The Bravewell Leadership Award

Kudos to Dr. Kathi Kemper for her second consecutive nomination as a finalist for the Bravewell Leadership Award.

From the Bravewell Collaborative site:

The Bravewell Collaborative (formerly the Philanthropic Collaborative for Integrative Medicine) exists to bring about optimal health and healing for individuals and society by:

– Organizing and sustaining a community of philanthropists dedicated to advancing integrative medicine

– Offering strategic and informed program initiatives which create optimal healing environments for both patients and healers

– Creating an atmosphere of collaboration that stimulates and supports innovation in integrative medicine

– Providing educational opportunities for health professionals, consumers, philanthropists and others in position to move American healthcare to integrative medicine

The Bravewell Collaborative established The Bravewell Leadership Award in 2002 to recognize the inspired leadership of those healthcare providers creating sustained progress in integrative medicine. Ralph Synderman, MD, Chancellor Emeritus of Duke University and James B. Duke Professor of Medicine in the Duke University School of Medicine, was the first recipient. He was presented with a check for $100,000 by former CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite at a dinner at the Regent Wall Street in New York City on Thursday, November 13, 2003. On November 10, 2005 a second award carrying a cash prize of $100,000 will be conferred.

Dr. Kemper is a pioneer in pediatric integrative medicine, and she currently holds the Caryl J. Guth Chair for Holistic and Integrative Medicine at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. She also authored The Holistic Pediatrician, and serves as Chair of the new AAP provisional Section of Complementary, Holistic and Integrative Medicine. Dr. Kemper will give one of the two keynote addresses at the upcoming Pediatric Integrative Medicine Conference, slated for October, 2005 in New York City.

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