The Duke Medical Alumni Association has honored Anna Mae Diehl, MD, Florence McAlister Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology) and director of the Duke Liver Center, and Michael Merson, MD, founding director, Duke Global Health Institute, vice provost and vice president for global affairs, Wolfgang Joklik Professor of Global Health and professor of medicine (General Internal Medicine), community and family medicine and public policy, with Distinguished Alumni Awards. Dr. Diehl and Dr. Merson are among six alumni and faculty to be honored in 2017.
Established in 1968, the Medical Alumni Association Distinguished Awards were created to recognize those who make important contributions to the establishment and growth of the four-year medical school and to the world of medicine. The awards are designed to honor alumni and friends whose distinguished careers and unselfish contributions to society have added luster and prestige to the University and its School of Medicine. A committee appointed by the Dean of the School of Medicine selects the recipients from nominations solicited from alumni and medical school faculty.