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Early Career Achievement Awards

The Early Career Achievement Award recognizes outstanding alumni who have graduated within the last 20 years.

Past Recipients of Early Career Achievement in Health Professions Awards

2021 Ming Xu, PhD'11
2020 Jeffery T. Lichtenhan, PhD'06
2019 Emmanuel B. John, PT, DPT, PhD'06, MBA
2018 Lisa D. VanHoose, PhD'11, MPH'15, PT
2017 Sean M. Tucker, CLS'07, MLS(ASCP), MBA
2016 Lisa Mische Lawson, PhD'06, CTRS
2015 Murad Al-Momani, PhD'06, MA'05, CCC-A, FAAA
2014 Muhammed Al-Jarrah,PhD'06, PT'04
2013 Sandra Anne Billinger, PT, MS'04, PhD'08, FAHA
2012 Neena Sharma, PT'00, PhD'09
2011 Jennifer Anson, CRNA, MS’08
2010 Brian Dolan, BS HIM'06, MHS'08
2009 Brian Stewart, MSPT'01, CSCS
2008 Katie Alexander, OT, MS'04
2007 David C. Frankenfield, MS'87, RD
2006 Mary Calys, PT'01, DPT'07
2005 Grisel J. Lopez, CLS'88, MD'94
2004 Heidi M. Storm, MS'91, RD

Past Recipients of Early Career Achievement in Medicine Awards

2021 Jennifer Bacani McKenney, MD'06, R'09
2020 Becky N. Lowry, MD'03
2019 Georgina Peacock, MD'99, R'03, MPH'05, F'06
2018 Nicholas R. Tejeda, MHSA'07, FACHE
2017 Eric S. Halsey, MD'99, FIDSA
2016 Jana K. Zaudke, MD'06, MA
2015 Matthew Macaluso, DO, R'09
2014 Leigh M. Eck, MD'02, FACP
2013 Ted M. Burns, MD'94
2012 Allen Greiner, MD'95, MPH'00
2011 Travis Tollefson, MD’98, FACS
2010 Russell E. Scheffer, MD'91
2009 Karin Porter-Williamson, MD'98
2008 Medge Owen, MD'89
2007 Jeffrey M. Burns, MD'98
2006 Lawrence C. Tsen, MD'91
2005 CAPT W. Bradley Poss, MD
2004 Mark C. Meyer, MD'89

Past Recipients of Early Career Achievement in Nursing Awards

2021 Samantha A. Johnson, BSN'15
2020 Kesa Herlihy, PhD'17, N'08, RN, CNE
2019 Qiuhua Shen, PhD'11, MSN'08, APRN
2018 Cara A. Busenhart, PhD'14, CNM
2017 Jerrihlyn L. McGee, DNP'14, RN, CNE
2016 Heather V. Nelson-Brantley, PhD'16, BSN'11, RN, CCRN-K
2015 Michael A. Hastings, MSN'12, RN, CEN
2014 Jeff Knight, RN, BSN'11, MPH
2013 Jill Peltzer, N'92, MS'00, PhD'12, APRN-CNS
2012 Rachel Pepper, RN, DNP'12, NEA-BC
2011 Renee Walters, RN’04, MSN’08, RNP-BC, CCRN
2010 Heidi Boehm, RN, BSN'02, MS'09
2009 Julie Wilhauk, MSN'99
2008 Colonel Veronica Thurmond, PhD'03
2007 Karen Beckman Pace, PHD'02, RN
2006 Major Christine Kramer, RN, BSN, MSN'02
2005 Chris Ruder, RN, BSN'93, MS'99
2004 Catherine A. Gordon, RN‘94, MS‘98, FNP-C, CNM

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