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Award Nominations

Nominations are closed for NAP's 2018 awards, and these were given at the Annual Meeting and Forum in Atlanta on April 14, 2018.

Nominations are being accepted for the following three awards for NAP 2019:

  • The Nicholas Andrew Cummings Award
  • Interdisciplinary Group Recognition Award
  • Creativity in Practice and Education Award

Descriptions of each can be found to the right. 

Submissions are accepted from all NAP Fellows.  Please submit nomination letters to:
     Melanie Bowzer, Executive Director

The submission deadline for 2019's awards is December 1, 2018.  

View list of previous award winners

Nicholas Andrew Cummings Award

Named for NAP's Founder, this award is presented annually to a member of a NAP Academy who has demonstrated outstanding or extraordinary contributions to interprofessional health care.

2018 - Gail Jensen, PT, PhD, FAPTA, FNAP

Pictured left to right: Kimberly Beran-Shepler (accepted on Dr. Jensen's behalf), Michelle Troseth

Creativity in Practice and Education Award

This award recognizes and encourages interdisciplinary team programs/projects/models which focus on the improvement of health care.

2018 – Simi Jesto Joseph, DNP, APN, NP-C

Pictured left to right: Michelle Troseth, Simi Jesto Joseph

NAPO James A. Boucher Award

Awarded to a NAP Optometry Academy member who has demonstrated exemplary contributions to the profession of optometry and healthcare field and has upheld the mission of NAP to advance science and the concept of interdisciplinary healthcare.

2018 - Joseph P. Shovlin, OD, FAAO

Pictured left to right: Richard Weisbarth (accepted on Dr. Shovlin's behalf), Sandra Block, Michelle Troseth