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2020 - 2021 Hubbard Award Recipients

John Boulet, PhD

John Boulet, PhD (2021)

Senior Scholar, Department of Medical Education, College of Medicine, at the University of Illinois

Dr. Boulet was recognized by the Hubbard Award Committee for his considerable impact within the field of assessment.

“In a career spanning more than 25 years, Dr. Boulet has been devoted to assessment in medical education, which he has pursued with outstanding expertise. His studies, often in collaboration with NBME and other institutions and researchers, helped to support the validity of USMLE® and various specialty board certification examinations. His body of work is known throughout the world.”

- Two-time NBME Stemmler Award recipient, Dr. Maxine A. Papadakis

John has a particular interest in the scoring of performance assessments and has made an impact investigating the validity of scores on objective, structured clinical examinations and mannequin-based simulations.
He holds numerous positions, including Senior Scholar in the Department of Medical Education, College of Medicine, at the University of Illinois; Adjunct Faculty at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine; and Senior Research Consultant for the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners.
Carol Carraccio, M.D.

Carol Carraccio, MD (2020)

Vice President, Competency-Based Assessment at the American Board of Pediatrics

In selecting Dr. Carraccio, the Hubbard Award Committee recognized her significant, innovative, and sustained contributions to Milestones and Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs).

"Her impact on educational practice always connects to scholarly work, and her constant productivity in research is impressive. Dr. Carraccio’s papers have significant international impact."

- Prior Hubbard Awardee, Cees Van der Vleuten, Ph.D.

Carol has played a key role in the development and implementation of Milestones and Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs).
She holds numerous leadership roles, both within and outside her specialty, and has received several other awards, including the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Education Award.
Rebecca Lipner, Ph.D

Rebecca Lipner, PhD (2020)

Senior Vice President, Assessment and Research at the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)

Dr. Lipner was recognized by the Hubbard Award Committee for her enormous contributions to research in assessment and her considerable skill as a scientist.

"Dr. Lipner extended her influence in the field through broad collaboration and mentoring while working with the leaders in the field, both individually and institutionally."

- Prior Hubbard Awardee, John J. Norcini, Ph.D.

As Senior Vice President for Assessment and Research, Rebecca led improvement in assessment at the institutional level.
She is central to the numerous advances American Board Of Internal Medicine made to the assessment components of its certification programs.