UM School of Medicine Student Awards 2022 Program

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Welcomes you to the<br />

16th Annual<br />

<strong>Student</strong> <strong>Awards</strong> Ceremony & Dinner<br />

Wednesday, May 18, <strong>2022</strong><br />

6:00 p.m.<br />

<br />

Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards<br />

Baltimore, Maryland

<strong>Program</strong><br />

Welcome<br />

Kerri A. Thom, MD, M.S.<br />

Associate Dean for <strong>Student</strong> Affairs<br />

Pr<strong>of</strong>essor, Epidemiology & Public Health and <strong>Medicine</strong><br />

Mistress <strong>of</strong> Ceremonies<br />

Dinner Service<br />

Remarks<br />

E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA<br />

Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs, <strong>UM</strong> Baltimore<br />

John Z. and Akiko K. Bowers Distinguished Pr<strong>of</strong>essor and<br />

Dean, University <strong>of</strong> Maryland <strong>School</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Medicine</strong><br />

The Balder Scholarship Award for Outstanding<br />

Academic Achievement<br />

Kelly M. Bridgham<br />

Medical <strong>Student</strong>, Class <strong>of</strong> <strong>2022</strong><br />

The Academy <strong>of</strong> Educational Excellence Fellows<br />

Established by Carolyn J. Pass, MD ’66 and Richard M. Susel, MD ’66<br />

E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA<br />

Donna L. Parker, MD, FACP ‘86<br />

Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education<br />

Pr<strong>of</strong>essor <strong>of</strong> <strong>Medicine</strong><br />

Recognition <strong>of</strong> Course Directors and Clerkship Directors<br />

Kerri A. Thom, MD, MS<br />

Presentation <strong>of</strong> <strong>Awards</strong><br />

Medical Education Advisory Committee<br />

C<strong>of</strong>fee and Dessert

Dinner Menu<br />

First Course<br />

Tossed Field Greens Salad<br />

with Raspberries and Crumbled Goat Cheese<br />

served with a Red Wine Vinaigrette<br />

Entrée Course<br />

Olive Oil and Herb Marinated Grilled Chicken Breast<br />

with Roasted Potatoes, Carrots and French-Styled Green Beans<br />

served with Lemon Herb Sauce<br />

Dessert Course<br />

*Served in the foyer, following the program<br />

Assorted Miniature French Pastries<br />

Petit Fours, Chocolate Truffles, Miniature Éclairs<br />

Chocolate Covered Fruit & Fruit Tarts<br />

Freshly Brewed C<strong>of</strong>fee & Assorted Teas<br />

Please inform your server <strong>of</strong> any dietary needs you may have

Dear Alumni, Friends, Medical <strong>Student</strong>s, and<br />

Faculty Members,<br />

It is with distinct pleasure that I welcome you to the<br />

<strong>2022</strong> <strong>Student</strong> <strong>Awards</strong> Ceremony and Dinner. I want<br />

to personally congratulate our outstanding students,<br />

who have excelled academically and have exhibited<br />

extraordinary humanism, compassion, and integrity. I<br />

also want to express my deepest appreciation for our<br />

generous donors, who make these particular student<br />

accolades possible.<br />

The costs associated with pursuing a medical<br />

education are considerable, placing a tremendous financial burden upon our medical<br />

students. We are extremely grateful to our many donors who recognize the magnitude <strong>of</strong><br />

the financial burdens faced by our students and have chosen to support them with an<br />

award or prize.<br />

These young men and women who are the proud award recipients have displayed<br />

superior academic performance and achievement. They have met and exceeded their<br />

goals in education and community service. These accomplished students are the<br />

physicians and scientists <strong>of</strong> tomorrow.<br />

The University <strong>of</strong> Maryland <strong>School</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Medicine</strong> is a dynamic community <strong>of</strong> scholars,<br />

physicians, and scientists, who take their charge very seriously. We recognize that our<br />

students will be responsible for changing patients’ lives, shaping communities, and<br />

influencing the world in which we live. Mentoring and encouraging our students is a<br />

pr<strong>of</strong>essional and personal joy that we value at this medical school. It is my honor and<br />

pleasure to recognize the outstanding academic achievements <strong>of</strong> the class <strong>of</strong> <strong>2022</strong> before<br />

stepping down as Dean <strong>of</strong> the <strong>School</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Medicine</strong>.<br />

Over the course <strong>of</strong> the past four years <strong>of</strong> medical school, your family member had the<br />

opportunity to interact with hundreds <strong>of</strong> faculty members. Our faculty have served as<br />

very effective teachers, provided critical career advice and guidance, and served as<br />

exemplary role models. Please take a moment to seek them out and get acquainted with<br />

those faculty members who are here tonight to celebrate with you and your family.<br />

