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 2023 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 all past recipients. Full biographies of the 2023 Recipients are coming soon.

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.

2023 Recipient:

John McGill, M.D.'78

Distinguished Academic Achievement Award

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

2023 Recipients:

Jared D. Christensen, M.D.'03
Meagan M. Costedio, M.D.'03
Julie R. Park, M.D.'88

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.

2023 Recipients:

Morris Earle, Jr., M.D.'83
Victor C. Herson, M.D.'73
Paul C. Rutkowski, M.D.'63

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.

2023 Recipients:

Erica P. Cahill, M.D.'13
William E. Damsky, Ph.D.'11, M.D.'13
Ryan D. Winters, M.D.'08


2024 Award Nominations

Nominations now being accepted for the 2024 Awards Cycle.  The UVM Larner College of Medicine Alumni Association Award recipients will be recognized during LCOM Reunion 2024 in October 2024.  The nomination deadline is Friday, January 26, 2024.

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 Dan Suder at 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 for more information.

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