Frank Bia, M.D., Margaret Bia, M.D.
For their dedication to patients, students and the community, the husband-and-wife team of Frank Bia, M.D., and Margaret Bia, M.D., were nominated by Yale medical students for the 2001 AAMC Humanism in Medical Education Award. The nomination was announced April 5 at a reception in the third floor lounge of the Hope Building. “The Bias treat patients and students fairly and ethically, regardless of gender, race or lifestyle options,” wrote one student quoted in the nomination. “Their mission,” wrote another,“is to serve people in need and in this way they serve the community every day.” The American Association of Medical Colleges, which will announce the final recipient at its annual meeting in November, created the award in 1999 with sponsorship from the Pfizer Corporation.