American Academy of Disaster Medicine Presents Distinguished Service Awards

Jul 11, 2012

Tampa, FL – Colorado Emergency Preparedness Partnership (CEPP) and NYC Medics were honored by the American Academy of Disaster Medicine (AADM) with its Distinguished Service Award. The awards were presented recently at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc. in Marina del Rey, California.

“It is a privilege for the American Academy of Disaster Medicine to present the Distinguished Service Award to these organizations recognizing the vital role their work plays in the disaster life cycle – preparation, planning, response and recovery,” said James W. Terbush, MD, MPH, president of AADM.

CEPP was recognized for its role in developing the Connect Colorado resource registry. The registry is a unique data base that gathers equipment, specialized vehicles, tools, subject matter expertise and other assets in one location, which can be called upon by state and local officials during times of disaster or emergencies like the recent wildfires in Colorado Springs.

NYC Medics is a rapid response humanitarian aid organization that deploys teams of health care and disaster professionals to alleviate human suffering and distress in the aftermath of a catastrophe. Since 2005, nearly 200 NYC Medics volunteers have provided lifesaving, emergent care to more than 26,000 people affected by natural disasters.

The American Academy of Disaster Medicine promotes the practice of disaster health care, ensuring that all physicians are aware and prepared to effectively respond to future disasters – either natural or man-made. AADM is an affiliate academy of the American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc. (AAPS), the governing body of the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS) which certifies both allopathic (MD) and osteopathic (DO) physicians in seventeen specialties including disaster medicine.

Save the Date
House of Delegates & Annual Scientific Meeting
Innovation & Overcoming Challenges
June 10-15, 2022
Patient Care Is Our Priority

Medical organizations throughout North America understand that our rigorous certification standards prove that ABPS Diplomates are capable of delivering the best patient care possible.

I feel truly blessed and grateful to be an internal medicine board-certified diplomate with the American Board of Physician Specialties. Their ongoing, steadfast commitment to physician board(s) enhancement, forward focused vision, and tenacity is second to none. ABPS has become a recognized choice in Physician Board Certification.

Adam Rench, MD
Internal Medicine
To be the best, you must measure yourself against the best. Achieving Board Certification in Emergency Medicine by the ABPS gave me the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of the art of EM in an objective way. The high bar that ABPS sets for candidates to be allowed to take both the written and oral exam is a testament to ABPS's rigorous vetting of one's ability to practice Emergency Medicine at a high level. By maintaining these credentials, I've been able to instill confidence in my abilities at the department/employer level and ultimately with the patients that choose to seek emergency care at the facilities at which I practice.

Royce Mathew Joseph, MD
Emergency Medicine
The American Board of Physician Specialties has supported the entire field of Integrative Medicine in sponsoring our board. It has been so validating of the importance of prevention-oriented and holistic approaches to care while emphasizing the scientific basis of this specialty to have it recognized by ABPS. I am proud to have been one of the first groups to be board certified by ABPS in Integrative Medicine, leading the way for others committed to training in this specialty.

Myles Spar, MD
Integrative Medicine