The mission of the Men of Distinction Annual Awards Luncheon is to recognize Houston men who have distinguished themselves through excellence in community achievement, thereby providing support in superior biomedical research, education, and patient care in the Texas Medical Center and directly benefiting the Houston community.
Proceeds from Men of Distinction provide support for a clinician/research scientist partnership. In this way, community attention and philanthropic support is focused on the importance of improving healthcare through medical research.
The work of the honorees is featured at each annual luncheon so that Men of Distinction will become synonymous with supporting “bench to bedside” medical partnerships.
Each year, all research, education, and patient care programs in the Texas Medical Center are eligible for Men of Distinction support. Honorees are selected annually by a committee composed of members of the Men of Distinction Board and a liaison from the Texas Medical Center.
Choice of the Men of Distinction and the Texas Medical Center program rests with the board of the Men of Distinction composed of luncheon co-chairs, honorees, original board members, and members of the medical center supported by the luncheon.