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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 9, 2003

Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award presented to
John F. Donnelly, M.D.

DAYTON, OHIO - John F. Donnelly, M.D., was honored by Wright State School of Medicine's graduating class of 2003 with the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine award for faculty. He was presented the award during the graduation ceremony on June 6 at the Schuster Performing Arts Center.

The Arnold P. Gold Foundation sponsors the annual Humanism in Medicine Awards at more than 80 of the nation's medical schools. Its goal is to improve doctor/patient relations and foster healthcare professionals who exhibit the highest level of respect, sensitivity, and cultural competence for the patients and families they serve, and to nurture and perpetuate the tradition of the "caring doctor." This award is presented to those who best demonstrate the Foundation's ideals of outstanding compassion in the delivery of care, respect for patients, their families and healthcare colleagues, as well as demonstrated clinical excellence.

Nominated by students and fellow faculty members, Donnelly was chosen for the award because of his willingness to help others, his consistency in demonstrating compassion and empathy in the delivery of health care to patients, and for excellence in professional behavior toward students, fellows, and the community.

A faculty member for more than six years, Donnelly is an associate professor of family medicine and community health, and the predoctoral director for the Department of Family Medicine at Wright State University School of Medicine.

Donnelly graduated from the University of Dallas with a BA in Biology. He holds an M.D. from the University of Texas Medical School, and completed his residency training at the Memorial Family Practice Residency Program at the University of Texas Houston Medical School and Memorial Hospital Southwest. He completed a clinical teaching fellowship in family medicine at the Family Practice Faculty Development Center at the McLennan County Medical Education and Research Foundation in Waco, Texas.