Ninety-five members of the Boonshoft School of Medicine class of 2015 received their M.D. degrees during the school’s commencement ceremony at the Benjamin and Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center on Friday, May 22.
John F. Donnelly, M.D., professor of family medicine and associate professor of community health, delivered the commencement address.
In addition to the degrees, several special awards and honors were presented during the ceremony:
Robert E. W. Fyffe, Ph.D., vice president for research and dean of the Graduate School and professor of neuroscience, cell biology and physiology
For his exceptional leadership in support of students and medical education.
For demonstrating a commitment to academic excellence, embodying empathy and compassion toward others, exemplifying personal integrity and professionalism, and earning the respect and trust of classmates and faculty.
The Arnold P. Gold Foundation’s Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award—
Jeffrey S. Zabinski (graduate) and Larry Lawhorne, M.D., professor and chair of the Department of Geriatrics and professor of family medicine (faculty)
For consistently demonstrating compassion and empathy in the delivery of care to patients.
Teaching Excellence Award—
Karen Kirkham, M.D., associateprofessor, internal medicine
For displaying outstanding professional skill and pride in discharging her instructional duties.