- The Power of Professionalism Award
- The PEAR Award
- Ben and Margaret Love Foundation Bobby Alford Award for Academic Clinical Professionalism
Additional Professionalism Awards
Several clinical and basic science departments have created their own awards acknowledging professionalism. If your department is interested in establishing a professionalism award and if you feel that the Center for Professionalism can be of assistance, please feel free to reach out to the Center by emailing us at professionalismmatters@bcm.
Ben and Margaret Love Foundation Bobby Alford Award for Academic Clinical Professionalism
About the Award
The Ben and Margaret Love Foundation Bobby Alford Award for Academic Clinical Professionalism recognizes a physician at the College for professionalism and humanism, and the recipient's ability to model these qualities in the practice of medicine. The award requires evidence of professional behavior and humanism within Baylor College of Medicine. Strength of the candidate's accomplishments should be demonstrated through:
- Providing pro bono patient care
- Providing patient care that inspires learners and others to perform above and beyond the call of duty
- Organizing patient care
- Creating opportunities or organizations that provide service to vulnerable or special needs populations
- Providing leadership or extending service to organizations that serve vulnerable or special needs populations
- Educating healthcare professionals who provide services with limited resources
- Advocacy for underserved or other populations
Additional contributions beyond Baylor College of Medicine, regionally, nationally, and internationally in any of those areas will be viewed as complementary to the service at BCM.
The opportunity to nominate a candidate for this award is limited to chairs, center directors, deans and those at the highest level of leadership at the College or its affiliated institutions. Candidates are considered for their qualities of professionalism in patient care, clinical research and/or education as well as humanism (altruism, caring, compassion, empathy, cultural sensitivity, and respect for the dignity of others). The nominee must be a full-time or part-time faculty or voluntary faculty physician with a Baylor appointment, be in good standing at Baylor and have contributed to the institution for five or more years.
The chair/leader is asked to submit two documents to nominate a faculty member by Feb. 12, 2024. The following documents should be provided as email attachments (PDF or MS Word) to Debbie Fernandez:
- One- to two-page summary supporting the nominee, including the merit of the nominee's professionalism and humanistic characteristics and achievements, highlighting those manifested within Baylor College of Medicine.
- Love portfolio
Those faculty members chosen for final consideration will be invited to submit a curriculum vitae and further documentation to the Selection Committee. The award winner receives a trophy and a $5,000 honorarium. The award is presented on Awards Day in May.
This award is co-administered by the Office of Faculty Development and the Center for Professionalism. Contact Debbie Fernandez at (713) 798-7285 for more information.
- 2023: Dr. George Robert Parkerson, III
- 2022: Dr. John Coverdale
- 2021: Dr. Sophia Banu
- 2020: Dr. Fareed Khan
- 2019: Dr. Biykem Bozkurt
- 2018: Dr. Daryl A. Scott
- 2017: Dr. Barbara Trautner
- 2016: Dr. Emily Sedgwick
- 2015: Dr. Kent Osborne
- 2014: Dr. George P. Noon
- 2013: Dr. Martha Mims
- 2012: Dr. Cynthia Peacock
- 2011: Dr. Marcia Katz
- 2010: Dr. James Pool