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Annals of Internal Medicine Junior Investigator Awards

In 2010, Annals of Internal Medicine and the American College of Physicians began recognizing excellence among internal medicine trainees and junior investigators with annual awards for original research and scholarly review articles published in Annals in each of the following categories:

  • Most outstanding article with a first author in an internal medicine residency program or a general medicine or internal medicine subspecialty fellowship program

  • Most outstanding article with a first author within 3 years following completion of training in internal medicine or one of its subspecialties

Submission Guidelines

Selection of award winners will consider the article's novelty, methodological rigor, clarity of presentation, and potential to influence practice, policy, or future research. Judges will include Annals Editors and representatives from Annals' Editorial Board and the American College of Physicians' Education/Publication Committee.

Papers are eligible for the award in the year of their publication. First author status at the time of manuscript submission will determine eligibility. Authors should indicate that they wish to have their papers considered for an award when they submit the manuscript, and they must be able to provide satisfactory documentation of their eligibility if selected for an award. Announcement of awards for a calendar year will occur in January of the subsequent year. We will provide award winners with a framed certificate, a letter documenting the award, and complimentary registration for the American College of Physicians' annual meeting.

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First author who is an Internist in Training:
Ruchi S. Doshi, BA, with special acknowledgment of co-first author Kimberly A. Gudzune, MD, MPH, who is within 3 years of completing training, for Efficacy of Commercial Weight-Loss Programs: An Updated Systematic Review, published in the 7 April 2015 issue.

First author within 3 years of completing training:
Sanjay Basu, MD, PhD, for Medicare Chronic Care Management Payments and Financial Returns to Primary Care Practices: A Modeling Study, published in the 20 October 2015 issue.


Joseph A. Ladapo, MD, PhD, for Physician Decision Making and Trends In the Use of Cardiac Stress Testing in the United States: An Analysis of Repeated Cross-sectional Data, published in the 7 October 2014 issue.

Anke Kleinjan, MD, PhD, for Safety and Feasibility of a Diagnostic Algorithm Combining Clinical Probability, D-Dimer Testing, and Ultrasonography for Suspected Upper Extremity Deep Venous Thrombosis: A Prospective Management Study, published in the 1 April 2014 issue.


Noah McKittrick, MD, for Improved Immunogenicity With High-Dose Seasonal Influenza Vaccine in HIV-Infected Persons: A Single-Center, Parallel, Randomized Trial , published in the 1 January 2013 issue.

Phillip O. Coffin, MD, for Cost-Effectiveness of Distributing Naloxone to Heroin Users for Lay Overdose Reversal, published in the 1 January 2013 issue.


Matthew Spitzer, MD, for Effect of Testosterone Replacement on Response to Sildenafil Citrate in Men With Erectile Dysfunction: A Parallel, Randomized Trial, published in the 20 November 2012 issue.

Adrienne S. Allen, MD, MPH, for Pharmacy Dispensing of Electronically Discontinued Medications, published in the 20 November 2012 issue.


Nak-Hyun Kim, MD, for Effect of Routine Sterile Gloving on Contamination Rates in Blood Culture: A Cluster Randomized Trial, authored while she was in training and published in the 1 February 2011 issue.

Benjamin J. Powers, MD, MHS, for Measuring Blood Pressure for Decision Making and Quality Reporting: Where and How Many Measures?, authored within 3 years of completing training and published in the 21 June 2011 issue.


Crystal Smith-Spangler, MD, for Population Strategies to Decrease Sodium Intake and the Burden of Cardiovascular Disease: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis, authored while she was in training and published in the 20 April 2010 issue.

William Harvey, MD, MSc, for Association of Leg-Length Inequality With Knee Osteoarthritis: A Cohort Study, authored within 3 years of completing training and published in the 2 March 2010 issue.


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