Congratulations and my very best regards.<br />

Sincerely Yours,<br />

E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA<br />

Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs, <strong>UM</strong> Baltimore<br />

John Z. and Akiko K. Bowers Distinguished Pr<strong>of</strong>essor and<br />

Dean, University <strong>of</strong> Maryland <strong>School</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Medicine</strong>

The Academy <strong>of</strong> Educational Excellence Fellows<br />

Established by Carolyn J. Pass, MD ’66 and<br />

Richard M. Susel, MD ’66<br />

Presented by<br />

E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA<br />

Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs, <strong>UM</strong> Baltimore<br />

John Z. and Akiko K. Bowers Distinguished Pr<strong>of</strong>essor and<br />

Dean, University <strong>of</strong> Maryland <strong>School</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Medicine</strong><br />

and<br />

Donna L. Parker, MD, FACP ’86<br />

Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education<br />

Pr<strong>of</strong>essor <strong>of</strong> <strong>Medicine</strong><br />

Carolyn J. Pass, MD ‘66 and Richard M. Susel, MD ’66<br />

Academy <strong>Student</strong> Teaching Fellows Award<br />

Gaia Cicerchia<br />

· · ·<br />

Richard M. Susel, MD ’66 Award for Outstanding Clinical<br />

Performance in Ophthalmology<br />

Jennifer Drechsler<br />

Carolyn J. Pass, MD ’66 Award for Outstanding<br />

Clinical Performance in Dermatology<br />

Madison Hill

Humanism <strong>Awards</strong><br />

Presented by Nidhi Goel, MD, MHS ’06<br />

Assistant Pr<strong>of</strong>essor, Department <strong>of</strong> <strong>Medicine</strong> and Pediatrics<br />

and<br />

Moran Roni Levin, MD<br />

Assistant Pr<strong>of</strong>essor, Department <strong>of</strong> Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences<br />

and Pediatrics<br />

The Leonard Tow Humanism in <strong>Medicine</strong> Award<br />

Presented by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation<br />

Jennifer Drechsler<br />

Kerri Thom, MD, MS<br />

Joanne M. Hatem, MD Memorial Prize for Caring and<br />

Compassion Toward Patients<br />

Claire Morton<br />

William D. Kaplan, MD Award for Humanism<br />

in the Practice <strong>of</strong> <strong>Medicine</strong><br />

Leslie Gailloud<br />

Robert R. R. Roberts, MD Memorial Prize in <strong>Medicine</strong><br />

Alexa Van Besien<br />

The Robert S. Katz, MD ‘70 Endowed Award for Compassion<br />

Demonstrated by Medical <strong>Student</strong>s<br />

Malina Howard

Presenters<br />

John C. Allen, MD ‘14<br />

Assistant Dean for <strong>Student</strong> Affairs<br />

Assistant Pr<strong>of</strong>essor, Department <strong>of</strong> <strong>Medicine</strong><br />

· · ·<br />

Gregory B. Carey, PhD<br />

Assistant Dean for <strong>Student</strong> Research & Education<br />

Executive Director <strong>of</strong> <strong>Student</strong> Research and Community Outreach<br />

Associate Pr<strong>of</strong>essor, Department <strong>of</strong> Microbiology & Immunology<br />

· · ·<br />

Marissa A. Flaherty, MD ‘14<br />

Director <strong>of</strong> <strong>Student</strong> Affairs<br />

Assistant Pr<strong>of</strong>essor, Department <strong>of</strong> Psychiatry<br />

· · ·<br />

Constance N. Lacap, DO<br />

Assistant Dean for Assessment<br />

Assistant Pr<strong>of</strong>essor, Department <strong>of</strong> Psychiatry<br />

· · ·<br />

Elizabeth M. Lamos, MD ’07<br />

Assistant Dean for <strong>Student</strong> Affairs<br />

Associate Pr<strong>of</strong>essor, Department <strong>of</strong> <strong>Medicine</strong>

Presenters Continued<br />

Joseph P. Martinez, MD ’98<br />

Associate Dean for Medical Education and <strong>Student</strong> Experience<br />

Associate Pr<strong>of</strong>essor, Department <strong>of</strong> Emergency <strong>Medicine</strong><br />

· · ·<br />

Devang Patel, MD<br />

Director <strong>of</strong> Pre-Clerkship Curriculum<br />

Associate Pr<strong>of</strong>essor, Department <strong>of</strong> <strong>Medicine</strong><br />

