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Journal "Excellence in Writing" Awards

Three awards are given for scientific articles submitted to the American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation during the year. The selection is made in December by a committee from the Editorial Board, appointed by the Editor.

  1. Best paper. The best paper will be selected. The first author is recognized at the annual meeting, presented with a plaque from the AAP and a monetary award from the Journal publisher. Additional authors will also be recognized.
  2. Best paper by an author "in training." The best paper with the first author being a medical student, resident, or fellow at the time the research was completed is selected for the year. The first author is recognized at the annual meeting, presented with a plaque from the AAP and a monetary award from the Journal publisher.
  3. Honorable mentions. If there are papers close in quality the committee may choose to recognize those additional authors for honorable mention. These individuals may receive a smaller plaque and no monetary award.

Carolyn L. Braddom Research Award

History: Established in 1998 by Randall L. Braddom, MD, and Carolyn L. Braddom, EdD.

Purpose: To encourage research by recognizing an individual (preferably a physiatrist and an association member) who has conducted research that has had the most significant impact on the science and practice of PM&R. The intent is to look at research impact rather than number of publications. The same individual can win the award only once in a ten-year period.

Presentation: A plaque will be awarded at the plenary session of the association's annual meeting. The award includes a financial grant. A visual display of the research will be exhibited at the annual meeting. This award can be presented once during a biennium.

Selection: The award selection will be made by the AAP Research Committee with approval by the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees.

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