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SMHS Faculty Members Earn American College of Physicians Awards

Congratulations to the four distinguished members of the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) who earned awards from the American College of Physicians (ACP) this year.

The college offers 24 awards and a number of Masterships each year.

This year’s ACP award winners from SMHS include:

  • Lawrence “Bopper” Deyton, MD ’85, MSPH, senior associate dean for clinical public health, Murdock Head Professor of Medicine and Health Policy, and professor of medicine at SMHS, who earned the James D. Bruce Memorial Award for Distinguished Contributions in Preventive Medicine
  • Jillian S. Catalanotti, MD, MPH, associate professor of medicine at SMHS, who earned the Walter J. McDonald Award for Young Physicians
  • Marie L. Borum, MD, RESD ’88, EdD’03, MPH ’95, professor of medicine at SMHS, who received an ACP Mastership
  • Helen Burstin, MD, MPH, executive vice president and CEO for the Council of Medical Specialty Societies and associate clinical professor of medicine at SMHS, who received an ACP Mastership

The ACP awards committee reviews all nominees at a yearly meeting and scores each individually, according to the organization’s website. The nominees with the highest scores are recommended as candidates for awards and Masterships to the Board of Regents, which then reviews and approves the candidates.

Masters are selected because of “integrity, positions of honor, eminence in practice or in medical research, or other attainments in science or in the art of medicine,” according to the ACP.

Masters must be highly accomplished professionals demonstrating eminence in practice, leadership, or in medical research, and they must be distinguished by the excellence and significance of their contributions to the field of medicine.

To learn more, visit https://www.acponline.org/about-acp/awards-masterships-and-competitions/...