Potts, left, with Schiff
Isaac Schiff, MD, chief of MGH Vincent Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, was presented with the 2013 John T. Potts Jr., MD, Faculty Mentoring Award during a Feb. 12 celebration in the Trustees Room. Given annually by the Center for Faculty Development, the award honors senior faculty members who have demonstrated excellence in helping junior faculty and trainees succeed for 10 years or more. Potts – the award’s namesake and first recipient – served as chairman of the Department of Medicine and physician-in-chief from 1981 to 1996 and as director of Research from 1995 to 2004. “John Potts was on the search committee that brought me to the MGH more than 25 years ago,” said Schiff. “When I needed support he gave it to me willingly. His advice was thoughtful, compassionate, fair and always useful; he made it look effortless. It is an honor and humbling to receive this award. It means a great deal and I am touched by all the people who are here today.”
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