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Class of 1983: Dr. Valerie Gilchrist is the Chair of the Department of Family Medicine at the School of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Wisconsin. She is currently on the Board of Directors of the North American Primary Care Research Group, a reviewer for the National Board of Medical Examiners, and serves on a study section for AHRQ.

Dr. Gilchrist received her medical degree with honors from the University of Toronto in Canada. She has received numerous awards including “The Leadership Award” from the NC Academy of Family Physicians in 2005. “Excellence in Education” from Ohio Magazine in 2004, “STFM Research Paper Award” in 1999; “Master Teacher Award” in 2002 and the “Liebelt/Wheeler Award for Faculty Excellence” in 1992. She is the co-editor of four books, one monograph, numerous book chapters, and peer reviewed publications.