The UC College of Medicine has named Richard Becker, MD, and James Heubi, MD, winners of the 2011 Daniel Drake Medal. The Daniel Drake Medal was established in 1985 as the college celebrated the 200th anniversary of the birth of its founder, pioneering physician Daniel Drake.
The award is given annually to honor distinguished living faculty and alumni.
Becker is professor of medicine at Duke University School of Medicine. He completed undergraduate, graduate and medical degrees at UC and is co-director for the Duke Comprehensive Center for Hemostasis and Thrombosis and directs the Cardiovascular Thrombosis Center and the Duke Health Systems Cardiogenetics Thrombosis Clinic.
Heubi has been on the faculty of UC for 32 years and professor of pediatrics since 1989. More recently he has been program director for the General Clinical Research Center (GCRC) from 1988 to 2010, associate dean for clinical and translational research since 2002, associate chair for clinical investigation in the department of pediatrics since 2006 and co-director of the Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training since 2005.
"The annual Drake awards are a time when we at the College of Medicine can reflect on the contributions made by our outstanding faculty and alumni,” says Andrew Filak, MD, interim dean of the College of Medicine and vice president for health affairs.
"Drs. Becker and Heubi serve as great examples of the caliber of both the doctors we train and our faculty.”