Houston Chronicle, Dec. 10, 2006http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/nb/bay/news/4386461.html University of Texas Medical Branch President John D. Stobo is one of five physicians in the United States and Canada to be recognized by the Gold Humanism Honor Society for sustained leadership in medical humanism and professionalism. The five inaugural recipients recently were honored by the Association of American Medical Colleges in Seattle, according to a news release. The association's selection committee called Stobo "a model of leadership, integrity, respect, compassion and professionalism." Stobo said in the release that he is honored by the recognition. He came to UTMB as president in 1997. In 2002, he and his wife Mary Ann established an endowment to award one student at UTMB who demonstrates a commitment to humanistic medicine and compassionate patient care.