· · ·<br />

Sandra M. Quezada, MD, MS ’06<br />

Associate Dean for Medical <strong>School</strong> Admissions<br />

Assistant Dean for Faculty Diversity and Inclusion<br />

Associate Pr<strong>of</strong>essor <strong>of</strong> <strong>Medicine</strong>

<strong>Student</strong> <strong>Awards</strong><br />

Harry C. Knipp, MD ‘76 Award for Graduating Seniors<br />

Represented by Kerri Thom, MD, MS<br />

Associate Dean for <strong>Student</strong> Affairs<br />

Pr<strong>of</strong>essor, Epidemiology & Public Health and <strong>Medicine</strong><br />

Kayla Paulosky<br />

· · ·<br />

Dr. James and Carolyn Frenkil Award<br />

Represented by Kerri Thom, MD, MS<br />

Associate Dean for <strong>Student</strong> Affairs<br />

Pr<strong>of</strong>essor, Epidemiology & Public Health and <strong>Medicine</strong><br />

Sarah Baumer<br />

· · ·<br />

<strong>Student</strong> National Medical Association Service Award<br />

Represented by Kristin Reavis, MD<br />

Assistant Pr<strong>of</strong>essor, Department <strong>of</strong> Family & Community <strong>Medicine</strong><br />

Yasmin Lachir<br />

· · ·<br />

Dean’s Award for Excellence in Clinical<br />

and Applied Research<br />

Represented by Gregory B. Carey, PhD<br />

Assistant Dean, <strong>Student</strong> Research and Education<br />

Associate Pr<strong>of</strong>essor, Department <strong>of</strong> Microbiology & Immunology<br />

Executive Director, <strong>Student</strong> Research and Community Outreach<br />

Brooks Knighton<br />

Christopher Le

Department <strong>Awards</strong><br />


(founded in 1807 as the Department <strong>of</strong> Anatomy & Physiology)<br />

Represented by Adam C. Puche PhD<br />

Pr<strong>of</strong>essor and Vice-Chair, Department <strong>of</strong> Anatomy and Neurobiology<br />

Uhlenhuth Award for Excellence in the Anatomical Sciences<br />

Darius P. Hunt<br />

Anderson Award for Excellence in Applied Anatomy<br />

Nicolas Gonzales<br />

Marshall L. Rennels Award for Excellence in Neuroscience<br />

Kelly M. Bridgham<br />

· · ·<br />



(founded in 1807 as the Department <strong>of</strong> Chemistry)<br />

Represented by Richard B. Thompson, PhD<br />

Associate Pr<strong>of</strong>essor, Department <strong>of</strong> Biochemistry and Molecular Biology<br />

Giuseppe Inesi, MD Prize in Cell and Molecular Biology<br />

Meghana Patel<br />

Elijah Adams Award for Excellence in Biological Chemistry<br />

Ashling Zhang<br />

Cristiana Salvatori


(founded in 1807 as the Department <strong>of</strong> the Theory and Practice <strong>of</strong> <strong>Medicine</strong>)<br />

Represented by Stephen N. Davis, MBBS<br />

Dr. Theodore E. Woodward Pr<strong>of</strong>essor and Chair and Pr<strong>of</strong>essor,<br />

Department <strong>of</strong> <strong>Medicine</strong><br />

Milton S. Sacks Award in Hematology<br />

Elizabeth Corley<br />

Theodore E. Woodward Prize in Internal <strong>Medicine</strong><br />

Roger Lin<br />

Louis, Ida, and Samuel Cohen Award for Personal Attributes <strong>of</strong><br />

Scholarship, Ability, and Compassion for Patients<br />

Rami Yanes<br />

Theodore E. Woodward Award in Physical Diagnosis<br />

Rebecca Cox<br />

I. Earl Pass Memorial Award for Exceptional Pr<strong>of</strong>iciency<br />

in Internal <strong>Medicine</strong><br />

Meghana Patel<br />

Leonard M. Hummel Memorial Award for<br />

Excellence in Internal <strong>Medicine</strong><br />

Cristiana Salvatori<br />

Milford M. Foxwell, Jr., MD Award in Internal <strong>Medicine</strong><br />

MaryJoe Rice<br />

· · ·<br />


(founded in 1807 as the Department <strong>of</strong> Materia Medical)<br />

Represented by Margaret M. McCarthy, PhD<br />

James & Carolyn Frenkil Dean’s Pr<strong>of</strong>essor and Chair,<br />

Department <strong>of</strong> Pharmacology<br />

C. Jelleff Carr Award for Excellence in Pharmacology<br />

Kevin T. Kim


(founded in 1807 as the Department <strong>of</strong> Anatomy & Physiology)<br />

