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McGlothlin MEC’s design honored with national award

James W. and Frances G. McGlothlin Medical Education Center

James W. and Frances G. McGlothlin Medical Education Center

The James W. and Frances G. McGlothlin Medical Education Center has been honored for its outstanding design in the category of specialized facilities by American School & University, a magazine devoted to the planning, design and construction of the nation’s K-12 and higher-education facilities.

Its November issue annually honors education organizations and architects for their accomplishments. Known as the Architectural Portfolio issue, it serves as an education design sourcebook used all year by administrators at schools and universities across the country.

Designed by I.M. Pei’s internationally acclaimed architectural firm, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners and Ballinger architects, the building opened in spring 2013. This fall, the incoming M.D. class began full use of the 12-story, 200,000-square-foot building.

Located at 1201 E. Marshall St., the McGlothlin Medical Education Center has made possible a new medical school curriculum that incorporates team-based learning, individual case-based learning and clinical simulation. Two floors of the building are home to the Center for Human Simulation and Patient Safety, and another two floors are dedicated to cancer research.

The magazine notes the building’s “qualities that embody the spirit of higher education: space, light. air, and above all, the sense of collective endeavor that is conducive to academic achievement.”


Ken Kendler honored with 2013 Thomas William Salmon Award in Psychiatry


Kenneth Kendler, M.D.

The New York Academy of Medicine has honored Kenneth Kendler, M.D., the Rachel Brown Banks Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and professor of Human Genetics, with its 2013 Thomas William Salmon Award in Psychiatry.

In making its award, the academy noted “his brilliant and determined quest to illuminate the etiology of schizophrenia, substance abuse, and personality disorders. … Dr. Kendler’s research has truly revolutionized our knowledge of the foundations of mental health. His academic work and translational contributions to the field have set the stage for the next chapters of research and practice in the science of psychiatry.”

Each year The New York Academy of Medicine’s Salmon Committee on Psychiatry and Mental Hygiene recognizes a prominent specialist in psychiatry, neurology or mental hygiene by presenting The Thomas William Salmon Award for outstanding contributions to these fields. On the same occasion, The Thomas William Salmon Lecturer, chosen from among the nation’s most talented investigators, is invited to share his or her research with the New York area psychiatric community. Kendler was honored as the Thomas William Salmon Lecturer in 2001.

The Salmon Lecture, first given in 1932, and the Salmon Medal, first awarded in 1942, are presented in memory of Thomas W. Salmon (1876-1927), a gifted and beloved physician whose contribution to the cause of the mentally ill and distressed was one of the most notable of his generation.

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