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Release: June 7, 2002

Graduate receives recognition at UI Carver College of Medicine commencement

(Student name) of (hometown) was honored at the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine commencement ceremony May 14.

(Student name) was named the recipient of the (name of award/awards). (Description of award/awards).

This spring, 165 UI students received their medical degrees.

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EDITORS: Award recipients and the award(s) they received are listed below alphabetically by hometown, with Iowa recipients first. Following the list are brief descriptions of each award.

IOWA

ARLINGTON Reid Longmuir; McClintock Award

ASHTON Craig Alan Block; Nathaniel Alcock Award

BETTENDORF Brian Lopp; Margaret Lunsford Award in Anesthesia
Ryan Mattison
; Gold Foundation Humanism Honor Society; Thomas Parsons Award

BURLINGTON Rebecca J. Boscaljon; Gold Foundation Humanism Honor Society

CEDAR FALLS Karen Sookyung Myung; William Wilson Award

CLINTON Elpidio Abanilla Mariano; Gold Foundation Humanism Honor Society

CLUTIER Melinda Svoboda Serring; Margaret Lunsford Award in Anesthesia; Stuart Cullen Award

BUFFALO CENTER Teresa Kay Gray; Research Distinction Track

DECORAH John C. Whelan; Gold Foundation Humanism Honor Society

DES MOINES Alecia Pietig Allen; Gold Foundation Humanism Honor Society
Nicholas Richter Szumski; Gold Foundation Humanism Honor Society

DUBUQUE Kerri Ann Maiers Yelden; Department of Surgery Award; Michael Bonfiglio Award;
Jonathan Mozena; William Wilson Award

DYERSVILLE Tracy Reittinger; Distinguished Student Service Award; Gold Foundation Humanism Honor Society; Hancher-Finkbine Medallion; John and Oral Sebelin Award; Society of General Internal Medicine-Clinical Vignette Award;
Carrie Wieneke Broghammer
; Gold Foundation Humanism Honor Society

FORT DODGE Conrad Pun; Arvind Reddy Award
Alyssa Leigh Stitt; Gold Foundation Humanism Honor Society

GRINNELL Celeste Andrews Capers; Oxford Clerkship Award

INDEPENDENCE Sanjay B. Dave; Carl Gilles Award

IOWA CITY Kym Renee Ahrens; Gold Foundation Humanism Honor Society; Medical Student Research Poster Award
Brian Andrews
; Outstanding Senior Award in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Katharine June Bar
; Thomas Parsons Award
Allison Cole
; Liechty Award in Family Medicine
Stephanie Ann McAndrew
; Interdisciplinary Health Research Poster Award
Erika J. Siska; Gold Foundation Humanism Honor Society; Liechty Award in Family Medicine

KEOKUK Julia Annette Hardeman; Gold Foundation Humanism Honor Society; Liechty Award in Family Medicine

LAKE CITY Ryan Patrick Dahlby Albright; Gold Foundation Humanism Honor Society

LEMARS Randall Earl Nacke; W.R. Ingram Award

LOWDEN Brian David Lindaman; Henry Prentiss Award; McClintock Award; Sophomore Medical Student Award

MARSHALLTOWN Michael Richard Macke; Walter Bierring-Roger Porter Award

MASON CITY Jeffrey Lynn Maassen; Hansjoerg Kolder Award
Angela Marie Thompson; Margaret Lunsford Award in Anesthesia

OELWEIN Laurie Fick Lopp; Gold Foundation Humanism Honor Society; Liechty Award in Family Medicine

ONSLOW Julie Ann Sterling; Gold Foundation Humanism Honor Society

RISING SUN Benjamin Barnes Smith; W.R. Ingram Award

SPENCER Thomas Ward Throckmorton; Michael Bonfiglio Award

STORM LAKE Jeffrey Allen Vander Kooi; Robert Roberts Award

WATERLOO Matthew Edward Herold; Walter Bierring-Roger Porter Award
James Joseph Sanders
; Liechty Award in Family Medicine

