P&S Journal: Fall 1994, Vol.14, No.3
M.D. degrees were presented to 136 students (48 women and 88 men) in commencement ceremonies May 19. Ph.D. de'grees were awarded to 31 students.
Commencement speaker was Dr. Joycelyn M. Elders, U.S. surgeon general. Dr. Elders urged the graduates to consider providing medical care to the poor, noting that prisoners are the only group of Americans with a constitutional right to health care. Basic rights, which ensure legal aid, should include medical care, she said.
P&S Distinguished Service Awards were presented to Dr. Zena A. Stein, professor emeritus of public health (epidemiology), and Dr. Mervyn W. Susser, the Sergievsky Professor Emeritus of Public Health (Epidemiology).
Charles W. Bohmfalk Awards were presented to Dr. Andrew L. Wit, professor of pharmacology (pre-clinical years), and Dr. John C.M. Brust, professor of clinical neurology (clinical years).
The Dr. Harold and Golden Lamport Research Awards were given to Dr. Lorraine Symington, assistant professor of microbiology (basic sciences), and Dr. Ned S. Braunstein, assistant professor of medicine (clinical sciences).
The Arnold P. Gold Foundation Award was presented to Dr. Edgar Leifer, professor of clinical medicine.
The Class of 1994's Distinguished Teacher Award was given to Dr. Kenneth A. Forde, professor of clinical surgery.