Walsh McDermott Medal – Past Recipients

2020

David Relman, MD

Thomas C. and Joan M. Merigan Professor
Stanford University

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2019

Cato Laurencin, MD, PhD

University Professor and Albert and Wilda Van Dusen Distinguished Endowed Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Connecticut

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2018

Elaine L. Larson, PhD, RN, FAAN, CIC

Anna C. Maxwell Professor of Nursing Research
Professor of Epidemiology
School of Nursing
Columbia University

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2017

Barbara J. McNeil, MD, PhD
Ridley Watts Professor and Head
Department of Health Care Policy
Harvard Medical School Professor of Radiology
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

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2016

Lynn R. Goldman, MD, MS, MPH
Dean and Professor
Milken Institute School of Public Health
George Washington University

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2015

Alan Leshner
CEO Emeritus
American Association for the Advancement of Science

2014

Dan G. Blazer, MD, PhD
Gibbons Professor of Psychiatry
Duke University Medical Center

2013 

Donald M. Berwick, MD
Former President and CEO
Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Former Administrator
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

2012 

Haile T. Debas, MD
Director
University of California Global Health Institute
Senior Global Health Advisor
University of California, San Francisco
Founding Executive Director
Global Health Sciences
Former Chancellor and Dean Emeritus
University of California, San Francisco 

2011 

Robert B. Wallace, MD
Irene Ensminger Stecher Professor of Epidemiology and Internal Medicine
Department of Epidemiology
College of Public Health
The University of Iowa 

2010

David R. Challoner, MD
Vice President for Health Affairs Emeritus
University of Florida 

2009

Don E. Detmer, MD
Professor Emeritus and Professor of Medical Education
Department of Public Health Sciences
University of Virginia School of Medicine 

2008

Gilbert S. Omenn, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine, Genetics and Public Health
Center for Computational Medicine and Biology
University of Michigan Medical School

2007

Jack D. Barchas, MD
Barklie McKee Henry Professor and Chair
Department of Psychiatry
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Psychiatrist-in-Chief
Weill Cornell Medical Center 

2006

Elena O. Nightingale, MD, PhD
Scholar-in-Residence
Institute of Medicine 

2005

Ada Sue Hinshaw, PhD, RN
Dean, School of Nursing
University of Michigan 

2004

Floyd E. Bloom, MD
Chairman of the Department of Neuropharmacology
Scripps Research Institute

2003

Leon Eisenberg, MD
Professor of Social Medicine Emeritus
Harvard Medical School 

2002

Enriqueta C. Bond, PhD
President
Burroughs Wellcome Fund 

2001

Julius B. Richmond, MD
John D. MacArthur Professor of Health Policy Emeritus
Harvard University 

2000

Mary Ellen Avery, MD
Thomas Morgan Rotch Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics Emerita
Harvard Medical School
Physician-in-Chief Emeritus
Children’s Hospital in Boston


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