Richard P. Holm MD Media Award Nominees

This award is presented annually to recognize outstanding medical and health care reporting, coverage, or promotion in the media.

: Peter Carrels
Nominated by: Susan Anderson, MD

Excerpt from nomination statement: "Peter Carrels is the Communications Coordinator at USD Division of Health Affairs. He does a great job of highlighting accomplishments of USD Sanford School of Medicine graduates. He also is a source for medical information as he is often contacted by other media sources asking for a resource to discuss a current medical hot topic. He is the managing editor and principal writer for the South Dakotan MD – the magazine of the USD Sanford School of Medicine. This magazine is published twice per year and is always full of interesting information. Feedback about this publication from USD SSOM graduates and other physicians across the state from this publication is overwhelmingly positive. The most recent South Dakotan MD Fall/Winter 2019 highlights the school's kindness initiative."


Nominee: Brook Eide, MD
Specialty: Emergency Medicine
Nominated by: Melody Eide, MD

Excerpt from nomination statement: "Dr. Eide has been active with media interviews throughout his career in Rapid City doing numerous interviews with local television stations to promote health in the Black Hills area. In 2019, however, he was able to do more than local news interviews to promote health; he was able to reach to a national audience through the New York Times. Dr. Eide was selected to do an interview with a Washington, DC, based reporter to help promote improvement in Indian Health Service care for South Dakota’s Native American people. Through his interview process he was able to not only sit down with the New York Times reporter but also had a photographer shadow him on a busy emergency department shift and publish his photo in the New York Times. Not only has Dr. Eide promoted local health in South Dakota but he has taken his time to raise awareness for the underserved Native American population and their struggle to access health care."