ROCHESTER, Minn. — Stephen Carmichael, Ph.D., D.Sc.; Richard DeRemee, M.D.; and Olaf Paulson, M.D., DMSc., have been named recipients of the 2013 Mayo Clinic Distinguished Alumni Award. The award honors individuals who exemplify Mayo Clinic's ideals and mission. The honorees were recognized at a private black-tie dinner at the Mayo Foundation House in Rochester, Minn., on Oct. 21.
The Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees established the Mayo Clinic Distinguished Alumni Award in 1981 to show appreciation for the exceptional contributions of Mayo alumni to the field of medicine. Individuals who receive the award have been recognized nationally and often internationally in their fields.
Dr. Carmichael is a professor emeritus of anatomy and orthopedic surgery, Department of Anatomy and Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. Dr. Carmichael is well-regarded for his work in anatomy around the globe. He developed and taught innovative anatomy curriculum at Mayo Medical School, conducted research, published extensively and participated in developments in treating Parkinson's disease.
Dr. DeRemee is a professor emeritus of medicine, Department of Internal Medicine and the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Dr. DeRemee achieved worldwide recognition in the fields of interstitial lung disease, and pulmonary medicine. An astute clinician and author, Dr. DeRemee made novel observations that altered the understanding and therapy of certain diseases.
Dr. Paulson is a professor of neurology, University of Copenhagen, and a consultant, Neurobiology Research Unit in the Department of Neurology at Copenhagen University Hospital Rigshospitalet in Denmark. Dr. Paulson is a highly cited researcher and author who was at the forefront of research of cerebral circulation transport across the blood-brain barrier and brain imagine. He has trained more than 30 young investigators and has maintained collaboration with research institutes on three continents.
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