Cincinnati--The Ohio Chapter of the American College of Physicians
(ACP) recently honored University of Cincinnati (UC) College of
Medicine Professor Emeritus Richard W. Vilter, MD, with the 2002
Laureate Award. The Laureate Award honors those Fellows or Masters of
the American College of Physicians in Ohio who have demonstrated by
their example and conduct an abiding commitment to excellence in
medical care, education or research, and in service to their community,
their chapter and the ACP.
Dr. Vilter is a former national ACP
president and former Ohio Chapter ACP governor, and currently holds the
Gordon and Helen Hughes Taylor Professor Emeritus of Medicine Chair at
the UC College of Medicine. His visiting professorships are too
numerous to list and his clinical skills and his teachings are
legendary. Dr. Vilter has received numerous awards including: Joseph
Goldberger Award for Outstanding Contributions in the Field of
Nutrition from the American Medical Association, the Dan Ethan
Humanitarian Award/Physician of the Year from the National Foundation
March of Dimes, the Daniel Drake Medal awarded for "major and lasting
contributions to the UC College of Medicine and national and
international reputation in his field," the UC College of Medicine
Golden Apple Award, the UC Award for Excellence, and the Medical
Foundation of Cincinnati's Daniel Drake Humanitarian Award.
UC College of Medicine and American Cancer Society have established an
annual Vilter Lectureship and an annual Vilter Cancer Symposium,
respectively. Dr. Vilter is the author of over 120 scientific
publications as well as numerous historical and literary club papers.
The Ohio Chapter of the ACP-ASIM proudly presented the 2002 Laureate
Award to Dr. Vilter at its Annual Scientific Meeting Awards Dinner held
recently in Columbus.