Nancy Morioka-Douglas wins professionalism award

The Stanford clinical professor of medicine was honored for her efforts to help low-income communities.

Nancy Morioka-Douglas (right) receives the award from Yvonne Maldonado, senior associate dean for faculty development and diversity, and Augustus White, the alumnus for whom the award is named.
Steve Fisch

Nancy Morioka-Douglas, MD, clinical professor of medicine, has received the Dr. Augustus A. White and Family Faculty Professionalism Award.

The honor recognizes outstanding work in reducing health disparities or in enhancing the effectiveness of underrepresented minorities in the university community through research, education, mentoring or service.

Morioka-Douglas was honored for her work developing service learning opportunities for medical trainees. Most recently, she creating an initiative that allows family medicine residents to train high school students from low-income minority communities to serve as diabetes self-management coaches for family members. The program is now in use at 11 medical institutions and 17 high schools in the United States and Canada.

The award is given in odd years and includes $1,500. Its namesake, White, was the first African-American graduate of the School of Medicine in 1961.

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