Cecil Award


Each year, the NAM presents three Cecil Awards, recognizing and celebrating current and/or recent staff whose sustained service has contributed importantly to progress toward the NAM Mission – to improve health for all by advancing science, accelerating health equity, and providing independent, authoritative, and trusted advice nationally and globally. Each Award is accompanied by $4,000, a commemorative medal and certificate presented by the NAM President. All current and former staff members with more than three years of service are eligible for these distinguished staff awards. The 2020 Cecil Awards were presented during the NAM’s Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, October 17-19, 2020.


2019 Recipients:


Sandra H. Matthews Cecil Award for Administrative Excellence:

Meg McCoy 
Director of Membership and Governance 
National Academy of Medicine

Cecil Award for Individual Excellence:

Erin Balogh
Senior Program Officer
Health and Medicine Division

National Academies  Cecil Award for Excellence of a Group/Team:

Laura Aiuppa, Charlee Alexander, Kyra Cappelucci, Ivory Clarke, Rajbir Kaur, Heather Kreidler, Marc Meisnere, Sharyl Nass, Imani Rickerby, Toby Warden, and Mariana Zindel
Clinician Well-Being Team
National Academy of Medicine & Health and Medicine Division, National Academies


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