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Vid Raturi, winner of 2nd Crest AwardBioethics and Medical Humanities M.S. student receives 2nd Crest Award

Vid Raturi, who will graduate this summer with an MS in Bioethics and Medical Humanities, has been awarded a prestigious Crest Award, one of Tulane’s highest honors recognizing graduate and undergraduate students.

The Crest Awards are a unified campus recognition of student efforts outside the classroom, demonstrating excellence in leadership, scholarship, and community service, as well as initiative and promise in campus leadership, and are sponsored annually by the Division of Student Affairs. Ms. Raturi received the 2022 James F. Kilroy Provost Award for academic scholarship, research achievements, community involvement, and leadership. This award is given to one senior undergraduate and one graduating graduate student a year who have excelled scholastically either through academic achievement or research, have distinguished records of involvement, and have excelled in the area of student leadership on campus.

This is not the first time Ms. Raturi has received such a prestigious award for her exceptional performance at Tulane. In 2021, Ms. Raturi received the Dean Donald R. Moore Award for service, leadership, and exceptional character.

The Bioethics and Medical Humanities program at Tulane is only two years old, and Ms. Raturi is a member of the first graduating cohort of the program. The entire program wishes to congratulate Vid on her well-deserved awards and to thank her for her excellent efforts at Tulane inside and outside the classroom!

Dr. Roig

On June 21, Dr. Roig will become the next Chief of Staff at Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System, the New Orleans VA Hospital. Dr. Roig is a graduate of the Tulane University School of Engineering and the LSU School of Medicine. He completed a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Louisiana State University (LSU), where he served as chief resident. He served as president of the Resident Physician Council of the American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) and as the chair of the Organization of Resident Representatives of the Association of American Medical Colleges. He is American Board of Medical Specialties board-certified in PM&R, pain medicine, and spinal cord injury medicine.
Dr. Roig returned academic practice at VA after 15 years of private practice. He is now the Associate Chief of Staff for education, assistant chief of the PM&R service, and chief of the pain medicine section. He is on the faculty at Tulane Program in Medical Ethics and Human Values, and at LSU and Emory. He is program director for the pain medicine fellowship at LSU in addition to being the course director for the second-year musculoskeletal medicine and dermatology systems block. Dr. Roig has been inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and the Gold Humanism Honor Society, also having been awarded the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award. He was named the 2017 mentor of the year at LSU and has received numerous teaching and professionalism awards. Dr. Roig will bring his impressive background as a leader and mentor to his new position as the leader of a clinical team. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Roig as the VA’s new Chief of Staff.

Marcia Glass, MD

Congratulations to Dr. Marcia Glass for receiving a scholarly retreat in A Studio in the Wood.

Glass used her time in residence to create a year-long curriculum in palliative care, and compose a poem entitled Cleveland Clinic to be published in Annals of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Glass has been recognized for teaching with various awards, including the

  • Tulane Medicine 2008 Best Inpatient Attending Award
  • 2011 Tulane C. Thorpe Ray Internal Medicine Educator Award
  • 2014 UCSF Core Clerkship Teaching Award
  • 2017 UCSF Pathways to Discovery Mentor Award

She is also currently on the Fulbright Specialist Program Roster for teaching.