Bruce Davis Award 2011 Conferred
The winner of the Bruce Davis Gold Medal in Palliative Medicine has been announced!
Dr Sherley Christobel Louis, a postgraduate student of radiotherapy at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute won the award for 2011 after she placed at the top in a special exam for the award. The Hindu reports:
Sherley Christobel Louis, a postgraduate student of radiotherapy at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, has won the Bruce Davis Gold Medal Award for 2011 after she came first in the national-level Bruce Davis Gold Medal Examination. This was announced here on Friday by a spokesperson for the Institute of Palliative Medicine.
The examination for young doctors is conducted by the Kozhikode-headquartered Institute of Palliative Medicine, a World Health Organisation collaboration centre. The award, being given since 2004, had been instituted in memory of philanthropist Bruce Davis. It carries a purse of Rs.25,000 and a certificate. It would be presented to Dr. Sherley at the 19thinternational congress of the Indian Association of Palliative Care in Kolkota in February.
The news is also covered on the Palliative Care India blog.
Bruce Davis, who provided the funding for the prestigious Rs.25,000 award for the gold medal, is a longtime supporter of palliative care in India. He funded the construction of the Institute of Palliative Medicine at Calicut, and is supporting Pallium India and several palliative care centers in India.
Pallium India have named our recently constructed training centre at our headquarters in Trivandrum after Mr. Davis.