Creighton University School of Medicine hosted its annual Golden Apple Banquet and Awards Ceremony on Saturday, May 2, 2009 in the Grand Central Ballroom at the Hilton Omaha. Over 500 guests were in attendance including faculty and staff from the School of Medicine, as well as members from all four medical school classes and their guests.
Dr. Rowen Zetterman, Dean of the School of Medicine, gave an address, as did Dr. Michael Kavan, Associate Dean for Student Affairs in the School of Medicine.
In addition, Dr. Kavan presented the Aesculapian Awards, which go to one student in each class for his or her exceptional dedication and service to the class, the school, and the community. Dr Jeffries, who will be leaving in August to take a positon at the University of Vermont Medical School, was recognized for his exemplary service and contributions to the Medical School.
The Aesculapian Award winners were Brandon “Hank” Hankey for the Class of 2012, Thuy Koll for the Class of 2011, Richard Carlson, Jr. for the Class of 2010, and Chelsey Petz for the Class of 2009.
Dr. P.J. Malin from the Department of Psychiatry was honored as a national finalist for the Humanism in Medicine Award sponsored by the Pfizer Medical Humanities Initiative and the Association of American Medical Colleges.
The presentation of the Golden Apple Awards was made by each class president. Brandon “Hank” Hankey, president for the Class of 2012, presented the Golden Apple to Dr. Robert Mackin from the Department of Biomedical Sciences. William “Cris” Crisler, president of the Class of 2011, presented the Golden Apple to Dr. William Hunter in the Department of Pathology. Edward Lew, president for the Class of 2010, presented the faculty Golden Apple to Dr. P.J. Malin from the Department of Psychiatry, and the resident Golden Apple to Dr. Eric Peters from the Department of Internal Medicine. Brian Szender, president for the Class of 2009, presented the faculty Golden Apple to Dr. P.J. Malin from the Department of Psychiatry and the resident Golden Apple to Dr. Robert Lindau from the Department of Surgery.
Attendees were also treated to a viewing of the Senior Video and an evening of dancing.
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For more School of Medicine News, please click here. Updated May 4, 2009