Williams, Edith H. Quimby and John S. Laughlin Awards 4/18/2019 12/31/2020
Policy source
April 18, 2019 EXCOM Minutes
Policy text

The four major awards given by the AAPM will be the William D. Coolidge Gold Medal, Marvin M.D. Williams Professional Achievement Award, the Edith H. Quimby Lifetime Achievement Award, and the John S. Laughlin Young Scientist Award.

William D. Coolidge Gold Medal Award

This award recognizes an AAPM member for an eminent career in medical physics. It is the highest award given by the AAPM. No more than one award will be given in any year and the award does not have to be awarded every year.  Nominations will not be considered posthumously.

Criteria
  • Significant scientific achievement in medical physics, and
  • Significant influence on the professional development of the careers of other medical physicists, and
  • Leadership in national and/or international organizations, and
  • Active participation in the AAPM as shown by service as an AAPM committee chair, member of the board of directors, AAPM officer or similar activities, and
  • Recipient must be a Fellow of the AAPM
Marvin M.D. Williams Professional Achievement Award

This award recognizes an AAPM member for an eminent career in medical physics with an emphasis on clinical medical physics. No more than two awards will be given in any year and the award does not have to be awarded every year.  Nominations will not be considered posthumously.

Criteria
  • Significant influence on the development of the profession of medical physics through professional matters, education of medical physicists and clinical practice development, and
  • Leadership in national and/or international organizations, and
  • Active participation in the AAPM or ACMP as shown by service as a committee chair, member of the board of directors, officer or similar activities, and
  • Recipient must be a Fellow of the AAPM or ACMP
Edith H. Quimby Lifetime Achievement Award

This award recognizes AAPM members whose careers have been notable based on their outstanding achievements. No more than two awards will be given in any year and the award does not have to be awarded every year.  Nominations will not be considered posthumously.

Criteria
  • Significant scientific achievement in medical physics, or
  • Significant influence on the professional development of the careers of other medical physicists, or
  • Leadership in national and/or international organizations, and
  • Active participation in the AAPM, and
  • Recipients must be a Fellow of the AAPM
John S. Laughlin Young Scientist Award

This award recognizes outstanding scientific achievement in medical physics for a young scientist member of the AAPM. The award will usually be given to a member who is no more than 40 years old as of December 31 of the year of nomination, and who has been an AAPM member (student, resident, junior or full) for at least 5 years. No more than one award will be given in any year and the award does not have to be awarded every year.  Nominations will not be considered posthumously.

Criterion
  • Significant scientific achievement in medical physics

The Awards and Honors Committee will administer the selection process for these awards and nominate candidates for these awards to the AAPM Board of Directors. The decisions of the Awards and Honors Committee will be transmitted to the board through the Administrative Council and the Secretary.

Policy version history
Policy number Policy name Policy date Sunset date Active?
AP 87-C Awarding of the William D. Coolidge Gold Medal, Marvin M.D. Williams, Edith H. Quimby and John S. Laughlin Awards 4/18/2019 12/31/2020 Active
AP 87-B Awarding of the William D. Coolidge Gold Medal, Marvin M.D. Williams, Edith H. Quimby and John S. Laughlin Awards 11/29/2015 4/17/2019 Inactive
AP 87-A Awarding of the William D. Coolidge, Marvin M.D. Williams, Edith H. Quimby and John S. Laughlin Awards 10/18/2011 11/28/2015 Inactive

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