The National MS Society hosts monthly Clinical Fellows Difficult Case Webinars from September through May for fellows across the country to present cases and receive feedback. The goal of the webinar is for fellows to learn (as a mentee) as well as teach (as a mentor) through their case presentation and, if selected, translate the case presentation into a published case report. Each year the Atlas Prizes for Excellence recognize two outstanding Clinical Fellows Difficult Case Webinar participants. Much like Atlas held up the celestial globe, the Atlas Prizes are meant to symbolize the fellows’ contribution to education today that will hold up precision MS care in the future. Made possible by the generosity the Frohman Foundation, these annual prizes consist of a plaque and $500 each to be used at the discretion of the recipient.
We offer awards for the following:
- The Frohman-Foundation-National MS Society Fellows Education Award: To the fellow who over the course of the year contributed most in terms of attendance and active input during the Clinical Fellows Difficult Case Webinar sessions by providing high-quality discussion, educational commentary and asking questions. Webinar faculty will track attendance and contribution throughout the year through a matrix scoring system with the award going to the fellow with the highest score.
- The Frohman-Foundation-National MS Society Fellows Academic Excellence Award: To the fellow who presented the highest rated Clinical Fellows Difficult Case Webinar and the highest rated case report publication for our section From the National MS Society Case Conference Proceedings in Neurology N2. Webinar faculty will vote to determine the most exemplary case report presentation and publication.
Any fellow currently funded by a National MS Society MS Clinical Care Physician Fellowship, Institutional Clinician Training Award, Sylvia Lawry Physician Fellowship and/or any fellow funded by a VA MS Center or VA MS Center of Excellence.
Award recipients will be notified no later than August 31, 2022, with an email announcement to the fellows and faculty to directly follow. The plaque and check for $500 will be mailed to each recipient by October 31, 2022.
About the Frohman Foundation
The Frohman Foundation is dedicated to the Five Pillars of Academic Medicine: patient care, education, mentoring, research, and lifelong learning. The Frohman Foundation founders, Dr. Elliot and Teresa Frohman, have provided over 30 years of service to the MS community, and place special emphasis upon the crucial importance of articulating the patho-physiologic spectrum of neuro-immunological disorders, and the corresponding and differentiated management strategies. The Frohmans feel the Atlas Prizes for Excellence serve to catalyze and deepen both the participation as well as the valued contributions by the fellows to the Clinical Fellows Difficult Case Webinars.
Questions about the Atlas Prizes for Excellence can be directed to Hope Nearhood, MPH, PMP at firstname.lastname@example.org