for Distinguished Service in Years of Health Advancement
Richard Feldman, M.D.
Richard Feldman, M.D., Director of Medical Education
and Residency Training, Franciscan St. Francis Health,
Indianapolis, Indiana. In recognition of distinguished
and exemplary service to Indiana citizens. For dedication
in directing and mentoring aspiring physicians in the Franciscan
St. Francis Health Family Medicine Residency program. For
serving as an officer or member of multiple medically related
and community service boards. For receiving the first
fellowship from The Center for the History of Family Medicine
for his book "Family Practice Stories." For receiving the 2002
National Public Health Award presented by the American Academy
of Family Physicians. For service as Indiana's state
health commissioner. For numerous articles in professional
journals and over 150 addresses at medical, educational,
literary and cultural conferences. For educating the
public through letters to the editor and his regularly published
editorial column in three newspapers. For tireless and
persistent efforts to promote and advocate for improved health
Preventive Medicine and Public Health
Sandeep Gupta, M.D.
M.D., Riley Hospital for Children, Director, POWER Program.
For excellence and
exemplary leadership in developing the POWER Program -
Pediatric Over Weight Education and Research - at Riley
Hospital. For promoting a multi-step approach to the
childhood obesity problem. For serving as the medical
supervisor of a team that includes a registered dietician, a
physical therapist, and a psychologist. For taking weight,
height, BMI, blood pressure, labs, waist and arm circumferences,
and doing fitness testing at the initial visit. For
rotating the patients and their families through the four
providers, bi-weekly for thirteen weeks, with follow up monthly
visits for three months, and then bi-monthly for a year.
For success in seeing a Body Mass Index decrease in the entire
group of enrollees, with twenty-four children completing the
POWER program. For working diligently to address the
childhood obesity issue.
William Harper, Ph.D.
William Harper, Ph.D., Professor of Health and Physical
Education, Purdue University.
excellence and exemplary leadership in creating a sports program
for disadvantaged children in the Tippecanoe County area.
For teaching about 250 children from ages 7 - 14 about sports,
healthy eating, and healthy lifestyles based on National Youth
Sports Program (NYSP) guidelines. For continuing the
program as the Purdue Athletes for Life Success (PALS). For
addressing the physical, intellectual, emotional and dietary
needs of participants. For teaching that respect
acknowledges and values each person's worth, that caring is
genuine interest, concern and compassion for others; that
responsibility means being reliable, dependable, and accountable
for one's actions; that trust is believing in each other to be
reliable, responsible, caring, and respectful people. For
developing a program showing that physical activity and good
food choices can become vehicles to learn life lessons.
John Miller, M.D.
John F. Miller, M.D.,
MA in Wellness Programming,, Health Officer, Henry County.
For excellence and exemplary leadership in recognizing the need
for a Wellness Council in Henry County. For collaborating
with community partners, including the hospital, the YMCA, the
Henry County Tobacco Coalition, area businesses, the Chamber of
Commerce, Purdue Extension Office, fitness professionals and the
hospital outpatient department in developing a vision and goals
for the Wellness Council. For meeting monthly to discuss
health needs, concerns, and wellness. For using social
media to inform citizens about multiple health topics. For
being instrumental in organizing the Wellness Council, for
leading its on-going development, and as the Health Officer for
the Henry County Health Department, encouraging area business to
promote wellness within the work place.
Carol Shieh, RN, MPH, DNSc.
Carol Shieh, RN, MPH, DNSc, Associate Professor, Department of
Environments for Health, Indiana University School of Nursing.
For excellence, exemplary leadership, and commitment to
improving health literacy and information seeking in pregnant
women. For recognizing that health literacy is an
important determinant in effectively managing one's health.
