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   Congratulations Class of 2020 Graduates!

 

Congratulations to the Class of 2020! We are excited to invite graduates and their friends and family to a virtual celebration to acknowledge and honor their years of hard work, dedication and contributions to the Drexel community.

Over the last several months, they have shown their collaborative spirit in the face of an unprecedented situation, while finding innovative and creative ways to celebrate their achievements and uplift each other.

As students in the MD program and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies, they gave back to Philadelphians in need, conducted cutting-edge research, discovered their passions, and so much more. Each has left a mark on the Drexel community, and we will be very proud to call them alumni.

 
 
 

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View MD Program Commencement Schedule – 11 a.m. EDT

  • Academic Procession:
    Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1
    Edward Elgar
  • National Anthem:
    Star-Spangled Banner
    Francis Scott Key
    Daniel Joseph Buhalo
    Fallon Erin Bushee
    Adam David Elwood
    Daniel Jacob Golden
    Eleni Ann Hannaberry
    Naveen Janardhan Menon
    Class of 2020
  • Opening Remarks:
    Valerie Weber, MD
    Deborah Tuttle, MD and John P. Piper, MD
       Vice Dean for Educational Affairs

    Professor of Medicine
  • Remarks by the Dean:
    Charles B. Cairns, MD
    Walter H. and Leonore Annenberg Dean, College of Medicine
    Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs,
    Professor of Emergency Medicine
  • Welcome:
    John Fry
    President, Drexel University
  • Greetings:
    Stanley W. Silverman
    Vice Chair, Drexel University Board of Trustees
  • Recognition of Academic Awards:
    Charles B. Cairns
  • Citation of Fifty-Year Graduates 1970-2020:
    Charles B. Cairns
  • Conferring of Honorary Degree:
    John Fry
    Charles B. Cairns
     
    Doctor of Science
    Katherine A. High, MD
  • Commencement Address:
    Katherine A. High
  • Charge to the Graduates:
    Charles B. Cairns
  • Conferring of Doctor of Medicine Degrees:
    John Fry
    Charles B. Cairns
    Valerie Weber
    Amy C. Fuchs, MD
    Senior Associate Dean for Student Affairs
    Associate Professor of Medicine
     
    Seema Baranwal, MD
    Associate Dean for Student Affairs
    Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Investiture:
    Amy S. Baranoski, MD, DUCOM '03
    Associate Professor of Medicine
     
    Cheryl A. Hanau, MD
    Chair and Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
     
    Keith D. Herzog, MD
    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
     
    Leon McCrea III, MD, MPH
    Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
    Associate Professor of Family, Community and Preventive Medicine
     
    Ana E. Núñez, MD, HU '86
    Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
    Professor of Medicine
     
    Michael M. White, PhD
    Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    Professor of Pharmacology and Physiology
  • Administration of the Physician's Pledge:
    Steven Rosenzweig, MD
    Professor of Emergency Medicine
  • Military Oath for MD Officers:
    Frederick J. Skilton, MD, DUCOM '14
    Lieutenant Commander, Medical Corps, United States Navy
  • Induction Into the Alumni Association:
    Mark S. Codella, MD, HU '84, MBA
    President, Alumni Association
  • Graduate Remarks:
    Ria Harshal Mulherkar, MD
    Class of 2020
  • Farewell:
    Amy C. Fuchs
  • Recessional:
    The Earle of Oxford's Marche
    William Byrd/arr. Douglas Nelson
     
    Crown Imperial
    William Walton/arr. Douglas Nelson

View MS and PhD Programs Commencement Schedule – 1 p.m. EDT

  • Academic Procession:
    Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1
    Edward Elgar
  • National Anthem:
    Star-Spangled Banner
    Francis Scott Key
    Daniel Joseph Buhalo
    Fallon Erin Bushee
    Adam David Elwood
    Daniel Jacob Golden
    Eleni Ann Hannaberry
    Naveen Janardhan Menon
    Class of 2020
  • Opening Remarks:
    Valerie Weber, MD
    Deborah Tuttle, MD and John P. Piper, MD
       Vice Dean for Educational Affairs

