The Distinguished Awards recognize the following for outstanding achievements:
Bernadine Healy Leadership in Women's Cardiovascular Disease Award: An FACC (male or female) who demonstrates leadership and accomplishment in the field of cardiovascular disease in women exemplified by research, teaching, practice or service.
Lifetime Achievement Award: An individual who has had a lifetime of outstanding achievements in the field of cardiovascular disease and has served as a role model through service, basic or clinical research and teaching. Former College presidents are not eligible for this award.
Distinguished Fellowship Award: An FACC who is well recognized for service to the College and whose activities are considered to qualify this person as a role model for others. Former College presidents are not eligible for this award.
Distinguished Scientist Award:An FACC who has made major scientific contributions to the advancement of scientific knowledge in the field of cardiovascular disease. Three awards will be given in this category. One award will be given in each of the three domains: Basic, Clinical and Translational.
Distinguished Service Award: A physician, scientist or layperson who, by individual effort, has made profound contributions to medicine and/or the delivery of health care. Former College presidents are not eligible for this award.
Gifted Educator Award: An FACC who has demonstrated innovative, outstanding teaching characteristics and compassionate qualities and because of these attributes has made major contributions to the field of cardiovascular medicine at the local and/or regional level.
Distinguished Teacher Award: An FACC who has demonstrated innovative, outstanding teaching characteristics and compassionate qualities and because of these attributes has made major contributions to the field of cardiovascular medicine at the national and/or international level.
International Service Award: An FACC who through his or her outstanding contributions to cardiovascular medicine and science has significantly enhanced cardiovascular care throughout the world. The award should recognize service and should not be tied to leadership in the international cardiovascular community.
Distinguished Associate Award: A non-physician member (Cardiac Care Associate, Associate of the American College of Cardiology or non-physician Fellow of the American College of Cardiology) whose outstanding contributions to College initiatives and the field of cardiology have encouraged and nurtured the ACC's team approach to cardiovascular care.
Distinguished Mentor Award: An FACC who during his/her lengthy career, has demonstrated a dedication to mentoring physicians and/or other members of the cardiac care team across a spectrum of professional activities and consequently has palpably shaped the careers of current and future leaders in cardiovascular medicine.
*NOTE: This Award requires the following in its nomination packet:
- At least five (5) supporting letters should be written by those have been actually mentored by the nominee and should explain how their career has been directly influenced and shaped by the nominee.
- The remaining five (5) supporting letters can come from observers (dean, fellowship director, etc).
- All letters must come from ACC members.
Honorary Fellowship Award: A distinguished physician or scientist who is not an ACC member and who would not otherwise have routinely had an opportunity to pursue Fellowship in the College, but whose professional performance warrants recognition by the College.
The nomination period for the award has now passed.
For questions regarding the ACC Distinguished Awards Program or MACC designation, please contact Kristin Robertson at email@example.com or 800-253-4636, ext. 6390.