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Alumni Awards Nomination Criteria

Each year, we honor distinguished graduates and non-graduates with three different awards. Learn about the specific criteria for each award.

Distinguished Alumni Awards

School of Health Professions ● School of Medicine ● School of Nursing

The Distinguished Alumni Awards will be presented to living graduates from the KU Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Health Professions. The award recognizes an individual's contributions:

  • in his or her field
  • to the health of all people through patient care
  • to basic and clinical research
  • to teaching and/or health administration
  • to KU or KUMC

Special consideration will be given to those having a national or global impact.

Early Career Achievement Awards

School of Health Professions ● School of Medicine ● School of Nursing

The Early Career Achievement Awards will be presented to alumni from the KU Schools of Health Professions, Medicine and Nursing who are early in their healthcare careers. The award recognizes an individual's contributions:

  • early in his or her career
  • in his or her respective profession
  • to patient care
  • to research and/or publications
  • to community service or volunteering

The individual must have received the first degree in their field within the last 20 years.

Honorary Alumni Awards

School of Health Professions ● School of Medicine ● School of Nursing

The Honorary Alumni Awards will be presented to non-graduates of KUMC who have made significant impact through their professional or personal contributions. The award recognizes an individual's contributions:

  • in his or her field
  • to KU or KUMC
  • to health care

Special consideration will be given to those having a national or global impact.

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