Originally Published MDDI April 2002NEWS & ANALYSIS

April 1, 2002

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Award to Honor Humanitarian Efforts in Healthcare

Originally Published MDDI April 2002

NEWS & ANALYSIS

0204d20a.jpgEach year the AAMI Foundation Awards program recognizes individuals who have contributed significantly to the development, research, and application of medical instrumentation. AAMI's newest award, the AAMI Foundation/ACCE Robert L. Morris Humanitarian Award, honors those who have worked to improve global health conditions through the application of health technology.

"We're seeking people with proficiency in healthcare technology who have used their training in developing nations... to provide relief to those in need," says Nancy Wells, assistant to the AAMI president.

The Robert L. Morris Humanitarian Award is named for one of the American College of Clinical Engineering's founders and its former president who passed away in March of last year. "Morris was a long-time AAMI member. The idea for the award came from Elliot Sloane, the current president of ACCE and a close personal friend of Morris," Wells says.

Morris's global healthcare improvement efforts included traveling the world on behalf of various humanitarian agencies to install and service donated medical equipment.

"The award not only provides recognition to Robert Morris, but acts as an ongoing vehicle for recognizing others' worthy activities," Wells says. The award includes a check for $1000 and an engraved plaque.

Illustration by James Schlesinger

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