AAMI Establishes Fellow Program to Recognize 'Extraordinary Individuals'

By: Gavin Stern

February 12, 2019

Contact:  Gavin Stern, gstern@aami.org, 1-703-647-2781

For more than five decades, AAMI members have led the way in developing, managing, and safeguarding effective health technology. To recognize those who have provided substantial service and contributions to AAMI and the health technology industry as a whole, AAMI has established the AAMI Fellow Program, which is now seeking its first nominees.

“The AAMI Fellow Program recognizes truly extraordinary individuals who have made a distinctive mark in the health technology field,” said Rob Jensen, president and CEO of AAMI. “Their work, like AAMI’s mission, touches many different relevant areas such as standards development, healthcare technology management, education, and certification, and special domains like quality assurance, sterilization, and cybersecurity. An AAMI Fellow embodies the level of achievement and principles that we can all emulate in our health technology careers.”

AAMI Fellows will be selected based on the depth and breadth of their accomplishments in seven core areas: professional experience, education, technical contributions, presentations and publications, professional participation, certification, and awards and honors, as well as their response to an essay question.

Prospective AAMI Fellows may self-nominate or be nominated by another AAMI member. To begin the nomination process, visit www.aami.org/Fellow and submit the following by 5 p.m. ET on March 4:

  • Completed application
  • Résumé or CV
  • Two letters of reference, one of which must be from a current AAMI member
  • 500-word essay addressing the impact the applicant has made in the health technology community as it relates to AAMI’s mission, the scope of that impact, and how the applicant intends to continue contributing if he/she receives a Fellow designation
  • A one-time, non-refundable fee of $100

The AAMI Fellow Selection Committee will review all applications and make its first selections by April 12. Decisions are considered final for one year from the submission date, after which an applicant may reapply.

All Fellows will receive a certificate and pin and will be recognized at the AAMI Exchange, in publications, and on social media.

Any questions about the application process should be directed to Sabrina Reilly, vice president of membership at AAMI, at aamifellow@aami.org.

AAMI (www.aami.org) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1967. It is a diverse community of more than 9,000 healthcare technology professionals united by one important mission—supporting the healthcare community in the development, management, and use of safe and effective health technology. AAMI is the primary source of consensus standards, both national and international, for the medical device industry, as well as practical information, support, and guidance for health technology and sterilization professionals.