College Master, Fellow receive Heinz Awards

A College Master and a College Fellow were recently named recipients of the 19th Heinz Awards.


A College Master and a College Fellow were recently named recipients of the 19th Heinz Awards.

Abraham Verghese, MD, MACP, received an award in the category of Arts and Humanities for his critically acclaimed work as a writer of fiction and nonfiction. Sanjeev Arora, MBBS, FACP, received an award in the category of Public Policy for his work with Project ECHO, a model that uses videoconferencing and case-based learning to connect front-line primary care physicians with specialists.

The Heinz Awards were established by Teresa Heinz and the Heinz Family Foundation to honor the memory of the late U.S. Senator John Heinz. More information on the 19th Heinz Awards is available online.

See the September 2011 ACP Internist for more on Project ECHO.