Members Recognized at 2020 AARC/ARCF Awards Ceremony

 Published: December 9, 2020

By: Addie Schiefer


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The AARC, ARCF, and NBRC recognized their best and brightest during this years virtual awards ceremony. The ceremony premiered on Facebook and YouTube on Dec. 3. Several AARC members were recognized for their achievements. You can rewatch the ceremony on the AARC Facebook and YouTube 

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  • Jimmy A. Young Medal, Teresa A. Volsko, MBA, MHHS, RRT, CMT-E, FAARC
  • Albert H. Andrews, Jr., MD Memorial Award, Robin Elwood
  • Lifetime Membership Award, Helen M. Sorenson, MA, RRT, FAARC
  • Lifetime Membership Award, Brian K. Walsh, PhD, RRT, RRT-NPS
  • Honorary Lifetime Membership Award, Anne Marie Hummel
  • AARC Fellow, John Blewett, MA, RRT, FAARC
  • AARC Fellow, Steven Donn, MD, FAARC
  • AARC Fellow, Kathy Fedor, MBA, RRT, FAARC
  • AARC Fellow, Thomas Fuhrman, MD, RRT, FCCP, FAARC
  • AARC Fellow, Gregg Marshall, PhD, RRT, RPSGT, RST, FAARC
  • AARC Fellow, Andrew Miller, RRT, RRT-ACCS, RRT-NPS, FAARC
  • AARC Fellow, Craig Smallwood, PhD, RRT, FAARC
  • Specialty Practitioner of The Year – Adult Acute Care, Felix Khusid, RRT, RRT-ACCS, RRT-NPS, RPFT, FAARC, FCP, ATSF
  • Specialty Practitioner of The Year – Ambulatory and Post Acute Care, Anne Emerick, BS, RRT
  • Specialty Practitioner of The Year – Diagnostics, Jennie Weltz Horpedahl, BSRT, RRT, RRT-NPS, RPFT, AE-C
  • Specialty Practitioner of The Year – Education, Arzu Ari, PhD, RRT, PT, CPFT, FCCP, FAARC
  • Specialty Practitioner of The Year – Leadership and Management, Thomas P. Malinowski, MSc, RRT, FAARC
  • Specialty Practitioner of The Year – Neonatal/Pediatric, Emilee Lamorena, MSc, RRT, RRT-NPS
  • Specialty Practitioner of The Year – Surface and Air Transport, Kellie Micheletti, RRT, RRT-NPS
  • Forrest M. Bird Lifetime Scientific Achievement Award, Dr. Craig D. Smallwood
  • Hector Leon Garza, MD Achievement Award for Excellence in International Respiratory Care, Lluís Blanch, MD, PhD
  • Dr. Charles H. Hudson Award for Cardiopulmonary Public Health, Anthony S. Fauci, MD
  • Thomas L. Petty, MD Invacare Award for Excellence in Home Respiratory Care, Patrice Johnson, MBA, RRT, RRT-NPS
  • Mike West, MBA, RRT Patient Education Achievement Award, Donna S. Brown, RRT, RRT-NPS, RPFT, AE-C
  • Philips Respironics Fellowship in Mechanical Ventilation, Denise L. Lauderbaugh, MPH, BSRC, RRT, RRT-NPS
  • Charles W. Serby COPD Research Fellowship, Monica Truumees, BS, RRT-NPS
  • Vyaire Fellowship for Neonatal and Pediatric Therapists, Kimberly S. Firestone, MSc, RRT
  • William F. Miller, MD Postgraduate Education Recognition Award, Craig R. Wheeler, MSc, RRT-NPS
  • Morton B. Duggan, Jr. Memorial Education Recognition Award, Lauren A. Keller
  • Jimmy A. Young Memorial Education Recognition Award, Madison Baez
  • NBRC Gareth B. Gish, MS, RRT Memorial Education Recognition Award, Sherry M. Whiteman, MS, RRT
  • NBRC William W. Burgin, Jr., MD and Robert M. Lawrence MD Education Recognition Award, Kayley M. McDowell
  • Mallinckrodt Best Paper Award by Best First Author, Denise L. Lauderbaugh, MPH, BSRC, RRT, RRT-NPS
  • Drager-Shreyas Roy, MD Memorial Literary Award, Ariel Berlinski, MD, FAAP, FAARC
  • for Respiratory Care, American Association for Respiratory Care
  • 2020 Jerry Bridgers Delegate of the Year, Teena Culhane, RRT
  • 2020 Summit Award, South Carolina Society for Respiratory Care
  • Outstanding Affiliate Contributor Award, William Croft, Ed.D, PhD, RRT
  • 2020 Bill Lamb Award for Community Service, Jean Chachere, MHS, RRT, CPFT
  • Education, De De Gardner DrPH RRT RRT-NPS FAARC FCCP; Neonatal-Pediatrics, Sara Wing
  • 2020 Donald F Egan Scientific Memorial Lecture, Dean Hess, PhD, RRT, FAARC
  • 2020 Phil Kittredge Memorial Lecture, Tom Pirano, RRT, FCSRT, FAARC
  • 2020 Thomas L. Petty Memorial Lecture, Robert Owens, MD

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Addie Schiefer

Addie Schiefer is the Content Manager for the AARC where she creates engaging content for the association via the AARC website, newsletters, and social media. Connect with her about potential stories by email, AARConnect, or LinkedIn. When she’s not working, you can find her listening to a true crime podcast, traveling to new places with her husband, hanging out with her dog JoJo, or browsing the aisles of the nearest Target.

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