The School of Medicine and Health Sciences 2017 Sophomore Awards luncheon and presentation of awards took place on Thursday, May 11, at the school.
North Dakota Medical Association Awards
Awarded to second-year students nominated by their peers, the Class of 2019, and recognized for outstanding performance in the following three curricular areas:
- Group Leadership and Professionalism—Sean Henley, Casper, Wyoming
Engages in ethical conduct, facilitates group interaction and productivity, motivates others to learn, exhibits personal integrity, and interacts with others appropriately with respect and courtesy.
- Peer Teaching—Shauna Newton, Billings, Montana
Outstanding contributions to the group’s database and facilitating group learning, skillful and accurate presentations, and willingness to assist fellow classmates to learn concepts they do not understand.
- Integration of Basic Science and Clinical Application—Michael Dancer, Fargo, North Dakota
Ability to analyze problems, generate hypotheses, set priorities, test hypotheses and formulate alternative hypotheses, draw appropriate conclusions, and apply the knowledge to patient cases.
The following awards are presented to second-year medical students in recognition of their overall academic achievements:
- The DeBoer Memorial Award—Matthew Winkels, Fargo, North Dakota
Given in memory of Mrs. Benjamin DeBoer and presented by the Department of Biomedical Sciences (formerly by the Department of Pharmacology, Physiology, and Therapeutics).
- Dr. Philip H. Woutat Memorial Scholarship Award—Shauna Newton, Billings, Montana
Presented by the Department of Biomedical Sciences (formerly by the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology) on behalf of Mrs. Philip H. Woutat in memory of her husband for his longtime service as a radiology instructor.
- Dr. William Eugene Cornatzer Award—Brenna Fanning, Helena, Montana
Presented by the Department of Biomedical Sciences (formerly by the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) in recognition of Dr. William Eugene Cornatzer, the founder of the department, the first chair, and a pioneering and innovative leader in medical education and biomedical research.
- Dr. James Kelleher Award—Rachel Ellens, Brainerd, Minnesota
Presented by the Department of Biomedical Sciences (formerly by the Department of Microbiology and Immunology) in honor of Dr. Kelleher’s outstanding service to the School of Medicine and Health Sciences and his dedication and contributions to the teaching of medical students.
- Kevin Monk Award—Zachary Hemann, Troy, Illinois
Given to a second-year medical student for outstanding service to the School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Outstanding Teacher Awards
- Portrait Award—Michelle Montgomery, MSW, LCSW, Wellness Advocate, Psychiatry & Behavioral Science; and Co-Team Leader, Interprofessional Healthcare Course.For outstanding support of students during their first two years of medical education.
- Golden Apple Award
For excellence in teaching, presented to the instructor whose instruction has had the greatest impact on the class.Presented by Sophomore Students to Walter L. Kemp, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Pathology
Golden Apple Award
For excellence in teaching, presented to the instructor whose instruction has had the greatest impact on the class.
Presented by Freshman Students to Jane R. Dunlevy, PhD, Associate Professor, Biomedical Sciences
— Denis F. MacLeod, Assistant Director, Office of Alumni and Community Relations, School of Medicine and Health Sciences,