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School of Medicine faculty members are encouraged to nominate members of the Class of 2018 for traditional awards which will be presented at commencement rehearsal on May 11, 2018. Nominations must be submitted by March 19, 2018.

The Christopher C. Fordham Award
This award was established in honor of Dr. Fordham for his outstanding and creative leadership in medical and higher education. Former Dean of the medical school, Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs, and Chancellor of UNC-CH, Dr. Fordham passed away in 2008. He will long be remembered by the medical and university communities. This award recognizes a graduating student for outstanding and creative leadership at the medical school. Nominations for this award are solicited from the chairs of the departments based on faculty recommendations and from graduating students. Recipient receives a monetary award.
Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award
This award is presented by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation. Recipients should consistently demonstrate compassion and empathy in the delivery of care, show respect for all, demonstrate cultural sensitivity, display effective communication and listening skills, adhere to professional ethical standards, understand a patient’s need for interpretation of a complex medical diagnosis while showing respect for a patient’s viewpoint, pay attention to patients’ psychological well-being, engender trust and confidence, and remain personally committed to self-evaluation. The senior recipient should also be willing to help others and accept help from others when necessary, engage in volunteer activities showing concern for the welfare of the community, and seek and accept criticism for improvement of performance. Recipient receives a monetary award.