PHILADELPHIA – J. Larry Jameson, MD, PhD, MACP, executive vice president of the University of Pennsylvania Health System and dean of the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has been awarded the John Phillips Memorial Award for outstanding work in clinical medicine by the American College of Physicians (ACP). ACP is a national organization of internists and the largest medical specialty organization in the United States. The award will be presented at ACP’s Convocation Ceremony on Thursday, March 30, 2017, at the San Diego Convention Center, where ACP is hosting its annual scientific conference, Internal Medicine Meeting 2017, through April 1. 

The John Phillips Memorial Award for Outstanding Work in Clinical Medicine was established by ACP’s Board of Regents in 1929, in honor of the late John Phillips, MD, former Governor and Regent of the College. This award is bestowed for outstanding, lifetime work in clinical medicine which has been innovative and/or had a regional or national impact.

Prior to joining Penn in 2011, Jameson was named the Irving S. Cutter Professor of Medicine and chair of the Department of Medicine at Northwestern University Medical School. He became dean of the Feinberg School of Medicine and vice president of Medical Affairs at Northwestern University in 2007.

As a breakthrough investigator in his field, Jameson identified the genetic basis of more than a dozen different hormonal disorders. He has authored more than 300 scientific articles and chapters, and his work has been published in journals including The New England Journal of Medicine, Nature Genetics, Science, and the Journal of Clinical Investigation. He is an editor of Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine and co-editor of Jameson and DeGroot’s Endocrinology, now in its 6th edition. As a leader at Penn Medicine, Jameson has championed pioneering translational research, access to advanced clinical care, innovation in medical education, and diversity as a means to catalyze discovery and societal impact.

Jameson has received several distinguished awards, including the Van Meter Award from the American Thyroid Association, the Sheen Award from the American College of Surgeons, and the Oppenheimer and Koch Awards from the Endocrine Society. He has served as president of The Endocrine Society and president of the Association of American Physicians.

Penn Medicine is one of the world’s leading academic medical centers, dedicated to the related missions of medical education, biomedical research, excellence in patient care, and community service. The organization consists of the University of Pennsylvania Health System and Penn’s Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine, founded in 1765 as the nation’s first medical school.

The Perelman School of Medicine is consistently among the nation's top recipients of funding from the National Institutes of Health, with $550 million awarded in the 2022 fiscal year. Home to a proud history of “firsts” in medicine, Penn Medicine teams have pioneered discoveries and innovations that have shaped modern medicine, including recent breakthroughs such as CAR T cell therapy for cancer and the mRNA technology used in COVID-19 vaccines.

The University of Pennsylvania Health System’s patient care facilities stretch from the Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania to the New Jersey shore. These include the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Chester County Hospital, Lancaster General Health, Penn Medicine Princeton Health, and Pennsylvania Hospital—the nation’s first hospital, founded in 1751. Additional facilities and enterprises include Good Shepherd Penn Partners, Penn Medicine at Home, Lancaster Behavioral Health Hospital, and Princeton House Behavioral Health, among others.

Penn Medicine is an $11.1 billion enterprise powered by more than 49,000 talented faculty and staff.

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