    Professor of Medicine
  • Remarks by the Dean:
    Charles B. Cairns, MD
    Walter H. and Leonore Annenberg Dean, College of Medicine
    Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs,
    Professor of Emergency Medicine
  • Welcome:
    John Fry
    President, Drexel University
  • Greetings:
    Stanley W. Silverman
    Vice Chair, Drexel University Board of Trustees
  • Recognition of Academic Awards:
    Charles B. Cairns
  • Citation of Fifty-Year Graduates 1970-2020:
    Charles B. Cairns
  • Conferring of Honorary Degree:
    John Fry
    Charles B. Cairns
     
    Doctor of Science
    Katherine A. High, MD
  • Commencement Address:
    Katherine A. High
  • Charge to the Graduates:
    Charles B. Cairns
  • Conferring of Graduate Degrees:
    John Fry
     
    Elisabeth J. Van Bockstaele, PhD
    Dean, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and
       Professional Studies

    Vice Provost of Graduate Education
    Professor of Pharmacology and Physiology
     
    Jed Shumsky, PhD
    Associate Dean of Educational and Academic Affairs
    Associate Professor of Neurobiology and Anatomy
  • Administration of the Graduate Student Oath:
    Elisabeth J. Van Bockstaele
  • Induction into the Alumni Association:
    Mark S. Codella, MD, HU '84, MBA
    President, Alumni Association
  • Graduate Remarks:
    Ria Harshal Mulherkar, MD
    Class of 2020
  • Farewell:
    Amy C. Fuchs
  • Recessional:
    The Earle of Oxford's Marche
    William Byrd/arr. Douglas Nelson
     
    Crown Imperial
    William Walton/arr. Douglas Nelson

Graduate Student Oath

I will represent my profession honorably by conducting myself and my professional endeavors in a manner that is above reproach. I pledge never to allow financial gain or ambition to cloud my judgment. I will pursue truth and create knowledge for the greater good, but never to the detriment of others. I will maintain scientific integrity in all my work. I will acknowledge and honor the contributions of those who have preceded me and will commit myself to lifelong learning. I will show compassion, embrace diversity and uphold excellence so that I become a worthy role model deserving of respect by all.

Physician's Pledge – World Medical Association Declaration of Geneva

The Physician's Pledge:

AS A MEMBER OF THE MEDICAL PROFESSION

I SOLEMNLY PLEDGE to dedicate my life to the service of humanity;

THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF MY PATIENT will be my first consideration;

I WILL RESPECT the autonomy and dignity of my patient;

I WILL MAINTAIN the utmost respect for human life;

I WILL NOT PERMIT considerations of age, disease or disability, creed, ethnic origin, gender, nationality, political affiliation, race, sexual orientation, social standing or any other factor to intervene between my duty and my patient;

I WILL RESPECT the secrets that are confided in me, even after the patient has died;

I WILL PRACTICE my profession with conscience and dignity and in accordance with good medical practice;

I WILL FOSTER the honor and noble traditions of the medical profession;

I WILL GIVE to my teachers, colleagues and students the respect and gratitude that is their due;

I WILL SHARE my medical knowledge for the benefit of the patient and the advancement of healthcare;

I WILL ATTEND TO my own health, well-being and abilities in order to provide care of the highest standard;

I WILL NOT USE my medical knowledge to violate human rights and civil liberties, even under threat;

I MAKE THESE PROMISES solemnly, freely and upon my honor.

©2017 World Medical Association

The Commencement Tradition

A tradition that reaches back nearly a thousand years, commencement symbolizes not so much the culmination of the years of effort on the part of both students and teachers, but rather the beginning—the commencement—of a productive social and professional life, and a life of continued learning.

The first university, the University of Bologna, was founded in Italy in 1162 and offered specialized education in the major professional fields of the medieval world: law, medicine, government and theology—areas that would dominate European and American higher education until the 20th century.

From Bologna, the concept of university education spread throughout Europe and later to the New World. The pageantry and symbolism of commencement are typified by the cap and gown, which in their original forms were simply the everyday attire of the medieval scholar. The additions of the centuries have made them what they are today.

The academic costume has three basic parts: the cap, the gown and the hood. Three factors must be taken into consideration—the degree (bachelor, master, doctor); the branch of knowledge (nursing, medicine, etc.); and the university by which the degree is granted. The bachelor's gown is black, has long sleeves and is worn closed. The master's gown is black but has short sleeves and a crescent cut at the sleeve end. Some are open at the wrist; others have a slit in the upper part of the sleeve. The doctor's gown is often black, preferably silk, with full, round sleeves that are barred in either black velvet or velvet of the color used in the hood to designate the branch of learning.

