Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows
Lifetime Achievement Award
Established in 2008, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows Lifetime Achievement Award honors and recognizes outstanding alumni for notable and sustained accomplishments in health policy as well as demonstrable commitment to service to others in their public and personal lives. It is given to the person who best demonstrates excellence in his or her dedication to advancing and promoting health and health policy while enhancing the careers of other Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows and Alumni. The individual's leadership should have had a national or international impact and transformed his
or her chosen field, thereby contributing to the greater good. Nominees may be of any age, although this award is designed for lifetime accomplishments.
The purpose of the Award is to support the goals of the fellowship by highlighting a core mission of the fellowship: the development of leadership in the field of health policy.
The award will be conferred at the 2012 Alumni Retreat. The award process will be organized and chaired by an alumnus. Four additional alumni volunteers, who are representative of the long history of the program, will serve on the Selection Committee.
The deadline to submit the nominations and supporting documents is Friday, June 15, 2012.
Values and Criteria for Selection:
An alumnus who:
- Has made significant contributions in health and health policy as a recognized national or international leader
- Demonstrates an enduring personal commitment to the advancement and promotion of health and health policy over a long period of time
- Actively participates in health policy programs or activities at a local, (e.g. institutional or community), state, national, and/or international level
- Actively mentors, encourages and supports the advancement of others, particularly for other Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows and Alumni
Supporting documents for all nominees will include:
- Curriculum Vitae of the nominee
- Letter of nomination from an alumnus and at least two additional alumni co-signers
- Two additional letters of support from those outside the program who are in a position to attest to the nominee’s exceptional contribution to health and health policy
The Selection Committee will notify the winner by late August 2012 to assure the winning nominee has sufficient time to plan to attend the Retreat.
Past Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients
Oliver Fein, M.D. ('93-'94) was selected as the first Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008 for his efforts to promote patient-centered, community-oriented care and his commitment to encouraging the next generation of health care providers to engage in the larger issues of health policy and health care reform in America. He also led the efforts to improve care for the most vulnerable populations in New York City and played key roles in the development and expansion of the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) and Physicians for a National Health Plan (PNHP). Read the press release from the National Academies.
David Michaels, Ph.D., M.P.H., ('93-'94) received the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010 for his contributions in protecting the health and safety of nuclear weapons workers as
the Department of Energy's
Assistant Secretary for Environment, Safety and Health (1998-2001); promoting scientific integrity to safeguard the public’s health and environment; in promoting transparent decision-making as director of The Project on Scientific Knowledge and Public Policy (SKAPP) at the George Washington University (GWU);