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Founders' Medal Award

One of the major highlights of the Southern Regional Meeting is the presentation of the Founders' Medal Award, which was created in honor of Dr. Tinsley Harrison.

Founders' Medal Award History

On October 5, 1946, representatives from 19 southern medical schools met in New Orleans to organize the formation of a regional society of clinical investigators. The new organization, named the Southern Society for Clinical Research (SSCR, later changed to the Southern Society for Clinical Investigation), held its first meeting at the Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans on January 25, 1947. Fifty selected "Founders" attended, 18 abstracts were presented and Tinsley Harrison was named the organization's first President.

Since 1973, the Society has formally awarded the Founders' Medal to an individual who is a member of the SSCI. He/she should have: (1) played an important role in the SSCI, both through participation in the annual meeting and in providing leadership for the growth of the Society; (2) have been recognized nationally as a leader in medicine and (3) have been recognized as a leader in his/her institution.

Current Founders' Medal Award Recipient

We congratulate this year's winner, Dr. David M. Guidot of Emory University, as his name is added to this prestigious list of scientists who have come before him as recipients of this award.

Founders' Medal Award Winner

Also pictured are Dr. Sushma Cribbs, SSCI Member and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Emory University, Dr. Jesse Roman, SSRI Member and Chairman, Department of Medicine at University of Louisville and Dr. Monica Farley, SSCI Member and Professor of Medicine at Emory University, presenting the Founders' Medal to Dr. David Guidot at the 2017 SSCI/Southern Regional Meeting in New Orleans.

Founders' Medal Award Recipients

  • 1973 - Eugene A. Stead, Jr.
  • 1974 - Tinsley Harrison
  • 1975 - Donald W. Seldin
  • 1976 - George E. Burch
  • 1977 - Grant W. Liddle
  • 1978 - James B. Wynegaarden
  • 1979 - Arthur C. Guyton
  • 1980 - Rudolph H. Kampmeir
  • 1981 - Paul B. Beeson
  • 1982 - John A. Oates
  • 1983 - Jean D. Wilson
  • 1984 - Henry D. McIntosh
  • 1985 - Edward W. Hook
  • 1986 - William J. Harrington
  • 1987 - Peter O. Kohler
  • 1988 - Gerald S. Berenson
  • 1989 - Harper Hellems
  • 1990 - Jay H. Stein
  • 1991 - Manuel Martinez-Maldonado
  • 1992 - Daniel W. Foster
  • 1993 - James A. Pittman
  • 1994 - Andrew H. Kang
  • 1995 - Suzanne Oparil
  • 1996 - Neil A. Kurtzman
  • 1997 - Harold J. Fallon
  • 1998 - Sanford B. Krantz
  • 1999 - Juha P. Kokko
  • 2000 - Martin H. Steinberg
  • 2001 - Donald M. Miller
  • 2002 - James B. Dale
  • 2003 - Jules B. Puschett
  • 2004 - J. Claude Bennett
  • 2005 - Richard D. deShazo
  • 2006 - Kent A. Kirchner
  • 2007 - David W. Ploth
  • 2008 - Charles V. Sanders
  • 2009 - Richard W. McCallum
  • 2010 - Solomon S. Solomon
  • 2011 - Michael S. Bronze
  • 2012 - Karl T. Weber
  • 2013 - L. Lee Hamm
  • 2014 - Jesse Roman
  • 2015 - Monica M. Farley
  • 2016 - Robert T. Means, Jr.
  • 2017 - David M. Guidot

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