MACON, Ga. – Dr. Edwin W. Grimsley, FACP, vice-chair of the department of internal medicine, director of the Internal Medicine Residency program, and professor of internal medicine for the Mercer University School of Medicine, was recently honored as the 2013 recipient of the Laureate Award by the Georgia Chapter of the American College of Physicians (ACP). The Laureate Award honors fellows and masters of the ACP who have demonstrated an abiding commitment to excellence in medical care, education or research and in service to their community, their chapter and the ACP.
"It is an honor to receive such a prestigious award as the Laureate Award and to be recognized by such a wonderful organization as the American College of Physicians," said Dr. Grimsley. "I have enjoyed my association with the ACP over the years and support their emphasis on putting the patient first as well as their work to educate the physician to be a better clinician and teacher."
Very active in the associate's part of the Georgia ACP since 1992, Dr. Grimsley became a fellow in the ACP in 1999. He has served on the Governor's Advisory Council for many years, as well as program chair for the annual meeting and as a member of the awards committee. Dr. Grimsley is a member of the Bibb County Medical Society, the ACP and the Medical Association of Georgia.
"Dr. Grimsley is a long-standing and loyal supporter of the American College of Physicians, and has rendered distinguished service to the Georgia Chapter. He has upheld the high ideals and professional standards for which the ACP is known. We salute and honor him on this distinction, and we wish him well in the future," said Jacqueline W. Fincher, MD, MACP, governor of the Georgia Chapter of the ACP.
A native of Bainbridge, Ga., Dr. Grimsley earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Ga., and completed his residency in internal medicine at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah, Ga. He joined the faculty of the Mercer University School of Medicine at the Savannah campus in 1992, where he served in various capacities including associate program director, program director and chair of the internal medicine department before relocating to the Macon Campus in 2003.
In addition to receiving the prestigious ACP Laureate Award, Dr. Grimsley was awarded the J. Willis Hurst Outstanding Bedside Teacher award in 1996 by the Georgia ACP. He has also been voted Outstanding Internal Medicine Faculty by Mercer medical students on numerous occasions, as well as Attending of the Year by the internal medicine residents at both the Savannah and Macon campuses.
Dr. Grimsley was nominated for the Laureate Award by the ACP Awards Committee. He accepted the award at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the ACP Georgia Chapter on Oct. 5 in Savannah, Ga.
The ACP is the nation's largest medical specialty organization. Founded in 1915, the ACP merged with the American Society of Internal Medicine (ASIM) in 1998. Combined membership includes more than 137,000 internal medicine physicians and medical students.
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