2018 Alumni Merit Awards: Miguel Paniagua

Wed Feb 6, 2019
Miguel Paniagua, M.D., Ph.D., (CPHSJ '92) is the recipient of the 2018 Alumni Merit Award for the College for Public Health and Social Justice. Dr. Paniagua is a general internist who was dedicated to primary care practice in an underserved area of Southern Illinois until 2005, and subsequently both with the Department of Public Health in Macoupin County, Illinois, as well as with correctional medical services until 2017.For over 40 years, Paniagua has steadfastly maintained his connection with SLU both in his weekly attendance at Internal Medicine Grand rounds, his ongoing adjunct clinical instructor appointment in the School of Medicine (SOM) and his long-standing weekend commitment to the SLUSOM students at the Health Resource Center clinic, where he regularly wins the James Drake award for physician of the year from the student leaders.The Alumni Merit Awards are presented annually to recognize alumni who exemplify the mission of Saint Louis University and have outstanding success in their professional lives, intellectual pursuits, community involvement and commitment to the university.Saint Louis University (http://www.slu.edu) is a Catholic, Jesuit institution that values academic excellence, life-changing research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment to faith and service. Founded in 1818, the University fosters the intellectual and character development of more than 13,000 students on two campuses in St. Louis and Madrid, Spain. Building on a legacy of nearly 200 years, Saint Louis University continues to move forward with an unwavering commitment to a higher purpose, a greater good.Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SaintLouisU Twitter: https://twitter.com/SLU_Official Instagram: https://instagram.com/SLU_Official