On Friday, June 5, faculty and graduating medical students were recognized for extraordinary achievements at the annual Geisel School of Medicine Awards Ceremony. Held in the Hopkins Center’s Moore Theater, the event honored excellence in academic achievement, research, community service, teaching, and much more.
STUDENT AND FACULTY AWARDS & HONOREES
FREDERIC P. LORD AWARD IN ANATOMY
Emily L. Jacobson
This award is presented annually by the Department of Anatomy to a member of the graduating class for outstanding academic attainment in the several fields of human anatomy and the successful application of this knowledge to his or her clinical training. The award was established to honor the memory of Frederic P. Lord, MD (DC 1898, MED 1903), distinguished Professor of Anatomy from 1911-1947 and steadfast advocate of the medical school during the first half of the 20th century.
DEPARTMENT OF ANESTHESIOLOGY OUTSTANDING GRADUATING STUDENT AWARD
Evan E. Lebovitz
This award is given to the graduating student who has demonstrated outstanding personal qualities, intellectual curiosity, achievement, and aptitude in anesthesiology during his/her medical school years.
DEPARTMENT OF MEDICINE PAUL GERBER STUDENT AWARD
Aaron F. Grober
This award is presented to the graduating senior whose intellectual skills and compassion and patient orientation best typify the ideal internist. The qualities of a superb internist, as exemplified by Dr. Paul Gerber, include intellectual rigor, a devotion to the art and science of clinical medicine, the capacity to inspire excellence, and a deep commitment to the care of the individual.
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF NEUROLOGY MEDICAL STUDENT PRIZE FOR EXCELLENCE IN NEUROLOGY
This award is based on excellence in clinical neurology and outstanding scientific achievement and clinical acumen in neurology or neuroscience, and outstanding personal qualities of integrity, compassion, and leadership.
BARRY D. SMITH, MD, AWARD
FOR EXCELLENCE IN OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY
Sadie M. Marden
This award is given to a student who is dedicated to the Dartmouth community and to women’s health. This student gives unselfish support in the local and medical communities, has the capacity for clinical excellence, and demonstrates the spirit and love of one’s profession.
THE SAUL BLATMAN AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH
EXCELLENCE IN OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY AND EXCELLENCE IN PEDIATRICS
Roni Nitecki (OB/GYN), Rachel A. Martin-Blais (Pediatrics)
This award was established in memory of Saul Blatman, MD, to recognize graduating students who have demonstrated, in addition to distinction in maternal and child health studies, a love of humanity which has found special expression in care and concern for women and children. The recipients are selected by the faculty members of the Departments of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Pediatrics.
FREDDIE FU ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY MEDICAL STUDENT AWARD
Kenoma O. Anighoro
This award was established to recognize the medical student possessing the qualities of academic excellence, ethics, and energy toward the study and practice of orthopaedics as exemplified by Dr. Fu during his medical school years at Dartmouth.
ELIZABETH FRENCH DISTINGUISHED STUDENT AWARD IN PATHOLOGY
Benjamin G. Barrena
This award is presented annually to a graduating student(s) for excellence in the study of Pathology. It was established in memory of E. Elizabeth French, MD who was an inspiring educator, an astute diagnostician, a com- passionate physician and an important advocate for the training of technical students in the clinical laboratory. Dr. French was the first woman physician at Dartmouth’s Medical School to be a full Professor and she transformed the way transfusion medicine was practiced during her tenure.
NEW HAMPSHIRE PEDIATRIC SOCIETY AWARD
Emily L. Jacobson
This award is given to a member of the graduating class entering pediatrics who, in the opinion of peers and faculty, best exemplifies those qualities one looks for in a pediatrician: “a competent, caring, good humored person whom I would want to take care of my children.”
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN CLINICAL PSYCHIATRY
Adina S. Fischer
Awarded annually to a graduating student for excellence in the study of clinical psychiatry.
HARTE C. CROW AWARD IN RADIOLOGY
Jessica G. Fried
This award is given by the Department of Radiology in recognition of a graduating medical student who has shown the greatest insight, enthusiasm, and diligence in pursuit of knowledge in diagnostic radiology.
