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Call for Nominations: AAP/AMA 2017 Abraham Jacobi Award

Friday, March 17, 2017   (0 Comments)
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Call for Nominations: The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is pleased to announce that nominations are being accepted for the 2017 Abraham Jacobi Award, which will be presented during the National Conference and Exhibition (NCE) in Chicago, IL. This is a joint AAP/ American Medical Association award honoring Abraham Jacobi, the Father of American Pediatrics.

About Abraham Jacobi: Born in Germany in 1830, Dr Jacobi arrived in New York in 1853. In 1860, he established the first children’s clinic at the New York Medical College, and he was a teacher of pediatrics from 1857 until he was nearly 70 years old. He influenced the care of children in almost all medical institutions in New York City and was considered the focal point of all pediatric thought and teaching. In 1880, Dr Jacobi established the AMA Section on Pediatrics; Dr Jacobi was twice elected the president of the American Pediatric Society, the first time on its founding in 1889; he served as president of the Association of American Physicians (1896), the New York Academy of Medicine (1855-89), and the American Medical Association (1912-13). Abraham Jacobi died in 1916 at the age of 86. 


Award Criteria:

  • Nominees are restricted to pediatricians who are members of both the AAP and the AMA.
  • Nominees will have made notable contributions to pediatrics on a national level.
  • Nominees are recognized for teaching, patient care, and/or clinical research in the Jacobi tradition, rather than accomplishment in basic sciences.
  • Nominees should be noted for long-term achievements rather than a single brilliant achievement.
  • Nominees should be in practice or full-time in a university position.
  • Nominees have demonstrated participation in and cooperation with organized medicine in the broadest sense.
  • The recipient of the Abraham Jacobi Award will be presented with a $1,000 honorarium and a plaque during the Annual Business Meeting, Monday, September 18, 2017 and reimbursed for travel expenses to the NCE including one round-trip (lowest cost) airfare and two nights’ lodging.

    A letter of nomination and the nominee’s curriculum vita are required for consideration. A list of previous Jacobi Award recipients is attached.


    Please send nominations by May 19, 2017 to:

    Katie Friedman
    Manager, Committee, Council, and Section Administration American Academy of Pediatrics
    141 Northwest Point Blvd.
    Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
    Phone: 847/434-4296
    Fax: 847/228-5027
    E-mail:
    kfriedman@aap.org