Amy Wilson-Delfosse honored with the Edward Patrick Finnerty Lifetime Achievement Award

Amy Wilson-Delfosse

In 2014, Amy Wilson-Delfosse—serving as the president of the International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE)—had the privilege of presenting the inaugural Edward Patrick Finnerty Lifetime Achievement Award to its namesake, E. Patrick Finnerty. Ten years later, the roles were reversed as Finnerty bestowed the honor on her at the association’s annual conference.

“I have been blessed to be a part of IAMSE for the last two decades,” said Wilson-Delfosse, professor of pharmacology and associate dean for curriculum for the School of Medicine. “I am so honored to have received this award—it really is a professional highlight of my career.”

Each year, the international health professions education association board of directors selects someone who has demonstrated a sustained involvement in—and commitment to—the advancement of its mission for the award, its highest level of recognition. 

“(Finnerty) was president of IAMSE when I joined in 2004 and he was so welcoming of me. It really influenced me and I always remember how important it is to enthusiastically make new members feel welcome,” she said. “It was so incredibly special to receive this award directly from him.”