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Convocation Honors Medical Students' Achievements

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Students from the Weill Cornell Medical College Class of 2021 were recognized for their outstanding achievements, with the winners announced on May 17. Medical students received special awards, prizes and certificates, acknowledging their exceptional academic achievement, scholarship, research, teaching and service. Convocation also honors other students, alumni, faculty and staff.

The following is a complete list of all of the award winners:

Student Awards

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The Herman Jacobius Prize in Pathology
Joshua Alexander Zeitlin

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The Alan van Poznak Award
Emily Rose Eruysal

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The Moselle and Milton Pollack Prize in Medical Ethics
Leora Elizabeth Haber

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The T. Campbell Thompson Prize for Excellence in Orthopedic Surgery
Jung Kee Mok

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The Edward Norton Prize in Ophthalmology
Melissa Yuan

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Henry Adelman Memorial Award for Excellence in Geriatric and Palliative Medicine
Anurag Ratan Goel

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Henry Adelman Memorial Award for Excellence in Geriatric and Palliative Medicine
Tatiana Marie Gonzaga Requijo

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The Society for Academic Emergency Medicine's Excellence in Emergency Medicine Award
Jaskaran Singh Bains

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The American Academy of Neurology Medical Student Prize for Excellence in Neurology
Catherine Mahala Callaway

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The Barbara Slifka Global Health Award
Elena Leigh Beideck

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The Weiss Prize for Excellence in Clinical Medicine
Max Francis Morin

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The Joan Severino Parisi Prize in Internal Medicine
Hector Andres Mora

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The Yvette & Seymour Feil Prize in Medicine
Rohini Vijay Kopparam

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The Clarence C. Coryell Prize in Medicine
Bethina Liu

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The Alfred Moritz Michaelis Prize in General Medicine
Elena Leigh Beideck

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The David & Gladys Drusin Memorial Prize
Leora Elizabeth Haber

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The Paul Sherlock Prize in Internal Medicine
Elena Leigh Beideck

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The Jay Lawrence Award for Clinical Proficiency in Infectious Disease
Prithvi Mrinalini Mohan

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The Anthony Seth Werner, M.D. Memorial Prize
Kimberly Nicole Forlenza

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The Arthur Palmer Prize for Efficiency in Otorhinolaryngology
Mark Lee

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The James A. Moore Scholarship
Ahmed Toure

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The Fabrizio Michelassi Medical Student Prize
Joel Jose Quitlong Nario

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The Clarence C. Coryell Prize in Surgery
Solomon N. Levin

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The G.Thomas Shires II Prize in Surgery
Noah Zachary Feit

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The Elise Strang L'Esperance Prize in Public Health
Elena Leigh Beideck

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The Elise Strang L'Esperance Prize in Public Health
Sophie Mou

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The George G. Reader Prize in Public Health
Leora Elizabeth Haber

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The George G. Reader Prize in Public Health
Maria A. Minor

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The George S. Meister Prize in Pediatrics
Maya Berit Feldman

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The Mitchell Spivak Memorial Prize in Pediatrics
Clare Arledge Burchenal

Service Awards/Central Awards

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The John Metcalf Polk Prize
Noah Zachary Feit

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The John Metcalf Polk Prize
Shannon Marie Glynn

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The John Metcalf Polk Prize
Melissa Yuan

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The Charles L. Horn Prize
Rohini Vijay Kopparam

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The Leonard Tow Humanism Award
Sarita S Ballakur

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The Medical Society of the State of NY
Joshua William Bliss

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Glasgow-Rubin Memorial Achievement Citations
Mytrang Hoang Do

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Glasgow-Rubin Memorial Achievement Citations
Rachel Leigh Friedlander

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Glasgow-Rubin Memorial Achievement Citations
Melissa Yuan

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Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Award
Shannon Marie Glynn

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The Good Physician
Max Francis Morin

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The Medical Student Executive Council Award
Leora Elizabeth Haber

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The Gustav Seeligmann Prize for Efficiency in Obstetrics
Rachel Leigh Friedlander

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The William J. Ledger Prize in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Shannon Marie Glynn

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The Oskar Diethelm Prize for Excellence in Psychiatry
Ashley Wu

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The Richard Kohl Prize for Excellence in Psychiatry
Zachary Joseph Myslinski

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The Compassionate Physician
Leora Elizabeth Haber

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The Gustave J. Noback Memorial Fund for Advanced Study & Teaching in the Field of Anatomy
Noah Zachary Feit

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The Gustave J. Noback Memorial Prize in Anatomy
Sarita S Ballakur

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The Gustavo Cudkowicz Memorial Prize in Immunobiology
Matthew Magruder

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The Dean's Research Award
Andrew Lukas Yin

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The Harry Bush Jr. Award for Excellence in Vascular Bio
Mahmoud Eljalby

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The Sondra Lee Shaw Memorial Prize
Ashley Wu

Area of Concentration Certificate of Excellence

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Jaskaran Singh Bains

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Clare Arledge Burchenal

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Eric Thaddeus Caliendo

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Catherine Mahala Callaway

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David Lei Chang

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Rahmi Elahjji

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Mahmoud Eljalby

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Emily Rose Eruysal

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Shannon Marie Glynn

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Jennifer Huang

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Sonia Iosim

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Rohini Vijay Kopparam

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Brian Scott LaGrant

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Kailyn Ruohan Li

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Brienne Chloe Lubor

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Maria A. Minor

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Sophie Mou

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Pooja D. Shah

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Gal Wald

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Graham Thomas Wehmeyer

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Ashley Wu

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Annie Yau

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Andrew Lukas Yin

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Melissa Yuan

1M, 2M, 3M Student Awards

The David Clayson Prize for Creativity
Alexander Koo

The William C. Thro Memorial Prize
Rohan Roy

The Sidney and Viola Borkon Memorial Prize
Quillan M. Austria

The Hayworth-Gold Award for Excellence in Medical Professionalism 
Anthony Palillo                                           
Elizabeth Reznick                                   
Cheyenne Smith

The Henry C. & Anne Hayworth First Honor Prize
Joon Tae Kim


Faculty Awards

The Charles L. Bardes, M.D. Teaching Prize
Ernie Esquivel, MD

Leonard Tow Humanism Teacher
Amanda Ramsdell, MD

The Elliot Hochstein Teaching Award
Dana Gurvitch, MD

The House Staff Teaching Award
Lauren Balkan, MD

Class of 1952 Resident Physician Prize
Chou Chou, MD

Volunteer Clincial Faculty Award of Alpha Omega Alpha
Ashita Batavia, MD

The Richard A. Herrmann, MD Teaching Award
Demetri Merianos, MD

First Year Teaching Award
Shaina Reid, PhD

Second Year Teaching Award
Juliet Aizer, MD


Senior List

Juliet Aizer, MD
Ilya Bialik, MD
Pamela Charney, MD
Kevin Ching, MD
Justin Choi, MD
Ernie Esquivel, MD
Dimitry Francois, MD
Dana Gurvitch, MD
Sydney Katz, MD
Bryan Leppert, MD
William Levine, MD
Demetri Merianos, MD
Anthony Ogedegbe, MD
MacKenzi Preston, MD
Amanda Ramsdell, MD
Michael Torres Lizardi, MD

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