Pomona, CA (PRWEB) October 23, 2013
Western University of Health Sciences will honor two health care pioneers at its annual A Tribute to Caring (ATC) gala on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, Calif.
Funds raised each year from A Tribute to Caring provide crucial scholarship support for WesternU students. Click here to visit the ATC website.
Rudolf L. Brutoco, MD, MPH, will receive WesternU’s highest award, the Elie Wiesel Humanism in Healing Award. Named for Nobel Laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, the award is presented to individuals who best represent the philosophy and values of the university and have actively incorporated them toward the betterment of the human condition.
Receiving the award is a tremendous honor, Dr. Brutoco said.
“Elie Wiesel devoted his life to humanism. It’s a tremendous affiliation and association,” he said. “It’s especially gratifying because my career has been multifaceted -- personal health care, public health issues, philanthropic issues – but one thing that has connected my whole life’s work is regard for human beings and regard for the individual. So to have this award recognizing humanism places appropriate emphasis on the core value of my life’s work.”
A specialist in Behavioral and Developmental Medicine, with expertise in psychiatry, Dr. Brutoco’s career has been devoted to treating those with special needs, or going through temporary but difficult challenges. His professional goal has been to help individuals achieve their full potential, particularly when they encounter obstacles to personal happiness and fulfillment.
WesternU graduates and other health professionals should understand that they will have opportunities to be an important factor in other people’s well-being – opportunities that are sometimes not anticipated and not part of the career plan, Brutoco said.
“It’s important we be alert to th
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