Michael E. Cain, MD, vice president for health sciences and dean of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, welcomes honorees and guests at the Fall Honors Convocation in the M&T Auditorium.
Robert Bruce shakes hands with Michael E. Cain, MD, left, after receiving his Dean’s Letter of Commendation from Alan J. Lesse, MD, center.
Rongjia Deng accepts congratulations from Michael E. Cain, MD, after receiving his Dean’s Letter of Commendation.
Sara Diletti is congratulated by Michael E. Cain, MD, left, after getting her Dean’s Letter of Commendation. David A. Milling, MD, right, announced the honorees and Alan J. Lesse, MD, second from left, handed out the honors.
John E. Tomaszewski, MD, presents the Kornel Terplan Award to Charles Zhang, Class of 2020. The award goes to the student with the highest average in pathology.
Thomas Fiorica is congratulated by Michael E. Cain, MD, after receiving his Dean’s Letter of Commendation.
Natalia Crenesse-Cozien is congratulated by Michael E. Cain, MD, after receiving her Dean’s Letter of Commendation.
Published October 30, 2018
Ten students in the medical education program received special recognition during the Fall Honors Convocation.
The awardees were recognized for meritorious performance in coursework and outstanding achievement in other curriculum-related activities.
“It is appropriate from time to time that we take a moment to recognize our students who have achieved remarkable, outstanding performances and have truly achieved excellence,” said Michael E. Cain, MD, vice president for health sciences and dean of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, who gave the opening remarks.
The awardees are:
Recognizes the two students with the highest averages in biochemistry:
Given to medical students achieving the highest grades in microbiology and immunology
Awarded to student who best combines high standards of academic achievement with outstanding service to the community
Recognizes the student with the highest average in pathology
Given to a student who has achieved academically and — on the basis of faculty nominations — has 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 performances 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 212 students were honored with Dean’s Letters of Commendation:
The 10 awards were presented by faculty members from six departments:
The event took place Oct. 16 in the M&T Auditorium at the Jacobs School.