For immediate release: June 12, 2007

GALVESTON, Texas — Dr. Michael Malloy, a professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, has been named to lead the Osler Student Societies that are sponsored by the John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine.

Malloy, who completed his medical degree and pediatric residency at UTMB and who has served as faculty mentor at the academy, said, “My interest in taking on this job stems from my enjoyment in interacting with students as they come into medical school and watching them grow and mature over the four year period.”

The Academy’s foundation is based on the beliefs of Sir William Osler, who was dedicated to principles that included patient-centered care and the science of medicine. The mission of the academy is to promote a balance between compassion and science in the daily care of patients. The Osler Student Societies were formed to help promote the ideals put forward by Sir William Osler.

Malloy said he and the student society faculty mentors “serve as models for the students to follow both in their professional and personal lives. In addition, faculty mentors will be available to students to counsel them on career choices and to counsel them on professional and ethical behavior both within the academic setting and within the community within which students will reside.”

Malloy is board certified in pediatrics and neonatal-perinatal medicine and works in the nurseries at UTMB.

The Osler Student Society faculty mentors are practicing physicians who are nominated by students for their devotion to the art of compassionate care and for excelling as role models for students and other physicians.

The John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine was established in 2001 with an initial grant of $5 million from McGovern to foster and integrate Osler’s ideals in the School of Medicine. Subsequent gifts from McGovern raised his total gift to $15.5 million.

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