Armstrong Memorial Awards
Two Wallace D. Armstrong Memorial Awards are presented annually, one to the medical student with the highest scholastic standing in biochemistry, and the other to the first-year dental student with the highest scholastic standing in biochemistry.
The Dr. Marvin and Hadassah Bacaner Research Awards recognize exceptional research achievement by graduate students in the basic sciences as well as graduate students or faculty in cardiology. Nominations may be made by a student’s graduate advisor or by a faculty member’s colleagues.
Two Awards for Excellence in Geriatric Scholarship are presented each year by the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health: a $1000 award to a medical student and $2,000 award to a resident. Any University of Minnesota medical student or resident may submit a paper for consideration.
Gault Honorary Scholarship
The N. L. Gault, M.D. Honorary Scholarship is offered to medical students who intend to specialize in internal or family medicine. Established by the late Royal C. Gray, M.D., University of Minnesota Medical School Class of 1925, the scholarship honors former dean N. L. Gault. It alternates annually between internal medicine and family medicine. For further information, please call 612-625-5976 or 612-626-0619.
The $1,000 Graduating Medical Student Research Awards recognize meritorious research by graduating medical students who have or are pursuing any other advanced degree. Applications consist of a research paper, a letter of application, and one or more faculty letters of support. Recipients are selected by the Medical Education Honors & Awards Committee.
Horns Memorial Award
The $1,000 Richard C. Horns Memorial Award recognizes an undergraduate medical student for the development of outstanding clinical skills. Nominations are made by the Medical School Education Dean.
Three $4,000 J. Jacob Kaplan Awards are presented annually to recognize outstanding research by undergraduate or graduate medical students, one in each of the following areas: cardiology, immunology in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, and gastroenterology. Recipients are selected by the Medical Education Honors & Awards Committee.
Lifson/Johnson Memorial Award
The Lifson/Johnson Memorial Award recognizes excellence in teaching by undergraduate or graduate students. Selection is by the Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology.
The J. Thomas Livermore Memorial Award recognizes outstanding undergraduate research in hematology. Recipients are selected by the Medical Education Honors & Awards Committee.
The $1,000 Jan Lunden Award honors outstanding research by a graduate or medical student in the field of molecular hepatology. Recipients are selected by the Medical Education Honors & Awards Committee.
The $2,000 Medical Student Achievement Awards recognize leadership, community service, academic achievement, and research by fourth-year medical students. Nominations are accepted from medical students, faculty, student organizations, or other persons associated with medical students. Recipients are selected by the Medical Education Honors & Awards Committee.
The Beatrice Z. Milne and Theodore Brandenburg Awards recognize outstanding research by graduate students in the basic sciences.
The Roth-Steer Award for Research in Alzheimer’s Disease is presented for outstanding research related to Alzheimer’s disease by a graduate, medical, or post-doctoral student. Recipients are selected by the Medical Education Honors & Awards Committee.
The $1,000 Roza Steer Breast Cancer Research Award is presented for outstanding research by a graduate student or medical student in the field of breast cancer. Recipients are selected by the Medical Education Honors & Awards Committee.
The Dr. James E. Rubin Medical Memorial Award is presented to a senior medical student at the University of Minnesota who demonstrates excellence in diagnostic skill, compassion, and a high degree of ethical standards.
Segal Award in Psychiatry
The Gloria Segal Award in Psychiatry recognizes two senior medical students, one from the University of Minnesota Medical School and one from the Mayo Medical School, for outstanding academic and professional performance during the third year clinical psychiatry rotation.
The $1,000 Steer Family Award in Diabetes Research is presented for outstanding research by a graduate or medical student in the field of diabetes mellitus. Recipients are selected by the Medical Education Honors & Awards Committee.
Steer-Johnson Awards are presented annually for outstanding research by undergraduate or graduate students in the field of general physiology, pulmonary physiology, or cardiovascular physiology in the Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology. Selection is by a committee in the department.
This award is presented to one graduating medical student whose narrative, written as part of the Significant Event Reflection in the Family Medicine Clerkship, is deemed the most well-written and ready for publication. Recipients will be chosen by the Clerkship. In selecting an awardee, preference will be given to those narratives which have been accepted for publication by a journal.
The Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Student Award promotes the integration of humanism in the delivery of care to patients and their families.
The $1,000 Veneziale-Steer Award recognizes outstanding research by a graduate or medical student in the field of cellular growth regulation. Recipients are selected by the Medical Education Honors & Awards Committee.
Annually on February 15
Please review individual awards for nomination information. All student awards will be distributed through the Office of Student Finance.
For more information about student awards, please email Marianne Watters at firstname.lastname@example.org