Georgetown University, Washington, DC, Honours Professor Ronald Harden with the 2013 Cura Personalis Award.


Prof-Harden.jpgProfessor Ronald Harden, General Secretary of the Association for Medical Education in Europe and Emeritus Professor in Medical Education at the University of Dundee has been awarded the Cura Personalis award at the Georgetown University Convocation, Washington, DC.

The Catholic, Jesuit concept of cura personalis, which translates as “care of the whole person”, suggests individualised attention to the needs of others, distinct respect for unique circumstances and concerns and an appropriate appreciation for singular gifts and insights.

University President DeGioia in the citation for Professor Harden at the Convocation in Washington, DC on November 12, 2013, noted… “With this year’s recipient of the Cura Personalis Award, Georgetown University Medical Center celebrates the innovative achievements of a physician, educator and pioneer in the field of medical education, whose pivotal contributions have helped shape a new generation of health care providers.CuraPersonalisAward.jpg

For his visionary leadership and contributions to enhancing health and well-being, for his decades of commitment to undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, and for his passion for teaching and learning, Georgetown University Medical Center presents Ronald M. Harden, MD, with its highest honor, the Cura Personalis Award.”