UK Students Receive Academic and Community Service Awards

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“The College of Medicine is proud to honor such dedicated students, faculty, residents and interns. We applaud each of them for their efforts to become role models and for their commitment to medicine and community service."

- Jay A. Perman
Dean, UK College of Medicine.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 11, 2004) -- Sixteen students were recently honored by the University of Kentucky College of Medicine at the Academic Convocation and Awards Day for their outstanding scholastic and community service achievements. The awards ceremony acknowledges the accomplishments of the previous year and encourages even greater success in the new academic year.

Andrew Harris, second-year College of Medicine student, was awarded the William H. Knisely Award for exceptional achievement in anatomy and the Irving and Esther Kanner Memorial Award for outstanding performance in basic sciences and physical diagnosis.

Agatha Critchfield, third-year College of Medicine student, was awarded the Excellence in Introduction to the Medical Profession course for her outstanding performance.

Adam Lyles, third-year College of Medicine student, was awarded the Excellence in Pathology Award for achievement in the second-year pathology course, the Pharmacology Student Achievement Award for excellence in performance, and the Irving and Esther Kanner Memorial Award for outstanding performance in basic sciences and physical diagnosis.

Crystal Potter, third-year College of Medicine student, was awarded the William R. Martin Award for outstanding performance in medical pharmacology.

Jonathan Amspacher, Lauren Baldwin, Wendell Lake, and Burhan Mohamedali, all second-year College of Medicine students, were awarded the Human Function Academic Achievement Award for outstanding performance in the Human Function course.

Keisa Bennett and Matt Purdom, both fourth-year College of Medicine students, were awarded the McGraw-Hill/Appleton and Lange Awards for outstanding performance during the third year of their medical education.

Fareesh Kanga and Mark Dassel, both second-year College of Medicine students; Kojo Abbeyquaye and Jessica McFarlin, both third-year College of Medicine students; and Julie Atkinson and Greg Reynolds, both fourth-year College of Medicine students, were all presented Community Service Awards for outstanding contributions to the community.

Also recognized were faculty members, community-based faculty members, residents and interns in the Chandler Medical Center for their outstanding academic contributions to the college’s medical students.

“The College of Medicine is proud to honor such dedicated students, faculty, residents and interns,” said Jay A. Perman, dean, UK College of Medicine. “We applaud each of them for their efforts to become role models and for their commitment to medicine and community service.”

Medical faculty awarded the students and challenged them to make a commitment to gain the knowledge and compassion necessary to become outstanding medical professionals.


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