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Brown University Professor to be Honored as Distinguished Educator by Bowdoin College

Story posted May 15, 1997

BRUNSWICK, Maine -- Michele G. Cyr, associate professor of medicine and director of the division of general internal medicine at Brown University, will receive the 1997 Distinguished Bowdoin Educator Awards from the Bowdoin College Alumni Association.

The annual award, which recognize "outstanding achievement in the field of education" by alumni/ae of the college, will be presented Saturday, May 31, at the Bowdoin Reunion Convocation in the Farley Field House.

The award is given annually, alternating between educators at the primary/secondary and post-secondary levels.

A member of the Bowdoin College Class of 1976, Cyr also serves as director of the general internal medicine residency program at Rhode Island Hospital. Cyr's career is grounded in the interconnectedness of teaching and medicine. She has established new guidelines for patient interview techniques and for teaching and training in a clinical setting. Among the awards and honors Cyr has received are the Rhode Island Hospital Medicine Residency Teaching Award (1989, 1990) and the Brown University School of Medicine Faculty Award (1995).

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