Cincinnati--Keeping with the tradition of giving an apple to a
favorite teacher, fourth-year medical students from University of
Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine presented the Golden Apple Award
given for excellence in teaching at this year's Honors Day Program. The
recipient of this year's Golden Apple given by the fourth-year medical
students for clinical medicine was Clarence McLain, MD, professor emeritus of obstetrics and gynecology.
in 1968 by the Pi Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, the Golden Apple Award
helps to foster better student faculty relations and symbolize the
ongoing commitment of the College of Medicine and its faculty to
excellence in education. Students select Golden Apple winners to honor
professors who have had the most profound effect on their futures in
medicine and in life. The fourth-year medical students also chose Jay Johannigman, MD, associate professor of trauma surgery, and Richard Stevenson, MD,
associate clinical professor in pediatric surgery, to receive Silver
Apple Awards for their teaching excellence in clinical medicine.
The second-year medical students chose Greg Balko, MD, professor, pathology and laboratory medicine, for the Golden Apple in basic sciences. Edmund Choi, PhD, associate professor of molecular genetics, and Paul Biddinger, MD, associate professor, pathology and laboratory medicine, were chosen for the Silver Apples in basic sciences.
The first-year medical students selected Bruce Giffin, PhD,
field service assistant professor, cell biology, as the recipient of
their Golden Apple Award. The first-year medical students also chose D. J. Lowrie, Jr., PhD, assistant professor, cell biology, and Chantal Prewitt, PhD, assistant professor, cell biology, as recipients of the Silver Apple Awards.