Represented by Donald R. Matteson, PhD<br />

Associate Dean fir <strong>Student</strong> Research Education and Dual Degree <strong>Program</strong>s<br />

Associate Pr<strong>of</strong>essor <strong>of</strong> Physiology<br />

Sheldon E. Greisman, MD Prize in Medical Physiology<br />

Aidan Kennedy<br />

· · ·<br />


(founded in 1807)<br />

Represented by Kimberly M. Lumpkins, MD, MBA, FACS, FRCS<br />

Vice Chief, Division <strong>of</strong> Pediatric Surgery and Urology<br />

Associate Pr<strong>of</strong>essor, Department <strong>of</strong> Surgery<br />

Wayne W. Babcock Award for Excellence in Surgery<br />

Ashling Zhang<br />

Dr. Hans R. Wilhelmsen Award for Excellence in Surgery<br />

Kenneth Rosenberg<br />

Dr. A. Bradley Gaither Memorial Prize<br />

for Excellence in Genitourinary Surgery<br />

Aidan Kennedy<br />

William I. Wolff, MD Humanism Prize in Surgery<br />

Claire Morton<br />

Nelson H. Goldberg, MD Prize in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery<br />

Katie Lynn McGlone<br />

Brooks Knighton<br />

· · ·<br />



(founded in 1807)<br />

Represented by Christopher Harman, MD<br />

Pr<strong>of</strong>essor and Chair, Department <strong>of</strong> Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences<br />

Louis Harriman Douglass Award for Excellence in<br />

Obstetrics and Gynecology<br />

Sarah Heaps



(founded in 1833)<br />

Represented by Anthony Harris, MD, MPH<br />

Pr<strong>of</strong>essor, Department <strong>of</strong> Epidemiology and Public Health and <strong>Medicine</strong><br />

Robley Dunglison Award for Excellence in Preventive <strong>Medicine</strong><br />

Cassie Wicken<br />

Abraham Lilienfeld Award for Excellence<br />

in Epidemiology and Biostatistics<br />

Marie Ezran<br />

· · ·<br />



(founded in 1873)<br />

Represented by Bennie H. Jeng, MD<br />

Pr<strong>of</strong>essor and Chair, Department <strong>of</strong> Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences<br />

and Pediatrics<br />

George Frick, MD Award for Outstanding Research<br />

in Ophthalmology<br />

Christopher Le<br />

· · ·<br />



(founded in 1900 as the Department <strong>of</strong> Roentgenology)<br />

Represented by Rydhwana Hossain, MD<br />

Director, Medical <strong>Student</strong> Education for Radiology<br />

Assistant Director, Diagnostic Radiology Residency <strong>Program</strong><br />

Assistant Pr<strong>of</strong>essor, Department <strong>of</strong> Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear <strong>Medicine</strong><br />

Joseph E. Whitley Memorial Award for<br />

Academic Excellence in Radiology<br />

Theresa J. Yu


(founded in 1915)<br />

Represented by Olga B. I<strong>of</strong>fe, MD<br />

Pr<strong>of</strong>essor, Department <strong>of</strong> Pathology<br />

Dr. Francis Donaldson Prize for Excellence in Pathology<br />

Kristen Brao<br />

· · ·<br />



(founded in 1919)<br />

Represented by James B. Kaper, PhD<br />

James and Carolyn Frenkil Distinguished Dean’s Pr<strong>of</strong>essor<br />

Vice Dean for Academic Affairs<br />

Chair, Department <strong>of</strong> Microbiology & Immunology<br />

Jan Cerny, MD, PhD Award For Excellence in<br />

Microbiology and Immunology<br />

Kristen Brao<br />

· · ·<br />


(founded in 1949)<br />

Represented by Regina A. Macatangay, MD<br />

Assistant Pr<strong>of</strong>essor, Department <strong>of</strong> Pediatrics<br />

J. Edmund and Kathryn S. Bradley Award for Excellence in Pediatrics<br />

Michael Sutherland Lee<br />

Sarah Lake<br />

Murray M. Kappelman Award for Excellence in Ambulatory Pediatrics<br />

Adam Ketchum<br />

Gaia Cicerchia


(founded in 1952)<br />

Represented by Marissa A. Flaherty, MD<br />

Assistant Pr<strong>of</strong>essor, Department <strong>of</strong> Psychiatry<br />

