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GIM’s Lisa Cooper, MD, MPH, the James F. Fries Professor of Medicine and founding Director of the Johns Hopkins Center to Eliminate Cardiovascular Health Disparities, is the recipient of the 2014 James D. Bruce Memorial Award for Distinguished Contributions in Preventive Medicine from the American College of Physicians (ACP). The award has been presented annually since 1946 in honor of thelate Dr. James D. Bruce, former Governorm Regent, and President of the ACP.
Past recipients have included such luminaries as Jonas Salk and most recently to Michael Klag, Dean of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Other Johns Hopkins pioneers in preventive medicine who have won the Bruce Award include Caroline Bedell Thomas, founder of the Precursors’ Study, Donald A. Henderson, Dean Emeritus of the School of Public Health and Abraham Lilienfeld, who was instrumental in expanding the field of epidemiology to include the study of chronic diseases.
Congratulations, Dr. Cooper, on this latest recognition of your contributions to preventive medicine!