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The Council of Advanced Practitioners (CAP) has established the Tim Poole Memorial Award in honor of Tim Poole, PA-C, who passed away in 2008. Tim was an exceptional clinician and incredible human being who dedicated his life to the care and well-being of chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients and their families. Tim was responsible for establishing the first CKD clinic at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, TX, to improve the quality of care for underserved populations with kidney disease. He was a tireless worker for his patients, a KEEP volunteer and the designer of a unique CKD website for patients and physicians. He trained two generations of Advanced Practitioners at Parkland. He was always one to seek more knowledge and insight. He participated in a number of research studies, sharing his findings at national meetings, and publishing in national renal journals. His supervising physician described him as "a model physician assistant and a compassionate, nurturing and caring human being who served his fellow man with dedication, dignity and honor."
The Tim Poole Memorial Award will be given to a CAP member who follows in Tim's footsteps and demonstrates the qualities that made him so outstanding. Advanced Practitioners (NPs, PAs, CNSs and PharmDs) nominated for the award will have demonstrated outstanding dedication to their profession in at least two of the following areas:
Eligibility & Nomination
Nomination Form: Download
The recipient will be announced on the NKF web site and presented with the award at the CAP Luncheon during the annual National Kidney Foundation Spring Clinical Meetings, as well as receive a $500 travel grant to attend the Spring Clinical Meetings. The recipient will also receive a plaque and a personalized letter from NKF-CAP recognizing their achievement.
Deadline for nominations is September 1, 2014.