Larner College of Medicine Alumni Association Awards

Each year The Larner College of Medicine Alumni Association Awards Committee selects alumni to receive awards in four distinct categories (see descriptions below). The LCOM Alumni Association Awards give recognition to medical and PhD/MS alumni who have been outstanding in their service to the College, the community at large, or their career accomplishments. Strong consideration is given to nominees who demonstrate outstanding commitment to equity in medicine, reflecting the College's mission "to benefit Vermont and the world through engagement with diverse communities."

Presenting the 2022 LCOM Alumni Association Award Recipients:

Read below to learn about each award and the names of this year's recipients. Click each award name to view complete bios of the recipients and to view all past recipients.

A. Bradley Soule Award:

Presented to an alum whose loyalty and dedication to The Larner College of Medicine most emulate those qualities as found in the award’s first recipient, A. Bradley Soule, M.D.'28.

2022 Recipient:

H. David Reines, M.D. '72, FACS, FCCM

Distinguished Academic Achievement Award

Presented to alumni in recognition of outstanding scientific or academic achievement.

2022 Recipients:

James R. Howe, M.D. '87
Jacqueline S. Jeruss, M.D. '97, Ph.D., FACS
Ken Sartorelli, M.D. '87
Sharon Savage, M.D. '97

Service to Medicine and Community Award:

Presented to alumni who have maintained a high standard of medical service and who have achieved an outstanding record of community service or assumed other significant responsibilities not directly related to medical practice.

2022 Recipients:

Mary Hamel, M.D. '92
Susan Long, M.D. '92, FACS
Mariah McNamara, M.D. '02, MPH

Early Achievement Award:

Presented to an alum who has graduated within the past 15 years in recognition of their outstanding community or College service, scientific, or academic achievement.

2022 Recipients:

Molly Hubbard, M.D. ’12 (Posthumous award)
Adam Polifka, M.D. ’07

Distinguished Graduate Alumni Award:

Presented every year to an alum from The Larner College of Medicine’s Ph.D. or M.S. programs who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in basic, clinical or applied research; education; industry; public service/humanitarianism; and/or outstanding commitment to The Larner College of Medicine community.

2022 Recipient:

Elizabeth J. Kovacs, Ph.D. '84

Award Nominations

Nominations now being accepted for the 2023 Awards Cycle.  The UVM Larner College of Medicine Alumni Association Award recipients will be recognized during LCOM Reunion 2023 in October 2023.  The nomination deadline is Friday, January 27, 2023.

In order to submit a nomination - the following steps must be completed:

  1. Online form must be submitted.
  2. Two ( 2 ) Letters of support for the nominee must be included which specifically outlining the reason for nominating. Send letters to Cristin Gildea at Cristin.Gildea@uvm.edu or by mail at Given Building, N-329, 89 Beaumont Avenue, Burlington, VT 05405.
  3. The submission of your nominee’s curriculum vitae and other supporting information. **Nominators will be asked to help gather additional biographical information and/or assist in writing award citations for their selected nominees. Nominees not chosen for an award may be considered in future years.

Questions? Contact Cristin.Gildea@uvm.edu for more information.

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