Attend AAAM’s Virtual Awards Ceremony
Thursday, October 21, 2021
5:15 – 6:15 PM EST
Celebrate your road safety peers during AAAM’s virtual Awards Ceremony, taking place during our . This one-hour event is free and open to all. Even if you are unable to join us for the full conference, you are encouraged to attend and show your support for the individuals who have gone above and beyond to assist AAAM and advance road safety for all. Pre-registration is required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the celebration.
2021 Award Recipients
Elaine Wodzin Young Achiever Award
Anuj Pradhan, MS, PhD
This award is named for Elaine Wodzin, a long-serving executive director of AAAM, who had the innate ability to recognize the future of the organization through the efforts of young professionals. The award is given to a younger (<45 years) member of AAAM for a singular specific achievement in automotive medicine or other contributions to the field of traffic injury control. The achievement could be (but is not limited to) the publication of a seminal research work, practical implementation of an injury control concept, or promotion of an element of public injury control policy.
AJ Mirkin Service Award
Kathy Cookman, BS, CSTR, CAISS, EMT-P, FMNP
Waqar Malik, MBBS, MPH, CAISS
The AJ Mirkin Service Award is given to AAAM members who have made continuous service contributions through committee, faculty and project involvement.
Award of Merit
Gary Smith, MD, DrPH
This award is given to an outstanding individual who has made significant scientific contributions to an aspect of automotive medicine over many years or for a single outstanding contribution.
Donald F. Huelke Lifetime Membership Award
Uwe Meissner, MS
This award recognizes, honors, and acknowledges an individual who has made outstanding contributions and provided repeated volunteer services to the AAAM organization by maintaining membership for over 15 years, having served on committees or as an officer of the Board, organized seminars (or served as faculty) or symposia, recruited 10 or more new AAAM members, contributed to the endowment fund, and received another AAAM award.