This year’s Bruce Davis Prize goes to Dr. Kapil Sankar.
Bruce Davis prize was established to encourage young doctors to come into the field of palliative care. The 2010 prize (which includes a gold medal and a cash prize of Rs. 25,000) was received by Dr Kapil Sankar at the Annual Conference of Indian Association of Palliative Care at Lucknow in February 2011.
Bruce Davis, who lives in the UK and runs the Wilfrid Bruce Davis Trust, has helped the palliative care movement in India in numerous ways. He supported the Pain and Palliative Care Society at Calicut and many other Indian palliative care initiatives from its early days and his efforts funded the construction and equipping of the Institute of Palliative Medicine there. He continues to support many palliative care programs in the country and Pallium India has been a proud recipient of his good wishes and support from its inception.
Congratulations, Dr Kapil Sankar and thank you Mr Bruce Davis.