Luke Degraaff (left), who achieved one of the highest averages in biochemistry, was honored with an Edward L. Curvish, MD, Award for Excellence in Biochemistry. Michael E. Cain, MD, offered congratulations.
Michael Musteric (center) received an award for achieving one of the highest averages in biochemistry. Murray J. Ettinger, PhD (right), and Michael E. Cain, MD, presented the award.
The Ernest Witebsky Award, which recognizes high grades in microbiology and immunology, was given to Matthew Kabalan (center). He accepted the award from John C. Panepinto, PhD (right), and Michael E. Cain, MD.
Ronald Aaron S. Bola (center) smiled as John C. Panepinto, PhD (right), and Michael E. Cain, MD, presented an award recognizing his high standards of academic achievement and outstanding service to the community.
Ryan Miller (center) was honored for achieving the highest average in pathology. Michael E. Cain, MD (left) — along with Richard T. Cheney, MD — pronounced Miller as the awardee.
The John B. Sheffer Award — presented by Richard T. Cheney, MD (right), and Michael E. Cain, MD — was given to Andrew Sauvageau (center).
Paul Blasio (center) received an award for achieving the highest continued average in the anatomical sciences. Richard T. Cheney, MD (right), and Michael E. Cain, MD, congratulated him.
Richard T. Cheney, MD (right), and Michael E. Cain, MD, presented the Anthony Postoloff Scholarship Award in Pathology to Tara Hogan (center), who intends to pursue a career in pathology.
Denise Polaski (center right) and Andrew Sauvageau (center left) accepted the Douglas S. Riggs Award from Margarita L. Dubocovich, PhD (far right), and Michael E. Cain, MD.
For achieving the highest average in physiology, Matthew Kabalan received the Donald W. Rennie Physiology Award. He was congratulated by Perry M. Hogan, PhD (right), and Michael E. Cain, MD.
Jalisa Kelly (center) is the 2017 recipient of the Diversity and Inclusion Fellowship. She was congratulated by Michael E. Cain, MD (left), and Margarita L. Dubocovich, PhD.
Michael E. Cain, MD, congratulated 12 members of the Class of 2018 for earning Dean’s Letters of Commendation. A total of 32 students from the 2018 class received awards.
Fifty-eight students in the Class of 2019 received Dean’s Letters of Commendation. Twenty-six of the awardees are pictured with Michael E. Cain, MD.
Dean’s Letters of of Commendation, presented by Michael E. Cain, MD, recognize exceptional coursework. Pictured are 39 of the 61 awardees from the Class of 2020.
Published November 20, 2017
Twelve students in the medical education program received special recognition during an honors convocation event.
The awardees, who were recognized for meritorious performance in coursework and outstanding achievement in other curriculum-related activities, are:
Recognizes the two students with the highest averages in biochemistry
Given to a medical student achieving the highest grades in microbiology and immunology
Awarded to students who best combine high standards of academic achievement with outstanding service to the community
Ronald Aaron S. Bola
Recognizes the highest average in pathology
Given to students who have achieved academically and — on the basis of faculty nominations — have also presented particular aptitude in the laboratory setting
For the student with the highest continued average in the anatomical sciences
Honors a student in the third year who intends to pursue a career in pathology
Awarded to medical students with the best academic performance in pharmacology coursework
Given to students with the highest averages in physiology
Awarded to a student who has lived or worked in diverse environments or who has overcome obstacles such as socioeconomic, cultural or educational disadvantages and brings these experiences to the learning environment, helping to foster a community of diversity and inclusion
Dean’s Letters of Commendation recognize exceptional coursework. In years one and two, they are awarded to students who earn honors grades in 75 percent of required courses or achieve 75 percent of available honors points each year. In year three, students who earn at least four honors and two high satisfactory grades are honored.
A total of 151 students were honored with Dean’s Letters of Commendation:
Ye Rin Koh
James S. Lee
Sean P. Martin
Mitchell L. Pawlak
Catherine J. De Guzman
Mary K. Frauenheim
Neha N. Sharma
Kristine P. Lacuna
Cassandra J. Young
The 10 awards were presented by faculty members from five departments:
Additionally, David A. Milling, MD, senior associate dean for student and academic affairs, presented the Dean’s Letters of Commendation.