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Clinical Faculty - National and Local Awards and Honors

Here we have listed other national and local awards and honors our clinical faculty members have received, as well as, recent books and publications.

Jay Markson, MD
, clinical professor of pediatrics, is the 2015 recipient of the Harold E. Williamson Award. The award is presented in conjunction with the COPIC Foundation and honors a Colorado physician for volunteer medical services and contributions to the community. Having prescribed reading to more than 27,000 low-income youth and families at Children's Medical Center, Dr. Markson knows the importance of creating a culture of literacy within the home.

Margaret Ferguson, MD, has been newly appointed to the position of President and Executive Medical Director of the Colorado Permanente Medical Group (CPMG) - the physician arm of Kaiser Permanente Colorado. As the first woman to serve as Kaiser Permanente Colorado’s EMD, Dr. Ferguson is leading the Colorado Permanente Medical Group (CPMG)—comprised of more than 1,100 primary and specialty care physicians—in providing care to Kaiser Permanente members in Colorado.

Tony Bolaños, MD has been hired as the new Center for Human Development (CHD) Director. The CHD began three years ago with a $1 million donation from the Bolaños Foundation, run by Fernando and Gustavo Bolaños, owners of AgroAmerica, a major banana grower in Guatemala. The brothers were committed to providing health care to their 3,000 workers and their families.
The money along with funding from Children’s Hospital Colorado, allowed the Center for Global Health to assemble a modern, well-equipped clinic with medical professionals from a variety of disciplines working to bring quality health care to some of the poorest people on earth. Click here to read more.

Larry Wolk, MD, MSPH
has been named Executive Director and Chief Medical Officer of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. During his tenure he has overseen flood recovery, a federal shutdown and the promulgation of the nation’s first air quality rules specific to methane reduction for oil and gas operations. His new frontier is addressing the myriad issues surrounding medical and retail marijuana.

Jules Amer, MD
authored a book, Intimate Strangers, Stories from a Lifetime of Practicing Medicine. The excerpt reads "What started as a fever in a young boy became a passion of a life time. Jules Amer was not only drawn into the practice of medicine, he was destined to work with children. When he thought about becoming a pediatrician, he imagined himself carrying a black bag from house to house with the necessary lollipops included. What he was paid for his services didn't matter-the important thing for him was to make a sick child well."