UW News

October 18, 2007

Leonard Hudson to receive HMC Mission of Caring Award

Dr. Leonard D. Hudson, professor of medicine and former head of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, has been chosen to receive the 2008 Mission of Caring Award from Harborview Medical Center, to be presented March 1 at the Salute Harborview Gala. The award recognizes a person or group whose leadership in the community embodies the spirit of Harborview’s mission. In addition, Harborview has donated $100,000 to the Leonard D. Hudson Endowed Professorship at Harborview in honor of his achievements.

Hudson, who headed the division from 1985 to 2003, is a graduate of the UW School of Medicine and was chief resident at Harborview. He joined the UW faculty in 1973. In 1999 he was named the first holder of the Endowed Chair in Pulmonary Disease Research. At Harborview he has served as medical director of the Medical ICU, the Pulmonary Function Laboratory, and the Respiratory Therapy Department, and he was associate physician-in-chief of medicine for 15 years. He developed the pulmonary fellowship training program at the UW and mentored many trainees.

For more than 30 years Hudson has investigated acute respiratory distress syndrome, acute lung injury, multiple organ dysfunction syndrome, and other problems of pulmonary medicine. He has been president of the American Thoracic Society, the American Lung Association of Washington, and the Washington Thoracic Society, among numerous other positions of leadership locally and nationally.

Details about the Salute Harborview Gala can be obtained at 206-543-8595. Those who wish to contribute to the Leonard D. Hudson Endowed Professorship are asked to contact Andrea Myers, 206-543-7421, myersakm@u.washington.edu, or Cecily Clemons, 206-221-2959, cclemons@u.washington.edu.