MAFP Academy Awards
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MAFP Academy Awards

Each year, the MAFP recognizes members for their hard work and dedication to Minnesota family medicine.

The nomination period for the 2020 Academy Awards has ended. Congratulations to all 2020 nominees!

Nominations for the 2021 Academy Awards will open in September 2020.

Minnesota Family Physician of the Year

  • Recognizes a family physician member who personifies the highest ideals of the specialty of family medicine
  • Nominated by the general public, clinic administrators, MAFP members and nonmember family medicine colleagues
  • MAFP Active membership required for eligibility
  • Presented at the annual Spring Refresher

Family Medicine Educator of the Year

  • Recognizes an outstanding teacher of family medicine; full-time, part-time and volunteer physicians from academic and clinical settings are eligible
  • Nominated by residents, medical students, fellow teachers or other MAFP members
  • MAFP Active membership required for eligibility
  • Presented at the annual Spring Refresher

Andrea Westby, MD, of Minneapolis, MN, is the 2019 Educator of the Year.

See all past Educators of the Year

Family Medicine Resident of the Year

  • Recognizes a third-year resident for contributions to family medicine in his or her community, including teaching, leadership and educational activities
  • Nominated by fellow residents, medical students, educators, residency program directors or other MAFP members
  • MAFP Resident membership required for eligibility
  • Presented at the annual Spring Refresher

Ryan Brower, MD, of Mankato, MN, is the 2019 Resident of the Year.

See all past Residents of the Year

Medical Student Leadership Award

  • Recognizes a fourth-year medical student for family medicine activities on a local, community, medical school, state or national level
  • Nominated by fellow students, residents, educator or other MAFP members
  • MAFP Student membership required for eligibility
  • Presented at the annual Spring Refresher

Hanna Nedrud of Minneapolis, MN, is the recipient of the 2019 Medical Student Leadership Award.

See all past recipients of the Medical Student Leadership Award

Innovation & Research Award

  • Recognizes an individual who has made a major contribution to the development of family medicine research at the state or national level
  • Nominated by MAFP members
  • MAFP membership not required for eligibility
  • Presented at the annual Innovation & Research Forum

Marilyn “Susie” Nanney, PhD, MPH, RD, formerly of Minneapolis, MN, is the recipient (posthumously) of the 2019 Innovation & Research Award.

See all past recipients of the Innovation & Research Award


A sixth award, the MAFP Merit Award, is given occasionally for exceptional service to the MAFP; any MAFP member can nominate another member.

See past recipients of the MAFP Merit Award


The President’s Award, discontinued in 2016, was awarded to members of the MAFP at the discretion of the MAFP president.

See past recipients of the MAFP President’s Award

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