We are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 University of Utah School of Medicine Alumni Awards.  These awards, along with the Golden Anniversary Prize were presented at the annual awards banquet on Oct 14th at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City.  Please join us in congratulating these distinguished physicians for their service to the school, community, and their patients. 

David R. Nielsen, MD - Dist. Alumni 2016
 Carl Kjeldsberg, MD 2016 Dist. Service AwardScott Leckmann, MD - Dist. Humanitarian 2016   From left to right
     Distinguished Alumni Award - David R. Nielsen, MD' 79 FACS
     Distinguished Service Award - Carl R. Kjeldsberg, MD
     Distinguished Humanitarian Award - Scott A. Leckman, MD '83


A record of past recipients can be found on the individual awards pages accessed by the right-hand link on this page.

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Golden Anniversary Prize for Distinguished Clinical Investigation
Recognition, Research
Oct 14, 2016

Golden Anniversary Prize for Distinguished Clinical Investigation

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In 1995, at the 50th year celebration of their graduation from medical school, the Class of 1945 established the Golden Anniversary Prize endowed fund to: 1) lend recognition and emphasize the importance of clinical observations and clinical investigation among the contributory sources of advancement in medical knowledge; and by application of the information in medical practice directly benefit patients; and 2) to encourage interest in clinical investigation and financial support for research by recognition of such achievement, especially of young physicians at conclusion of their years of postgraduate training or in the early years of career development. Over time the endowment has grown from gifts of class members and a planned gift from class member Paul Southwick, MD. Currently, the $4,000 prize is awarded every other year at the School of Medicine Awards Banquet, with a new prize, the S. Paul Southwick Award for Clinical Excellence and Teaching in Internal Medicine to be awarded in opposite years. ... Read More