ACP National Awards
Several esteemed Northwestern faculty members were recently recognized for their stellar work in academic medicine. Congratulations to....
Dr. Robert O. Bonow, MD, FACP is Vice Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Northwestern for Development. Prior to taking that position, he was Chief of Cardiology at Northwestern from 1992 to 2011. He is one of the most eminent cardiologists in the United States and is co-editor of Braunwald's Heart Disease: A Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine. In 2009 Bob was the recipient of the John Phillips Memorial Award for Outstanding Work in Clinical Medicine (“Phillips Award”).
Dr. J. Larry Jameson, MD, FACP, Lewis Landsberg Professor and Dean of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, is the recipient of the American College of Physicians Award for Science (for outstanding work in science as related to medicine). Dr. Jameson is co-editor of Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine as well as DeGroot and Jameson’s Endocrinology. Dr. Jameson possesses international recognition for his groundbreaking research. His findings in molecular biology and techniques of interconnecting genetics, gene modification and intracellular signaling altered the scope of endocrine investigation.
We now have five ACP Masters (MACP) at Northwestern:
- Warren Furey
- Jeffrey Glassroth
- David Green
- Lewis Landsberg
- John Phair
- Neil Stone
These awards will be presented at the annual ACP meeting in April, 2011. We should be proud of our colleagues chosen for these prestigious national ACP awards. Accomplishments like these inspire us to excellence and honor internal medicine in Illinois. Please join us in extending our warm congratulations to these faculty members.
Criteria for election as Master of ACP
ACP Bylaws state that Masters shall be Fellows who have been selected because of “personal character, positions of honor, contributions towards furthering the purposes of the ACP, eminence in practice or in medical research, or other attainments in science or in the art of medicine.” Masters must be highly accomplished individuals. Evidence of their achievements can come from many types of endeavors such as research, education, health care initiatives, volunteerism, and administrative positions. The Master must be distinguished by the excellence and significance of his or her contributions to the field of medicine.
Description of ACP Award for Outstanding Work in Science as Related to Medicine.
This award is bestowed for outstanding work in science as related to medicine. Scientists of any country and in any field, whether non-clinical or clinical, biochemical, biological, physical, or social, shall be eligible for this award. An MD shall not be required. A major consideration in selecting the awardee will be an outstanding contribution to medicine made by the nominee. Some previous awardees include Rosalyn Yalow; Julius Comroe; Michael Brown and Joseph Goldstein; Harold Varmus; Arthur Guyton; Francis Collins; and Janet Rowley.