The UC Davis School of Medicine recently recognized more than 100 students, residents, faculty, and a staff member for their exceptional contributions to the medical school as part of its 2022 annual awards.
“It’s a privilege to recognize these outstanding students, residents, faculty, and staff,” said Susan Murin, interim dean. “Especially during the pandemic, our awardees showed resilience, dedication and an unwavering commitment to excellence.”
The student awards were announced during the School of Medicine’s 51st annual commencement ceremony earlier this month. At the first in-person commencement since 2019, 126 graduates earned their Doctor of Medicine degrees.
2022 Student Awards
School of Medicine Medal
Golden Goblet Award
Loren D. Carlson Endowed Scholarship Research Award
Eli Benjamini Endowed Fund for Biological Sciences
O.M.E. Medical Student Scholarship Award
Rena & Gabriel Smilkstein Humanitarian Award
J.T. Simon Lie, M.D. Memorial Scholarship Award
The Merck Manual Award
Allan T. Nunn, M.D. Memorial Scholarship
David M. Igdaloff, M.D. & Michael A. Igdaloff Memorial Scholarschip Award
Edward J. Hurley, M.D. Memorial Scholarship Fund
Healing Arts Award
Helen McConnell Palthe Fellowship Award
James Franklin McManus Scholarship Award
The Johnson Family Scholarship Award
Kenneth W. and Phyllis J. Snow Endowed Award in Medicine
Mansoor Ally Memorial Scholarship Award
San Joaquin Valley Prime Endowed Scholarship Award
Kao Houa Vang
American Medical Women’s Association Janet M. Glasgow-Rubin Citation for Academic Achievement
2022 Gold Humanism Honor Society
Carmen Estrada Huerta
Mariellen Van Nieuwenhuyzen
Outstanding Medical Student in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Outstanding Medical Student in Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine
The Department of Cell Biology and Human Anatomy Barry F. King Memorial Award
The Society of Academic Emergency Medicine Award in Excellence
Carmen Estrada Huerta
Family and Community Medicine Award in Excellence
Outstanding Medical Student in Gastroenterology
Ernest M. Gold Award for Excellence in Internal Medicine
Outstanding Medical Student in Neurology
John Paul Aboubecharra
Outstanding Medical Student in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Outstanding Medical Student in Ophthalmology and Vision Science
Outstanding Medical Student in Orthopaedic Surgery
Award for Excellence in Otolaryngology
Robert E. Stowell, M.D., Ph.D. Award for Excellence in Pathology
Crystie Halsted Award for Excellence in Pediatrics
Outstanding Medical Student in Pharmacology
Outstanding Medical Student in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Peter M. Cala Outstanding Medical Student in Physiology and Membrane Biology
Heineman Award for Excellence in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Russell A. McFall, MD Excellence in Radiology
Phat Tan Nguyen
Outstanding Medical Student in Surgery Award
Outstanding Medical Student in Urology Award
Rural PRIME Outstanding Medical Student Award
SJV PRIME Outstanding Medical Student Award
Kao Houa Vang
Teach-MS Outstanding Medical Student Award
2022 Excellence in Public Health Award by the U.S. Public Health Sciences
Angelica C. Martin
The Doctoring Award
Outstanding Teaching Awards Resident Medical Staff
Averyl Shinkruk, M.D.
Elizabeth Tennant, M.D.
Conan Liu, M.D.
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Keyon Mitchell, M.D.
Daphne Darmawan, M.D.
Garret Peck, M.D.
Lauren Coleman, M.D.
Golden Bladder Award from the Class of 2022
John Tupper, M.D. Prize for Excellence in Teaching
Mark Henderson, M.D., FACP
Hibbard Williams Award for Extraordinary Achievement
Timothy Albertson, M.D., MPH, Ph.D.
Randi Hagerman, M.D., FAAP
Joan Oettinger Memorial Award (for outstanding lung or cancer research)
Arta Monjazeb, M.D., Ph.D.
Outstanding Instructor Awards from the Class of 2022
Basic Sciences Faculty: Colleen Sweeney, Ph.D.
Clinical Sciences (Full-time Faculty): Jessica Signoff, M.D.
Clinical Sciences (Volunteer Faculty): Dung Le, M.D.