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Alumni Association Awards

Each year, the Drexel University College of Medicine Alumni Awards program recognizes exceptional alumni who go above and beyond in their professions, the community and within the University.

The nomination period for the 2020 awards is now closed. Thank you to everyone who nominated an outstanding alum. The winners will be honored during Alumni Weekend 2020.


Boots Cooper, MD, Service Award

This award recognizes a graduate of Drexel University College of Medicine or any of the predecessor schools who has over the years provided dedicated service to the community or the Alumni Association through leadership involvement and support. It is given in honor and memory of Boots Cooper, MD, WMC '65, who served as a member of the WMC faculty for many years and continued her service in medicine until her passing in 1992.

Emerging Leader Award

This award recognizes an MD graduate of Drexel University College of Medicine who in the early career stage has demonstrated outstanding leadership and/or service to the Alumni Association, the local community or the medical profession. Alumni within 15 years of graduation are preferred, with board discretion.

Outstanding Medical Graduate Award

This award was established to recognize an MD graduate of Drexel University College of Medicine or any of the predecessor schools for significant accomplishment and excellence in one of the following areas: clinical practice, research, teaching, mentorship, entrepreneurship or professional contributions.

HU Distinguished Graduate Award

This award was established to recognize a Hahnemann University graduate who is highly acclaimed for excellent service and professional accomplishments, leadership in the medical profession, participation in professional organizations, or scholarly activity that brings recognition to the medical school and the Alumni Association.

WMC/MCP Distinguished Graduate Award

This award was established to recognize a WMC or MCP graduate who is highly acclaimed for excellent service and professional accomplishments, leadership in the medical profession, participation in professional organizations, or scholarly activity that brings recognition to the medical school and the Alumni Association.

Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes a graduate of Drexel University College of Medicine, the College of Medicine's Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies, or any of the predecessor schools, for outstanding professional achievements, personal integrity and stature, and lasting contributions to the recipient's chosen profession. The Lifetime Achievement Award is the highest honor given by the Alumni Association.

Graduate Citation Awards

Graduate Citation Award – Early Career or Young Investigator

This award recognizes a graduate of the College of Medicine's Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies who is seen as an outstanding investigator in the early career stage with accomplishment in the field of biomedical research as evidenced by notable publications or presentations, who has made contributions by bringing important medications, devices or technologies to market, or who has made significant contributions to the field. Alumni within 15 years post degree are preferred, with board discretion.

Outstanding Biomedical Sciences Graduate Award

This award recognizes a graduate of the College of Medicine's Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies or any of the predecessor schools who is highly acclaimed for significant accomplishments in the field of biomedical research as evidenced by notable publications or presentations; or who has made contributions by bringing important medications, devices or technologies to market; or who has demonstrated significant accomplishment and excellence in teaching, mentorship, entrepreneurship or other professional contributions. Alumni who are at least 15 years post degree are preferred, with board discretion.

 
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