End of Life Care – Vicki V. Douglas Award

This award was established in 2002 by the West Virginia University Center for Health Ethics and Law in honor of House of Delegates member Vicki V. Douglas. Delegate Douglas served in the House from 1990 until 2002. More than any other member of the legislature, Delegate Douglas championed the cause of improved end-of-life care in West Virginia. She was the lead sponsor on numerous bills that subsequently became law relating to advance directives and pain management. She was particularly concerned that physicians and other health care professionals receive education on end-of-life care.

The recipient is "a fourth year medical student who has demonstrated exemplary compassion for dying patients and outstanding knowledge and skills in palliative care."

Award Recipients

2018

Phillip Pifer and Stephanie Pocki

2017

Surya Manivannan

2016

Jodi Paige Cook and Nathan Pearson

2015

Kathryn Whetsell

2014

Lauren M. Hill

2013

Jason Likens

2012

Audrey Shellhaus

2011

Verona Marie Bazeley

2010

Kelly Bailey

2009

E. Gail Roberts

2008

Sarah Sofka and Anna Skold

2007

Jonathan Pratt

2006

James Abel

2005

Jean Aukerman

2004

Josh Dower

2003

Erica Cunill