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All Call Awards - Faculty Nominated


Arlene J. and Dr. Bernard Goodhead Service Award in Oncology

This award was established in December of 1996 in loving memory of Arlene’s son, Scott Edward Smith.  This award recognizes a graduating student who has completed original research and/or shown an outstanding interest in the field of Oncology, as well as demonstrated academic excellence.

Nominations for this award may be submitted on-line.

Deadline:  March 19, 2018


The John and Lola Ross Award in the Sciences and Culture of Medicine

This award is given to a graduating medical student who has shown high capability and dedication to the medical sciences as well as demonstrable interest and involvement in scholarly or professional activities that are concerned with cultural influences on medical practice and research.  This wonderfully unique award exists thanks to the generous support and progressive thinking of two individuals; Drs. John and Lola Ross.

Interested students should have a strong academic record, with some honors and other special recognition in both the basic and clinical sciences.  The special recognition could include a meritorious Independent Study Project.  Involvement in the cultural determinants of medical science, practice, and research may include relevant elective courses, volunteer work or other community related activity, an Independent Study Project in a cross-cultural setting in the U.S. or abroad, or studies in which medicine itself is considered a cultural system.

Interested students who consider that their accomplishments meet the requirements may seek nomination through a faculty member or Dr. Carolyn Kelly, Associate Dean of Admissions and Student Affairs.

Nominations for this award may be submitted on-line.

Deadline:  March 19, 2018


The Lola Romanucci-Ross and John Ross Jr. Award in Medical Anthropology

This award will be given to a student who has completed a substantive research study (which could be an ISP) concerned with the influence of cultural factors on the delivery of health care, or on the practice of medicine, either in the United States or abroad.

Nominations for this award may be submitted on-line.

Deadline:  March 19, 2018


Tyler Pardee, M.D., Memorial Award

The Tyler Pardee Memorial Award was created in 2013 by the friends and family of Tyler Pardee, a 2010 graduate from the UCSD School of Medicine.  Tyler initially pursued residency training in Emergency Medicine in New York.  Sadly, after one year of residency training, he was diagnosed with advanced stage colon cancer, and returned to his home town of San Diego in order to receive comprehensive cancer care.   Tyler passed away at the age of 28 in October, 2012.

In establishing this award, Tyler’s friends and family would like to recognize a graduating medical student who best embodies Tyler’s personal qualities.  Tyler was an active, adventurous, and well-balanced young man with enormous concern for the well-being and happiness of others.  We remember him for his inspiring drive and energy, his enthusiastic and positive demeanor, his kindness to his fellow students and his devotion to his work. 

Graduating students may be nominated for this award by fellow students or by faculty.  The recipient will be selected by a committee from the Division of Medical Education.

Nominations for this award can be submitted on-line.

Deadline:  March 19, 2018


Roderick K. Calverley Humanitarian Service Award

This award is given to a student of high moral character and personal qualities who, during his/her medical school career, has provided Outstanding Humanitarian Service, either in a single event or by a consistent pattern of activity. 

Nominations for this award may be submitted on-line.

Deadline:  March 19, 2018


Thomas E. Carew Prize for Cardiovascular Research

Dr. Thomas E. Carew, a valued member of our faculty, died suddenly in May 1993. His parents established a fund to honor his memory to be awarded to a fourth year medical student each year. The selection committee seeks a student who has demonstrated outstanding ability in the general area of research in Cardiovascular Sciences during his or her medical school training.

Nominations for this award may be submitted on-line.

Deadline:  March 19, 2018


Joseph Stokes III, M.D. Award

This award was established to recognize a graduating medical student who initiated and designed (and when possible implemented) an outstanding ISP in the areas of primary care, clinical epidemiology and preventive medicine in the context of community health and health promotion. Nominated ISPs are reviewed by a selection committee.

Nominations and application material may be submitted on-line. Students may submit their application material on-line.

