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Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Michael Roizen win health communications award. Four others also honored.

The 2011 FNLM Annual Awards Dinner on November 3 brought together representatives from the public, professional, and business sectors in health care to show their support for the Library—this year celebrating its 175th anniversary. For their achievements and support of the advancement of health, six recipients were honored.

  • Paul G. Rogers Health Communications Award Mehmet Oz, MD, and Michael Roizen, MD, co-authors, YOU: The Owner’s Manual
  • Distinguished Medical Science Award Purnell W. Choppin, MD, President Emeritus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  • Michael E. DeBakey Library Services Outreach Award Ann Duesing, Outreach Librarian, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, UVA
  • Distinguished Medical Informatics Award Larry Ellison, Founder and CEO, Oracle
  • Congressional Citation Michael Lemole, one of the medical professionals who operated on Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, for his outstanding work in neurosurgery.

Donald West King, M.D., Chairman
Friends of the National Library of Medicine

Dr. Mehmet Oz and wife Lisa

Award winner Dr. Mehmet Oz and wife Lisa at the Awards Gala.
Photo: Michael Spencer

Drs. Michael Roizen and Mehmet Oz helped improve patient education and health literacy in their bestselling YOU: The Owner’s Manual, which sparked a series of associated books from the two doctors.

Dr. Michael Roizen and Dr. Donald King

Award winner Dr. Michael Roizen (left) and FNLM Chairman Dr. Donald West King.
Photo: Michael Spencer

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