ARTHUR NAITOVE SURGICAL SCHOLAR AWARD
Benjamin M. Dropkin
This award is presented to the member of the graduating class who has demonstrated the greatest potential for making a significant contribution to the field of surgery.
DIVERSITY VISIONARY AWARD
Mildred A. López Piñeiro
The Diversity Visionary Award recognizes a graduating student and/or faculty member whose forward-thinking actions and ideas help transform the health of our country and whose ongoing commitment to improving the health of the underserved reflects the vision and values of the Geisel School of Medicine.
GLASGOW-RUBIN CITATION FOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT
Juliana I. Castedo, Whitney L. Hitchcock, Lauren C. Hyde, Emily L. Jacobson, Margaret-Mary L. Morelli, Roni Nitecki
The American Medical Women’s Association takes great pride in presenting its Glasgow-Rubin certificates in recognition of the accomplishments of outstanding women at the thresholds of their medical careers. By honoring these women, AMWA reaffirms its commitment to encouraging their continued scientific achievement. The Glasgow-Rubin Achievement Citations recognize those women students who graduate in the top 10% of their class or are considered “honor graduates.”
JULIAN AND MELBA JARRETT MEMORIAL PRIZE
Joseph A. Graterol
This prize was established by Dr. Fredric Jarrett, MED ’65, and Ester K. Jarrett in memory of Dr. Jarrett’s parents, Dr. Julian Everett Jarrett, a radiologist on the staff of Harvard Medical School, and Mrs. Melba Jarrett. The award is given annually to a member of the graduating class in recognition of academic excellence and of scholarly, cultural, or humanitarian achievement outside of the medical curriculum. The recipient should demonstrate evidence of intellectual interests and potential for leadership in medicine.
MERCK MANUAL AWARDS
Mazin T. Abdelghany and Aaron F. Grober
These awards are given to outstanding students in medical studies for their contribution to the Geisel School of Medicine community.
PAYSON-WILSON–HAMPERS MD/MBA SCHOLARS AWARD
Ilya Bendich and Derick D. Jones
This award, established in 2005, will be given annually to outstanding seniors for their academic excellence, leadership qualities and potential to make significant contributions in both the medical and economic aspects of health care.
JOHN F. RADEBAUGH COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD
Mazin T. Abdelghany
Offered by the Department of Community & Family Medicine, this award is given to a student who exemplifies outstanding community service during his or her four years at the Geisel School of Medicine.
JOHN AND SOPHIA ZASLOW PRIZE
Juliana I. Castedo
The result of the generosity of Stephen L. Zaslow, MD, MED ’58, and his wife Francine L. Zaslow, this annual prize is awarded to the graduating student who best exemplifies the qualities of spirit, mind, and heart shown by John Zaslow, MD, (his father) during fifty years of general practice in Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Zaslow was described by his son as “a compassionate healer, an astute diagnostician, and a practical therapist of body and soul. His devotion to his patients embodied Frances Weld Peabody’s secret that the care of the patient is caring for the patient.” His mother, Mrs. Sophia Zaslow, was a lifelong companion at home and at the office where she was receptionist, secretary, bookkeeper and more. The recipient is selected by a committee composed of the clinical department chairs.
THE S. MARSH TENNEY RESEARCH AWARD
David A. Fried
Throughout his long service to Dartmouth, S. Marsh Tenney, MD, strongly favored the involvement of medical students in a year of full-time research to enable them to experience the excitement and challenge of investigative medicine without the requirement of committing their careers to it or of earning a separate degree. Established in 2013, this prize is given annually to a student who has demonstrated excellence in research done during a year away from the MD curriculum.
DOUGLAS P. ZIPES, MD, RESEARCH PRIZE IN MEDICINE
Established in 1997, this prize is given annually to a student pursuing an MD degree for excellence in research in any area of medicine. The award is made possible by Douglas P. Zipes, MD, DC ’61, MED ’62. At Indiana University Medical Center, Dr. Zipes is a Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Emeritus.
