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David Kumpe

The Sixth Annual School of Medicine Faculty Professionalism Award will go to two faculty members this year: Michael Carry, associate professor, cell and developmental biology and Frederick Grover, professor and past chair-Surgery. Carry was recognized for his dedication and commitment to excellence at the medical school for 32 years. Grover was recognized for his 21 years of service to the school, 11 of those as chair of the Department of Surgery. Click here for list of all the nominees. …David Kumpe, professor of radiology at the University of Colorado Denver, has been awarded the Gold Medal of the Society of Interventional Radiology, the Society’s highest honor. The honor is reserved for “exceptional service” in interventional radiology. A nominating letter said: “David is one of the somewhat overlooked heroes in the growth and maturity of IR in large measure due to his modest approach to his career and accomplishments.” … Ben Meyerhoff, a University of Colorado Hospital employee badly injured in a bike accident Nov. 7, 2011, threw out the first pitch before the Rockies’ July 15 game against the Philadelphia Phillies. Meyerhoff, paralyzed from the chest down after the accident, used a “chucker” to help him deliver the pitch as hospital employees and his family looked on. University of Colorado Health CEO Bruce Schroffel was originally scheduled to make the pitch but asked Meyerhoff to do it instead. For more on Meyerhoff’s story, see the March 14 issue of the Insider.