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Sanctae Crucis Award Recipients 1999

Vincent T. Andriole, M.D. ’53

In the specialized branch of the medical community that studies and combats infectious diseases, few names are as revered as that of Dr. Vincent T. Andriole. A professor of medicine at Yale University School of Medicine and a member of the school’s board of permanent officers, Vincent is an internationally renowned clinician, teacher, researcher, author and editor.

After graduating from Holy Cross in 1953, Vincent attended Yale University School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and served as a clinical associate at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. When he accepted a research fellowship in infectious diseases at Yale, his career path was set. But no one could have anticipated the extent of his devotion and scholarship over the next 35 years.

Vincent has been the recipient of numerous grants, awards, and honors over the years, but perhaps the tributes that he is most proud of are those that emphasize his talent and magnanimity as an educator. He was the first faculty member at the School of Medicine to twice receive the Medical Housestaff Teacher of the Year Award. He is a recipient of the Francis Gilman Blake Award, presented by the senior class to the most outstanding teacher of the Medical Sciences. In 1992, Vincent received the Laureate Award of the American College of Physicians for his abiding commitment to medical care, research, education and service to the community.

A recipient of the Bristol Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Infectious Diseases Society of America, Vincent has served as the Society’s president, vice president and secretary. Elected a fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Vincent has also been elected to the "Best Doctors in America" roster since its inception in 1992.

Widely regarded as an authority on the pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of bacterial and fungal infections, Vincent is a frequent lecturer both in the United States and abroad. Recently, he gave the annual Garrod Lecture in Manchester, England, for the British Society of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. He was only the third American ever to receive this honor.

The author of hundreds of articles, reviews and textbooks, he has served as the international advisor for the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy and as editor of Mediguide to Infectious Diseases, Cliniguide to Infectious Diseases, and Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases.

In spite of a daunting schedule, Vincent and his wife, Daria, have always devoted quality time to their four children – Christina, Katherine, David and Vincent.

For his talent, dedication, and tireless efforts in combating infectious disease and in training the doctors and researchers of tomorrow, the College of the Holy Cross presents to Vincent Andriole the Sanctae Crucis Award.