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The Bravewell Distinguished Service Award is bestowed upon individuals whose work and dedicated service have made a lasting and especially meaningful contribution to the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health. It is one of the highest honors in a field of care recognized for its focus on whole-person health and well-being and consideration of all available evidence-based therapeutic and lifestyle care approaches to achieve optimal health and healing for every patient.
Presented by the Academic Consortium for Medicine & Health on behalf of 75 of the world’s most prestigious academic medical centers and health systems, the 2021 Bravewell Award pays tribute to Melinda R. Ring, MD, FACP, ABOIM.
Dr. Ring is Executive Medical Director, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Northwestern University, and Clinical Associate Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Medical Social Sciences at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, IL. She cares for patients with a wide variety of conditions, with a special focus on women’s health. As faculty at Northwestern, Dr. Ring oversees medical student and resident integrative medicine education and directs the Osher Collaborative Clinical and Faculty Fellowships. She co-created the Cooking Up Health culinary medicine course and has researched extension of its benefits into community care, in partnership with local nonprofits.
Chair of the Academic Consortium, Francoise Adan, MD, says, “Dr. Ring represents the best of the best in this field, a talented professional whose passion for patient-centered, evidence-based integrative medicine drives her to push the boundaries of our collective knowledge in this evolving field – in her research, her teaching and her clinical practice. We appreciate and honor her dedicated service with this special award.“