WEST DES MOINES Steve Liu; Iowa Orthopaedic Society Award
JulieWilkerson
; Carol Bowman Creative Writing Contest

WOODBINE Samuel Eric Kinzer; Gold Foundation Humanism Honor Society; Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey and Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award

CALIFORNIA

SAN FRANCISCO Ole Behrendtsen; Gold Foundation Humanism Honor Society
Lisa Michelle Ercolini
; Liechty Award in Family Medicine

GEORGIA

STONE MOUNTAIN Cinnamon Lane Sullivan; Gold Foundation Humanism Honor Society

IDAHO

BOISE Jason Mark Ellison; Gold Foundation Humanism Honor Society; New Researcher Award

ILLINOIS

DECATUR Jamie Smith Penk; Arvind Reddy Award

GALENA Michael Dennis Snyder; Outstanding Achievement in Medical Biochemistry Award; Robert Joynt Award

ROCKFORD Michelle Lynn VerWeyst; Robert Joynt Award

MASSACHUSETTS

BOSTON Georgina Esguerra Garcia; Dean's Achievement Award

MINNESOTA

BLAINE Daniel Jonathan Swartz; Gold Foundation Humanism Honor Society

GRAND MEADOW Greg James Davis; John and Oral Sebelin Award, McClintock Award

LAKE ELMO Jennifer Lynn Jones; Liechty Award in Family Medicine

MINNEAPOLIS Olav Jaren; Medical Student Research Poster Award

ST. CLOUD Patrick Denis Weis; John and Oral Sebelin Award

MONTANA

HAVRE James Steven Magera; Gold Foundation Humanism Honor Society; Hancher-Finkbine Certificate

NEBRASKA

KEARNEY Amy Lynne Bargen; Outstanding Performance in Pediatrics Award

NEW HAMPSHIRE

BOW Jessica Diane Krochmal; Special Achievement Award in Pathology

NEW JERSEY

LAWRENCEVILLE Stephanie Lisa Berg; Margaret Huston Award

NEW YORK

BINGHAMTON Richard Albert Santos; William R. Wilson Award

BRENTWOOD Georgina Esguerra Garcia; Dean's Achievement Award

OREGON

CORVALLIS Jeffrey Lee Hilton; Margaret Rouse Akin Award

WASHINGTON

PULLMAN Kjell Benson; Gold Foundation Humanism Honor Society; North American Primary Care Research Group; Research Distinction Track

WISCONSIN

MADISON Nicholas Von Bergen; Distinguished Student Service Award

LEBANON

BEIRUT Chadi T. Abousassaly; Interdisciplinary Health Research Poster Award

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DESCRIPTION OF AWARDS

ARVIND REDDY AWARD: Recognizes superior contributions to the medical student newspaper, "Vital Signs."

CARL GILLES AWARD: Given by the radiology faculty to a senior student who has demonstrated outstanding capabilities in the field of radiology.

CAROL BOWMAN CREATIVE WRITING CONTEST WINNER: This contest stimulates student writing and thoughtful reaction to the many new experiences that affect medical students.

DEAN'S ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Honors minority students who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and scholastic achievement.

DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY AWARD: Recognizes the senior student whose performance during the junior and senior clerkships in surgery has been deemed exceptional.

DISTINGUISHED STUDENT SERVICE AWARD: Given to members of the graduating class who have made outstanding contributions to the college in areas such as medical education, student activities, and student-faculty relations.

GOLD FOUNDATION HUMANISM HONOR SOCIETY: Developed to recognize graduating students who are exceptional in their compassionate and respectful relationships with patients, families, peers and staff.

HANCHER-FINKBINE CERTIFICATES: Given annually to a small number of students who demonstrate outstanding leadership during their years at the University of Iowa.

HANCHER-FINKBINE MEDALLION: An annual University-wide award given to only four students who have exhibited outstanding leadership, learning, and loyalty to the University.

