Dr. Lewis Blevins receives AACE Humanitarian award

AACE president Susan L. Samson, M.D., Ph.D, presents the AACE Humanitarian award to Lewis S. Blevins, Jr. M.D.

Last week, in a ceremony at the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists conference in New Orleans, PWN cofounder and Director of the California Center for Pituitary Disorders at UCSF received the prestigious AACE Excellence in Humanities Award.

Dr. Blevins, Professor of Medicine and Neurological Surgery, is the Director of the California Center for Pituitary Disorders at the University of California, San Francisco, where he has been on faculty for 17 years. His clinical and research interests are in the outcomes of treatments for pituitary disorders and diagnostic tests for hypercortisolism. He has received numerous teaching awards for his devotion to the education of fellows, residents, and students. He has edited numerous medical textbooks and authored a travelogue recounting his journeys to Ireland. Dr. Blevins is also an artist; his oil paintings are in collections worldwide. He has a special interest in the “art of medicine” and has penned an essay on the parallels between artistic creativity and the art of Medicine.

“I am truly honored,” he said, “because this award recognizes the importance of the humanities and art in Medicine and medical decision-making, something that I applied in every aspect of my practice.” 

In a statement, Pituitary World News cofounder J D Faccinetti said Dr. Blevins was instrumental in shaping PWN as an innovative communications platform and presenting the information creatively, often adapting his considerable artistic and musical talents and background to deliver messages that resonate with the audience. “His efforts have helped propel Pituitary World News to one of the highest-rated publications with a worldwide reach. But, beyond his talents as one of the most knowledgeable and successful pituitary clinicians, he has a remarkable ability to care about and understand our audience’s needs and motivations and a great capacity to adapt creativity and science to modern communications strategies, so they are noticed and used”, he added. 

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