Many American universities, as well as British ones, now have gowns of characteristic color for doctoral graduates. For instance, a graduate of Harvard University may wear a crimson gown, a New York University graduate a violet gown, and a University of Pennsylvania graduate a gown of red and blue. The shape and size of the American hood mark the degree of the wearer. The lining of the hood is indicative of the institution granting the degree and is usually the official color or colors of the school. If two colors are used, one is generally arranged as a chevron upon the other. The bachelor's hood is three feet long, the master's three-and-a-half feet long, and the doctor's four feet long. Bachelor of Science and Master of Science candidates wear sun-gold hoods; Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts candidates white hoods. Doctor of Philosophy candidates wear blue hoods. Doctor of Medicine candidates wear green hoods. Candidates with annotated degrees may wear hoods of other colors, such as apricot (Bachelor and Master of Science in Nursing), teal (Master of Physical Therapy), and blue with white trim (Master of Arts, Creative Arts in Therapy), to name a few.

Caps are traditionally black with a long tassel fastened to the mid-point. A doctor's cap may have a tassel of gold thread. The tassel is worn on the right side until a degree has been conferred; it is then worn on the left. Commencement begins and ends with the academic procession, led by the chief marshal carrying the mace. The mace traces its origins to the Roman fasces, a bundle of rods bound together around an ax with the blade projecting, which was carried before magistrates as an emblem of authority. The ceremony officially begins with the placing of the mace before the graduates and ends when the chief marshal retrieves it and leads the recession. The color guard follows the marshal, with the candidates for degrees marching behind in reverse order of seniority—certificate, associate, and bachelor's first, master's next and doctoral third. The faculty follows, also proceeding in reverse order from assistant to full professor. The final division of the procession is the platform party, composed of academic deans, administrative officers, trustees, honorary degree recipients and the president.

Throughout their long and proud history, universities have retained and cherished strong ties to their ceremonial roots. The faculties and graduates have gloried in the rich imagery and colorful panoply associated with commencement, one of the oldest continuing rituals in the Western world.

History and Traditions of the University Mace

The mace was a medieval weapon intended to prevail over an armored adversary. As long-range weapons evolved, the mace became a ceremonial symbol denoting authority and was carried before a nobleman for protection, if necessary, from personal attack.

In academic processions, it has traditionally been carried by an academic officer of high standing. The selection of the officer to carry the mace may be governed by institutional tradition and may vary from ceremony to ceremony. The Drexel University mace is carried in the commencement procession to the stage, where it joins the maces of the College of Medicine's predecessor institutions. The Hahnemann mace was designed and carved by James Victor. The mace of the Medical College of Pennsylvania was designed by former dean Alton I. Sutnick, in conjunction with artist Richard Feldstein.

 
Drexel University College of Medicine Mace
 
Drexel University College of Medicine Mace 2017

How to Wear Your Hood

Drexel College of Medicine Commencement Hooding Ceremony Your hood should be worn draped around your neck with the largest portion of the hood hanging down your back. The velvet border, which indicates your specific field of study, should be showing on the outside. The velvet should fold under on the lower back to allow the colors of your College or University to show. To keep your hood from being too tight against your neck, there is a cord on the front to help secure it to a shirt button or to pin to a blouse or dress. Master and Doctor hoods also have a cord and button in the back to prevent your hood from slipping off your shoulders.

MD graduates who are members of Alpha Omega Alpha (AΩA) or the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) have received honors cords which should be worn as part of their academic regalia. The AΩA honor cord is green, for medicine, with a mixed strand of white for the humanities and gold for science. The GHHS honor cord is white for humanism. Honors cords should be worn on top of a graduate's gown and hood, draped around the back of the neck with the ends laid down the front.

 
 

Share Your Celebration on Social Media

 
We encourage graduates and their loved ones, as well as faculty and staff members, to use social media (#drexelmed2020) to share how they are celebrating commencement at home.

Graduates are walking down memory lane ahead of Commencement. Don't miss their #DUCOMmemories!

