For immediate release: June 13, 2007 GALVESTON, Texas — Dr. Patricia S. Beach and Dr. Daniel Breitkopf, professors at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, have been named Osler Scholars to serve in the John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine. Beach, who is director of the Division of General Academic Pediatrics, graduated from the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Breitkopf, a professor in obstetrics and gynecology at UTMB, serves as the residency program director and is a graduate of the State University of New York-Downstate College of Medicine. Beach’s teaching awards include the Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Resident Education and the Pediatric Educator Award of Excellence in Medical Student Education. Breitkopf is an inaugural inductee into the UTMB Academy of Master Teachers. He and Beach will join six other Osler scholars beginning Jan. 1. The academy’s foundation is based on the beliefs of Sir William Osler, a physician from Canada who was one of the founders of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Osler 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 Scholars are a group of practicing faculty physicians who are selected 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. The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston Public Affairs Office 301 University Boulevard, Suite 3.102 Galveston, Texas 77555-0144