EVERETT KOOP, MD, COURAGE AWARD STUDENT RECIPIENT
EVERETT KOOP, MD, COURAGE AWARD FACULTY RECIPIENT
Charles Mannix, JD, MPA, Associate Dean, Chief Operating Officer and Samuel “Woodie” Kessel, MD, MPH C, Everett Koop Senior Child Health Scholar in Residence, Koop Institute at Dartmouth
Established in 2005, this award honors the career and values of Dr. C. Everett Koop and the enormous courage he showed in his lifelong quest for better health and health care. Both Geisel and, indeed, our nation are better places because of his efforts. In the hope of continuing and encouraging his spirit and courage, we honor today both a student and a member of the faculty who have shown this courage in serving the public good.
THE LEONARD TOW HUMANISM IN MEDICINE AWARD STUDENT RECIPIENT PRESENTED BY THE ARNOLD P. GOLD FOUNDATION
Jaclyn C. Shameklis
THE LEONARD TOW HUMANISM IN MEDICINE AWARD FACULTY RECIPIENT PRESENTED BY THE
ARNOLD P. GOLD FOUNDATION
Margo Krasnoff, MD Associate Professor of Medicine (Given Posthumously)
These awards are being given to a graduating student and a faculty member in recognition of their compassion, empathy, respect and cultural sensitivity in the delivery of care to patients and their families while exhibiting the attributes of a scientifically excellent physician.
DARTMOUTH-MOSENTHAL SURGICAL SOCIETY INDUCTEES
Elizabeth A. Disney, Benjamin M. Dropkin, William P. Mosenthal, Nicole A. Nakamaru, Roni Nitecki, Shelly Sood, Abhishek A. Sripad
DARTMOUTH-MOSENTHAL SURGICAL SOCIETY FELLOW
Gina Adrales, MD, MPH Associate Professor of Surgery
This award was founded by the Class of 1995 to honor William T. Mosenthal, MD, for his outstanding contributions as surgeon, teacher, scholar and friend. The Society shall consist of surgically oriented students and faculty fellows who best exemplify the qualities Dr. Mosenthal advocated a primary commitment to and responsibility for the welfare of patients, an endless scientific curiosity, a devout passion for teaching, a zealous commitment to lifelong learning, and an unparalleled devotion to Dartmouth. Student honorees are selected by a faculty committee. New members may then select an annual Dartmouth-Mosenthal Surgical Fellow.
ROLF C. SYVERTSEN FELLOW
ROLF C. SYVERTSEN SCHOLARS
Mazin T. Abdelghany, Ilya Bendich, Whitney L. Hitchcock, Andree H. Koop, Sadie M. Marden
Based on academic merit and involvement in the Dartmouth community, these are awarded annually to students entering the fourth year of medical school. The Syvertsen Scholars Program began in 1986, and the students selected each year reflect the ideals for which Dr. Syvertsen stood. Dr. Syvertsen graduated from Dartmouth’s Medical School in 1923 and remained here until his death in 1960. He was Professor of Anatomy, Secretary of the Medical School and Dean. He devoted his entire professional life to Dartmouth’s premedical and medical students, serving as their teacher, advisor, and friend.
THE DEAN’S LEADERSHIP AWARD
Aaron F. Grober
Given to an outstanding graduating medical student who has exercised effective leadership during her/his time as a student at the Geisel School of Medicine, such that in doing so is recognized by peers and faculty as a person who consistently demonstrates authenticity, self-awareness and integrity, as well as a sincere commitment to a cause larger than her/himself.
THE NEW HAMPSHIRE ACADEMY OF FAMILY PHYSICIANS AWARD FOR THE PROMISE OF EXCELLENCE
IN FAMILY MEDICINE
Margaret-Mary L. Morelli
This award is presented annually to Geisel students who have matched in a Family Medicine Residency, exemplify the ideals of family medicine and have the leadership skills to impact the specialty.
THOMAS P. ALMY HOUSESTAFF TEACHING AWARD
Viola Huang, MD , Instructor of Surgery
The award was established by the Class of 1984 to annually honor the member of the housestaff selected to be most distinguished for maintaining a commitment to medical student education. Students elect the intern or resident they feel has provided an intellectual and ethical role model for them. The award is presented in the name of the late Dr. Thomas P. Almy, who was a model of intellectual and ethical integrity for generations of students and physicians.
