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Dr. Macaran Baird Receives Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians Merit Award

Monday, April 26, 2010  
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Macaran Baird, M.D., M.S., received the 2010 Merit Award from the Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP).

The Merit Award recognizes a family physician who has worked diligently through the Academy to further the ideals of family medicine. Candidates are nominated by MAFP members.

Dr. Baird is the Professor and Head of the University of Minnesota Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. He was recognized for his outstanding work with the MAFP in bridging academic and political worlds to support family medicine.

Some examples of Dr. Baird’s service include speaking at MAFP Academic Roundtables, attending MAFP board meeting so that he can stay in touch with issues affecting family physicians, as well as demonstrating numerous other examples of positive influence in the medical school at the medical community.

Outgoing MAFP President, Patricia Fontaine, M.D., nominated Dr. Baird for the award. "Throughout his career, Dr. Baird has been a staunch advocate for the values of primary care and a champion for family medicine,” she said.

The Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians is a professional association of approximately 3,000 family physicians, family medicine residents and medical students organized to assist family physicians in providing quality medical care in Minnesota. The MAFP is the largest medical specialty organization in Minnesota and is a state chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians, one of the largest national medical organizations in the United States with more than 103,000 members.

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