Robert Centor, MD, professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine in the Department of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, has been named the recipient of the Robert J. Glaser Award from the Society for General Internal Medicine (SGIM).
The Glaser award recognizes outstanding contributions to research, education, leadership and mentoring in medicine, and is presented at the SGIM annual meeting.
In his 23 years at UAB, Centor has been a central figure in academic medical leadership. He served as regional dean and executive director of the Huntsville Regional Medical campus from 2004 to 2017. He served as chair of the Board of Regents for the American College of Physicians which recognized him with its highest distinction, Master of the ACP.
He has received multiple awards for teaching from UAB medical students, including the Argus award for best overall attending physician, the Best Campus Attending Award and Best Overall Teacher for the Department of Medicine. He has also received the UAB Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching and The Ellen Gregg Ingalls/UAB National Alumni Society Award for Lifetime Achievement in Teaching.
Centor's seminal findings on Group A streptococcal pharyngitis were published over 35 years ago, and the clinical prediction rule that now bears his name, Centor's Criteria, has been replicated worldwide and is embedded in clinical guidelines.