Internal Medicine Residents invited to submit applications for Jeremy Sugarman Award recognizing achievements in bioethics

July 11, 2024

The Johns Hopkins University Division of General Internal Medicine (GIM) invites applications for the 19th annual national competition for Housestaff GIM Research Awards. Six awards are offered, each named for an internationally regarded mentor and researcher at Johns Hopkins with a faculty appointment in the Division of General Internal Medicine, including the Jeremy Sugarman Award recognizing achievement in bioethics.

The awards were established to stimulate interest in academic GIM and recognize outstanding house officers who have the potential to become leaders in GIM-related research. In addition to bioethics, awards are offered in:

  • Medical education
  • Addiction research
  • Clinical care and research in HIV
  • Health services and outcomes research
  • Behavioral medicine and health disparities

Each award carries a $500 prize plus travel expenses. Awardees will attend a dinner with GIM faculty on Thursday, December 5, 2024, then present winning abstracts during a special GIM grand rounds held on Friday, December 6, 2024.

The application deadline is September 8, 2024. Enter the competition by submitting an application (including a statement of interest in academic GIM and an abstract summarizing research) and two letters of recommendation. NOTE: These awards are intended for candidates interested in a career in academic general internal medicine.

Dr. Sugarman is the Harvey M. Meyerhoff Professor of Bioethics and Medicine; Professor of Medicine; Professor of Health Policy and Management; and Deputy Director for Medicine of the Berman Institute of Bioethics at the Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Sugarman is Chair of the Ethics Working Group of the HIV Prevention Trials Network, Co-Lead of the Ethics and Regulatory Core of the NIH Health Care Systems Research Collaboratory and Co-Chair of the Johns Hopkins Institutional Stem Cell Research Oversight Committee. Dr. Sugarman conducts both theoretical and empirical research in bioethics. He is renowned for his work on informed consent, research ethics and the ethical issues associated with emerging technologies.