The UC College of Medicine continues its
tradition of honoring excellence in teaching with the presentation of
Gold and Silver Apple Awards at the annual Student Clinician's Dinner.
The dinner was held June 30 at the Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center.
Award recipients were chosen by medical students in recognition of their commitment to learning and student-faculty relations.
First-year medical students nominated
James Gross, PhD, field service professor in cell biology, neurobiology
and anatomy, for the Gold Apple, and Bruce Giffin, PhD, field service
professor, and D.J. Lowrie, PhD, field service assistant professor,
both of cell biology, neurobiology and anatomy, for the Silver Apple.
Second-year students nominated Paul
Biddinger, MD, professor of pathology and laboratory medicine, for the
Gold Apple, and Edmund Choi, PhD, associate professor, and Catherine
Saelinger, PhD, professor, both of molecular genetics, biochemistry and
microbiology, for the Silver Apple.
Keynote speaker David Fischer, MD, of the
Department of Surgery, and fourth-year medical student Christopher Paul
Cost were also honored with the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award.
The award recognizes a faculty member and a graduating medical student
for their compassion and humanism toward both patients and their
The College of Medicine graduating class
presented its awards May 21 at the Honors Day Program. The Gold Apple
went to Richard Stevenson, MD, surgery, and Silver Apples, to Sarah
Pritts, MD, family medicine, and Clarence McLain, MD, obstetrics.