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UK Physician Honored for Work With Women

By Kathy Johnson

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Jacqueline S. Gibson

Gibson, who has been with the university for 14 years, was praised for being a strong voice for women as well as a role model for staff and residents in the college. Among her many activities and accomplishments to promote the well-being of women, Gibson developed a training program for physicians on domestic violence, works with the Women’s Health Program, conducts a seminar for female residents to help them find employment, and teaches self defense to women and children.

 

April 3, 2003 (Lexington, Ky.) -- Jacqueline S. Gibson, medical director of Internal Medicine Group and a professor in the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, is the winner of UK’s 10th annual Sarah Bennett Holmes Award. The award, presented by the UK Women’s Forum, recognizes a woman at UK who promotes the growth and well-being of other women at the university.

“I'm thrilled and shocked,” Gibson said after accepting the award during a luncheon on March 26 in the Student Center Ballroom. “Normally things like this don’t happen to me. I'm very proud and honored.”

Gibson, who has been with the university for 14 years, was praised for being a strong voice for women as well as a role model for staff and residents in the college. Among her many activities and accomplishments to promote the well-being of women, Gibson developed a training program for physicians on domestic violence, works with the Women’s Health Program, conducts a seminar for female residents to help them find employment, and teaches self defense to women and children.

During the luncheon program, which was emceed by UK Vice President for Research Wendy Baldwin, six other nominees for the award were recognized. They were:


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