Alumni Spotlight

Powderly honored with Distinguished Graduate Award by University College Dublin (UCD) Medical Graduates Association

William G. Powderly, MD, ID fellow ’87, the J. William Campbell Professor of Medicine & Co-director, Infectious Diseases Division, received the UCD Medical Graduates Association (MGA) Distinguished Graduate Award at their MGA Reunion 2019.

The UCD MGA Distinguished Graduate Awards are awarded to outstanding graduates of the UCD School of Medicine, who are nominated by their alumni in recognition of their lifelong achievements to medical education, research and/or clinical practice.

The citation for Dr. Powderly was shared by his classmate, Professor Tim McDonnell, consultant in respiratory medicine, St. Vincent’s Private Hospital. Professor McDonnell reflected on Dr. Powderly’s commitment to research, particularly HIV related clinical research, his tenure as Dean of Medicine of UCD and his friendship with his classmates since medical school. The award was presented by Professor Fionnuala McAuliffe, President of UCD Medical Graduates Association. Dr. Powderly graduated with the Class of 1979.