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1999 Laureate Awards

T. Clarke, M.D., F.A.C.P.


John Clarke graduated from Yale University and Northwestern University Medical School. His medicine residency was at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis and he was a fellow in infectious disease at the University of Washington. He was a Chief Medical Resident at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and then went into private practice in Colorado Springs before returning to Northwestern. .

Throughout his career, patients, students, and colleagues have benefited from Dr. Clarke's broad knowledge, dedication, sensitivity, and integrity. He is Board certified in medicine, infectious disease and geriatrics. He has been the Chief of the Medical Service at the Veterans Administration Lakeside Medical Center and he has been the Associate Chief of the Department of Medicine at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He has been the Chief of the Section of General Internal Medicine and currently is the Chief of the Colwell Firm. He has been a College Mentor and currently is Vice Chief of Staff of Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He has held numerous professorships and currently is the first recipient of the James R. Webster, Jr., M.D. Distinguished Physician in Geriatric Medicine Award.

Dr. Clarke is best known as a highly regarded mentor to hundreds of medical students at Northwestern University. He has received awards for his teaching every single year of the decade. He was awarded the medical school's George H. Joost Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award conferred by the senior class in 1991, 1992, 1993, 1998 and 1999. He received the Outstanding Clinical Teaching Award four times in 1994, 1995, 1996, and 1997.

Above all, John Clarke is family. One cannot talk with him, but hear about his wife Bonnie and his children, Ken, Tom, Anne, and Gib. The entire Northwestern Medical School class and residency program also find him as father figure and role model. He has been a comfort and a solace and the encouragement and the love that so many young men and women in training need for brief or extended periods of time. John Clarke used his own personal experience with illness and health as a memorable Firm Conference— none of those who witnessed will ever forget.

John Clarke is the epitome of the caring physician and John you honor us by accepting this Laureate of the American College of Physicians.

Holly J. Humphrey, M.D.


Holly Humphrey-Follman, M.D. has spent the majority of her professional life in historic Hyde Park on the campus of the University of Chicago. An Honors graduate and AOA member of the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Dr. Humphrey completed her postgraduate education at the University of Chicago Hospitals. She squeezed in a Chief Medical Residency year before her fellowship in Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine. Her year as Chief Medical Resident launched an avid interest in the education and development of young physicians. She is presently the Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program for the Department of Medicine at the University of Chicago. She is a core faculty member of the Robert Wood Johnson Scholars Program. Her national work has taken her to great success in the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine. As an active member of the National Council, she served as its President in 1995. She has been a major force in moving this prominent organization into the future, serving as chair and member of numerous instrumental committees and task forces that address the future quality of medical resident education. She has served the Association of Professors of Medicine and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

She has been invaluable to the ACP-ASIM both at the national and regional level. She has chaired Illinois Associates meetings in 1987 and 1992, has been active on the National Scientific Program Subcommittee 1993-1996 and General Medicine Subcommittee MKSAP X, 1992-1993. She is highly sought after on the national stage. Her interest has always been on the issues of the day—with an appreciation of the past and its relationship to our future as physicians and caregivers. Her numerous professional honors attest to her impact and the high esteem with which is she is held at the University of Chicago both as a role model and quality teacher.

Dr. Humphrey is married to cardiologist Dr. Duane Follman and they have three children, Sarah 13, Benjamin 8, and Hannah 2, all of whom agree she is not only a world class physician, but a world class mom and wife.

In appreciation for your service and dedication to the development of young physicians and medical students, Dr. Humphrey you honor us as a 1999 Laureate winner for the American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine

John F. Schneider, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.P.


Dr. John Schneider was born in Dayton, Ohio in 1936. He completed his undergraduate training at DePauw University in Green Castle, Indiana. In 1963 he graduated from the Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago and interned in Seattle. After two years in the military he returned to the University of Chicago to obtain a doctorate in biochemistry and completed a residency in internal medicine.

Upon appointment to the faculty at the University of Chicago in 1970 he combined research on the use of stabilized isotope tracers in the study of liver disease in man with becoming a founding member of the General Medicine section under the leadership of Dr. Alvin Tarlov. Dr. Schneider played an important role in the initiation of the General Medicine service by helping redevelop the clinical exam course for sophomore students. Along with participating on teaching on the inpatient General Medicine service he served as director of the Adult Faculty Health Service and the General Medicine Ambulatory Clinics. The General Medicine section continued to develop and now provides the bulk of inpatient and ambulatory teaching of medical students and housestaff. The Ambulatory Clinic provides care to faculty and staff, students and the elderly providing a broad range of learning experiences.

Early in his training he became concerned with what is now called the evidence-based medicine approach to improving utilization of hospital resources ultimately becoming Medical Director of Utilization Management. In this role he continues to participate in the development of guidelines and pathways as well as critical analysis of outcomes of those undertakings. As a result he has been involved with issues of external utilization used by the many managed care entities both private and governmental. Initially, he was involved with the Chicago Foundation for Medical Care, which later was replaced by the Illinois PRO. This led to his becoming involved with the Chicago Medical Society and interacting between the physicians who were impacted by review and quality actions of the PRO. Beyond his involvement with the Chicago Medical Society, Illinois State Medical Society and the AMA he was active with the American Society of Internal Medicine and with the merger became the Transitional Governor for Illinois. He was recently elected to serve on the AMA Council on Scientific Affairs and also appointed to the ACP-ASIM Managed Care Subcommittee of the Medical Services Committee.

As Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of Chicago he continues to provide quality care to his patients and quality teaching to students and residents while serving the profession by promoting the science of medicine through participation in local and national organizations. Dr. Schneider and his wife, Fran, have two children who reside in Chicago which gives them an opportunity to spend time together in Chicago and at their summer residence in Michigan. Dr. Schneider continues to be an active bicyclist and orienteer.