American College of Physicians Award

I was recently awarded by the ACP organization, which I am sharing with Deerfield. I am sure my path to becoming a physician started at Deerfield in Mrs. Helen Boyden’s Chemistry class which turned me on to learning and science, and I went on to major in Chemistry in college.

Dear Dr. Mills: 

As Chair of the Awards Committee of the American College of Physicians, it is gives me great pleasure to officially inform you that, based on the recommendation of the Committee, the Board of Regents has voted to select you as our 2022-2023 recipient of the Ralph O. Claypoole Sr. Memorial Award for Devotion of a Career in Internal Medicine to the Care of Patients.

The competition for this award this year was extremely strong, but your contributions were deemed the most outstanding. Visit ACP Award & Mastership Categories | Awards, Masterships & Competitions | ACP ( for more information and detailed descriptions of all national awards. 

Your award will be celebrated during the 2023 Convocation Ceremony in San Diego, California. More details on the specifics of the Convocation Ceremony will be forthcoming.  

Enclosed you will find several forms for your completion. Please return them to John Haefele, Administrator, Board of Regents and Governance Activities (800-523-1546, ext. 2556, 215-351-2556, or by e-mail at as soon as possible but no later than December 15, 2022.  

We look forward to acknowledging your stellar contributions and hope to hear from you soon.


Marianne C. Parshley, MD, FACP 
Chair, Awards Committee

R. Curtis Mills, MD ’61

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