Michael T. Brady, MD, Investigator at the Center for Developmental Pharmacology and Toxicology, Nationwide Children’s Research Institute, Physician-in-Chief and a member of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Chair, Department of Pediatrics, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, received the Thomas Dooley Award from the University of Notre Dame at the Dr. Thomas A. Dooley Award Dinner on Friday, January 30, 2009. Established in 1984, the Dr. Thomas A. Dooley Award is conferred on an alumnus/alumna (living or deceased) who has exhibited outstanding service to humankind.
The Thomas A. Dooley Award, was given to Dr. Michael Brady, for his service to vulnerable HIV-affected families in Central and Southern Ohio. As a pediatric infectious disease physician, he created the first family-centered HIV Program at one location within a children’s hospital in the United States. The program is now known as FACES (Family AIDS Clinical and Educational Services). The HIV
program was initially created to address the needs of HIVinfected infants, children and adolescents. However, it became apparent that the families, including both HIVinfected children and their parents would receive optimal care if the services were provided in a comprehensive rather than a fragmented fashion at one location. At the time it was created, this comprehensive model was unique and has now become highly successful in maintaining these vulnerable families in care and markedly improving their health and quality of life. FACES was recognized in 1995 by the federal government as one of their “Model That Works”. The program has been used as a model for other programs throughout the United States.
Malika Haque, MD, FAAP, member of the Section of Ambulatory Pediatrics, and General Pediatrics at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine has been appointed to the Expert Advisory Panel to guide the development of Joint Commission Hospital Standards for Culturally Competent Patient-Centered Care. This is an 18 month project with the Joint Commission of Hospitals that will increase national attention to cultural competence and ultimately lead to improvement of health care for culturally diverse patient populations. There were 700 nominations of the health care professionals to be on the Expert Advisory Panel. Out of the 700 nominations only 26 were selected to be on the Expert Advisory panel team, which is comprised of PhDs, JDs, a hospital CEO, a RN, MSWs, MPHs, as well as MDs. Dr. Haque is one of just eight physicians selected from the nominations across the United States to be on the team, which is entrusted with the task of developing "Hospital Standards For Culturally Competent Patient-Centered Care."