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Janice Palmer Award

The Outstanding Leadership in the Global Alliance for Arts & Health, Janice Palmer Award was established in 2001 to recognize outstanding service by individual members to the Global Alliance and the field of arts in healthcare. 


Janice Palmer



 Janice Palmer, the first recipient of the Outstanding Leadership in the Global Alliance for Arts & Health, Janice Palmer Award was founding director of Duke University Medical Center's arts and humanities program. More...

Past Winners

Elaine Sims (2014)
Sandra Bertman (2013)
John Graham-Pole, MD (2012)
Paula Most (2011) 
Blair L. Sadler (2010)
Wilma Bulkin Siegel, MD (2009)
Rev. Sally S. Bailey (2008)
Michael Bzdak (2007)
Annette Ridenour (2006)
Naj Wikoff (2005)
Helen Orem (2004)
Barbara Smith Coleman (2003)
Lynn Kable (2002)
Janice Palmer (2001)

Highlights from Past Award Ceremonies

Paula Most, Coordinator for the Arts at Lifespan in Rhode Island, Global Alliance Ambassador and Distinguished Fellow, stands with board president Gary Christenson and Awards Committee chair Sarah Dobbs at the 2011 conference in San Francisco. 

Blair Sadler, recipient of 2010 Janice Palmer Award

Blair L. Sadler, co-author of Transforming the Healthcare Experience through the Arts, sponsored the Global Alliance's Blair L. Sadler International Healing Arts Award. View Blair's acceptance.

Wilma Bulkin Siegel pictured with Bryan Lawson
Wilma Bulkin Siegel, MD, renowned physician and artist, former Global Alliance board member and active volunteer on several committees stands beside keynote speaker Bryan Lawson, Dean of Architecture, University of Sheffield. Read Wilma's acceptance.
Janice Palmer Award winner Rev. Salley Bailey, award presented by Helen Currier
Rev. Sally S. Bailey, pioneer and founding board member of the Global Alliance stands beside Helen Currier, Global Alliance board member and Director, Renal & Pheresis Services, Texas Children's Hospital.
Janice Palmer Award recipient Michael Bzdak, award presented by Annette Ridenour
Michael Bzdak, Director, Corporate Contributions, Johnson & Johnson stands beside Annette Ridenour, President, Aesthetics, Inc.
Naj Wikoff and Lynn Kable
Naj Wikoff, past Global Alliance board president and Creative Partnerships: East Hill Consulting stands beside Lynn Kable, Global Alliance Ambassador and Director, Amherst Glebe Artist Response.


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