Medical mentor award winners named

NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted June 19, 2006

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The Joy McCann Foundation in Tampa, Fla., named three winners of its McCann Scholars Program, which rewards faculty who cultivate the next generation of health professionals.

The 2006 recipients are Donald Coffey, PhD, of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Sherine Gabriel, MD, of the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, Minn., and Glenn Hamilton, MD, of Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio.

"All the inspiring doctors I've known had mentors who helped shape their careers," said Joy McCann Culverhouse, chair of the foundation. "Our foundation strongly believes that our scholars and professors are serving the future by acting as role models for today's students."

The program began in 2003 to encourage mentors in medicine, nursing and science. Each recipient is chosen through an anonymous panel and awarded $150,000 to be used at his or her discretion.

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