Local Physician Awarded Prestigious Teaching Honor
Dr. Jeffrey D. Manning wins 2012 Pfizer Teacher Development Award from the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation.
The American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation Announces 2012 Pfizer Teacher Development Award Winners
LEAWOOD, KANS. – Jeffrey D. Manning, MD, a physician and medical director of Sports Medicine Associates in Danielson, Connecticut, is among a select group of physicians honored by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Foundation for his commitment to education in the field of family medicine. Dr. Manning was selected to receive a 2012 Pfizer Teacher Development Award based on his scholastic achievement, leadership qualities and dedication to family medicine.
“Pfizer Teacher Development Awards spotlight the best of our profession: those in active practice who give of themselves to teach, mentor, and inspire residents and students. My congratulations to Dr. Manning, and my thanks to Pfizer for preserving the noble tradition of the clinician-teacher,” said Mary Jo Welker, MD, AAFP Foundation president.
In addition seeing patients at Sports Medicine Associates and Day Kimball’s Walk-In Center in Plainfield, Connecticut, Dr. Manning is also a part-time instructor in the Department of Family Medicine at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University and The University of Massachusetts.
Dr. Manning grew up in West Harford, Connecticut, and attended Hall High school. He graduated with a BA in psychology from Williams College and earned his medical degree from Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Manning completed his residency in family medicine at Brown University and went on to complete a fellowship in sports medicine at the University of Massachusetts.
The Brown Department of Family Medicine will host a ceremony to honor Dr. Manning’s achievement. “I am honored to be recognized by the AAFP Foundation. I enjoy educating students, residents and patients, as teaching is one of my favorite parts of being a physician,” said Dr. Manning.
About the Pfizer Teacher Development Awards
The Pfizer Teacher Development Awards Program recognizes outstanding, community-based family physicians who combine clinical practice with part-time teaching of family medicine. Each nomination is reviewed and scored by a panel appointed by the AAFP Foundation. The award provides funding for each recipient to attend an activity of choice to further their professional development and teaching skills. This program is supported by a grant from Pfizer Inc. For more information, including eligibility criteria, please visit www.aafpfoundation.org/ptda.
About the AAFP Foundation
The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Foundation serves as the philanthropic arm of the AAFP. Its primary goal is to enhance health care delivered to the American people by developing and providing philanthropic resources for the promotion and support of family medicine. For more information or to support the work of the AAFP Foundation, please visit www.aafpfoundation.org.
About Day Kimball Healthcare
Day Kimball Healthcare is a non-profit, integrated medical services provider comprised of Day Kimball Hospital, healthcare centers in Danielson, Dayville, Plainfield, Putnam and Thompson, Day Kimball HomeCare, Hospice & Palliative Care of Northeastern CT, Day Kimball HomeMakers and Day Kimball Physician Practices. Its service area includes Northeast Connecticut as well as nearby Massachusetts and Rhode Island communities. Day Kimball Healthcare’s comprehensive network offers more than 1,200 employees including nearly 300 highly-skilled physicians, surgeons and specialists. Its website is www.daykimball.org.
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