The Chapter Centennial Legacy Award celebrates ACP’s centennial by recognizing one influential chapter member who served the chapter and made a significant impact on the chapter’s viability. The award winner should exemplify ACP’s core values, including leadership, excellence, respect, compassion, professionalism, and responsibility.
- Marvin Forland, MD, MACP
Marvin Forland, MD, MACP is a founding member of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He has been a Fellow of ACP (FACP) since 1969, and was awarded Mastership in 2000. Dr. Forland served as the Governor of the Texas Southern Chapter from 1991-1995, and chaired the ACP Associates Committee and the ad hoc Medical Student Activities Review Task Force. For the Texas Southern Chapter he served as the scientific program chair for two annual meetings, and co-directed three MKSAP Review Courses. He introduced the Chief Residents’ Council and Breakfast to the annual statewide sessions and led the development of the statewide network of Associates’ Meetings. In 1998, he received the Laureate Award of the Texas Academy Chapter of the ACP-American Society of Internal Medicine.
- Lynne Kirk, MD, MACP
Lynne Kirk, MD, MACP has served the Texas Chapter of the ACP with great skill, humility, a strong sense of collaboration and a keen ability to inspire others by example. She served as President of the Texas Chapter followed by Chair of ACP’s Board of Governors, Regent and then as President of the ACP. Dr. Kirk was awarded the Texas Chapter’s highest honor, the Laureate Award, in 2004 for her exceptional service. Her career at UT Southwestern parallels the excellence she has brought to the ACP. Lynne’s devotion to teaching medical students, residents and faculty was recognized in 2013 when she received the UT System Regents Outstanding Teaching Award. Lynne has been a champion for innovation in teaching and healthcare delivery models. Lynne Kirk personifies the highest ideals of the ACP and we in Texas are proud to nominate her for this prestigious award.