Past Award Recipients
Each October, during Alumni Weekend, we celebrate distinguished graduates from KU Medical Center. Look back at past Alumni Award recipients in each of our award categories.
Distinguished Alumni Awards
The Distinguished Alumni Awards are 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; and to KU or KU Medical Center. Special consideration will be given to those having a national or global impact. The recipients demonstrate the highest principles of the health care professions and serve as a role model for current and future health care professionals.
Early Career Achievement Alumni Awards
The Early Career Achievement Awards are presented to alumni who have graduated within the last 20 years from the KU Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Health Professions. 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; and to community service or volunteering.
Honorary Alumni Awards
The Honorary Alumni Awards are presented to non-graduates of KUMC who have made a significant impact through their professional or personal contributions. The award recognizes an individual's contributions in his or her field; to KU or KUMC; and to health care. Special consideration will be given to those having a national or global impact.