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NIH Record - 75th Anniversary - National Institutes of Health

Bilusic Named Distinguished Clinical Teacher

Dr. Bilusic holds plaque, with three other doctors.

Dr. Marijo Bilusic (third from l) accepts the 2019 Distinguished Clinical Teacher Award in the company of (from l) Dr. Robert Lembo, director of the Office of Clinical Research Training and Medical Education; Dr. Peter DeMaria, co-chair of the NIH clinical fellows committee; and Dr. Jessica Zolton, reproductive endocrinology and infertility fellow and a graduate medical education committee representative.

Photo: Debbie Accame

NCI’s Dr. Marijo Bilusic was presented with the 2019 Distinguished Clinical Teacher Award at the start of the Contemporary Clinical Medicine: Great Teachers edition of Clinical Center Grand Rounds featuring Dr. Amy Klion.

The DCTA award is the highest honor bestowed on an NIH senior clinician, staff clinician or tenure-track clinical investigator by the NIH clinical fellows. Given annually since 1985, the award recognizes excellence as a mentor and teacher and contributions to clinical research.

Bilusic directs the NIH Hematology Oncology Fellowship, which provides fellows with a grounding in clinical, laboratory and translational research. An associate research physician in NCI’s Genitourinary Malignancies Branch, he received his M.D. degree from the University of Zagreb School of Medicine in Croatia and completed his Ph.D. training at the University of Split School of Medicine, also in Croatia.

Bilusic won an NIH Director’s Award in 2017 for his work merging NCI’s medical oncology fellowship and NHLBI’s hematology fellowship into the joint NIH entity that he now directs.

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