J. Thomas Livermore Memorial Award

The J. Thomas Livermore Memorial Award is intended to recognize research achievement in any field by a medical student, with a preference for hematology and the treatment of blood diseases. It was established in 1971 by the family of Tom Livermore, a young man who died of leukemia. The family chose the University of Minnesota Medical School as the site of the award in appreciation of the care and treatment provided for Tom at the University during his final illness. The award is $1,500.


Awards are nomination-based and are accepted from any faculty members whose students have demonstrated exceptional research achievement.

Nomination process

The nomination form and all application materials should be submitted electronically as a single PDF.

  • A cover letter outlining the nature of the research
  • The research paper
  • A letter from the faculty sponsor outlining the role the student played in the research and the significance to the field of research
  • Student CV

Nomination Deadline
Annually on February 15