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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 26, 2006

Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award
presented to Anne Marie Proulx, D.O.

DAYTON, OHIO-- Anne Marie Proulx, D.O., was honored by Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine's graduating class of 2006 with the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine award for faculty. She was presented the award during the graduation ceremony on May 26, at the Schuster Performing Arts Center.

The Arnold P. Gold Foundation sponsors the annual Humanism in Medicine Awards at more than 80 of the nation's medical schools. Its goal is to improve doctor/patient relations and foster healthcare professionals who exhibit the highest level of respect, sensitivity, and cultural competence for the patients and families they serve, and to nurture and perpetuate the tradition of the "caring doctor."

This award is presented to those who best demonstrate the foundation's ideals of outstanding compassion in the delivery of care, respect for patients, their families and healthcare colleagues, as well as demonstrated clinical excellence.

Nominated by students and fellow faculty members, Proulx was chosen for the award because of her willingness to help others, her consistency in demonstrating compassion and empathy in the delivery of health care to patients, and for excellence in professional behavior toward students, fellows, and the community.

Dr. Proulx has been a faculty member for nine years and is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine. She is also the Associate Director of the Dayton Community Family Practice Residency at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton. Proulx graduated from Smith College in Massachusetts with a B.A. in Biology. She holds a D.O. from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, and completed her residency training in Shadyside Hospital's Family Practice Residency Program in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. Proulx also holds professional memberships in the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Osteopathic Association, and the Montgomery County Medical Society.