Monday, May 8, 2017
F. Douglas Scutchfield, M.D., to Receive UK Libraries Medallion for Intellectual Achievement/Be Honored at Spring Gala
Since 1990, UK Libraries has honored a Kentuckian who has made a contribution of lasting value to the Commonwealth with the UK Libraries Medallion for Intellectual Achievement, one of the university's most prestigious awards. This year's recipient is national public health leader Dr. F. Douglas Scutchfield, whose many years of service have helped improve public health and professional medical training worldwide. A native of Wheelwright, KY, Dr. Scutchfield received his BS, with distinction, from Eastern Kentucky University and is a 1966 alumnus of the UK College of Medicine. He completed post graduate medical education at Northwestern University, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the University of Kentucky. Before leaving Kentucky to found first the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Alabama and then the Graduate School of Public Health at San Diego State University, he served as field professor of Community Medicine for UK while in private practice in Morehead. He returned to UK in 1997 as the inaugural Peter P. Bosomworth Professor in Health Services Research and Policy and became the founding director of the UK College of Public Health. He currently holds faculty appointments in the College of Medicine and the College of Public Health. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Preventive Medicine, a fellow of both the American College of Preventive Medicine and the American Board of Family Practice, and has held many national positions in professional organizations as well as been recognized for distinguished service within those organizations. Among his many talents, Dr. Scutchfield is also an accomplished writer and has served on the editorial board of many journals. He is the author of over 200 referred papers, book chapters, and technical reports and has edited several books, including most recently (with Paul Holbrook) The Letters of Thomas Merton and Victor and Carolyn Hammer: Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam published with the University Press of Kentucky in 2014. Please join us in celebrating Dr. Scutchfield's many accomplishments at UK Libraries Spring Gala on Tuesday, May 9.