National Academies of Practice Award Winner Dr. Laurel Abbruzzese

Photo of Dr. Abbruzzese with her NAP Award
Dr. Laurel Abbruzzese accepting her NAP Emerging Interprofessional National Academies of Practice Member of the Year award.

Each year at the National Academies of Practice (NAP) Annual Induction Banquet, NAP bestows awards to genuinely deserving candidates who their peers nominate. This year’s awards were presented on March 5, 2022, at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay. This year the NAP created a new award to recognize an early to mid-career professional working in interprofessional care, serving as an exemplar and demonstrating future promise in contribution to interprofessional practice and their association. Dr. Laurel Abbruzzese received the inaugural award.

In 2017, Dr. Abbruzzese was inducted as a NAP Distinguished Fellow and Scholar. Her extensive contributions include interprofessional education and practice within the NAP Physical Therapy Academy on NAP committees such as Forum Planning and Scholarship. She currently serves as the Chair of the NAP justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Task Force.

Below are pictures from the event, as well as the full press release.

Photo of the NAP award