Nominate an Outstanding Friend, Family Member or Health Care Professional by May 15

The Pulmonary Hypertension Association’s Outstanding Member Awards are now accepting nominations! People with pulmonary hypertension, caregivers, friends, family members and health care professionals can nominate PHA members for their extraordinary service to the PH community. This includes volunteer efforts, advocacy, promoting quality patient care and advancing PH research.

All PHA members, national and international, are eligible, including physicians and other health care professionals. Submissions for all awards are due Wednesday, May 22, by 11:59 p.m. EDT.

 

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Award Categories

Julie Hendry Memorial Scholarship Award, non-patient volunteer
This award is named in loving memory of Julie Paton Hendry — daughter of PHA founding members Pat and Jerry Paton — the first full-time, non-patient PHA volunteer. Her family established the Julie Hendry Memorial Scholarship Award in her memory to help a non-patient volunteer attend a PHA conference, which held a special place in Julie’s heart.

This award is self-nominated. Applicants can be extended family, friends and supporters who help advance PHA's mission to extend and improve the lives of those affected by PH. Professionals employed in the care of PH patients are not eligible to apply.

Outstanding Allied Health Professional
This award recognizes one allied health care professional’s (NP, RN, RT, MA, social worker, pharmacist, etc.) contributions to the PH community through excellent clinical care, raising awareness, participating in advocacy efforts, fundraising, service to PHA or providing kind and compassionate care to PH patients.

Outstanding Caregiver
This award recognizes a non-patient caregiver who focuses their efforts on ensuring a loved one with PH has the best quality of life possible. This person exemplifies dedication to the PH community by raising awareness, participating in advocacy efforts, fundraising, service to PHA or advocating for the PH community. 

Outstanding PH Citizen, patient
This award recognizes a PH patient who exemplifies dedication to the PH community through any combination of the following: raising awareness, participating in advocacy efforts, fundraising, service to PHA or advocating for the PH community.

Outstanding PHA Support Group Leader
This award recognizes a leader or co-leader of a PHA support group. This leader provides a welcoming environment for patients, as well as caregivers, family members and friends of PH patients. This individual champions and serves PHA by leading local efforts to raise awareness, and participates in advocacy efforts serving as a PH ambassador to the public.

Outstanding Physician
This award recognizes an outstanding physician who has been notable in their service to PHA and in promoting excellent clinical care, research, education and advocacy on behalf of PH patients.

Outstanding Young PH Citizen, PHA teens and PHA’s Generation Hope
This award recognizes an individual 30 or under who exemplifies dedication to the PH community by raising awareness, participating in advocacy efforts, fundraising, service to PHA or advocating for the PH community.  

Rino Aldrighetti Leadership Award
Named in honor of PHA’s first president and CEO, this award recognizes a person who has demonstrated exceptional leadership in advancing PHA’s vision of a world without PH, empowered by hope. PHA will award $10,000 to help the recipient further their work with the PH community.

Philanthropy Award
To mark the increasingly important role of philanthropy at PHA, this award recognizes outstanding charitable commitment and generosity that encourages others to financially support for PHA. This award isn’t open for nominations. PHA will select the recipient based on internal criteria.
 

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