In February we learned that John Curtis, managing editor of Yale Medicine, had received the Award for Excellence in General Staff Writing from the Group for Institutional Advancement of the Association of American Medical Colleges. Curtis received the award for his feature article in the Winter 2008 issue, “On the Wards in Uganda.” To report on an ongoing collaboration between Yale and Makerere University in Kampala, Curtis spent two weeks shadowing Yale attendings, residents and medical students as they worked alongside Ugandan colleagues at the government-run Mulago Hospital. He also accompanied them on field trips to camps for internally displaced persons in northern Uganda and to the fishing village of Kasensero on Lake Victoria, where Uganda’s AIDS epidemic began.