This award recognizes a member of the Brown community for long-term, dedicated, and meritorious service to the Medical School. It honors those whose devotion to the mission, beliefs, and aspirations of the Medical School have improved the lives of its students, faculty, alumni, and patients.
2023 Recipient: George A. Bray, Jr., MD ’53
George Bray has made lifelong contributions to the study of diabetes, and many consider him one of the fathers of obesity research. Dr. Bray’s devotion to the mission, beliefs, and aspirations of Brown’s medical program have improved the lives of countless medical students, faculty, alumni, and patients, and his legacy at the Medical School is visible in every area from clinical research and teaching to medical humanities education.
During his tenure at Louisiana State University, Dr. Bray contributed to the growth of the Center to more than 70 scientists, 350 employees and an annual budget of nearly $20 million. Dr. Bray elevated the Center to international recognition as a leader in obesity research and energy metabolism. In 1999, Dr. Bray was named an LSU Boyd Professor, which is the most prestigious distinction awarded by the LSU Board of Supervisors for outstanding teaching, research, or other creative achievement. In addition to research and teaching, he established two prestigious journals: Obesity Research (now known as Obesity) and Endocrine Practice, serving terms as editor-in-chief for both.
- Levi C. Adams ADE’75 hon.
- Stephen R. Ehrlich ’55 and Mary Ann Ehrlich
- Artemis A.W. Joukowsky ’55 LLD’85 hon.
- Herbert M. Kaplan LHD’11 hon.
- Marie J. Langlois ’64 LLD’92 hon.
- Samuel M. Mencoff ’78 and Ann S. Mencoff P’11, P’15
- Ruth J. Simmons LHD ’12 hon.