The American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine (ACP-ASIM) has named John R. Hogness, UW president emeritus, a Physician Laureate for Washington state, and Norman Wilder, an Anchorage pulmonary medicine specialist, A Physician Laureate for Alaska.
Hogness served as dean of the medical school from 1964 to 1969, director of the UW Health Sciences Center from 1970 to 1974, and as the 26th UW president from 1974 to 1979. He was also the first president of the Institute of Medicine at the National Academy of Science. In May 2000 Hogness was conferred a mastership in the ACP-ASIM.
Wilder was governor of the ACP-ASIM Alaska Chapter from 1993 to 1997. He helped coordinate community-based teaching opportunities for chapter members. Wilder also has been involved in continuing education and other types of professional development for Alaska physicians. A pulmonary medicine specialist, his background includes pulmonary critical care, sleep medicine and aviation medicine.