The Institute for Community Engagement and the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor sponsor four annual awards to recognize KU Medical Center faculty, students and community partners for excellence in community engagement. The 2012-2013 academic year was the inaugural year for these honors.
Faculty Award for Scholarship in Community Engagement
This award recognizes KU Medical Center faculty for excellence in developing, implementing and sustaining regional engaged scholarship initiatives.
KU Medical Center Community Partnership Award
This award recognizes a community partner and KU Medical Center faculty team for excellence in community engagement, as demonstrated by a project that addresses a critical health issue in the community.
The student awards are administered by the Division of Student Services. Eligibility applies to students enrolled at KU Medical Center in Kansas City, KU School of Medicine in Salina or KU School of Medicine in Wichita.
Community Project Student Group Award
This award recognizes student organizations for an outstanding project or commitment to serving an underserved or rural community. Registered KU Medical Center student organizations are eligible for the $1,000 award.
Student Community Leader Award
This award recognizes one student with an exemplary commitment to improving the health of a rural or underserved community. Enrolled students at KU Medical Center are eligible for the $600 award.