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The 2013 Bravewell Leadership Award Event
Bravewell to Host its Final Leadership Award Event on November 7, 2013
Any successful transformation requires champions who are willing to undertake the risks and sacrifices necessary to catalyze the change. This is especially true in healthcare. To encourage and sustain leadership in the field of integrative medicine, The Bravewell Collaborative created the Bravewell Leadership Award.
Over the last decade, Bravewell has conferred three leadership awards (2003, 2005, 2011) and presented six of the field’s early leaders with a Pioneer in Integrative Medicine Award (2007). On November 7, 2013, The Bravewell Collaborative will hold its fourth and final in Leadership Award Event.
For more information, please contact David Rosenstock at 212.838.2660, ext. 13.
Lectures & Luncheon
The daytime “Lectures & Luncheon” — “Health and Wellbeing: Integrative Medicine and the Transformation of Healthcare” — will be moderated by Jon LaPook, MD, CBS Evening News Correspondent. Held at the Grand Hyatt in New York City on Thursday, November 7, 2013, registration opens at 9 am. The programming will begin at 9:45 am and conclude at 2 pm. (Times subject to change.)
Presentations will be made by:
- Tracy Gaudet, MD, Director, VHA Office of Patient-Centered Care and Cultural Transformation
- Judith Salerno, MD, Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
- Ralph Snyderman, MD, Chancellor Emeritus at Duke University
- Andrew Weil, MD, Director of the Center for Integrative Medicine of the College of Medicine, University of Arizona
Bravewell Leadership Award Dinner
To celebrate the accomplishments of the recipients of the Leadership Award as well as those of The Bravewell Collaborative and its partners, the Bravewell Leadership Award Dinner will be held at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City on Thursday, November 7, 2013. Hosted by Christy and John Mack, Mehmet Oz, MD, will preside as Master of Ceremonies. The reception begins at 6:00 pm. The dinner will begin at 7:30 pm and conclude at 10 pm. (Times subject to change.)
Two Bravewell Leadership Awards, each of which confers a $100,000 grant to assist the recipient in carrying out his/her mission to transform the culture of healthcare, will be presented this year. Recipients are Tracy Gaudet, MD, Director, VHA Office of Patient-Centered Care and Cultural Transformation and Myles Spar, MD, Director, Integrative Medicine at Venice Family Clinic's Simms/Mann Health and Wellness Center. Harvey Fineberg, MD, President of the Institute of Medicine will deliver the keynote presentation.
About the Award
Award recipients are physicians or other doctoral level professionals from North America who:
- Are catalysts in advancing the field of integrative medicine
- Have made significant contributions to the field of medicine and have demonstrated positive influence among their colleagues and those they serve
- Embody and advance the principles of the Declaration for a New Medicine
- Have a history of collaboration across disciplines and healing philosophies
- Have a compelling vision for the future of medicine that inspires and encourages others
- Are resilient change agents and role models in their communities
Leadership Award recipients are the change agents who have the greatest potential for influencing their peers and institutions, and who have the best opportunity to effect long-term change.
Ralph Snyderman, MD
On November 13, 2003, the inaugural Bravewell Leadership Award Evening was held in New York City. Before an audience of 450, Ralph Snyderman, MD, Chancellor Emeritus, Duke University, accepted the $100,000 award.
Learn More about the 2003 Bravewell Leadership Award event
Brian Berman, MD
The second Bravewell Leadership Award Event was held on November 10, 2005, in New York City. Brian M. Berman, MD, the Director of the Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, accepted the $100,000 award.
Learn More about the 2005 Bravewell Leadership Award event
The Pioneers of Integrative Medicine
On Thursday November 8, 2007, The Bravewell Collaborative hosted the Inaugural Pioneers of Integrative Medicine Award Event to honor six of the early leaders in integrative medicine whose work in the 1980s and 1990s paved the way for a new era in American medicine. Those leaders honored were Larry Dossey, MD; James Gordon, MD; Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD; Dean Ornish, MD; Rachel Remen, MD; and Andrew Weil, MD.
Learn More about the Bravewell Pioneer Award event
Mimi Guarneri, MD
On Thursday evening, November 10, 2011, The Bravewell Collaborative honored Mimi Guarneri, MD, as its third recipient of the Bravewell Leadership Award. Nearly 400 people joined Bravewell members at the Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City to celebrate Guarneri’s accomplishments and the advancement of integrative medicine. The event was hosted by Christy and John Mack, with Mehmet Oz, MD, acting as Master of Ceremonies.
Learn More about the 2011 Bravewell Leadership Award event