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Call for Nominations for the Roberto Logroño MD Award and Lectureship for Professionalism in Medicine

Dear Colleagues:

The Department of Pathology, UTMB, seeks nominations for the Roberto Logroño, MD Award and Lectureship for Professionalism in Medicine.
Dr. Logroño was born in New Britain, Connecticut, and grew up in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, where he graduated from Medical School in 1982 at the Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo. He completed residency training in anatomic and clinical pathology at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey, and a fellowship in cytopathology at the University of Wisconsin Medical Center in Madison. In 1997 he was appointed director of the UTMB Division of Cytopathology, a position he held until his unexpected death in 2006. Dr. Logroño was a tenured Professor in the Department of Pathology.
In his foreshortened career as a clinician, educator, mentor and investigator, Dr. Logroño exemplified many of the attributes of professionalism, including altruism, accountability, excellence, duty, honor and integrity, and respect for others.
He has been described in such ways by numerous people who knew him personally and professionally:
  • “His respect, integrity, conscientiousness, and dedication promptly led to an unsurpassable reputation and trust among our local pathologists and clinical doctors. Roberto was humble and determined, and was not afraid to express his honest opinion in any situation.”
  • “Dr. Logroño was generous with his time, and contributed without hesitation to support and advance the cytopathology community. He was always ready to share his experience and advice.”
  • “Dr. Logroño was passionate about cytology and teaching. He cared deeply about his residents and fellows and made certain that they were included in cytopathology related activities.”
  • “Roberto’s passion for learning was exceeded only by his commitment to the profession as an educator.”
  • “Roberto’s commitment to all facets of academia was obvious at the institutional level as well as nationally. He was recognized for his excellence on numerous occasions, and his enthusiasm and passion for the topics he taught were reflected by the superb evaluations he invariably received.”
The UTMB Department of Pathology is delighted to invite our campus wide faculty, staff and students to submit nominations for the annual award and lectureship on professionalism in medicine in memory of Roberto Logroño, M.D.
The nominee should be a UTMB faculty member noted for a high level of professionalism in patient care, teaching and/or medical research. Nominations can come from students, house staff, faculty and staff, and should include a cover letter describing how the candidate exemplifies the principles of professionalism in everyday behavior and in interactions with peers, patients, and students. The proposal should be submitted electronically and should include the candidate’s Curriculum Vitae (CV) and at least two (2) letters of support from colleagues who are well acquainted with the candidate. Additional letters of support are welcome.
The deadline for nominations is Monday, January 13, 2014.  Nominations and supporting documents should be sent to Dr. Alexander J. Indrikovs, Vice Chair of Pathology Clinical Services at aindriko@utmb.edu, with subject heading “Roberto Logroño Lectureship.”
The selection will be made by the Organizing Committee: Drs. Judith Aronson, Howard Brody, Mark Holden, Alexander Indrikovs, Juan Olano, and David Walker.
The recipient of the award will be honored at a formal reception following the lecture on professionalism to be held on April 21, 2014 in the Caduceus Room.
Thank you for giving serious thought to the nomination of a respected colleague deserving of this honor.
David H. Walker, M.D.
The Carmage and Martha Walls Distinguished University Chair in Tropical Diseases
Professor and Chairman, Department of Pathology
Executive Director,
Center for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Disease
University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston
301 University Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77555-0609
Telephone:  409-772-3989
Fax:  409-772-1850

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