Gold Medal Award
The Gold Medal award is the Academy’s highest honor. It is presented on a highly selective basis in recognition of outstanding and exceptional service to the specialty of dermatology in the science, teaching and practice of cutaneous medicine and surgery. It is also considered for those who have made an outstanding and exceptional contribution to the administrative aspects of this specialty, nationally or internationally.
Master Dermatologist Award
This award recognizes an Academy member who, throughout the span of his or her career, has made significant contributions to the specialty of dermatology, as well as to the leadership and/or educational programs of the AAD.
This award recognizes a member of the Academy who has advanced the profession through leadership and service that affirms an uncommon and sustained dedication to dermatology.
Thomas G. Pearson, Ed. D. Memorial Education Award
This award recognizes a member of the Academy who has advanced the organization’s education mission through significant contribution of time, development of educational programs, coordination of educational activities, and more.
Advocate of the Year Award
Each year the AADA recognizes outstanding grassroots advocacy efforts.
Young Investigators Award
Each year the Academy recognizes outstanding basic, translational, and clinical research by young dermatology investigators in the United States and Canada.
William D. James, MD Mentor of the Year Award
This award recognizes and celebrates Academy members who have demonstrated a long-standing commitment to mentoring.
Cochrane Scholarship Award
This award program is founded on the goal of expanding the training in — and reach of — evidence-based medicine in dermatology.
Excellence in Patient Care Awards
Resident Quality Improvement Award
The AAD offers financial support to residents engaged in quality improvement projects that help meet requirements for ACGME accreditation.
This award recognizes a medical professional or organization that has exemplified the highest standards of professionalism and medical ethics over their career or a considerable period of time.
Members Making a Difference Award
This award recognizes one AAD member per quarter for exceptional volunteer work.
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