HANSJOERG KOLDER AWARD: Given by the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences to a senior student in the name of Dr. Kolder who pioneered research in electrophysiology of the eye.

HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION OF NEW JERSEY AND THE GOLD FOUNDATION HUMANISM IN MEDICINE AWARD: Given to a student who has been identified as exemplifying the highest level of sensitivity, compassion and professionalism in patient care.

HENRY PRENTISS AWARD: Presented to a student whose performance in the freshman course, "Gross Human Anatomy for Medical Students," is considered outstanding.

INTERDISCIPLINARY HEALTH RESEARCH POSTER AWARD: Given for an outstanding health-related research presentation.

JOHN AND ORAL SEBELIN AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN INTERNAL MEDICINE: Presented to two students who demonstrate excellence in scholarship and show promise in internal medicine.

LIECHTY AWARD IN FAMILY MEDICINE: presented to a senior student who demonstrates outstanding enthusiasm and contributions to the field of family medicine.

MARGARET HUSTON AWARD: given for exceptional performance in clinical psychiatry clerkships.

MARGARET ROUSE AKIN AWARD: presented to the student who shows promise for a career in cancer research in the field of gynecology.

MARGARET V. LUNSFORD AWARD: presented to a senior who demonstrates achievement and commitment to the field of anesthesiology.

MCCLINTOCK AWARD IN PHYSIOLOGY AND BIOPHYSICS: given in recognition of outstanding achievement in physiology during the freshman year of medical school.

MEDICAL STUDENT RESEARCH POSTER AWARD: given during the College of Medicine Research Week for the most outstanding poster presentation.

MICHAEL BONFIGLIO AWARD: given to a senior medical student for outstanding research in orthopaedic surgery.

NATHANIEL ALCOCK AWARD: presented to a senior medical student who demonstrates exceptional proficiency in urology during their clinical experiences.

NEW RESEARCHER AWARD: recognizes excellence in student research by students who have done less than six months of research.

NORTH AMERICAN PRIMARY CARE RESEARCH GROUP: presented to a student who has shown exceptional research in primary care.

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN MEDICAL BIOCHEMISTRY AWARD: presented for exceptional performance in the freshman biochemistry course.

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE IN PEDIATRICS AWARD: given for excellence in the pediatrics clerkships.

OUTSTANDING SENIOR AWARD IN OTOLARYNGOLOGY-HEAD AND NECK SURGERY: given to the senior student who has demonstrated excellence in clinical and research efforts in otolaryngology.

OXFORD CLERKSHIP AWARD: given to an outstanding third-year student who is selected to spend two months of the senior year at the Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford University.

RESEARCH DISTINCTIONTRACK: recognizes those students who are active in research participation throughout medical school, including journal clubs, seminars, and participation at national and local research conferences.

ROBERT J. ROBERTS AWARD: presented to the student who had the most outstanding performance in the sophomore medical pharmacology course.

ROBERT J. JOYNT AWARD: given to the senior who is considered to be the best student in the senior neurology electives.

SOPHOMORE MEDICAL STUDENT AWARD: presented by the Iowa Association of Pathologists to a medical student who, as a sophomore, achieved the highest performance in general and systemic pathology.

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD IN PATHOLOGY: presented by the Iowa Association of Pathologists to a senior medical student for meritorious participation in pathology program.

STUART CULLEN AWARD: given to a senior who, by scholastic achievement and clinical performance, demonstrates outstanding capabilities in the field of anesthesiology.

THOMAS J. PARSONS AWARD: presented to a senior who, during completion of the junior clerkship in internal medicine, exhibited compassion, sensitivity and humanistic ideals.

W.R. INGRAM AWARD FOR SUPERIOR ACHIEVEMENT IN MEDICAL NEUROSCIENCE: presented to a student whose freshman performance was judged outstanding.

WALTER L BIERRING-J. ROGER PORTER AWARD: given to the most outstanding students in microbiology.

WILLIAM R. WILSON AWARD: Presented to two students for exceptional accomplishment in internal medicine.

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