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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 awardees and join us in congratulating them.


Illinois Northern - Rolf M. Gunnar, MD, MACP, has committed his professional life to improving the care of others and worked tirelessly in support of universal health care. He is a past ACP Governor from 1980-84 and later served as Chair of Board of Regents from 1993-94. No one in this chapter has done more to support the ideals of the college.

Illinois Southern - Dr. Richard Ensrud, MD, MACP, served as Governor of the Illinois Chapter's Southern Region 1976-1980, won the Chapter's Laureate Award in 1990, and was awarded Mastership in 2006. Currently retired, he worked as a Gastroenterologist at Carle Clinic in Urbana, and also served as the founding Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program at the University of Illinois in Urbana. He continues to serve on University of Illinois College of Medicine committees and attend clinical conferences, such as Journal Club and Grand Rounds. He serves on the ACP Illinois Downstate Awards Committee, and regularly attends Chapter and national ACP meetings. He remains a strong advocate of trainees, is a treasured mentor to many, and a stalwart supporter of the ACP and Internal Medicine. The Illinois Chapter Downstate Region is proud to nominate Dr. Richard Ensrud, MD, MACP as our nominee for the ACP Centennial Legacy Award.

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