The Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine (APDIM) awarded Judith L. Bowen, MD, the 2009 APDIM Dema C. Daley Founders Award during the 2009 APDIM Spring Meeting. The Founders Award honors a member of the internal medicine community recognized nationally as an educator, innovator, and leader.
Thomas G. Cooney, MD, Vice Chair of Education and Residency Program Director at Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine, presented the award. Dr. Bowen was recognized for her influence on graduate medical education programs and her substantial contribution to educational advancement. Dr. Bowen’s nominators emphasized her scholarship in education and her productivity in research, educational theory, and reports on educational innovation as examples of her national impact on medical education.
According to Dr. Bowen’s nominators, “She has exemplary leadership skills, combining intuition, decisiveness, innovation, and listening skills that allow for everyone working with her to excel at what they do. Her energy and enthusiasm are contagious, encouraging others to imagine new and creative ways of advancing medical education and chronic illness care.” In addition, Dr. Bowen’s nominators noted that her innovations “have led and influenced both institutions across the country and the innumerable mentees and learners she has worked with over the years.”
Dr. Bowen is currently Associate Residency Program Director for Primary Care at the Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. Prior to joining OHSU, she served as Transitional Year Residency Director and Internal Medicine Residency Program Director at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, WA.
In addition to serving as past Chair of the APDIM Education and Precourse Planning Committees, Dr. Bowen served as the principal educational consultant on the General Internal Medicine Faculty Development Project, funded by the US Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration between 1997 and 2002. Dr. Bowen was also elected to serve as Chair of the Association of American Medical Colleges’ Research in Medical Education Committee, served as Senior Deputy Editor of Journal of General Internal Medicine, and was appointed Education Director to the national Academic Chronic Care Collaborative.
Dr. Bowen earned her undergraduate degree in biochemistry from Williams College and her MD from Dartmouth Medical School. She completed an internship in pediatrics at University of Utah Affiliated Hospitals, followed by a residency in internal medicine at Virginia Mason Medical Center.
For more information about the APDIM Dema C. Daley Founders Award, please visit the APDIM website at www.im.org. Information from: Secor DC. Judith L. Bowen, MD, named 2009 recipient of Dema C. Daley founders award. Academic Internal Medicine Insight. 2009;7(2):19.