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Judy Oiler Fellowship Award
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To acknowledge and honor an outstanding non-Academy member whose contributions to the Academy have been of exceptional value.


  1. The nominee must not be a current member of the Academy of Acute Care Physical Therapy.
  2. The nominee need not be a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant.

Criteria for Selection:

The nominee shall have made substantial contributions to the Academy in one or more of the following areas:

  1. Demonstrated prominent contributions in advancing the interests, objectives, and strategic plan of the Academy.
  2. Utilized exceptional time and talent to assist the Academy and its membership in achieving their goals.
  3. Advanced public/professional awareness of acute care physical therapy.

Procedure for Nomination:

  1. Nominations may be submitted by any Academy of Acute Care Physical Therapy Member.
  2. Applications will be accepted throughout the year. The nomination deadline is November 1st annually.
  3. Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Complete the form below.
  4. The materials submitted for each nomination shall include:
    1. Nomination form.
    2. A minimum of two (2) letters of support which address the criteria for selection by individuals who have first hand knowledge of the nominee’s contributions. Letters must include contact information
      (name, title, address, phone, email) to allow verification due to electronic nature of the submission.
  5. Individuals nominated and not selected for the award may be nominated in any subsequent year by completion and submission of a current nomination form and supporting documents. Previously submitted
    materials will not be used.

Procedures for Review:

  1. The Membership Committee of the Section will review the nominations as they are received and choose the recipient(s) no later than December 1 of each year. Awards will be granted to all nominees who sufficiently meet the criteria.
  2. The decision of the Membership Committee pertaining to the selection of the nominees will be final and reason(s) for the decision will not be disclosed.
  3. The Committee will notify the Board of Directors of its decision no later than December 15 of each year.

Notification of Award:

  1. The recipient(s) of the award will be notified by December 15.
  2. The nominators of individuals not selected will receive a letter thanking them for their participation.
  3. An appropriate announcement of the award will appear in the Critical EdgEmail newsletter and/or any other official publication of the Academy, including the Academy website.

Nature of the Award:

A plaque will be sent or presented to the awardee(s).


Nominations close each year on Nov. 15 and re-open after CSM for the next award year. The form will populate below when we are accepting nominations. 

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