POP Award: The Power of Professionalism Award
The Center for Professionalism recognizes the work done by medical students, residents, fellows, faculty and basic sciences through the Power of Professionalism Award.
Professionalism is reflected by a commitment to education, accountability, altruism and integrity.
We recognize Baylor community members who demonstrate respect for the patient, family, the patient's local physician, and all consultants.
This person recognizes the need for clear and compassionate communication, as well as recognizes and respects the value of differing opinions in clinical decision making.
Members of the Baylor community can use the award's online submission form to nominate someone for a POP award.
The Ben and Margaret Love Foundation Bobby Alford Award for Academic Clinical Professionalism
This annual award recognizes a physician at the College for professionalism and humanism, and the recipient's ability to model these qualities in the practice of medicine. Dr. Barbara Wells Trautner, associate professor of medicine - health services research and associate professor and director of clinical research in surgery, received the Love Award on May 18 at Baylor's Faculty Awards Day in Cullen Auditorium.
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 a one- to two-page summary supporting the candidate, including the merit of the candidate’s professionalism and humanistic characteristics and achievements, highlighting those manifested at the local level, to Andrea Croft.
Those 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.
Past Award Recipients
Past recipients of this prestigious award include:
- Dr. Barbara Trautner, associate professor of surgery and medicine and director of clinical research for the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery
- 2016: Dr. Emily Sedgwick, associate professor of breast imaging in the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center
- 2015: Dr. Kent Osborne, director of the Dan L Duncan Cancer Center, an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center
- 2014: Dr. George P. Noon, professor in the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery and the Meyer-DeBakey Chair in Investigative Surgery
- 2013: Dr. Martha Mims, chief of the hematology and oncology section at the Dan L Duncan Cancer Center
- 2012: Dr. Cynthia Peacock, director of the Transition Medicine Clinic
- 2011: Dr. Marcia Katz, associate professor of medicine-pulmonary