Jane deLima Thomas, a palliative care physician and associate director of the Harvard Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, is one of five U.S. physicians to receive the 2013 Hastings Center Cunniff-Dixon Physician Award. DeLima Thomas was honored for her leadership and impact on the development of the field of palliative care through training and modeling excellence.

The awards were made in three categories: a senior award and a mid-career award of $25,000 each, and three early-career awards of $15,000 apiece. Each recipient has been exemplary in one or more of four areas: medical practice, teaching, research, and community.

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