Four MSU doctors recognized by the American College of Physicians’ Michigan chapter

November 14, 2022 - MSUToday

Originally published November 14, 2022 on MSUToday

Four faculty members with Michigan State University College of Human Medicine received the awards from the Michigan Chapter of the American College of Physicians for their contributions to medicine.

Reynard Bouknight and Heather Laird-Fick received the 2022 Laureate Award. The ACP is a national organization of internal medicine specialists and subspecialists committed to promote excellence.

MSU Health Care Internal Medicine provider Raynard Bouknight, MD

As a child, Bouknight learned something that has carried him throughout his career as a physician and a College of Human Medicine professor. “One of the things I learned from my family was to make a difference,” he said. “I’ve had an opportunity to have an impact on many lives over the years. I feel I’ve made a difference in my patients lives, made a difference in my students lives, and made a difference in the community.”

MSU Health Care Internal Medicine provider Heather Laird-Fick, MD

Rising to accept an award from the American College of Physicians Michigan Chapter recently, Laird-Fick recalled attending the same annual meeting 18 years earlier. She was eight months pregnant at the time and had taught a workshop on work-life balance that morning when she sneezed, causing her water to break, she told her fellow physicians. The next day she gave birth to her daughter. “Life intervened,” said Laird-Fick.

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