Dr. Jacob E. Finesinger Memorial Award for Excellence in Psychiatry<br />

Ian Qian<br />

Dr. Eugene B. Brody Award for Excellence in Psychotherapy<br />

Cassie Wicken<br />

Kenneth L. Malinow, MD Memorial Prize for Excellence in Psychiatry<br />

Amna Zehra<br />

· · ·<br />


(founded in 1956)<br />

Represented by Peter Rock, MD<br />

Dr. Martin Helrich Chair, Department <strong>of</strong> Anesthesiology<br />

Pr<strong>of</strong>essor, Department <strong>of</strong> Anesthesiology<br />

Martin Helrich Prize for Excellence in Anesthesiology<br />

Taechawidd Nantawisarakul<br />

Dr. Jeremy Hallisey Prize for Compassion and<br />

Humanistic Qualities in Anesthesiology<br />

Connor Brady Kilpatrick<br />

· · ·<br />


(founded in 1963)<br />

Represented by Melissa Motta, MD, MPH<br />

Associate Pr<strong>of</strong>essor, Neurology<br />

William Alexander Hammond Award for Excellence in Neurology<br />

Amanda Cohen<br />

American Academy <strong>of</strong> Neurology Medical <strong>Student</strong> Prize<br />

for Excellence in Neurology<br />

Arlinda Deng


(founded in 1972)<br />

Represented by Katherine Jacobson, MD, FAAFP<br />

Assistant Pr<strong>of</strong>essor and Director <strong>of</strong> Medical <strong>Student</strong> Education,<br />

Department <strong>of</strong> Family and Community <strong>Medicine</strong><br />

Edward J. Kowalewski Award for Excellence in<br />

Education and Training in Family <strong>Medicine</strong><br />

Alexandra Berthiaume<br />

Drs. Harry and George Knipp Award in Family <strong>Medicine</strong><br />

Yasmin Lachir<br />

· · ·<br />


(founded in 1992)<br />

Represented by Thomas J. Hornyak, MD, PhD<br />

Dr. Joseph Warren Burnett Pr<strong>of</strong>essor and Chairman, Department <strong>of</strong> Dermatology<br />

Eugene Sydney Bereston Award for Excellence in Dermatology<br />

Albert E. Zhou<br />

· · ·<br />


(founded in 1996)<br />

Represented by Charles A. Sansur, MD ’02<br />

Pr<strong>of</strong>essor, Department <strong>of</strong> Neurosurgery<br />

William H. Mosberg, Jr., MD Award for Neurosurgery<br />

Kevin T. Kim<br />

· · ·<br />


(founded in 2004)<br />

Represented by R. Frank Henn III, MD<br />

Pr<strong>of</strong>essor and Residency <strong>Program</strong> Director, Department <strong>of</strong> Orthopaedics<br />

Interim Director <strong>of</strong> the <strong>Program</strong> in Sports <strong>Medicine</strong><br />

Thomas E. Gillespie Award for Excellence in Orthopaedics<br />

Serge Mbianda Tzeuton



(founded in 2005)<br />

Represented by Elizabeth A. Guardiani, MD<br />

Associate Pr<strong>of</strong>essor, Department <strong>of</strong> Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery<br />

William C. Gray, MD Award in Otorhinolaryngology-<br />

Head and Neck Surgery<br />

Kelly M. Bridgham<br />

· · ·<br />


(founded in 2006)<br />

Represented by Ryan Spangler, MD<br />

Assistant Director, Undergraduate Medical Education<br />

Assistant Pr<strong>of</strong>essor, Department <strong>of</strong> Emergency <strong>Medicine</strong><br />

American College <strong>of</strong> Emergency Physicians<br />

Medical <strong>Student</strong> Pr<strong>of</strong>essionalism and Leadership Award<br />

Alexa Van Besien<br />

The Society for Academic Emergency <strong>Medicine</strong> Award<br />

for Excellence in Emergency <strong>Medicine</strong><br />

Saskia van Terheyden<br />

Special thanks to the<br />

Medical Alumni Association <strong>of</strong> the University <strong>of</strong> Maryland, Inc.<br />

for providing the award certificate frames for this evening.

Thank You to Our Donors!<br />

We are grateful to the many alumni,<br />

faculty, and friends who have<br />

generously contributed to scholarships<br />

and awards at the<br />

University <strong>of</strong> Maryland <strong>School</strong> <strong>of</strong><br />

<strong>Medicine</strong>. Your generosity opens the<br />

doors <strong>of</strong> possibility for the most<br />

capable students who represent the<br />

diversity <strong>of</strong> our state and nation, and<br />

gives them the opportunity to pursue<br />

careers in all fields <strong>of</strong> medicine that will<br />

benefit humankind.

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