Departmental Awards

American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Medical Student Prize for Excellence in Neurology

This award is given to a graduating medical student who exemplifies outstanding scientific achievement and clinical acumen in neurology or neuroscience, outstanding personal qualities of integrity, compassion and leadership.
               Yeo Won Kim

Roger A. Berg Prize in Radiology

This award is given each year to a fourth-year medical student or students for outstanding performance in Radiology. The award is made possible through a gift from Dr. Roger A. Berg, a University of Michigan Medical School alumnus.
               Marisa Faith Martin

Kenneth Chamberlain, M.D. Medical Student Scholarship Award

This endowed fund was established to honor Dr. Kenneth Chamberlain, a beloved mentor and teacher to many who trained in the Department of Psychiatry. This award is presented to an outstanding graduating senior pursuing a psychiatry residency at Michigan Medicine.
               Catherine Eve Vogt

C. Gardner Child 3rd Award

The career and dedication of Dr. Child, former Chair of Surgery, are honored in this award to a graduating senior or seniors for outstanding performance in the junior clerkship, senior electives, and research in Surgery.
               Brian Fry

Terence C. Davies, M.D. Award

This award, in honor of the founding Chair of the Department of Family Medicine, is presented to a graduating senior or seniors for clinical and scholarly excellence in family medicine. These students exemplify the qualities of the outstanding family physician: dedication to patient needs, intellectual curiosity, personal integrity, community service, and leadership.
               Lakshmi Karra

Henry Fitzbutler Award for Excellence in Hospital Medicine

This award is conferred upon the fourth-year medical student who best displayed clinical and scholarly excellence in the field of Hospital Medicine. The award honors the life and accomplishments of Dr. Henry Fitzbutler who was the first African American to graduate from the University of Michigan Medical School in 1872. He then went on to establish both a hospital and medical school in Kentucky.
               Owen A. Thompson

Furlong/Miller Leadership Award

The Furlong/Miller Leadership Award is presented to a graduating medical student demonstrating qualities of leadership, advocacy and activism representing the vision of former UMMS Dean James O. Woolliscroft to integrate leadership training into the curriculum. Dr. Harold A. Furlong, a UMMS graduate, received the Congressional Medal of Honor in WWI and established an OB/GYN practice in Pontiac, Michigan. Dr. Norman F. Miller, a UMMS graduate, served as Chair of the department 1931-1964. Both Furlong and Miller have UMMS professorships endowed in their names.
               Katherine Rose Zurales

Albert C. Furstenberg Award

This award is given to a medical student for outstanding performance in Otolaryngology. Scholastic achievement, clinical work, and research efforts are considered in addition to interest in Otolaryngology.
               Joshua Smith

Robert I. Goldsmith, M.D. Award

This award is given by the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences to a senior medical student who has demonstrated outstanding scientific achievement or clinical prowess in ophthalmology and visual sciences. This student exhibits a high level of integrity, compassion, and intellectual curiosity towards optimizing vision and preventing and curing eye disease. The award is in honor of Dr. Robert I. Goldsmith, a distinguished alumnus and loyal friend of the W. K. Kellogg Eye Center.
               Amro Omari

Timothy R. B. Johnson Global Women’s Health Award

The Timothy R. B. Johnson Global Women’s Health Award is presented to a graduating medical student recognizing their authentic global engagement and anticipating their future contributions embodying Dr. Johnson’s vision of global academic partnerships and his commitment to safe motherhood and global women’s health.
               Nkechinyelum Q. Ogu 

Edgar A. Kahn Award

This award is given each year in memory of Dr. Kahn, former Chief of Neurosurgery, to a senior medical student for outstanding performance in clinical or laboratory work in Neurosurgery.

               Joseph Raynor Linzey
               Stefanie Stallard

William Dodd Robinson Award

This award is given by the faculty of the Department of Internal Medicine to a graduating senior or seniors for outstanding performance in the junior medicine clerkship and senior electives in Internal Medicine. The award honors Dr. William Robinson, Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine from 1958 to 1975.
               Jennifer Karen Sun

Eli G. Rochelson Memorial Award

This award is given for the most outstanding performance in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine by a graduating medical student. It honors Dr. Rochelson, a pulmonary physician and father of an alumnus of our school.
               Genevieve Allen

SAEM Excellence in Emergency Medicine Award

The members of the Department of Emergency Medicine honor a graduating senior for outstanding performance in the specialty of Emergency Medicine. This award is sponsored by the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine.
               Sarah Diane Banks

Robert B. Sweet Award

This award is given to a senior medical student who has shown the highest achievement and the greatest potential in the field of Anesthesiology. The award is in honor of Dr. Robert B. Sweet, the founding Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology.
               Hassan M. Ali

William B. Taylor Dermatology Clinical Science Award

The faculty of the Department of Dermatology honors a graduating senior medical student for outstanding performance in Dermatology clinical science. The award honors Dr. William B. Taylor, a faculty member of the department from 1950 to 1992 and recipient of the National Dermatology Teacher Award.
               Andrew Michael Schuler

Harry A. Towsley Award

This award is given by the faculty of the Department of Pediatrics to a senior student for outstanding performance in the junior Pediatrics clerkship and senior Pediatrics elective. The award is named in honor of Dr. Harry A. Towsley, a distinguished member of the Department of Pediatrics from 1935 to 1972.
               Maya Noelle Faison
               Emily Margaret Hogikyan

Raymond W. Waggoner Award

This award is given by the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry to a graduating senior for distinguished performance in psychiatry. This award honors Dr. Raymond W. Waggoner, Chair of the Department of Psychiatry from 1937 to 1969.
              Kathryn Chilton
              Rahael Rohini Gupta  

Warner/Goldberg Women’s Health Program Award for Excellence and Commitment to Women’s Health

This award is given to a graduating senior(s) for their outstanding academic achievement and commitment to the ideals of its sponsor, the University of Michigan Center of Excellence in Women’s Health. It is named for Patricia Warner, former Associate Hospital Director, UMHS, and Dr. Edward Goldberg, founding Chief of the Division of Women’s Health, in recognition of their vital roles in the initiation and success of the Women’s Health Program.
               Emily Nicole Flagler

Wiegenstein Leadership in Emergency Medicine Award

This award is presented to the graduating medical student who best demonstrates the potential for leadership in emergency medicine, as exemplified by Dr. John Wiegenstein, University of Michigan Medical School Class of 1960, a pioneer in the field of emergency medicine.
               Jaclyn Barbour Walker

J. Robert Willson Award for Outstanding Achievement in Obstetrics and Gynecology

The J. Robert Willson Award, in honor of the former Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, is given to a senior student(s) for outstanding performance in Obstetrics and Gynecology. A UMMS Professorship is established in his name.
               Gregory T. Woods