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Gerry Gilchrist Award Nomination

Gerald Gilchrist Medical Champion Award Nomination

Nominate a Champion of Literacy from your Community

Kara Jacobsen, a pediatric nurse practitioner at Minnesota Community Care in St. Paul is presented with the award by Medical Director, Dr. Gigi Chawla

2024 marks our fifth year of honoring a medical provider with the Gerald Gilchrist Medical Champion Award. Dr. Gilchrist retired from a storied career as a pediatric oncologist at the Mayo Clinic, and was one of the very early supporters of Reach Out and Read Minnesota, acting as a board member, donor, and all-around champion of our program. His ceaseless advocacy and passion for supporting the health and development of children was the inspiration for this award, which we hope honors his legacy and celebrates his memory.  Dr. Gilchrist passed away in April of 2022. You can read his obituary here

 This award will honor a doctor or other medical provider who has been exceptional as a trainer,  clinician, and/or clinical director; one whose exemplary personal and professional medical leadership has helped to make delivery of the Reach Out and Read program model all it can be in pediatric primary care. The recipient of the award will be honored at our annual breakfast on May 9, 2024 and will receive a plaque of recognition . The recipient's medical practice will also receive a gift of 250 books. Nominations are due by April 1st, 2024. 

Submit your nomination by filling in the text box below or by uploading a Word document or PDF.

Nominations should be no more than 200 words.

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