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Honors and Awards – May 2020

Posted by on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 in Honors and Awards .


Congratulations to graduates Drs. Kevin Graepel, Rachana Haliyur, and Jonathan Knowlton for receiving the Dean’s Award for Research! This award recognizes graduates who best exemplify attributes that lead to success in basic science or clinical research.



Congratulations to graduates Drs. Kevin Graepel and Katherine Konvinse for receiving the Award for Excellence in Infectious Diseases in Pediatrics! This award is presented annually by the Division of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Pediatrics to the students who have demonstrated outstanding aptitude and performance in clinical and investigative efforts in infectious diseases or microbiology.


Congratulations to graduate Rachana Haliyer, MD, PhD for receiving the Oscar B. Crofford Award for Diabetes Research! This award is presented by the Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism and the Vanderbilt Diabetes Center to the graduating medical student who has performed outstanding research in the area of diabetes.


Congratulations to graduate Shawn Barton, MD, PhD for receiving the American Academy of Neurology Medical Student Prize for Excellence in Neurology! This award recognizes medical students for excellence in clinical neurology.


Congratulations to graduate Matthew Puccetti, MD, PhD for receiving the Gerald Fenichel Award in Neurology! This award is presented to a graduating medical student entering Neurology or Child Neurology who has demonstrated outstanding aptitude for clinical neurology and a devotion to patient care.


Congratulations to graduate Alexandra Sundermann, MD, PhD for receiving the Lonnie S. Burnett Award in Obstetrics and Gynecology! This award is given to the student who demonstrates superior performance and exemplifies the qualities of dedication, leadership, compassion, and integrity in the field of obstetrics and gynecology.


Congratulations to graduate Shan Parikh, MD, PhD for receiving the Rudolph H. Kampmeier Prize in Medicine! The Kampmeier Prize is presented by the Department of Medicine to the graduate who, in the judgment of the faculty, best combines high academic achievement with clinical excellence, original scholarship or research, and demonstrated potential for an academic career.


Congratulations to Maggie Axelrod (G3) for being named Cancer Biology Graduate Student of the Year!



Congratulations to Evonne McArthur (G2) and Jay Kang (G2) for being amongst the top 3 for the “Best Talk” award in the Human Genetics Graduate Student Weekly Seminar!