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Nominations are now being taken from members of the Class of 2018 for the School of Medicine senior awards. Nominations are due March 9, 2018. Awards will be distributed at commencement rehearsal on May 11, 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.
The Gilbert J. Cuthbertson, M.D. and Megan C. Danton, M.D. Memorial Award
The Class of 1983 established this award to honor two physicians who died in a plane crash in 1988. Graduating students nominate a classmate who exhibits the personal qualities that will make him or her a better physician which include caring for others, an ability to make people smile, joy in living and, in particular, a quiet compassion for all humankind. 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 graduating student 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.
The James Bell Bullitt Award
Given for the first time in 1962, this award honors Dr. Bullitt, a member of the faculty from 1913 to 1947 and a professor of Pathology. Consistent with Dr. Bullitt’s contributions to the School of Medicine, the award provides an opportunity to recognize a graduating student’s unusual achievements or contributions to the medical school community. Recipient receives a monetary award.