For understanding the challenges of negotiating health agencies
and systems when English is not one's first language. For
collaborative research and for systematically evaluating health
education materials for pregnant women to discern the reading
level and appropriateness. For evaluating materials in
libraries, fire stations, drug stores, minute clinics and
hospital settings and recognizing that the reading level was
beyond the 8th grade and needed revision. For focusing on
nutrition health literacy, racial disparity in information
needs, and the identification of barriers to information seeking
in a diverse population.
Wood, R.N., Manager of Women's Health, Franciscan St. Francis
Health. For excellence and exemplary leadership in
serving as an advocate and change agent for women's health.
For organizing the First Race for the Cure in Indianapolis which
helped fund a mammography assistance program for low income
women. For chairing the 2005 Race for the Cure, raising $1.4
million. For being a founding member of Y-Me, a breast cancer
support group. For giving generously of her time and talents,
contacts and resources on behalf of breast cancer patients. For
leadership in persuading the Indiana legislature to approve the
breast cancer awareness license plate. For serving as a board
member of the Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust. For
lobbying at both the state and national levels to change laws
that adversely affect breast cancer patients. For her
commitment to fight against breast cancer for many years.
Industry Preventive Medicine and Public Health
Indiana University Health Hospital
West - Diabetes Center
University Hospital West - Diabetes Center. For excellence and exemplary leadership in
improving outcomes for Type II diabetes patients with lifestyles
that make successful disease management challenging. For
recognizing that the Careguide Navigator model, a program of
one-on-one support and long-term relationship building, has the
potential to improve patient outcomes. For piloting the
"Care Guide" concept with newly diagnosed diabetics with
challenging lifestyles. For success in bringing the AIC
levels of two patients, one with a level of 13.7 and the other
of 11.6 down to a level of 6 after one year. For
investment in individualized care and accountability for Type II
diabetes patients and showing success. For implementing a
program which many significantly reduce future co-morbidities
and high healthcare costs for "high risk" patients.
Wishard Health Services Volunteer
Wishard Health Services Volunteer Advocates Program. For excellence and
exemplary leadership in recognizing that patients who are
elderly and suffering from dementia, the developmentally
disabled, and mentally ill may need help in making decisions
about health care, living arrangements, and finances. For
recruiting, training, and supervising volunteers who serve as
court-appointed guardians. For providing training that
includes National Guardianship Association standards of practice
and code of ethics, conditions of aging, mental illness, and
developmental disabilities, medical ethics, palliative care and
hospice resources, cultural competency, communication and
confidentiality, case planning and court-report writing.
For establishing a Patient Personal Care Fund which provides
clothes, glasses, dentures and personal hygiene items and
funeral expenses if needed. For concern, caring, and
compassion in assisting 32 vulnerable patients since April 2010.
Excellence in Health Science Research
Malaz A. Boustani,
Malaz A. Boustani, M.D., MPH,
Associate Professor of Medicine, Indiana University School of
Medicine, Center Scientist, Indiana University Center for Aging
Research, Research Scientist, Regenstrief Institute, Inc., Chief
Research Officer, Indianapolis Discovery Network for Dementia. In
recognition of distinguished and exemplary research focused on
the care of older adults who suffer from dementia and delirium.
For studing patient survey, development of new clinical
assessment tools, testing of new treatment approaches and new
models of care. For the application of complexity science
to the vexing problem of improving the performance of health
care providers and health care systems. For elucidating
the role of total anticholinergic load and anti-cholinergic
medications in the development and cl8inical course of dementia
and delirium. For publishing over 60 manuscripts, with
half being less than five years old. For having his work
cited more than 700 times For suggesting a new approach to
diagnosis, treatment, or system design for the care of older
adults with dementia. For securing two grants from the
National Institute on Aging, one to investigate older adults'
perceptions of the harms and benefits of screening for dementia,
and the second for a clinical trail investigating the
pharmacologic management of delirium in the intensive care unit.
For leading the conception, design, funding, and staffing of the
Healthy Aging Brain Center at Wishard Health System. For
developing the Indianapolis Discovery Network for Dementia, a
community-wide network of providers serving the needs of older
adults with dementia.