This prestigious award is named in memory of Frank A. Rubino, MD, who was well known for his passion for excellence in clinical neurology and teaching. It recognizes exceptional clinical neurology educators, who are the lifeblood or neurology, and is reserved for those who have distinguished themselves by devoting their practice to clinical neurology, seeing patients, and teaching clinical neurology and are often the ‘neurologists neurologist’ in terms of clinical acumen, clinical judgment, professionalism, and patient/caregiver communication.
One recipient will be selected annually and receive a $500 cash prize and a certificate of recognition from the AAN.
- Nominees must be AAN member US or international neurologists
- Nominees must have:
o Demonstrated unparalleled passion for teaching clinical neurology for at least a decade or longer
o Educated various medical professionals in the health care system (i.e. nurses, medical students, residents, fellows) or received awards from these learners
o Emphasized the importance of the fundamentals of the neurological history, the neurological examination, localization, and judicious ordering of confirmatory tests
o Have a demonstrated a track record of consistent teaching excellence in neurology either by letters of recommendation from colleagues or peers, department chairs, or by teaching awards over time (evidence must be included with nomination)
o Been involved in neurologic education activities include significant work in the local level and/or nationally at the AAN or similar level, currently or in the past
- Nominees are not required to have obtained national educator recognition
- Individuals who have received the A. B. Baker Teacher Recognition Award or the A. B. Baker Award for Lifetime Achievement in Neurologic Education within the previous three years (2017, 2018, or 2019) are not eligible.
- Nominees must submit the following:
o Statement letter of nomination detailing how the nominee exudes excellence in clinical neurology teaching, and includes:
-Nominee’s name, email, and city/institution
-Date of nomination
-Name, phone number, and email address of nominator
o Two (2) letters of support from persons other than the nominator
o Evidence of consistent teaching excellence (i.e., list of awards and dates received, photocopy of awards)
- Nominee/applicant is able to submit the application materials, but most include evidence of the nomination (the letter of nomination)
- Nominations should be inclusive in regards to gender and under-represented groups
October 1, 2019 - October 31, 2019 (11:59 pm Central Daylight Time)
For more information, please contact Arianna Wegley at firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior Manager, Graduate Education