 
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Citation of College of Medicine Fifty-Year Graduates, 1970-2020

Traditionally, the 50 year classes hold their reunion during Commencement week and are acknowledged during the ceremony. Even though their gathering has been postponed, we salute our distinguished graduates of 50 years ago.

Hahnemann Medical College Class of 1970

Gary K. Arthur, MD

Courtney F. Baker, MD *

Donald E. Barilla, MD

Lloyd E. Barron, MD

John A. Baxter, MD

Allan G. Beck, MD *

Norman N. Bein, MD

Herbert M. Bergman, MD

Daniel F. Bevilacqua, MD

Frank P. Bonikowski, MD

Charles T. Bonos III, MD

George G. Brackin, MD

Phillip S. Brackin Sr., MD

Vincent D. Bradley, MD

Phillip Kenneth Brownstein, MD

J. Kenneth Brubaker, MD, CMD

Samuel D. Bruttomesso, MD

J. Chriss Cancro, MD

Richard D. Capriotti, MD *

Jack P. Carey, MD

Bohdan Cehelyk, MD

Kerry A. Citrin, MD

Daniel Cole, MD

Gino A. Consigliere, MD

F. Donald Coopey, MD

Charles K. Detwiler, MD

Lawrence Dinenberg, MD

Michael A. Evans, MD

Lana Prince Fishkin, MD

Gregory J. Fulchiero, MD *

Glenn H. Gallow, MD *

Harry A. Glassman, MD

Robert J. Goldberg, PhD *

Kenneth W. Graf, MD

Jonathan F. Hahn, MD

Su C. K. Hain-Brackman, MD

Walter L. Harrison, MD *

Mae B. Hultin, MD

Victor E. Iacovoni, MD

Joseph E. Imbriglia Jr., MD

Thomas A. Javian Jr., MD

Joan Kane, MD

Alan K. Ketover, MD

Jeffrey S. Kezis, MD

Thomas S. Kim, MD

Jeffry I. Komins, MD

Charles A. Kosove, MD

S. David Krimins, MD

Douglas Michael Lanes, MD

John F. Lechner, PhD

Stephen P. Lerman, PhD *

Alexander Lewis III, MD

Edward M. Lipski, MD

Louise M. Lisi, MD

Preston R. Lotz, MD

John D. Lucey, MD

Theodore J. Matulewicz, MD

Michael A. Matus, MD

Robert M. McClellan, MD

Nancy McEnerney, MD

James I. McMillen, MD

Robert G. Meltzer, MD

Stephen E. Mitteldorf, MD

Sylvester L. Mobley, MD *

Kenneth L. Mummert, MD

Norman Mutchnick, MD

Thomas S. Newmark, MD

Charles J. Olney, MD *

Thomas J. Parente, MD *

Kathleen Julg Paris, MD

Donald Petroski, MD

Richard M. Pino, PhD

Patricia A. Powers, PhD *

H. Jack Pyhel, MD

Geoffrey P. Radoff, MD

Jerald H. Ratner, MD

Howard B. Reiser, MD

Mary Ann Renzi-Gentry, MD

Michael Rhodes, MD

Stanley E. Richter, MD

Stephen V. Rigberg, MD *

James B. J. Rondina, MD

Eric P. Rosen, MD

Stanley A. Rosenberg, MD

Elliot M. Rudnitzky, MD

Robert G. Sanford, MD

Lyle T. Saylor, MD

Hahnemann Medical College

C. Richard Schott, MD

Robert J. Shaw, MD

Edward D. Sivak, MD

Robert Skversky, MD

Bruce P. Sloan, PhD

Roger M. Smith, MD *

Elliot L. Snyder, MD

Arnold R. Soslow, MD

Lawrence Paul Straub, MD *

Mark N. Sussman, MD

Michael Swank, MD

Donald B. Symanowicz, MD

Kenneth W. Thomulka, PhD *

Frank G. Twardzik, MD

Theodore W. Uroskie, MD

Jack D. Van Campen, MD *

Alan D. Weingrad, MD *

Glen N. Wheeler, MD

Alan S. Zakuto, MD

Lee S. Zelley, MD

Gilbert L. Zuckerman, MD

* deceased

Woman's Medical College Class of 1970

Ricarda Louise Baum, MD

Eileen Amy Bazelon, MD

Susan Higley Bray, MD

Jane Frances Brooks, MD

Wendy Weinstock Brown, MD, MPH

Lynn Burkes, MD

Marylou Buyse, MD

Barbara Ann Carson, MD *

Patricia Antoineta Conrad, MD

Lourdes C. Corman, MD

Bernadette DeArmond, MD, MPH

Carol Ann DuBois, MD

Fran A. DuRocher, MD

Carol Felton, MD

Mildred H. Gordon, PhD *

Suzanne Phyllis Harwood, MD *

Joan Emma Hurlock, MD

Laura Sue Inselman, MD

Martha W. Johnson, MD *

Kathleen Susan Ladas, MD

Carol Lee Lake, MD

Gertrude S. Lefavour, MD

Barbara Carole Lipschitz, MD

Winona Rosa Mackey, MD

Amra Malila, PhD

Sandra Deborah Mann, MD

