Loyola's Highest Honors Bestowed on Paul Farmer, MD, PhD, and Richard L. Gamelli, MD, FACS

News Archive November 12, 2013

Loyola's Highest Honors Bestowed on Paul Farmer, MD, PhD, and Richard L. Gamelli, MD, FACS

MAYWOOD, Ill. — In recognition of leadership and dedication to changing lives for the better, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine will honor two outstanding physicians at its 63rd Stritch Annual Awards Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 16 at the Field Museum in Chicago. Richard L. Gamelli, MD, FACS, will receive the Stritch Medal and Paul Farmer, MD, PhD, the Sword of Loyola.

“Stritch School of Medicine’s mission is to train tomorrow’s physicians to bring positive change to their patients’ lives, communities, and our world. Those we honor embody excellence, commitment, determination and compassion,” said Linda Brubaker, MD, MS, FACS, FACOG, the school’s dean and chief diversity officer.

Richard L. Gamelli, MD, FACS, a world-renowned leader in the care and treatment of burn injury, is being awarded the 2013 Stritch Medal in recognition of his innovative research, outstanding patient-centered care, and inspiring contributions to medical education.

The Sword of Loyola recognizes notable achievements of outstanding leaders. This year’s recipient is Paul Farmer, MD, PhD, who is celebrated for his humanitarian efforts to bring first-world health care to people in third-world countries. 

Also, 25 young adults from the Chicago area will be recognized for their participation in the Stritch Junior Service League, a volunteer organization that continues Loyola’s tradition of commitment to the community.

As Chicago’s longest-running black-tie gala, the Stritch School of Medicine Annual Awards Dinner has raised millions of dollars for medical education scholarships since 1950.

Saturday, November 16, 2013
6 p.m.

Chicago Field Museum
1400 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, Ill.

Individual tickets are $600; tables of 10 can be sponsored for $6,000 or $12,000. Tickets are a tax-deductible charitable donation to the extent allowed by law.

StritchAlumni@luc.edu or 708.216.6576

Evie Polsley at epolsley@lumc.edu or 708.417.5100.

The Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences Division (HSD) advances interprofessional, multidisciplinary, and transformative education and research while promoting service to others through stewardship of scientific knowledge and preparation of tomorrow's leaders. The HSD is located on the Health Sciences Campus in Maywood, Illinois. It includes the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, the Stritch School of Medicine, the biomedical research programs of the Graduate School, and several other institutes and centers encouraging new research and interprofessional education opportunities across all of Loyola University Chicago. The faculty and staff of the HSD bring a wealth of knowledge, experience, and a strong commitment to seeing that Loyola's health sciences continue to excel and exceed the standard for academic and research excellence. For more on the HSD, visit LUC.edu/hsd.
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