AAPL's Leape Ahead, Roger Schenke Awards to Be Announced Sunday

By AAPL Staff
April 28, 2018

AAPL’s annual awards, the Leape Ahead Award and Roger Schenke Award, will be presented during the 20th CPE convocation celebration and luncheon Sunday.

An exciting part of the annual spring gathering is the announcement of AAPL’s annual awards, the Leape Ahead Award and Roger Schenke Award. Both will be presented during the 20th CPE convocation celebration and luncheon, which begins at noon Sunday in the Grand Ballroom.

The awards embody the organization’s commitment to improving health care by preparing industry leaders and influencers.

The Leape award recognizes institutions and their leaders dedicated to advancing the quality of health care by developing medical students and residents as future leaders. The Schenke award goes to individuals who have exhibited innovation in the creation of education or training programs to advance physician leadership and improve health care.

The Leape award was named for Lucian Leape, MD, a former pediatric surgeon whose emphasis on establishing a respectful, professional training environment for med students and residents was an important step in the pursuit of "do no harm."  He currently serves as a health policy analyst at Harvard University and is chair of the Lucian Leape Institute at the National Patient Safety Foundation.

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The Schenke award, established in 2014 for AAPL’s 40th anniversary, honors the organization’s founder. Schenke served as CEO from 1975 until his retirement in 2008. During that time, he designed and conducted more than 75 educational programs and developed the Certified Physician Executive certification.

Last year, the Schenke award went to Venkat Prasad, MD, of the UNC Physicians Network in Morrisville, North Carolina. The 2017 Leape Award was given to MUSC Health at the Medical University of South Carolina, in Charleston.

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