Deadline for submission of ISP and cover letterApril 1, 2018


S.B.H. Memorial Thesis Award, in Memory of Samuel B. Hamburger

This award is named after the father of one of our distinguished emeritus faculty members, Dr. Robert Hamburger, who passed away in 2014.  It is given to graduating medical students for an outstanding Independent Study Project.  Students are nominated by their project Chairs and the award recipients are selected by a faculty committee.

Nominations for this award may be submitted on-line. Nominated students may submit their application material on-line.

Deadline for nomination and submission of ISP:  March 19, 2018


Stein Institute's Jackuelyn Harris Award for Excellence in Aging Research 

The Center for Healthy Aging and Stein Institute's Jackuelyn Harris Award for Excellence in Aging Research is presented to a graduating medical student for excellence in aging related research conducted during medical school.

To nominate someone for the award, please send an email describing the individual's work, as well as the individuals's CV to Julie Avanzino at javanzino@ucsd.edu no later than March 19, 2018.


Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute Award

The vision of the Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute (ACTRI) at UC San Diego is to translate scientific discoveries into improved health.  To reach this vision, the ACTRI provides research resources, training, and collaboration opportunities for early-career and established scientists, health care providers, and the community.  The ACTRI Award is provided to an outstanding student whose research best exemplified translational research, by moving discovery from the laboratory to clinical innovation or by enhancing adoption of best practices in the community

If you know of a particular student who has demonstrated such qualities, please contact Samia Hamnache at shamnach@ucsd.edu.

Please send all nominations to Samnia Hamnache no later than March 19, 2018. 


Igor Grant, MD Endowed Award for Academic Excellence and Biomedical Research

This award was established by JoAnn Grant in honor of her husband Dr. Igor Grant, Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry, to celebrate his long-standing commitment to the UC San Diego School of Medicine and ongoing mentorship of future physicians. As a medical student, Dr. Grant was able to conduct research during his tenure through the support of mentors and financial assistance. The Grant family hopes to inspire future generations of medical scientists with this prize. The award recognizes a graduating senior(s) who ranks at the top of their class academically who also sought additional opportunities to conduct biomedical research.

Nominations for this award can be submitted on-line.

Deadline:  March 19, 2018


Ruth Covell Award in Geriatrics

This award is given to a graduating medical student who has expressed interest in and demonstrated a commitment to geriatrics through scholarly activities, leadership, and/or participation in geriatrics programs at UC San Diego. This award was established in 2017 thanks to the generous support of Dr. Ruth Covell, UC San Diego School of Medicine Faculty Emeritus.

Nominations for this award can be submitted on-line.

Deadline:  March 19, 2018


The Mark B. Fefferman, M.D. Memorial Award

The Mark B. Fefferman Memorial Award, honors Ethel Shelley’s son. Mark Fefferman was a UCSD School of Medicine graduate from the class of 1983 who went on to a successful career in psychiatry. He was a model of empathy and brightened the lives of many with his sense of humor.  Mark was a humanitarian, always seeking ways to improve the lives of patients, regardless of their circumstances. Sadly, in 1994 he lost his life in a tragic automobile accident.  His parents graciously established the Mark B. Fefferman Memorial Award to encourage young physicians to always strive for the betterment of humankind.

Nominations for this award may be submitted on-line.

Deadline:  March 19, 2018


The Terry Freitas Award

The Terry Freitas Award, honors Ethel Shelley’s grandson who as a young college graduate was kidnapped and killed while working on environmental concerns with an indigenous tribe in South America.  This Award benefits a graduating medical student who has demonstrated an interest in environmental health and medicine and/or an interest in serving the underserved communities.

Nominations for this award may be submitted on-line.

Deadline:  March 19, 2018


The J. Joseph Shelley Award

The second award, the J Joseph Shelley Award, is named for Mrs. Shelley’s husband, a noted physician, devoted to patients and profession.  Reflecting Dr. Shelley’s own interests, this award is given to a graduating medical student committed to working in an underserved community.

Nominations for this award may be submitted on-line.

Deadline:  March 19, 2018


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