Kim Eagle, M.D. receives Rotary Club’s Distinguished Service Award
Kim A. Eagle, M.D., Albion Walter Hewlett Professor of Internal Medicine, professor of health management and policy at the School of Public Health and director of the Frankel Cardiovascular Center, received the Distinguished Service Award from the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor. The Distinguished Service Award is the highest honor accorded by the Rotary Club. Dr. Eagle was recognized as a world-renowned cardiologist whose research has improved the quality and cost-effectiveness of treatment for aortic diseases and acute coronary syndromes, and whose vision led to the founding of two innovative programs: Project Healthy Schools, a middle-school-based program to fight childhood obesity and its long-term health risks; and My Heart, Your Heart, which recycles pacemakers for use in low-income countries around the world. He was also recognized as an excellent professor who teaches the next generation of physicians about compassion and humility, not just clinical techniques. The Distinguished Service Award was presented to Dr. Eagle at the May 24 Rotary Club meeting in the Michigan Union’s Anderson Room.