On March 17, 2013, the American College of Medical Toxicology Board awarded the 2013 ACMT Outstanding Service to the College Award to Dr. Mark Kirk, MD, FACMT.
During Dr. Kirk’s medical toxicology career, he has demonstrated a passion for developing communication and response mechanisms that assist emergency responders and emergency receivers caring for victims of HazMat situations. His findings in this arena are well-known and published in the peer reviewed medical literature. Also of note, Dr. Kirk assisted in the development of ACMT’s pioneering Chemical Agents of Opportunity Course, creating the Module on Psychological Aspects of Mass Exposure. Over the past decade, Dr. Kirk has been the course director and lecturer at most of these courses, which have been very well received by thousands of participants. Dr. Kirk has tirelessly promoted medical toxicology as deserving a “seat at the planning table” by directing workshops, assisting with policy development, and cultivating relationships with local, state and federal emergency preparedness and public health colleagues. For his tremendous advocacy on behalf of medical toxicologists regarding our role in emergency response, and for creating numerous growth opportunities for ACMT, we thank Dr. Kirk and recognize his outstanding service.
Additionally, Dr. Kirk was Awarded the Exceptional Service Award at the 2012 NLM Honor Awards Ceremony this December for developing “Chemical Hazards Emergency Medical Management (CHEMM)”. National Library of Medicine; National Institute of Health; US Department of Health and Human Services.