2024 Fellow Nominations

The status of Fellow has been established to recognize significant and sustained contributions of individual members to traffic injury control and thereby to promote the academic, scientific, and professional credibility of crash injury prevention and impact biomechanics.

By applying for Fellow status, the applicant agrees to cooperate with all requests of the Committee relative to its review of the application. Further, an applicant must demonstrate professional integrity based on information available to or sought by the Fellow Review Committee.

Fellow Nominations may be made in one of three ways.

  • Any member of the Fellow Review Committee may nominate an AAAM member who meets the prerequisites for Fellow status by submitting a letter of nomination (Fellow Review Committee Nomination).
  • Any four AAAM members who have been members in good standing for at least five years may nominate another AAAM member who meets the prerequisites and whom they personally know by submitting a single letter of nomination signed by all four members and a completed application. Please note that any less than four will invalidate the nomination.
  • Any member, with membership of AAAM for at least five years, may self-nominate (Self Nomination). A completed application for Fellow status must also include four letters of recommendation from AAAM members in good standing for at least five years. Please note that any less than four letters of recommendation will invalidate the nomination.

Letters of recommendation should describe the applicant’s contributions to the field of automotive medicine, and specifically to the AAAM. Letters should also include any other comments bearing specifically on Fellow status.

The Nomination Form must be fully complete. If the applicant has no information to provide in a specific section, please fill in ‘none.’ Incomplete applications will be returned with no further action taken. Complete applications and accompanying materials are due on June 28, 2024.

Review Process

Nominations are reviewed at least once a year. Completed applications may be submitted electronically through the form below.

An interview (in person or by telephone), by at least two members of the FRC, may be conducted of a nominee. The findings of this interview become part of the review process.

The FRC makes its recommendation concerning granting Fellow status to the Board of Directors. The Board takes the final action to approve, not approve or postpone Fellow status based upon the FRC’s conclusions and recommendations. Decisions by the Committee and the recommendations to the Board regarding the awarding of Fellow status will be by consensus. Board action is by a majority vote of all the Directors.

Nominees are notified by letter of the Board’s action. Fellowship is bestowed once a year during the AAAM’s annual conference. The nomination and review process for Fellow status is a confidential matter between the nominee and those involved in the evaluation process.

Have a Question or Need Help?

Please reach out to info@aaam.org for any questions, concerns, or information regarding the 2024 AAAM Fellow Nomination process.