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Pulse - Commencement 2017 2017 Golden Apple Awards

The medical students recognized the hard work of faculty and staff and expressed their gratitude at the annual Golden Apple Award Ceremony on April 4. Faculty members and residents were honored for excellence in teaching, with Golden Apples and Golden Stethoscopes respectively, and five staff members received special Golden Apples for their outstanding service to the school and student body. Each class nominates and votes for its own choices. Those in the pre-clinical years voted separately by curricular track: Interdisciplinary Foundations of Medicine and Program for Integrated Learning.

Class of 2017

Attending Physician

  • Ryan Brannon, MD, OB/GYN, HUH
  • Farhad Farzanegan, MD, Interventional Radiology, Kaiser
  • Larry Krevolin, DO, Nephrology, HUH
  • James Martin, MD, Emergency Medicine, Monmouth

2017 Golden Apple Awards - Jennifer DiBiagio and Dr. Brannon
Jennifer DiBiagio and Dr. Brannon

Resident Physician

  • Tess Crouss, MD, OB/GYN, HUH
  • Hanisha Manickavasagan, Internal Medicine, MD, HUH
  • Sumra Tayebaly, OB/GYN, HUH
  • Matthew Stephens, MD, Emergency Medicine, York

Class of 2018

Awards for 2015/16* Interdisciplinary Foundations of Medicine

  • Dana Farabaugh, MD, Introduction to Clinical Medicine Program for Integrated Learning
  • Hasan Arif, MD, Introduction to Clinical Medicine

2017 Golden Apple Awards - Diane Sun and Dr. Farabaugh
Diane Sun and Dr. Farabaugh

Attending Physician

  • Chidinma Arole, MD, OB/GYN, Virtua Health
  • Barbara Clark, MD, Internal Medicine, AGH
  • John Fobia, MD, Surgery, Mercy Health System
  • Gretchen Magnani, MD, Psychiatry, HUH

2017 Golden Apple Awards - Ashley Huber and Dr. Arole
Ashley Huber and Dr. Arole

Resident Physician

  • Blake Babcock, MD, Surgery, HUH
  • Mykael Garcia, MD, Pediatrics, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children
  • John Luiza, MD, OB/GYN, AGH
  • Justin Sloane, MD, OB/GYN, Abington

2017 Golden Apple Awards - Gaurav Varma and Dr. Babcock
Gaurav Varma and Dr. Babcock

Class of 2019

Interdisciplinary Foundations of Medicine

  • Renee Amori, MD, Introduction to Clinical Medicine
  • James Burns, PhD, Medical Microbiology
  • Sara Schultz, MD, Introduction to Clinical Medicine
  • Francis Sessler, PhD, Medical Neuroscience

2017 Golden Apple Awards - Emna Bakillah and Dr. Amori
Emna Bakillah and Dr. Amori

2017 Golden Apple Awards - Sonja Darwish and Dr. Sessler
Sonja Darwish and Dr. Sessler

Program for Integrated Learning

  • Kim Kahng, MD, Small Group Facilitator
  • Ioannis Koutroulis, MD, Pathophysiology
  • Michael White, PhD, Medical Pharmacology

2017 Golden Apple Awards - Alex Benson and Dr. Kahng
Alex Benson and Dr. Kahng

Class of 2020

Interdisciplinary Foundations of Medicine

  • Haviva Goldman, PhD, Medical Microanatomy and Cell Biology
  • Edward Gracely, PhD, Principles of Medical Research
  • Ana Núñez, MD, Physician and Patient

2017 Golden Apple Awards - Sarah Miller and Dr. Goldman
Sarah Miller and Dr. Goldman

Program for Integrated Learning

  • Dennis DePace, PhD, Gross Anatomy & Embryology
  • Bradford Jameson, PhD, Medical Biochemistry
  • Jed Shumsky, PhD, Medical Neuroscience

2017 Golden Apple Awards - Thalia Bajakian and Dr. Shumsky
Thalia Bajakian and Dr. Shumsky

Golden Apple Award for Outstanding Service to the Student Body

  • Gladys Jimenez Escobar, Housekeeping
  • Kathleen Mongan, Academic Coordinator

SGA Golden Apple Award for Outstanding Service to the Student Body

  • Caitlin Kaltenbach, Assistant Director of Career Advising
  • Lester Young, Public Safety
  • Robert Moreland, PhD, Medical Physiology

2017 Golden Apple Awards - Molly Kaplan and Ms. Kaltenbach
Molly Kaplan and Ms. Kaltenbach

2017 Golden Apple Awards - Lia Michos and Mr. Young
Lia Michos and Mr. Young

* The nominations for these 2015/16 awards were tallied after the 2016 Golden Apple Award Ceremony and so were announced this year.

 
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