Boston University Faculty Member Wins the Compassionate Caregiver Award

TheaJamesThea L. James, an associate professor of emergency medicine and assistant dean of diversity and multicultural affairs at the Boston University School of Medicine, received the Compassionate Caregiver Award from the Schwartz Center, a non-profit organization based in Boston that is dedicated to promoting compassion and understanding between patients and caregivers.

Dr. James has cared on site for victims of the 9-11 terrorist attack in New York, Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, and earthquakes in Iran and Haiti. She earned her medical degree at Georgetown University.

Kate Walsh, chief executive officer and president of the Boston Medical Center, says that Dr. James has “a natural ability to treat patients as people, not just illnesses. She is a tireless advocate for victims of violence, both while they are in the hospital and when they return home after tragedy.”

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