Awards

Awards are presented annually to graduating fourth-year medical students and faculty at the Dean's Reception in May.  The awards are also acknowledged in the commencement program.  Descriptions of the awards and nomination deadlines are as follows:  (Self-nominations are not accepted except for the James A. Bush, M.D., Memorial Research Award.)

Descriptions and Deadlines


Outstanding Pre-Clinical Faculty Award

The award honors a member of the University of Utah School of Medicine faculty who displayed exemplary commitment, dedication, and compassion when teaching the medical students during pre-clinical years. Nominees achieve excellence through excellence in academic activities and accomplishments.

Dr. David Renner

2013 Recipient: Dr. David Renner
(from left to right) Tony Trinh, Dr. Renner and Austin Trinh

Sponsor:  UUSOM Class of 2014

Recipient:  Faculty

Nomination Deadline:  To Be Announced

Point of Contact:  samual.francis@hsc.utah.edu

Nomination Process: Submit a one to two paragraph summary and include specific examples of the nominee's academic achievements which meet the award's criteria.


Outstanding Clinical Faculty Award

This award honors a member of the University of Utah School of Medicine faculty who displayed exemplary commitment, dedication, and compassion when teaching the medical students during clinical years.  Nominees achieve excellence through excellence in academic activities and accomplishments.

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2013 Recipient: Dr. Brian Good
(from left to right) Tony Trinh, Dr. Good and Austin Trinh

Sponsor: UUSOM Class of 2014

Recipient: Faculty

Nomination Deadline:  To Be Announced

Point of Contact:  samual.francis@hsc.utah.edu

Nomination Process: Submit a one- to two-paragraph summary and include specific examples of the nominee's academic achievements which meet the award's criteria.


Outstanding Resident Award

The award honors a resident who displayed exemplary compassion, dedication, and commitment.  This award recognizes residents who have made outstanding contributions in regards to instruction of medical students during clinical years.

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2013 Recipient: Dr. Judy Vu
(from left to right) Tony Trinh, Dr. Vu and Austin Trinh

Sponsor: UUSOM Class of 2014

Recipient: Resident

Nomination Deadline:  To Be Announced

Point of Contact: samual.francis@hsc.utah.edu

Nomination Process: Submit a one- to two-paragraph summary and include specific examples of the nominee's academic achievements, which meet the award's criteria.


Outstanding Dean's Office Staff Award

This award recognizes a member of the Dean's Office staff with outstanding service to the University of Utah School of Medicine through dedication to students, colleagues and the medical profession.

Rholinda Lange picture
2013 Recipient: Rholinda Lange
(from left to right) Tony Trinh, Rholinda Lange and Austin Trinh

Sponsor: UUSOM Class of 2014

Recipient: Staff

Nomination Deadline:  To Be Announced

Point of Contact: samual.francis@hsc.utah.edu

Nomination Process: Submit a one- to two-paragraph summary and include specific examples of the nominee's academic achievements, which meet the award's criteria.


Outstanding Clinical Staff Award

This award recognizes a member of a clinic’s staff with outstanding service to the University of Utah School of Medicine through dedication to students, colleagues and the medical profession.

Dellene Stonehocker
2013 Recipient: Dellene Stonehocker
(from left to right) Tony Trinh, Dellene Stonehocker and Austin Trinh

Sponsor: UUSOM Class of 2014

Recipient: Staff

Nomination Deadline:  To Be Announced

Point of Contact: samual.francis@hsc.utah.edu

Nomination Process: Submit a one- to two-paragraph summary and include specific examples of the nominee's academic achievements, which meet the award's criteria.


The Leonard W. Jarcho, M.D., Distinguished Teaching Award

This award was established to recognize an outstanding medical educator at the School of Medicine who has demonstrated exceptional skill and dedication in teaching and advising medical students, interns, residents or fellows. Past recipients are not eligible for the award again.

Sponsor: Family and Friends of Dr. Leonard W. Jarcho

Recipient: Faculty

Nomination Deadline: February 24, 2014

Point of Contact: william.shiflett@hsc.utah.edu

Nomination Process: Submit a one-page letter describing your nominee’s contributions to medical student education and advising.  A committee of representatives from the offices of the Senior Vice President for Health Sciences and Dean of the University of Utah School of Medicine will select the recipient.


James L. Parkin, M.D., Award for Outstanding Clinical Teaching

The award honors one faculty member in a clinical department for outstanding clinical medical teaching.

Sponsor: Dr. James L. Parkin

Recipient: Faculty

Nomination Deadline: March 3, 2014

Point of Contact: helen.anderson@hsc.utah.edu

Nomination Process: Submit a one- to two-paragraph summary supporting your nomination of a faculty member.  Then, students will be surveyed to identify the recipient.


The Dr. Clark Lowe Rich Distinguished Surgeon and Mentor Award

This award recognizes an outstanding surgeon and mentor who has demonstrated exceptional skill and dedication in the field of surgery including teaching, advising, and mentoring medical students, interns, residents or fellows.

Sponsor: Sally Rich Burbidge Cassity and Children

Recipient: Faculty

Nomination Deadline: February 24, 2014

Point of Contact: helen.anderson@hsc.utah.edu

Nomination Process: Students submit a one-page nomination letter and faculty submit a nomination letter with 3-5 supporting Letters of Recommendation.  Nominees submit a CV.  The recipient is then selected by a committee.


