Dr. G. Norris Miner Award

A graduating medical student who shows interest and outstanding clinical competence in family medicine receives this annual award.


Fourth-year medical student

Deadline for Nomination

February 1

Award Amount


Selection Process

A departmental committee recommends nominees and asks each to submit a personal statement and CV. The committee solicits feedback on the nominees from family medicine faculty and staff.

Based on this information, the committee selects the award recipient.


The Office of Medical Education will notify you by email if you are an award recipient.


If you receive this award, you will be recognized during our annual Honors Convocation.

Contact For More Information

Denise McGuigan, MSEd

Principal Education Specialist

Family Medicine

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, 955 Main Street, Room 6101G, Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 829-2922; Fax: (716) 829-2933

Email: dpalermo@buffalo.edu

G. Norris Miner, MD

G. Norris Miner, MD, practiced family medicine in suburban North Tonawanda for more than 30 years. A 1932 graduate of the UB School of Medicine, Miner played UB varsity football as an undergraduate and went on to organize a boosters organization to support UB athletes. He served in the Civilian Conservation Corps and the Navy during World War II. His family established this award to honor his memory.

Past Recipients

  • Jesse Cole and Anna Jaquinot (2021)
  • Adrian Ziaggi and Patricia Zick (2020)
  • Ryan Miller (2019)
  • Christine Robertson (2019)
  • Nina Paroff (2018)
  • Benjamin Zwierzchowski (2018)
  • Sanjay Jain (2017)
  • Sean Bourne (2016)
  • Aneela Cox (2016)
  • Elizabeth Kardas (2015)
  • Colleen Quinn (2014)
  • Miriam Olson (2013)
  • Jennifer Chang and Anjani Tilak (2012)
  • Adam Voelkers (2011)
  • Kelvin Gold (2010)
  • Jessica Orgorchock (2009)
  • Christopher Cancro (2008)
  • Bethany Arber (2007)
  • Matthew Mack and Kirk Scirto (2006)
  • Brigid Mack (2005)