Margitta Regina Maurer, MD

Joyce Anne McCaffrey, MD

Kathleen M. McCarten, MD

Susan V. McLeer, MD

Geraldine R. Newman, PhD

Ida Jean Newton, MD *

Winifred Pack, MD *

Mary Franklin Paulus, MD

Maria Supko Plotzker, MD

Karen R. Pohutsky, MD

Rose Angeline Recco-Esposito, MD

Gina L. Rosenberg, MD

Henrietta Kotlus Rosenberg, MD

Reiko Russin, MD

Barbara A. Schindler, MD

Carol Ann Sheridan, MD *

Paramjit Kaur Singh, PhD

Clare C. Siu, MD

Catherine Frances Sladowski, MD *

Kristine Soly, MD

Barbara Starrett, MD

Susan Sheiman Steremberg, MD *

Woman's Medical College Class of Pennsylvania

Gwen Kunken Sterns, MD

Suzan Marie Streichenwein, MD

Bonnie Marshall Tompkins, MD

Carole M. Ulich, MD

Marilyn Frellsen Witherup, MD

Marsha Wolfson, MD

* deceased

 

 

 

About Our Speaker - Katherine A. High, MD

Katherine A. High, MD

Dr. Katherine A. High, a hematologist by training, began her career studying the molecular basis of blood coagulation and the development of novel therapeutics for the treatment of bleeding disorders. Her pioneering bench-to-bedside studies of gene therapy for hemophilia led to a series of studies that characterized the human immune response to gene delivery vectors.

Her work evolved to encompass clinical translation of genetic therapies for multiple inherited disorders, and, as the director of the Center for Cellular and Molecular Therapeutics at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Dr. High assembled a multidisciplinary team of scientists and researchers working to discover new gene and cell therapies for genetic diseases and to facilitate rapid translation of preclinical discoveries into clinical application

At CHOP and the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. High was an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and held an endowed chair at the medical school. In 2013, Spark Therapeutics, a biotechnology company based in Philadelphia, was formed based on programs that Dr. High had led at Children's Hospital and, in 2014, she joined Spark full time as president and head of research and development. In 2019, Spark was acquired by Roche.

While at Spark, Dr. High led the team that achieved the first FDA approval of a gene therapy for a genetic disease in the U.S., for a rare form of congenital blindness, and led the development of a gene therapy for hemophilia B that is now in late-phase testing.

Dr. High served a five-year term on the FDA Advisory Committee on Cell, Tissue and Gene Therapies and is a past-president of the American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy (ASGCT). She received her AB in chemistry from Harvard University, an MD from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, and business certification from the UNC Business School Management Institute for Hospital Administrators. She currently serves on the board of directors of CRISPR Therapeutics (NASDAQ: CRSP) and Incyte Corporation (NASDAQ: INCY), and on the board of trustees of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia.

She is the recipient of many honors and awards, is the author of more than 200 scientific papers, and holds multiple issued patents on gene therapy. She is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine (U.S.), the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians (London). She is currently a visiting professor at Rockefeller University in New York.

For her lifelong commitment to pioneering cures for genetic diseases, Drexel is proud to confer upon Dr. Katherine A. High the degree of Doctor of Science, honoris causa.

