Congratulations to Dr. Sneha Chinai for winning the 2016 AWAEM Outstanding Early Career Award. Dr. Chinai serves as the Associate Program Director at the University of Massachusetts and is known nationally for her teaching models for faculty and resident development.
During residency Sneha completed the Administration and Medical Education Track, which included the completion of the ACEP Teaching Fellowship. She was hired at U Mass into the role of the Associate Residency Program Director. Her research interests are in the areas of patient safety and quality, especially with communication and teamwork.  She was the recipient of a small start-up Interprofessional Education Grant (IPEG) by UMMS to evaluate the implementation of a TeamSTEPPS curriculum for medical students using high fidelity simulation. She was also the recipient of the Joan F. Giambalvo Fund for the Advancement of Women through the AMA to study gender differences in empathy and burnout amongst EM residents.
She has given several invited national presentations on teaching models for faculty and resident development, and most recently has developed an interested in gender disparities after speaking on the topics of negotiation and self-promotion for women at the national 2015 ACEP Scientific Assembly.
 For the past few years she has been a dedicated member of the SAEM Program Planning Committee and the CORD Academic Assembly Planning Committee as her service to our specialty on a national level.  Additionally she is also the recipient of the national 2013 American Association of Women Emergency Physicians Rising Star Award in recognition of her achievements.  She is a bright and devoted medical educator, who will undoubtedly become a leader in emergency medicine.
 Congratulations Dr. Chinai!