The Utah Chapter of the American College of Physicians has honored Drs. Louis G. Moench and Wallis L. Craddock with prestigious Laureate Awards.

The awards were established in 1985 to honor Fellows of the Utah Chapter of the American College of Physicians, who have distinguished themselves in service and demonstrated commitment to excellence in medical care, education or research.Moench's award recognizes his lifelong commitment to the improvement of care for the mentally ill, while Craddock's honors his more than 30 years of service to the Veterans Administration.

"I have had the remarkable experience of participating in major revolutions in medicine," said Moench, who is recognized as a pioneer in biological and forensic psychiatry.

Craddock, the first chief of medical service at the VA Hospital at Fort Douglas, became chief of ambulatory care at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Salt Lake.