 

 

 

Faculty Awards for Distinguished Clinical Teaching

Dean's Special Awards for Excellence in Clinical Teaching

Abington–Jefferson Health
Steven Shapiro, DO, FAAP, FACOP, FCPP
Department of Pediatrics

Allegheny Health Network
Mary Lynn Sealey, MD
Department of Medicine

Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Pamela Crilley, DO
Department of Medical Oncology

Coatesville Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Mohammad Qasim, MD
Department of Psychiatry

Crozer Chester Medical Center
Max Cooper, MD, RDMS
Department of Emergency Medicine

Easton Hospital
Farhad Elmi, MD
Department of Medicine

Friends Hospital
Mitali Patnaik, MD, FAPA
Department of Psychiatry

Mercy Catholic Medical Center
Rajesh Thirumaran, MD, MRCP (UK)
Department of Medicine

UPMC Pinnacle
Carlos L. Cream, MD, PhD
Department of Medicine

Reading Hospital - Tower Health
Erica John, MD
Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

St. Francis Medical Center
Sara L. Wallach, MD
Department of Medicine

St. Christopher's Hospital for Children
Daniel R. Taylor, DO, FAAP, FACOP
Department of Pediatrics

Virtua Health
Michelle L. Salvatore, MD, FACOG
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital
Indranil Chakrabarti, MD
Department of Psychiatry

WellSpan York Hospital
Krystle Shafer, MD
Department of Emergency Medicine

Dean's Special Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching at a Family Practice Site

Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic

 

 

 

Academic Awards

 
 

2020 Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies Awards

THE AMEDEO BONDI, PHD ENDOWED GRADUATE AWARD
To a PhD graduating student for excellence in research performance during the training experience
Eugene Mironets, Class of 2019

2020 Doctor of Medicine Awards

THE 2020 UNITED STATES PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE AWARD
For demonstrated excellence in Public Health:
Rohit Kumar Mukherjee

THE DR. ELIAS ABRUTYN AWARD
For excellence in Infectious Diseases:
Lauren Alyson Skerritt

THE PAULA BERNOCCHI MEMORIAL AWARD
For excellence in the field of Emergency Medicine:
Nikki Aaron Cali
For excellence in the field of Psychiatry:
Kathryn Victoria Blair

THE IAIN F.S. BLACK AWARD
For excellence in Pediatrics, presented by the Department of Pediatrics and the Medical Staff of St. Christopher's Hospital for Children:
Michael S. March

THE LUTHER W. BRADY, MD AWARD
For excellence in Radiation Oncology and Clinical Oncology:
Ria Harshal Mulherkar

THE RONALD P. CAPUTO AWARD
For outstanding clinical skills and humanitarianism in the care of medical patients:
Carley Lynn Mitchell

THE HARRIS R. CLEARFIELD AWARD
For excellence in Gastroenterology:
Joseph Dominic Raco

THE MAURICE C. CLIFFORD, MD LEADERSHIP AWARD
For a graduating senior who has excelled academically and whose accomplishments exhibit outstanding leadership, integrity, excellence and volunteer service in activities devoted to human welfare:
Rohit Kumar Mukherjee

THE DONALD R. COOPER, MD AWARD
For excellence in Surgery:
Brendan Chester King

THE SELMA AND OSCAR CORN, MD HU'43 AWARD
For excellence in Orthopedic Surgery:
Christine Sarah Williams

THE DREXEL UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF MEDICINE SGA AWARD
For outstanding dedication and loyalty to the school and the student body:
Rita Chinelo Akumuo

THE ALAN EDELSOHN MEMORIAL PRIZE
For outstanding leadersip and service to the student body and the College of Medicine:
Rita Chinelo Akumuo

THE DIANA J. EGAN AWARD
For excellence in clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology:
Alison Talia Gruber

THE SOCIETY FOR ACADEMIC EMERGENCY MEDICINE AWARD
For excellence in Emergency Medicine:
Hayden Jacob Schenker

THE DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY, COMMUNITY, AND PREVENTIVE MEDICINE AWARD
For excellence in Family Medicine:
Charles Raymond Fencil
For excellence in Community and Preventive Medicine:
Camille Nakita Singh

THE EVA FERNANDEZ FOX AWARD
For the graduating senior who best demonstrates personal integrity, stability, responsibility and loyalty to the College of Medicine:
Lauren Alyson Skerritt

THE WILLIAM GREGG AWARD
Graduation prize for Humanitarianism in Care of Pediatric Patients:
Brittany Kathleen Ashe

THE LESTER J. GROVERMAN, MD MEMORIAL AWARD
For outstanding clinical and academic performance in Hematology and Oncology:
Gregory D. Whitehill

THE BEATRICE STERLING HOLLANDER, MD, WMC '41 MEMORIAL AWARD
To the student in the graduating class who shows promise of leadership, high character, and dedication to service:
Colleen Franconi
Read Colleen's story.

