Chapter Centennial Legacy Award

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The Chapter Centennial Legacy Award celebrates ACP's centennial by recognizing one seminal chapter member whose service to the chapter had a significant impact on the chapter's viability. This individual should exemplify ACP's core values including:

  • Leadership
  • Excellence
  • Respect
  • Compassion
  • Professionalism
  • Responsibility

Read about the state awardee and join us in congratulating him.


Dr. Kiyoshi Kurokawa is an internationally renowned physician, a visionary and an inspiration not only to the medical community but also to the public. His strong leadership sparked the regional initiative to establish the ACP Japan Chapter, the first international chapter outside of the Americas. With his 14-year clinical and teaching experience in the US, he advocated for medical education reform in Japan, which resulted in policy changes at a national level. Dr. Kurokawa is a former President of the Science Council of Japan and received the 2012 AAAS Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Award for his contributions to society in the face of hardship after the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant disaster. He was also named one of the "Top 100 Global Thinkers" of 2012 by Foreign Policy. Despite his heavy responsibility, he continues to be an approachable, warm and nurturing mentor to students and young doctors.

More about the Chapter Centennial Legacy Award:
Award Booklet - full listing of winners
Press Release Template - for Chapter use