BASIC SCIENCE TEACHING AWARD
Virginia T. Lyons, PhD, Associate Professor of Anatomy
CLINICAL SCIENCE TEACHING AWARD
Roshini Pinto-Powell, MD , Associate Professor of Medicine
Established in 1986, these awards honor the Basic Science and Clinical Science faculty members distinguished for excellence in teaching medical students. Graduating students select the recipients of these awards. The two faculty recipients also participate in the hooding ceremony at Class Day.
ANN J. DAVIS FACULTY AWARD
Roshini Pinto-Powell, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine
The Dr. Ann J. Davis faculty award is given by the graduating class to a member of the Geisel/DHMC faculty who truly champions the student voice. During her tenure at Geisel, Dr. Davis was a tremendous resource to students and went above and beyond, really diving into the student experience in order to understand and address student needs. Every student who approached Dr. Davis with a concern could walk away knowing that not only had Dr. Davis listened to the issue, but that she would then advocate for change at Geisel and personally see the issue through to resolution. The Dr. Ann J. Davis faculty award is therefore given in recognition of an outstanding Geisel faculty member who, by following the example of Dr. Davis, makes a meaningful difference in the medical student experience at Geisel.
DEPARTMENTAL CLERKSHIP AWARDS FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO GEISEL STUDENT LEARNING
These awards are given annually to the faculty members that have demonstrated excellence in teaching and outstanding commitment to medical student learning in the required year 3 and 4 clerkships. The awardees are selected by the departmental clerkship directors based on student feedback and their contributions to the clerkship learning environment.
DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AND FAMILY MEDICINE
Charles J. Wolcott, MD
DEPARTMENT OF MEDICINE
INPATIENT: David F. Jacobson, MD
GERIATRIC & AMBULATORY MEDICINE: Salvatore J. Vella, Jr., DO
DEPARTMENT OF NEUROLOGY
Seth Kolkin, MD
DEPARTMENT OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY
Oglesby H. Young, III, MD
DEPARTMENT OF PEDIATRICS
INPATIENT: JM Castelli, MD
OUTPATIENT: Clare N. Drebitko, MD
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY
Daniel R. Bateman, MD
DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY
Nick P. Perencevich, MD
CLASS DAY AWARDS
Roni Nitecki and Lauren C. Hyde
The Dean's Medal is awarded each year to the member of the graduating class who, in the opinion of the faculty, has the best overall record of achievement during his or her four years of study at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.
GOOD PHYSICIAN AWARD
Emily L. Jacobson
The Good Physician Award was established through the generosity of anonymous faculty members and the recipient is selected by the class. Members of the class are asked to choose the person who best exemplifies the personal and intangible qualities of the good physician. They are asked to consider these traits emphasizing the combination of scientific and professional knowledge with the qualities of general wisdom, of caring, of empathy, and of devotion to the welfare of others which defines the highest level of the profession of medicine.
ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF HONORS & AWARDS RECOGNIZED PREVIOUSLY
GLOBAL HEALTH FELLOWS
James Strickler Global Health Clinical Care Fellows
This fellowship is awarded to fourth year students who share Dr. Strickler’s commitment to practicing global health with compassion, respect and excellence. The recipients spend four to eight weeks working at Muhimbili National Hospital in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Ford von Reyn Global Health Research Fellow
Jessica L. Weyer
This fellowship is awarded to a fourth year student who shares Dr. von Reyn’s commitment to conducting global health research with respectful collaboration and excellence. The recipient spends four to eight weeks executing a research project with one of our DarDar clinical research programs in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
RURAL HEALTH SCHOLAR AWARDS
Christopher J. Beeler, Benjamin A. Blais, Juliana I. Castedo, Sandolsam Cha, Elizabeth A. Disney, David A. Fried, Katherine M. Jackson, Sadie M. Marden, Rachel A. Martin-Blais, Margaret-Mary L. Morelli
These awards are given to those members of the graduating class who have participated in the Rural Health Scholar program during all four years of medical school and who have demonstrated a continuing and intense commitment to the care of rural people and underserved communities.
URBAN HEALTH SCHOLAR AWARDS
Judy Cheng, Joseph A. Graterol, Swapna Sharma, Katherine L. Zeitler
These awards honor graduating students who have demonstrated a commitment to serving diverse, medically underserved populations in urban settings. Throughout their four years of medical school, scholars have become competent clinicians, researchers, and public advocates for underserved patients and the unique health care needs of urban communities.