THE RITA G. JACOBS AWARD
For excellence and compassion in Anesthesiology and Pain Management:
Alexandra Zoraian

THE ROBERT F. JOHNSTON MEMORIAL AWARD
For excellence in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine:
Sofia Dr Vos Shaikh

THE EICHI K. KOIWAI, MD, HU '47 AWARD
For an outstanding performance during the Pathology Clerkship:
Nicholas Gee Tong

THE JOSEPH A. LANGBORD MEMORIAL PRIZE
For a graduating senior who best exemplifies the qualities of humanitarianim in the practice of medicine:
Camille Nakita Singh

THE WILIAM LIKOFF, MD AWARD
For distinction in the care of medical patients and commitment to academic excellence:
Kirpal Singh Kochar

THE DANIEL MASON, MD HU '44 AWARD
For Cardiovascular clinical work:
Krista Ann Vadaketh

THE MEDICAL HUMANITIES AWARD
Sona Hurtz
Rohit Kumar Mukherjee

THE DEPARTMENT OF MEDICINE AWARD
For excellence in Renal and Electrolyte studies:
Camille Genevieve
Marie Giraud
Read Marie's story.
For excellence in Internal Medicine and Cardiology:
Mohammed Sahir Haji
For clinical excellence in Medicine:
Avkash J. Patel
For clinical excellence in Medicine:
Sean Patrick Flynn
For clinical excellence in Medicine:
Connor James McLaughlin

THE DEYLAN C. MOORE AWARD
For leadership, humanism, and service to the student body and the community:
Desiree Nicole Pinto

THE ALMA D. MORANI, MD WMC '31 AWARD IN GROSS ANATOMY
For excellence in Anatomy during the senior year:
William Frederick Foos, Jr.
For excellence in Anatomy during the senior year:
Matthew Solomon Simon

THE DEPARTMENT OF NEUROLOGY AWARD
For excellence in Neurology:
Brian Rogers Stocksdale
For excellence in Neurology:
Grace Marcy Anya Venezia

THE DEPARTMENT OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY AWARD
For overall academic excellence in the Obstetrics and Gynecology:
Natalie DiCenzo
For academic excellence in the Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinical Clerkship:
Brigid Sheridan Mumford
For leadership in the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology:
Carolyn Diana Rose Brookhart

THE OFFICE OF STUDENT AFFAIRS AWARD
For service to the medical school and to the student body:
Gregory D. Whitehill
For service to the medical school and to the student body:
Michael S. March
For service to the senior class and to the medical school:
Karina Preeti Verma
For service to the senior class and to the medical school:
Roshni Priya Singh

THE PENNSYLVANIA ACADEMY OF FAMILY PHYSICIANS, PHILADELPHIA BRANCH AWARD
For performance and leadership in Family Medicine:
Leanna Nicole Brooks

THE ELISE REID CARRINGTON PRIZE
For accomplishment, and outstanding leadership and service to student body:
Connor James McLaughlin

THE RICHARD SHUMAN AWARD
For excellence in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine:
Robert Steven Freund

THE DR. LEE WINSTON SILVER AWARD
For excellence in Pediatrics:
Isabella Marie Hanulik

THE DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN THE SURGERY CLERKSHIP
Abington Memorial Hospital:
Katherine Krushel
Allegheny General Hospital:
Joseph Dominic Raco
Crozer-Chester Medical Center:
Kristina Emma Thompsen
Easton Hospital:
Catherine M. Guariglia
Kaiser Sacramento Medical Center:
Anthony An Khong
Philadelphia Area:
Alexandra Zoraian
Pinnacle Health Hospital:
Mohammed Sahir Haji
York Hospital:
Sonia Gowda

THE DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY AWARD
For excellence in the Surgery Pathway:
Desiree Nicole Pinto

