Emerging Physician Leader Award and Scholarship
Recognizing promising physician leadership for a sustainable future
About the award and scholarship
The Emerging Physician Leader Award and Scholarship was established in 2018 by the Health Care Without Harm Physician Network, recognizing the importance of mentoring and supporting the next generation of physician sustainability champions.
The award recognizes a medical student, resident, or fellow who has demonstrated a passion for sustainable health care or a commitment to climate and health leadership.
Please support the next generation of health care sustainability leaders by making a donation to the Climate action fund for health professionals.
Thanks to our generous donors, we have awarded 19 scholarships since 2019.
Opportunities for medical students, residents, or fellows
Award recipients will receive:
- Free registration to CleanMed Pittsburgh from May 23-25
- Up to three nights in the CleanMed Pittsburgh conference hotel
- A travel stipend for transportation to and from the conference
- A $1,000 grant to support a project that aligns with the goals of the Health Care Without Harm Physician Network to support physician and medical student action to reduce the environmental impact of health delivery and promote climate-smart health care through mitigation, resilience, and leadership
This year the award is offered by Health Care Without Harm in collaboration with the Association of American Medical Colleges.
Applications for the 2023 award are currently closed.
Celebrating award recipients
2023 award recipients
Dr. Tina Bharani, Taylor Diedrich, Dr. Gwyneth Sullivan, Emily Yamron
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2022 award recipients
Dr. Laura Donahue, Karly Hampshire, Stella Protopapas, Margaret Tharp, Dr. Katherine Velicki, Priya Dave (Blair and Georgia Sadler Fellow), Dr. Jacquelyn Piraquive (Blair and Georgia Sadler Fellow), Dr. Peter Trinh (Blair and Georgia Sadler Fellow), Carter White (Blair and Georgia Sadler Fellow)
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2021 award recipients
Raj Fadadu, Dr. Ryan Hall, Casey Patnode, Miranda Ricart
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Harleen Marwah, Dr. Julia Schoen, Dr. Hari Shankar, Natasha Sood
Read more about our 2020 recipients
Dr. Hilary Ong & Dr. Emily Sbiroli
Read more about our 2019 recipients