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  • ACOEM Annual Awards

    Through its Awards Committee, ACOEM annually recognizes deserving individuals for their outstanding achievements and contributions to the College and the specialty of occupational and environmental medicine (OEM). Members may nominate individuals who have made significant contributions to ACOEM/OEM to be considered for the Health Achievement, ACOEM Meritorious Service, Knudsen, or Kehoe Awards. These awards are presented at the opening session/awards ceremony held each spring during the Opening Session of the American Occupational Health Conference (AOHC).

    The awards and their criteria are as follows:

    • ACOEM Health Achievement in Occupational Medicine Award. Presented to an ACOEM member for a specific, unique achievement in the field of OEM. ACOEM members may receive this award more than once, but only for completely distinct/separate achievements or service and then only after three (3) years have passed, except under special circumstances approved by the Board after Executive Committee review.
    • ACOEM Meritorious Service Award. Presented to a member who has provided meritorious service to ACOEM. ACOEM members may receive this award more than once, but only for completely distinct/separate achievements or service and then only after three (3) years have passed, except under special circumstances approved by the Board after Executive Committee review.
    • Knudsen Lifetime Achievement in OEM Award. Presented to an individual (member or non-member of ACOEM) who has had a distinguished career in one or more disciplines of occupational medicine, environmental medicine, and/or environmental health. This is for a lifetime achievement and as such is only awarded once.
    • Kehoe Award for Excellence in Education or Research in OEM. Presented to an individual (member or non-member of ACOEM) for significant contributions made to academic excellence or research in the disciplines of occupational medicine, environmental medicine, and/or environmental health. This is for a lifetime achievement and as such is only awarded once.  

    Nominations are now closed. 

    For listings of past award winners, click here. For questions about the awards process, contact the ACOEM Communications Department at 847/818-1800.