For Immediate Release Wednesday, June 16, 2010  
College of Science and Health Award Winners

College of Science and Health Award Winners 2010

  • Dr. Charles W. Buggs Award: Named for the prominent microbiologist and first Dean of the College of Science and Health, this is the College’s highest award and is presented to the graduating student who has both maintained the highest G.P.A. throughout his or her training and exemplified compassion and competence.  

    Holly E. Johnson, Master of Public Health-Urban Public Health
    Alana-Renee Russaw, Master of Public Health-Urban Public Health
    Nacole S. Smith, Master of Public Health-Urban Public Health 
  • Dr. Jack Mitchell Award:  Named for a community physician who was an early advocate of allied health education at the Charles Drew University, this award is presented to the graduating student who has demonstrated leadership among his or her peers in College and University activities and in the provision of health care to community residents.

    Rev. Jeffery E. Thomas, Sr., M.Msc., Associate of Science-Community Health Alcohol & Other Drug Studies
  • Dr. Raymond Kivel Award: Named for the medical director whose leadership garnered nationwide prominence for the MEDEX Physician Assistant Program, this award is presented to the graduating student whose voluntary community service has demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to the delivery of health care in medically underserved communities.
         
    Fatima Fodera, Associate of Science-Radiography

 

  • Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Award: Named in honor of the outstanding educator whose life and legacy is an inspiration to us all, this award is presented to the graduating student who has best demonstrated the ability to persevere in the face of adversity.      

    Pamela Hardine, Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences-Physician Assistant

 

  • Dr. Geraldine Burton-Branch Scholarship: Named in honor of a distinguished physician, educator and public health professional who has dedicated her life to public service and played a key role in shaping Los Angeles, this scholarship is granted to the graduating student who exemplifies the potential as a committed medical professional to build, shape and improve the overall health of underserved communities, and a commitment to their program and COSH.

    Hieu Nguyen, Associate of Science-Radiography

                         College of Medicine Award Winners

  • Dr. Charles R. Drew Award: The highest award presented to a graduate who has most exemplified the combination of compassion and academic excellence overall all years of training.
    Shaunda K. Grisby
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award: Named for the noted civil rights leader, is presented to the graduate who best exemplifies peer support and advocacy.
    Rodney D. Terrell
  • Dr. Rebecca Lee Award: Named for the first African-American woman to receive the M.D. degree, is presented to the graduate who best exemplifies an excellent performance despite adverse circumstances.
    Tyisha L. Seymour
  • Dr. Carlos Juan Finlay Award: Named for the Cuban physician who discovered the role of the Aedes aegypti mosquito in the transmission of yellow fever, is presented to the graduate who most exemplifies excellence in community service and/or public health.
    Sarah E. Medeiros
  • Dr. Geraldine Burton Branch Award: Named of this esteemed, pioneering local physician, who has long served the community and the King/Drew Medical Center, is presented to the graduate with outstanding performance in the Primary Care Course over the clinical years.
    Patricia I. Nwajuaku
  • Dr. Mitchell Spellman Award: Named for the first Dean of the Postgraduate Medical School, is presented to the graduate who has demonstrated unique and noteworthy achievement outside normal course work, including (but not limited to) work in international health or the conduct of outstanding research. The recipient might also meet the criteria for any of the College’s other medals.
    Laura M. Destro

       
OTHER COLLEGE OF MEDICINE AWARD WINNERS

 

  • César E. Chavez Award:
    Cynthia A. Chavira
  • Student Affairs Peer Advocacy Award:
    Shaunda K. Grisby
  • Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award:
    Roya Tabatabai
  • College of Medicine Dean ’s Awards of Excellence:
    Nathan D. Ford
    Christine J. Yoon

       OUTSTANDING CLERKSHIP PERFORMANCE AWARDS

  • Anesthesiology:
    Vanessa Y. Calderón
  • Emergency Medicine:
    Mansour G. Jammal
  • Internal Medicine:
    Jane Lee
  • Pediatrics:
    Eleonore G. Kiresich
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation:
    Christopher T. Bui

       MEDICAL STUDENT RESEARCH THESIS PROGRAM AWARDS

Harmony R. Abejuela, First Place
Shaunda K. Grisby, Second Place
Suman Machinani, Third Place

FACULTY AWARDS

  • Drew Diamond Award:
    Daphne Calmes, M.D.
  • Research Mentor Award:
    Shahrzad Bazargan-Hejazi, Ph.D.
  • Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award:
    Carmella M. Sawyers, M.D.
  • Special Recognition Award:
    Linda Cuesta, Student Affairs Office, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

      FACULTY AWARDS PRESENTED BY THE ACADEMIC SENATE

  • Outstanding Professor Award: The Academic Senate of the Charles Drew University established the Outstand Professor Award in March 1998 to recognize excellence in teaching. In 2008, it was expanded to recognize excellence in one or more areas: teaching, research, clinical service or community service. Each year, a distinguished faculty member of the university is honored for contributions to their students, to their academic disciplines and to their campus communities.
    Eric G. Bing, M.D., Ph.D. Endowed Professor of Global Health and HIV
  • Outstanding Service Award: The Academic Senate of Charles Drew University established the Outstanding Service Award in May 2008 to give recognition to faculty members for dedicated service to the university. Each year, one faculty member of the university will be honored for his or her track record of outstanding service contributions to the university that furthers the institution’s mission.
    Cynthia Davis, MPH
For more information, please contact:
Daryl Strickland

Charles Drew University of Medicine & Science
Telephone: (562) 229-4924
 
 
 

 

 
 

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