POP Award: The Power of Professionalism Award

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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.

We are looking for 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.

POP Nomination Process

To nominate someone for the POP award, using the award's online submission form write a brief paragraph of 250 words or less which describes why you think that your candidate exemplifies the best of Baylor professionalism. Describe a specific episode that you observed or the characteristics of professionalism that you have noted in the nominee. Nominations can be submitted by any member of our medical, education or research communities and the nomination remains active indefinitely. Be sure to include the name and contact information for your nominee.

To access the Power of Professionalism Award Nomination form you may receive a login challenge. Follow the SharePoint login instructions.

See POP award winners.

Love 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.

Past recipients of this prestigious annual award include:

2018: Dr. Daryl A. Scott, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of molecular & human genetics and molecular physiology & biophysics

2017: Dr. Barbara Trautner honored for clinical professionalism

2016: Dr. Emily Sedgwick receives award celebrating professionalism in medicine

2015: Dr. Kent Osborne honored for medical professionalism 
Read Dr. Osborne's statement where he explains how Baylor helps make cancer care accessible to all members of the community.

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

2010: Dr. James Pool, professor of medicine and pharmacology

Dr. Adam Cohen Student Professionalism Award

Dr. Adam Cohen, a former graduate of the Department of Pediatrics Resident Training Program, was considered to be an exemplary resident, highly competent, considerate, affable, and above all remarkably professional. Following his residency training he practiced pediatric medicine, where he was acknowledged as an outstanding clinician, revered by colleagues, patients, and families alike. He succumbed to cancer a few years after starting practice, and this award is dedicated in his honor.

2017-2018: Kate Travis
2015-2016: Dr. Georgene Ellen Hergenroeder

The Center for Professionalism Offers Mini Grants

The purpose of the mini grant awards is to fund innovative and unique small projects or programs that enhance the mission and goals of the Baylor Center for Professionalism. The selection committee’s goal is to fund as many requests as possible. Submitting a thorough and thoughtful proposal will help you make your case and make it easier for the committee to vet and award grants. Only one grant proposal per year and per person can be funded.

Grants will be evaluated by a peer review panel and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis until the funds have been fully allocated. It is recommended to apply early in the year. Mini-grant budgets must be between $300- $1,000. Contact the Center for Professionalism at ProfessionalismMatters@bcm.edu or (713) 798-4553 for more information. Download the mini grant application (Baylor login required).