Dr. James A. Bush Memorial Research Award

The award honors a medical student(s) who has made and presented the most original and thoughtful contribution to research. A major portion of the investigation must have been provided by the student(s) while enrolled in the School of Medicine. Medical students with a PhD or a comparable degree are excluded as recipients of the award.

Jillian Millsop picture

2013 Recipient: Jillian Millsop
(from left to right) Dr. Vivian Lee and Jillian Millsop

Sponsor: Frank H. Tyler

Recipient: Student(s)

Nomination Deadline:  Februry 24, 2014

Point of Contact: janet.bassett@hsc.utah.edu

Nomination Process: Student(s) submit a single-spaced, typed manuscript (no more than 8 pages) in pdf format to Janet.Bassett@hsc.utah.edu.  The statement from the faculty sponsor documenting the research report submitted for consideration was predominantly the student(s)' effort without significant editing by the faculty sponsor should be submitted in the same format and to the same individual. The award will be made on the merits of the student(s)' report of his/her work as judged by a committee of faculty.


Elizabeth Fuhriman Gardner Prize for the Outstanding Woman Student in the Health Sciences

The Selection Committee will consider attributes that reflect Elizabeth Fuhriman Gardner's breadth of interest and dedication to excellence in both her personal and professional life.  In particular, the Selection Committee will consider service to the community, service to the University, personal integrity, leadership skills, academic performance, and similar evidence of exceptional personal and professional promise.  

Award Recipient

Sponsor: Family and Friends of Elizabeth Fuhriman Gardner

Recipient: Health Sciences Center Woman Student

Nomination Deadline: February 3, 2014 (5:00 PM MT)

Point of Contact: gina.bacon@hsc.utah.edu

Nomination Process: Complete the Nomination Packet, which includes a Nomination Form, a Letter of Nomination (2 pages maximum), the Nominee’s resume, and a Personal Statement from the Nominee (1 page maximum).  Submit the Nomination Packet electronically as a single document to gina.bacon@hsc.utah.edu in a pdf or word format.  A committee of representatives from Dentistry, Health, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy will selct the recipient.


The Gold-Headed Cane Award

This award is presented to the senior medical student who has shown exemplary interest in patient care.

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2013 Recipient: Laura Fink
(from left to right) Laura Fink and Dr. Vivian Lee

Sponsor: Dr. Clifford C. Snyder

Recipient: Student

Nomination Deadline: March 3, 2014

Point of Contact: helen.anderson@hsc.utah.edu

Nomination Process: Submit a one- to two-paragraph summary supporting your nomination of a MSIV. Then, students will be surveyed to identify the recipient.


Cameron C. Lewis, M.D. Compassion in Medicine Award

This award is presented to the student that has demonstrated a combination of community concern and most importantly, exceptional compassion.

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2013 Recipient: Aubrey Chan
(from left to right) Dr. Vivian Lee and Aubrey Chan

Sponsor: Marilyn Shupe and Family of Dr. Cameron C. Lewis

Recipient: Student

Nomination Deadline: March 3, 2014

Point of Contact: helen.anderson@hsc.utah.edu

Nomination Process: Submit a one- to two-paragraph summary supporting your nomination of a MSIV. The Dean’s Office then forwards a vetted list of the nominees to the award's sponsor for selection.


The Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award presented by The Arnold P. Gold Foundation

The award honors one student and one faculty member for exemplifying outstanding humanism in medicine, specifically integrity, excellence, compassion, altruism, respect, empathy and service. Past recipients are not eligible for the award again.

Michael Morgan award picture

2013 Recipient: Michael Morgan
(from left to right) Dr. Vivian Lee and Michael Morgan

Sponsor: The Arnold P. Gold Foundation

Recipient: Student and Faculty

Nomination Deadline: March 3, 2014

Point of Contact: helen.anderson@hsc.utah.edu

Nomination Process: Submit a one- to two-paragraph summary supporting your nomination of a MSIV and/or faculty member. Then, students will be surveyed to identify the recipient.


Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award

This award honors a faculty physician who exemplifies the qualities of a caring and compassionate mentor in the teaching and advising of medical students. And, also, possesses the desirable personal qualities necessary to the practice of patient-centered medicine by teaching ethics, empathy and service by example. Those characteristics include: positive mentoring skills, involvement in community service, compassion/sensitivity, and collaboration with students and patients.

Dr. Karly Pippitt award picture

2013 Recipient: Dr. Karly Pippitt
(from left to right) Dr. Pippitt and Adrienne Carey

Sponsor: The Arnold P. Gold Foundation

Recipient: Faculty

Nomination Deadline:  January 22, 2014

Point of Contact:  maximilian.padilla@hsc.utah.edu

Nomination Process: Submit a one- to two-paragraph summary supporting your nomination of a faculty physician.  The Organization of Student Representatives will select the recipient based on the nominee’s CV and an interview, and forward their nomination to the AAMC.


Alumni Association's Medical Student Award

The award honors a student who has demonstrated a combination of academic ability, leadership strengths and community concern—characteristics that make for an exemplary physician.

Jillian Millsop AA award picture

2013 Recipient: Jillian Millsop
(from left to right) Kristin Gorang and Jillian Millsop

Sponsor: University of Utah School of Medicine Alumni Association

Recipient: Student

Nomination Deadline: February 24, 2014

Point of Contact: jacqui.voland@utah.edu

Nomination Process: Submit a letter giving specific examples of the nominee’s academic achievements, leadership skills and compassion in both the medical school and in the community.  Please refer to the award's webpage (above link) for information required in the nomination letter.