November 24, 2009
Two from SIU School of Medicine have received professional honors.
Dr. Gary Rull, associate professor of internal medicine, has received the Laureate Award from the Illinois downstate region chapter of the American College of Physicians (ACP). The award is given for a commitment to excellence in medical care, education or research and in service to the community. His nominator said that as director of SIU’s doctoring curriculum, Rull “has devoted countless hours to assuring students learn the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to interact with patients in the most competent and professional manner.”
Rull joined the SIU faculty in 2001. He completed his internal medicine residency at SIU School of Medicine (2001) followed by a year as chief medicine resident for SIU. He earned his medical degree at SIU (1998) and his bachelor's degree at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (1992). He is board certified in internal medicine.
Dr. Robert Pary, professor emeritus in medicine/psychiatry, has received the Frank J. Menolascino Award at the National Association for the Dually Diagnosed annual conference in New Orleans. The award recognizes commitment to the field of dual diagnosis through outstanding service, public awareness or outstanding leadership.
Pary joined the SIU faculty in 1994 and retired in 2009. He completed a fellowship in magnetic resonance imaging at the Pittsburgh NMR Institute (1989) and a fellowship in psychopharmacology at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, where he also completed his psychiatric residency (1982, 1982). He earned his medical and bachelor’s degrees from Loyola University (1977, 1973). Pary is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with added certification in geriatric psychiatry.