David Coleman, MD, Junior Faculty Prize

David Coleman, MD, is departing this fall following more than 15 years as Chair of the Department of Medicine at Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine and Physician-in-Chief at Boston Medical Center. A board-certified internist and infectious disease specialist, Dr. Coleman is a gifted leader, and has been widely recognized for his contributions to medical professionalism and program development in research and education.

To honor the outstanding dedication of Dr. Coleman to mentoring and innovative research, the Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine is proud to establish the David Coleman, MD, Junior Faculty Prize. The award will recognize junior faculty members in the Department of Medicine who exemplify excellence in research and good citizenship as demonstrated by volunteer leadership, contributions to educational initiatives, and a commitment to diversity. The prize will be presented as part of the annual Evans Days.

Thanks to the generous support from donors, to date we have received over $54,000 towards our goal of $100,000 to endow the fund, ensuring that the award will be granted to a Department of Medicine junior faculty each year in perpetuity.  Please consider joining the list of donors below in supporting this fund to honor the legacy of such a wonderful colleague, teacher, mentor, and friend.

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Since his arrival in 2006, the Department of Medicine has seen remarkable growth and achievement under his leadership.  The Department’s clinical and research programs increased in size and scope. Dr. Coleman created nine endowed professorships in the department. Five innovative and successful centers for research and training were established. The Department’s Faculty Development and Diversity programs have become a national model and an important resource for the entire campus community.

Prior to his role at BU-BMC, he was Chief of Medical Service at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Interim Chair of the Department of Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine.  His contributions extend further, serving leadership roles in professional organizations, including Past President of the Association of Professors of Medicine and Secretary on the Board of Directors of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). Dr. Coleman has just been elected the Chair of the ABIM Foundation.

To support the David Coleman, MD, Junior Faculty Prize Fund:

  1. Online: Please go to the Giving Form to donate
  2. By check: Make payable to Trustees of Boston University, and in the memo on your check (or an accompanying note) list “David Coleman, MD, Junior Faculty Prize Fund” to ensure your donation is deposited to the correct fund. You can mail the check to the address below:

Boston University Development
Gift Processing
C/O JPMorgan Chase & Co.
PO Box 22605
New York, NY 10087-2605

For any questions about donations, please contact busmdev@bu.edu.

We thank you for the consideration and look forward to honoring Dr. Coleman.