The ID Division has decided to recognize both clinical teaching and the career of Russ Little by creating the Dr. J. Russel Little Award for Clinical Education. The award is given to a faculty member chosen by the current ID fellows as an outstanding clinical teacher. Dr. Gerome Escota is the inaugural recipient of the J. Russel Little Clinical Education Award.
This award honors Dr. Little for his years of practice and teaching at the Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Little joined Washington University faculty on July 1, 1964 and became head the of Infectious Diseases Division at The Jewish Hospital of St. Louis. After the hospital mergers of Barnes and Jewish Hospitals in 1992, Dr. Little continued his life-long career in infectious diseases at Washington University School of Medicine with a 2 year retirement between 2001 and 2003. He retired again in 2005, and has remained a Professor Emeritus.