The Catholic, Jesuit principle of cura personalis, which means “care of the whole person,” suggests individualized attention to the needs of others, distinct respect for unique circumstances and concerns, and an appropriate appreciation for singular gifts and insights. This is the founding principle of Georgetown University Medical Center, and has special resonance for the scientific and educational missions of the university.
Every year at the GUMC Fall Convocation, the Cura Personalis Award is bestowed upon a health professional who has made outstanding contributions to human health guided by compassion and service.
The recipient of the 2017 Cura Personalis Award is Harold Freeman, MD. He is the CEO, president and founder of the Harold P. Freeman Patient Navigation Institute in New York. You can read more about him here.