Published January 10, 2020
The Newman Award recognizes Dannenhoffer for exemplifying great values through his outstanding service both on campus and in the broader Western New York community.
For more than 30 years, he has served University at Buffalo health sciences students — particularly students in the medical education program — by guiding and mentoring them in the skills and character needed to be good caregivers.
Dannenhoffer supervises the gross anatomy lab at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and oversees UB’s anatomical gift program, ensuring donors are respected and honored for their gift.
Accepting more than 800 donations a year, UB has the largest anatomical gift program in the state and one of the largest in the nation. UB medical students and residents — as well as trainees from other health sciences programs and emergency responders in the community — benefit from what the program’s anatomical gift donors teach them.
The Newman Award is a high honor. Previous recipients include a former SUNY chancellor, the UB women’s basketball head coach, a former UB men’s basketball head coach, a SUNY Distinguished Service Professor and the director of the UB Newman Center.
Dannenhoffer — who also directs the Office of Medical Computing, which provides computer services and information technology resources for the Jacobs School — received the Newman award during the 43rd Annual Convocation and Mass of the Holy Spirit held at St. Joseph University Parish.
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