Meek Award nominations due soon

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The deadline is approaching to make nominates for the 2018 Dr. Joe Meek Physician Leadership Award, which is designed to foster leadership among practicing physicians aged 40 years or younger and to develop future MSSC leaders.

Nominees should have the desire to develop their knowledge base and leadership skills by participating in local, state and national leadership-building events throughout the year. The deadline to submit nominations is Nov. 1. Contact Denise Phillips at 683-7558 or for an application form. They’re also available at, under the Publications tab at the right.

Dr. John Gallagher, medical director of Wichita/Sedgwick County EMS, is this year’s recipient. The award honors former KU School of Medicine-Wichita dean Dr. Joe Meek and his career promoting organized medicine and medical education.