Rutledge W. Howard Awards

The purpose of the Rutledge W. Howard awards is to recognize individual and organizational accomplishments in the intrastate accreditation system. The awards are named for Dr. Rutledge W. Howard who worked with every state, the District of Columbia, and four territories in developing a system for accreditation of intrastate providers of continuing medical education.

There are two categories to the award. The first category recognizes unique or outstanding work done by intrastate accreditors in collaboration with their providers. The second category serves to commend individuals for their outstanding service to the intrastate accreditation system. Awards in either or both categories are not always awarded every year. Recognition consists of a certificate and/or plaque, as well as reimbursement for travel expenses to accept the award.

Past winners of the Rutledge W. Howard Awards are:

2016:
Patrick Sweeney, MD, PhD (individual category)
Washington State Medical Association (accreditor category)

2015:
Henry Tulgan, MD (individual category)
Indiana State Medical Association (accreditor category)

2014:
Ronald Johnson, MD (individual category)
Medical Association of the State of Alabama (accreditor category)

2013:
Kong Meng Tan, MD (individual category)

2012:
Melvin I. Freeman, MD (individual category)

2011:
Timothy Holder, MD (individual category)

2010:
James Liljestrand, MD, MPH (individual category)
Pennsylvania Medical Society (accreditor category)

2007:
Carol S. Havens, MD (individual category)
Oklahoma State Medical Society (accreditor category)

2006:
Jane Phillip (individual category)

2005:
Florida Medical Association (accreditor category)

2004:
Dean Bordeaux, MD, MAEd (individual category)
Louisiana State Medical Society (accreditor category)

2003:
Richard Ashby, MD (individual category)

2002:
Jeanette Harmon (individual category)
Illinois State Medical Society (accreditor category)

2000:
Texas Medical Association (accreditor category)

1999:
Massachusetts Medical Society (organizational award)
Minnesota Medical Association (organizational award)

1998:
Washington State Medical Association (organizational award)

1997:
Arizona Medical Association (organizational award)
Medical & Chirurgical Faculty of State of Maryland (organizational award)
Puerto Rico Medical Association (organizational award)