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Publish Date: 12/31/02
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Richard W. Vilter, MD, Receives Award

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.

The 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.

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