Innovators in Health Award
Paul Offit, MD, is the 2013 Innovators in Health Award winner. Dr. Offit is the chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases and the director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. The award was presented at the Gift of Health Gala on Oct. 12.
About the Award
The Innovators in Health Award honors visionary leaders who exhibit courage, perseverance, and a pioneering spirit to improve health care for the community or for large populations.
Award recipients are chosen after seeking recommendations from leaders within Group Health and from the community at large. Previous award recipients include: Aubrey Davis; Don Brennan; Leo Greenawalt; Treuman Katz; Donald Berwick, MD; William (Bill) Foege, MD, MPH; Cheryl Scott; the Rotary Club of Seattle; Ron Sims; Karen Davis, PhD; and Christopher Elias, MD.