The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) is proud to announce that deserving individuals and teams from the health technology community will be receiving an AAMI award or an AAMI Foundation award in 2021. Winners will receive a monetary prize, a plaque commemorating their achievements, and recognition at the 2021 AAMI Exchange.
Each year, AAMI recognizes health technology’s best and brightest for their leadership, dedication, and contributions to AAMI and their fields.
“This year is particularly special in that these winners have proven their dedication to health technology and patient safety in the face of the numerous challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Steve Campbell, acting president & CEO of AAMI and executive director of the AAMI Foundation. “It’s the honor of AAMI and the AAMI Foundation to celebrate these individuals and their achievements.”
What's more, six high school and college students have been awarded a scholarship from the AAMI Foundation to pursue a career in healthcare technology management (HTM). Five students will receive a $3,000 scholarship through the AAMI Foundation’s Michael J. Miller Scholarship Program, which was created in 2009 in honor of AAMI’s first president.
“The scholarship is more than just the $3,000 award. The AAMI team and membership are also behind the winners in a big way,” said Campbell. “While AAMI is an international organization, we still have a relatively small staff, and we want to work closely with the winners to enable their present and future success.”
In addition to the five Miller scholarship recipients, a scholarship is also awarded in partnership with the Health Systems Engineering Alliance to help support the adoption of a systems approach to healthcare technology. This award, called the AAMI-Health Systems Engineering Alliance (HSEA) Engineering Scholarship, aims to encourage upper-level undergraduate and graduate students to enter the profession of health systems engineering and to foster excellence in the field.
“This scholarship program wouldn’t be possible without the incredible support that we’ve received from our individual and corporate supporters,” said Campbell. “Yes, you hear those words like that a lot in articles like this, but it’s true. It just wouldn’t happen without that support.”
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.