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2016 Josiah Macy Jr Foundation Award

 

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Earlier this year the Macy Foundation announced a new awards program to recognize excellence for social mission in health professions education. The award was developed in collaboration with the Beyond Flexner Alliance for presentation at the 2016 Beyond Flexner conference.

 

 

 

 

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Individual Excellence

Thomas F. Curtin, MD

For visionary leadership in building an alliance between Community Health Centers and A.T. Still University resulting in the development of two health center purposed dental schools and one health center purposed medical school ultimately resulting in the education of thousands of clinicians skilled in the treatment of disadvantaged populations.

 

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Program Excellence

Putting Families First: An Interprofessional Family Health (IFH) Experience - University of Florida

For steadfast excellence over 19 years delivering all University of Florida dental, medical, nursing, pharmacy, public health and veterinary students an interdisciplinary, collaborative, community-based course that advances the core values of social mission in health professions education.

 

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Institutional Excellence

Morehouse School of Medicine

 

For their vision of health equity, their commitment to community, and their success in educating a growing cadre of diverse leaders in medicine and the health sciences.

 

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Lifetime Achievement

H. Jack Geiger, MD 

For a lifetime of work in health, poverty and civil rights including marching with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr and still fighting the moral injustices that confront us daily. Dr. Geiger is a founding member of Physicians for Human Rights, Physicians for Social Responsibility (Nobel 1985) and is considered the Father of Community Health Centers in America.