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Golden Anniversary Prize for Distinguished Clinical Investigation

About the Golden Anniversary Prize for Distinguished Clinical Investigation

In 1995, at the 50th year celebration of their graduation from medical school, the Class of 1945 established the Golden Anniversary Prize endowed fund to:

  • lend recognition and emphasize the importance of clinical observations and clinical investigation among the contributory sources of advancement in medical knowledge; and by application of the information in medical practice directly benefit patients; and

 to encourage interest in clinical investigation and financial support for research by recognition of such achievement, especially of young physicians at conclusion of their postgraduate training or in the early years of career development.

Over time the endowment has grown from gifts of class members and a planned gift from class member Paul Southwick, MD. Currently, the $4,000 prize is awarded every other year at the School of Medicine Awards Banquet, with a new prize, the S. Paul Southwick Award for Clinical Excellence and Teaching in Internal Medicine to be awarded in opposite years.