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Assembly on Critical Care International Early Career Achievement Award

This award recognizes a junior faculty with their primary appointment outside of the United States or Canada who has made outstanding contributions to critical care through research, education, clinical practice, quality improvement, health equality, and/or public health. This award is to recognize an individual who has made these contributions early in his or her career.


  • The bulk of the awardee’s activity should have been performed outside the United States or Canada.
  • The awardee must be a Primary Critical Care member.
  • The awardee must be an Instructor level or Assistant Professor level (or equivalent) at the time of nomination
  • Limited to nominees that are ≤ 10 years from terminal doctoral degree (PhDs or equivalent) or 12 years from completion of medical residency training (MDs or MD/PhDs or equivalents).  Individual waivers of time rule will require a written statement as to the reason for waiver, and will be considered on a case by case basis.
  • Single award per year
  • The Awardee will receive a recognition plaque at the Assembly Membership Meeting
  • Small Cash Award (note: this will not cover expenses of travel to the meeting or conference Registration)


  • Nominations will come from Critical Care Assembly members
  • Submit a one page assay summarizing what the nominee has contributed to impact their field thus far and why you believe they demonstrate clear promise for ongoing productivity/achievement.
  • Attach the nominee’s NIH Bio-sketch (or equivalent research CV), limit 4 pages.
  • Previous awardees are not eligible for the same award.

Past Recipients of the CC Early Career International Early Career Achievement Award

2017 - Theogene Twagirumugabe, MD, MMed, FCCM

Last Reviewed: January 2019