Awards and Recognition

The following students and faculty have been recognized in recent years.

Faculty awards

Year(s) Teaching Awards and Honors Recipient
2017 PA Program Academic Teaching Excellence Award Dr. Williams

2015, ‘14, ‘13

Physician Assistant Program Teaching Excellence Award

Dr. Williams

2014

Student National Medical Association and the Latino Medical Association- Leonidas H. Berry Faculty Award

Dr. Williams

2010

Excellence in Teaching Award (Graduate College)

Dr. Sumner

2008

Exceptional Mentor Award (Graduate College)

Dr. Sumner

2006

Exceptional Mentor Award (Graduate College)

Dr. Williams

2002

Outstanding Mentor (Graduate College)

Dr. Sumner

2002

Brainard Award (Rush Medical College)

Dr. Hughes, emeritus

2001

Annual Didactic Instructor of the Year Award (American Association of Nurse Anesthetists)

Dr. Kerns (emeritus)

2000

Nathan Smith Davis Award (Rush Medical College)

Dr. Williams

2000

Members of the Mark Lepper, MD Society of Teachers

Drs. Hughes (emeritus), Kerns (emeritus), Leven, and Williams

Year Research Awards Recipient
2016-2021

K01 award National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Dr. O’Keefe

2016

Cohn Fellowship Award

Dr. Ferrigno

2016

Cohn Fellowship Award

Dr. Ross

2013

American Cancer Society-Illinois Division Mentor Award

Dr. Pratap

2001

International Sun Valley Hard Tissue Workshop RIBAward

Dr. Sumner

2013

American Cancer Society-Illinois Division Mentor Award

Dr. Pratap

Medical students: The Anthony Schmidt Award

This award is given by the faculty of the Department of Cell & Molecular Medicine to a Rush Medical College student at the end of his or her third year. The winning student must be nominated by an anatomy faculty member and is chosen based on demonstrated interest and excellence in the anatomical sciences. The award is named after the founding chair of the department, Anthony J. Schmidt, PhD. Schmidt had a keen interest in the education of medical students, and our faculty decided to recognize his commitment to Rush Medical College and its students by naming this award in his honor.

Year Recipient Area of Excellence
2015

Marc D. Dadios & Aaron V. Tabor

Research

2014

Robert Benzl

Research

2013

John Irish

Research

2012

Ankush Bhatia, Julia Daher & Vasili Karas

Research

2011

Laura Bertrand

Research

2012

Nicole Friel

Research

Trainee award winners

Year Award Recipient
2015

ASBMR John Haddad Young Investigator Travel Award to attend the AIMM-ASBMR

Ryan Ross

2014

International Conference on the Chemistry and Biology of Mineralized Tissues

Rush Research Mentoring Program Panel Presentation - Travel Award

Orthopaedic Research Society/ American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Travel Award

American Association of Anatomist Travel Award

Rush Research Forum-Travel Award

Ryan Ross
 

Meghan Moran

 

 

 

Manish Tandon

2012

American Association of Anatomist Platform Award Presentation

Margaret McNulty

2011

First Place Rush Research Forum Sigma Xi Student Poster Contest

Second Place Rush Research Forum Sigma Xi Student Poster Contest

Joel Wise
 

Vbenosawemwinghaye Orhue

2010

First Place Rush Research Forum Sigma Xi Student Poster Contest

First Place Rush Research Forum Sigma Xi Student Poster Contest (Graduate College Division)

Third Place Rush Research Forum Sigma Xi Student Poster Contest (Graduate College Division)

Alice L. Jee Memorial Young Investigator Award

First Place UIC Student Research Forum (Graduate College Division)

Vbenosawemwinghaye Orhue

Anita Joy
 

Mohammad (Sam) Khah

Shuo Liu

Siddhesh Angle
 

2008

First Place Rush Research Forum Sigma Xi Student Poster Contest (Graduate College Division)

Anita Joy

2006

First Place Rush Research Forum Sigma Xi Student Poster Contest (Graduate College Division)

Second Place, Rush Research Forum Sigma Xi Student Poster Contest (Graduate College Division)

Richard Kang

2004

Promotion of Doctoral Studies Scholarship (Foundation for Physical Therapy)

Laura Thorp
 

2001

Promotion of Doctoral Studies Scholarship (Foundation for Physical Therapy)

Kristen Moisio