Each year, the ACR recognizes outstanding contributions to the field of rheumatology through an awards program, and is currently seeking nominations for the following:
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Presidential Gold Medal: The highest award that the ACR can bestow, the Presidential Gold Medal is awarded in recognition of outstanding achievements in rheumatology over an entire career. Candidates will have made important contributions in multiple areas such as clinical medicine, research, education, or administration, and the recipient will receive a $5,000 cash award. This award is supported by an endowed fund created by the past presidents of the ACR and managed by the ACR Research and Education Foundation. Active and Emeritus ACR members are eligible.
Distinguished Service Award: Awarded to an ACR member for outstanding and sustained service to the ACR. The recipient will receive a $3,000 cash award.
Distinguished Clinical Investigator Award: (formerly Clinical Research Award) Awarded to a clinical scientist making outstanding contributions to the field of rheumatology. The recipient will receive a $3,000 cash award.