The CSOEMA Exemplary Service Award, created in 2009, is given at the Fall Seminar of the Central States Occupational and Environmental Medicine Association. The Exemplary Service Award recognizes a CSOEMA member who has exhibited outstanding leadership and ability in accomplishing a specific initiative or task which has and/or will provide significant benefit to the Association. Our 2014 award was given to Melissa Bean, DO, MBA, FACOEM.
The CSOEMA Dedicated Service Award, created in 2005, is given at the Spring Seminar of the Central States Occupational and Environmental Medicine Association. The Dedicated Service Award recognizes a CSOEMA member who has exhibited outstanding service to the Association over a period of many years. The 2014 CSOEMA Dedicated Service Award was awarded to David S. Katz, MD, FACOEM
The Central States Occupational and Environmental Medicine Association’s National Leadership Award is presented to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the specialty and has taken steps to promote the specialty on a national level through research, education and/or by increasing awareness of the value of the specialty. This individual has gone beyond medical practice to positively influence the specialty and this individual’s efforts serve as a voice for the specialty among their peers. Their efforts demonstrate leadership, commitment and dedication in advancing the goals of the specialty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. This award is not limited to members of CSOEMA and may be presented to individuals outside of the CSOEMA membership. The CSOEMA National Leadership Award was created in 1989 and was originally called the Robert R.J. Hilker Lecture. The 2014 CSOEMA National Leadership Award was awarded to Kurt T. Hegmann, MD, MPH, FACOEM.