The Distinguished Humanitarian Award recognizes individuals, both alumni and non-alumni, or and organization, that has made outstanding contributions to the health and welfare of our communities, locally or globally.

  • Outstanding Commitment to the Health of the Community
  • Service to Underserved Populations or in Challenging Situations
  • Community Service
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Jennifer Plumb, MD ’00
2019 Humanitarian Service

For her work in establishing the Utah Naloxone program and educating law enforcement, first responders, and the public on the disease of addiction and a life-saving medication. Her work has helped save thousands of lives and lowered the death rate in Utah from opioid overdoses.
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Past Recipients


Year Recipient
2018 Paul Doxey, MD
2017 Geoffrey Tabin, MD
2016 Scott Leckman, MD'83
2015 Catherine R. DeVries, MD
2014 Alan Ainsworth, PhD., & Cristina Gallop, MD - Fourth Street Clinic
2013 Karen W. Buchi, MD'84
2012 Thomas D. Rees, MD'48  & Mansoor Emam, MD'90