“The Consortium would not be the strong and vibrant force it is today in the world of integrative health care if not for the tremendous support we received over the past ten years from the Bravewell Collaborative.”

— Ben Kligler, MD, MPH, Consortium Chair

Bravewell Lectureship and Distinguished Service Award

Dr. Aviad Haramanti

Dr. Aviad Haramanti receives the first Bravewell Distinguished Service Award

Consortium Honors Bravewell through Lectureship and Distinguished Service Award

The Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine recently announced that the Consortium has established two programs to honor the many contributions made by The Bravewell Collaborative to the field of integrative medicine and to the Consortium.

The Bravewell Lectureship, which will be offered every year at its annual meeting, gives the Consortium the opportunity to invite a thought leader from the larger healthcare world to educate and inspire the membership. The Bravewell Distinguished Service Award is a venue for honoring one of the Consortium members for their contribution to the Consortium's work.

“The Consortium would not be the strong and vibrant force it is today in the world of integrative healthcare if not for the tremendous support we received over the past ten years from the Bravewell Collaborative,” said Ben Kligler, MD, MPH, Consortium Chair. “We wanted to find a way to acknowledge and honor Bravewell's role in our growth, and thought that the best way to do that would be to establish two awards which represent our inner strength and our great potential to impact the larger world of healthcare. We look forward to using these awards every year as an opportunity to express our continuing gratitude to the Collaborative for helping make all of this happen.”

The first awards were conferred at the Consortium’s fall 2012 meeting. Darrell Kirch, MD, president and chief executive officer of the Association of American Medical Colleges, was named the first Bravewell Distinguished Lecturer and Aviad Haramanti, PhD, Professor of Physiology and Medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine, received the first Bravewell Distinguished Service Award.

 

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Bravewell president Christy Mack and past president Penny George discussed the history of The Bravewell Collaborative with Consortium members Ben Kligler, MD; Margaret Chesney, MD; Adam Perlman, MD; and Aviad Haramanti, PhD, at the Consortium’s 2012 fall meeting in Washington DC.