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Achievement Awards

The ARCF presents the following awards to professionals in order to recognize their dedication and commitment in the respiratory care field. ARCF Trustees select the award recipients. Applications now being accepted. Deadline for nominations for each of the following awards will be June 1.

Awards include airfare, one night lodging and registration for the AARC Congress 2018. Awards presented at the AARC Awards Ceremony.

Mitchell A. Baran Achievement Award for Clinical Excellence in Aerosol and Airway Clearance Therapies

Forrest M. Bird, MD, PhD, ScD Lifetime Scientific Achievement Award
Acknowledges outstanding individual scientific contributions in the area of respiratory care of cardiopulmonary disorders.

Hector Leon Garza, MD International Achievement Award

Dr. Charles H. Hudson Award for Cardiopulmonary Public Health
Recognizes efforts to positively influence the public's awareness of cardiopulmonary health and wellness.

Thomas L. Petty, MD Invacare Award for Excellence in Home Respiratory Care
Recognizes outstanding individual achievement in home respiratory care.

NBRC Gary A. Smith Educational Award for Innovation in Education Achievement

Mike West, MBA, RRT Patient Education Achievement Award
Recognizes excellence in patient education.


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