THE DANIEL M. TABAS AWARD
For outstanding scholarly achievement by a student pursuing a career in Primary Care:
Douglas Kay Mayeda

THE ARTHUR AND BERTHA WEISMAN AWARD
For excellence in Child Psychiatry:
Rachel Marie Lemalefant

THE RANDALL WEISS AWARD
For excellence in Psychiatry:
Rohit Kumar Mukherjee
For excellence in Psychiatry:
Eric William Prouty

THE WOMAN ONE SCHOLAR AWARD
Rita Chinelo Akumuo
Stephanie Coriolan Belancourt

THE WOMEN'S HEALTH EDUCATION AWARD
In recognition of outstanding leadership and community commitment in the field of Women's Health:
Academic Achievement:
Natalie DiCenzo

THE WOMEN'S HEALTH EDUCATION AWARD
Leadership:
Ashley Harvard
Community Commitment:
Camille Nakita Singh
Community Commitment:
Chelsea Tiffany Salas-Tam

THE WU FAMILY PRIZE
For excellence in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation:
Connor Michael Fultz

THE DR. MARY YANKOSKY AWARD
For excellence in Endocrinology:
Meagan Jenkins Clark
Read Meagan's story.
For excellence in Radiologic Sciences:
Andrew John Samoyedny

 

 

 

Drexel University Board of Trustees

  • Chris McKendry Andrade '90
  • Jeffrey A. Beachell '93
  • James Bean '91
  • Sally J. Bellet, Esq.
  • Gregory S. Bentley
  • Thomas E. "Rick" Berk '86
  • Karen Dougherty Buchholz
  • Elinor Hosterman Buck '87
  • Randall S. Burkert '82
  • Thomas A. Caramanico
  • R. John Chapel Jr. '67
  • Hon. Ida K. Chen
  • Kathleen P. Chimicles, ASA '83
  • Abbie Dean '07
  • Nicholas DeBenedictis '68, '69, HD '87
  • Amish Desai '03
  • Gerianne Tringali DiPiano
  • Domenic M. DiPiero, III
  • Thomas O. Fitzpatrick, Esq.
  • Brian R. Ford
  • Michael C. Forman
  • John Fry
    President
  • Kenneth Fulmer, '92, '00
  • Sean J. Gallagher '93
  • David R. Geltzer '77
  • Richard A. Greenawalt '66
    Chair
  • David Griffith
  • Mauricio Gutierrez
  • Richard A. Hayne
    Vice Chair
  • Mary R. "Nina" Henderson '72
    Vice Chair
  • Richard C. Ill '73
  • Patricia H. Imbesi '69
  • Joseph H. Jacovini, Esq., HD '04
  • Thomas R. Kline, Esq.
  • Lawrence M. Korman
  • J. Michael Lawrie '77
  • Raphael C. Lee, MD '75
  • Patrick S. McGonigal '86
  • Matthew S. Naylor '12
  • Denis P. O'Brien '87
  • Kevin J. O'Hara '83
  • Richelle P. Parham '91
  • Charles P. Pizzi
  • Thomas M. Rampulla '94
  • Virginia S. Rose
  • Stan Silverman '69, '74
    Vice Chair
  • Joseph P. Ujobai '84
  • Charles K. Valutas '73
  • Michael J. Williams '80, '83

Emeritus Trustees

  • Renee J. Amoore
  • Paul "Mel" Baiada '82, '85
  • Sylvia "Sibby" Merkel Brasler '60
  • Robert R. Buckley '58, HD '12
  • Barry C. Burkholder '62, '70
  • Robert L. Byers Sr. '65, HD '02
  • Robert J. Drummond '66
  • John G. "Jack" Johnson Jr. '70, '72
  • George F. Krall Jr. '58, HD '14
  • James E. Marks '47, '49, HD '15
  • Robert McClements Jr. '52
  • John A. Nyheim, HD '05
  • C. R. "Chuck" Pennoni '63, '66, HD '92
  • D. Howard Pierce '71
  • John J. Roberts '67, '71, HD '05
  • William T. Schleyer '73, HD '06
  • Stephen A. Sheller, Esq HD '17
  • Ray Westphal '59, HD '02
  • E. Frederick Wheelock, MD, PhD