The Gustav O. Lienhard Award, established in 1986, is presented annually by the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) in honor of Gustav O. Lienhard, Chairman of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Board of Trustees from 1971 to 1986. The award - a medal and $40,000 - recognizes individuals for outstanding achievement in improving health care services in the United States. Support for the award is provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Each year, a selection committee appointed by the NAM reviews nominations based on selection criteria that reflect the ideals and work of Mr. Lienhard and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Each year a selection committee appointed by the National Academy of Medicine considers the following criteria when determining the recipient of the Lienhard Award.
Principal selection criteria:
Additional selection criteria:
Finally, the recipient must attend the ceremony to receive the award. The 2021 Lienhard Award will be presented during the NAM's Annual Meeting in Washington, DC in October 2021.
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During the call for nominations period, your nomination can be saved as DRAFT multiple times, until all the required information is completed. As you complete each section, you will see a appear on the section tab when the nomination is saved. Please ensure that all attachments are in PDF format. At any time, you can download and print your nomination by clicking on the icon in the Nomination Summary section.
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