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Ken Shine Health Lectureship

The Ken Shine Health Lectureship features the winner of the Ken Shine Prize in Health Leadership, awarded to a person who has made significant leadership advancements in health.

Kathleen Dracup receiving the Ken Shine Prize award, a small bronze statue.​

​Kathleen Dracup (center) receiving the Ken Shine Prize award, a small bronze reproduction of Seymour Lipton’s sculpture​ Pioneer.​

The annual prize and lecture are made possible by the Kenneth I. Shine, M.D., Excellence Fund in Health Leadership, endowed in 2016 in honor of the former executive vice chancellor for health affairs of The University of Texas System.

As the result of a partnership between the university and the Estate of Seymour Lipton, awardees receive a small bronze reproduction of Seymour Lipton’s sculpture Pioneer. The original full-scale sculpture is exhibited at the Health Learning Building on Dell Med’s campus.

2020 Winner

Kathleen Dracup, RN, Ph.D., FAAN

“Interprofessional Collaboration in Practice: A Personal Journey”

Past Winners

2019: Carolyn Clancy, M.D.

“Veterans Health Administration’s New Innovation Center: Testing Novel Payment and Delivery Approaches”

2018: Steven Schroeder, M.D.

“Trying to Improve Health and Health Care — Twists and Turns Along a Winding Road”

2017: Donald Berwick, M.D., MPP

“You Cannot Give What You Do Not Have: Exploring Self-Care in the New Health Care System”