Department of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh

GIM News
Donna L. Bishop, Editor

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December 2014

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November 14, 2014


Dr. McNeil Receives Award, Gives Keynote Address at Society of General Internal Medicine Annual Meeting

Melissa McNeil, MD, MPH, received the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) 2014 Distinguished Professor of Women and Medicine. This award is given annually by the Women and Medicine Task Force (WAMTF), part of the SGIM, to women who are leaders and innovators working to improve women’s health through academics, clinical practice, and policy. The WAMTF facilitates communication among interest groups related to women’s health, promotes women’s health as a generalist issue, and supports the career development of academic women physicians—and of all physicians—pursuing careers in women’s health. Dr. McNeil was chosen for this exemplary award by her colleagues from across the United States. As the 2014 awardee, Dr. McNeil delivered a keynote address to a packed room entitled “Life Lessons Learned: Things I Wish I Had Known” and served as the expert discussant for the women’s health oral abstract and poster sessions. She also led a “walk and talk” tour of the women’s health posters during the conference.

The Division held a reception in Dr. McNeil’s honor on April 24 at the Hyatt, which was attended by many of her colleagues and friends. Dr. Kapoor spoke of her accomplishments as well as her vital roles within the Division. He stated, “Missy has a long standing interest in education and training of medical students, residents, fellows and junior faculty in women’s health. She has been the key leader behind our entire effort in women’s health in the Division of General Internal Medicine.” Please join the entire Division in congratulating Dr. McNeil on receiving this tremendous honor.