A physician who is improving palliative care for children with brain tumors and another physician who is helping impoverished patients with advanced dementia are among the five recipients of the 2015 Hastings Center Cunniff-Dixon Physician Awards.
The awards were made in three categories: a senior award and a mid-career award of $25,000 each and three early-career awards of $15,000 apiece. Each recipient has been exemplary in one or more of four areas: medical practice, teaching, research, and community.
“All these award winners share a commitment to reaching special populations, from children with cancer to veterans to underserved minority communities,” says Mildred Z. Solomon, Ed.D, president of The Hastings Center. “They are outstanding clinicians who provide exquisite patient care, but who also have the skill and commitment to create durable organizational structures that will ensure that the work succeeds over time.”
The recipients are, from left, David N. Korones, Bruce E. Condit, Shaida Talebreza Brandon, Mary K. Buss, Laura M. Iglesias Lino.