Please Consider Donating to SMDM

SMDM appreciates contributions at all levels. Your generous donation will be used directly towards the fund of your choice.

Annual Giving:


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Support for SMDM's Goals

Goal: Support from 100% of SMDM members
$9,150 raised as of December 31, 2017.

Your gift will be used to support the programs and services SMDM undertakes to further our goals of promoting medical decision making principles to new audiences and throughout the world. Programs include training for researchers, clinicians and decision makers, mentoring and networking opportunities for our members and outreach on continents seeking knowledge of and training in medical decision making principles. 

Lee B. Lusted Student Prize Fund

Goal: $5,000
$6,310 raised as of December 31, 2017.

The Lee B. Lusted Student Prize Fund recognizes and supports young decision makers for outstanding presentations of research at an SMDM meeting. In 2017, your gifts supported 10 winners at the 39th Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh. Learn more about early career awards.

John M. Eisenberg Award Fund

Goal: $1,000
$800 raised as of December 31, 2017.

The John M. Eisenberg Award for Practical Application of Medical Decision Making Research recognizes an individual or organization that has demonstrated sustained leadership in translating medical decision making research into practice, and that has taken exceptional steps to communicate the principles and/or substantive findings of medical decision making research to policy makers, to clinical decision makers, and to the general public. 

Asia-Pacific Outreach Fund

Goal: $5,000
$50 raised as of December 31, 2017.

In January 2016, SMDM held its second Asia-Pacific Conference in Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong. As a result of this conference, SMDM was invited to provide training to three other groups, one each in Tokyo, Malaysia and Singapore. Our trainings are part of a long-term commitment to building stronger connections with medical decision making communities outside of North America and Europe. Your gift to the Asia-Pacific Outreach Fund will be used to support continued outreach to and training in the Asia-Pacific region.

A Gift through your Will or Trust:

A growing number of generous individuals are choosing to support their favorite cause by making a gift in their wills and trusts. You can make a gift to the Society for Medical Decision Making of a set dollar amount, a percentage of your estate, or what is left after your loved ones have been taken care of. Bequests to the Society are entirely free from federal estate tax and there is no limit on the amount you can leave to the Society or any other charitable organization through your estate.

While attorneys are responsible for the legal aspects of estate planning, we are pleased to provide the following sample bequest language as a courtesy to our members:

I give, devise and bequeath to the Society for Medical Decision Making, 390 Amwell Road, Suite 402, Hillsborough, NJ 08844, the sum of $____ (or "___%" or "the rest, residue and remainder of my estate") to further the field of medical decision making (or "for priorities set by the Board" or "to support the Lee B. Lusted Student Prize").

For more information about making a gift through your will or trust to the Society for Medical Decision Making, please speak with your estate planning attorney. SMDM's Executive Director, Jill Metcalf, is available to answer questions about giving to SMDM. She can be reached at (619) 316-7795 or

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SMDM members contribute critically to health policy research in the areas of evidence-based medicine, cost effective health care, patient decision making and public health. SMDM helps you to be more than just a face in the crowd. The connections you make through SMDM can help you build a network of long-term contacts to help you throughout your career.

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Heather Taffet Gold, PhD
Heather Taffet Gold, PhD

"While my research is more methodological, I fully appreciate the exposure to clinical applications I get at SMDM."

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