National Coalition of Philanthropists to Confer Leadership Award on Champion of Integrative Medicine

(Minneapolis, Minn.) --- Recognizing the fundamental role that integrative medicine plays in health and healing, a national coalition of foundations and philanthropists today announced its plans to honor the contributions made by individuals who have been leaders in its emergence. The Philanthropic Collaborative for Integrative Medicine is now accepting nominations for its inaugural Bravewell Leadership Award, which carries a cash prize of $100,000. Nominations will be accepted through February, 2003.

“This award spotlights and celebrates the true champions of integrative medicine and what they do to change the face of health care,” stated Bill Sarnoff, Board Chairman of the Philanthropic Collaborative for Integrative Medicine. “There are a number of pioneers in this crusade, and we are excited to begin recognizing those who have had a significant impact on the way we as a nation think about health and healing,” he continued. “It takes a certain spirit to inspire, courage to lead, and vision to change. The Bravewell Leadership Award will honor these rare qualities among leaders of the cause for many years to come.”

To be eligible for nomination, an individual must be a physician or other doctoral level professional. Additional eligibility criteria, terms, and nomination forms can be accessed at

The Philanthropic Collaborative for Integrative Medicine is an operating foundation created in 2002 by a small group of philanthropists committed to strategically advancing the field of integrative medicine.

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