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The Cecil G. Sheps Award, named for a pioneering health services researcher, physician, and UNC faculty member, goes to a member of the graduating class who over four years of undergraduate medical training, demonstrates both academic excellence in and practical commitment to the principles of Social Medicine. Academic excellence is judged by the performance of medical students in courses taught by Social Medicine faculty, while practical commitment is demonstrated by students’ sustained involvement in research projects, community work, or clinical activities that reflect the principles of Social Medicine. The winner is awarded a cash prize and a certificate.

Cecil G. Sheps Award Recipients

  • 2020 Austin Hopkins
  • 2019 Hayley Cunningham and Nicole Damari
  • 2018 Jennifer Claytor
  • 2017 Rivers Woodward
  • 2016 Milele Bynum
  • 2015 Marshall Alexander Ahearn
  • 2014 Mary Elizabeth Ward Lambert and Amy Nayo
  • 2013 Dinushika Mohottige and Daniel White
  • 2012 Cara K. Berkowitz and Amy Marietta
  • 2011 Jonathan F. Wells
  • 2010 Rachel Fesperman Woodruff
  • 2009 Andrew M Courtwright
  • 2008 Avik Chatterjee
  • 2007 James G. Wallace, Jr.
  • 2006 Lee McCalla Hampton
  • 2005 Abraham Michael Nussbaum
  • 2004 William A. Fisher II
  • 2003 Patrick Edwin Link
  • 2002 Manoj P. Menon
  • 2001 Evelyn L. Falls
  • 2000 Romulo Ernesto Colindres, Jr. & Seth Christopher Collings Hawkins
  • 1999 Maija Holsti
  • 1998 Farr Andrews Curlin
  • 1997 John Kenneth Petty
  • 1996 Scott Michael Klenzak
  • 1995 Barbra Paula Bluestone
  • 1994 Philip Lee Baird
  • 1993 Rochelle Monique Brandon
  • 1992 Grace Thompson Ayscue
  • 1991 Robert Lewis Cook
  • 1990 Marcus George Pleseia
  • 1989 Laurel Kristin Leslie