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Student Awards

Ralph Cohen, MD Award for Outstanding Performance in M1 Human Anatomy Grace Moxley and Matthew Studer

Christian Freeman, MD Class of 2021 National Medical Association Emerging Scholars Award

The award is given to two African American medical students who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, leadership, and potential for distinguished contributions to medicine.

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American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Ben Kean Fellows

Point of Light Award Hannah Williams

In 1998, Points of Light Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service reinstated the Daily Point of Light Award with a mission to honor those who take action to create change in their communities. Since then, Points of Light has inspired and recognized thousands for their voluntary service and celebrated the impact volunteers have on communities around the world.

2018 Senior Awards

Eldon Langston Bolton, MD Service Award Sherri-Ann Peckham

The award was established in 1990 in honor of Dr. Eldon Bolton. He graduated from Emory School of Medicine in 1932 and went on to practice medicine in Biloxi, Mississippi for more than 50 years. The Bolton Service Award honors a senior medical student who has exhibited outstanding service within and beyond the Emory University community.

Outstanding Achievement in Basic Science Award Scott Cordova

The award is given to a graduating senior who, in the opinion of a committee of faculty, has excelled in the overall study a of the basic sciences throughout his or her medical school career. This year this award is given to a student who has done outstanding work during both the MD and PhD portions of the curriculum.

Burt and Betty Schear Book Award Kylee Martens

This award provides an opportunity to recognize a special student who has the spark, the common sense, and the insight to make a difference. The prize is a coffee table book of photographs illustrating a holistic view of the Earth. The bookplate reads: “For the student most likely to make a uniquely positive mark on his or her universe.”

Evangeline T. Papageorge Student Award Kate Penizer

The award was established to honor the late Dr. Evangeline Papageorge, a very beloved Dean of Students in the School for many years. This award is given to the senior student who is voted by the class as having contributed the most to the betterment of the class over the four years.

2018 Alumni Awards

Award of Honor Barbara Stoll, MD

The award is conferred upon a medical alumna/alumnus who has demonstrated distinguished service to the Medical Alumni Association, to the Emory School of Medicine, to Emory University, or to the profession of medicine.


Distinguished Medical Achievement Award Jonas "Jack" Shulman, MD

The award is conferred upon an individual who has achieved distinction in research, teaching, medical practice, or administration in an academic or public institution.

Arnall Patz Lifetime Achievement Award Thomas N. McNish, MD

The award honors distinguished alumni from the Emory School of Medicine who display extraordinary leadership and accomplishment in the field of medicine at the national or international level.

Distinction in Community Service Award Gulshan Harjee, MD

The award honors dedication to providing medical care to underserved communities.