Alumni have changed lives through their leadership, their impact on local, national and global health and their excellence in research. Recipients of the annual OHSU School of Medicine Alumni Awards merit the highest recognition the OHSU School of Medicine Alumni Association can bestow.
The Alumni Association also honors the excellence of research performed by residents and postdocs and the dedication of faculty who support the education mission.
Scroll below for information about each award, nomination forms and past recipients. Nominations will be accepted at any time during the year. For further information, please call the Alumni Relations Program at 503-552-0667.
Named in honor of Charles A. Preuss, M.D. '29, this award was established in 1983. This award honors any School of Medicine alumnus/a who received a degree or is a graduate of a training program who in professional achievement and service to their communities reflects the highest ideals of the School of Medicine. Any community member may make a nomination. Nominations are reviewed and selected by the Awards Committee and endorsed by the Alumni Association Council. Nominations remain active for three years.
2019 | Robert Wah, M.D. '83
2018 | Joseph E. Robertson, Jr., M.D. R '82 F '84, M.B.A.
2017 | Harry Chen, M.D. '79 R '83
2016 | John R. Tongue, M.D. R '74
2015 | John H. McAnulty, Jr., M.D. '74
2014 | Jeffrey Cain, M.D. '85, F.A.A.F.P.
2013 | Grover C. Bagby, Jr., M.D. R ’71 F ’72 F ’76, M.A.C.P.
2012 | Richard Drake, M.D. '59
2011 | Herbert J. Semler, M.D. '53, M.S.
2010 | David W. Fleming, M.D. R '82
2009 | John W. Kendall, Jr., M.D. R '62
2008 | Ted J. Vigeland, M.D. ’68
2007 | Edwin C. Cadman, M.D. '71
2006 | David N. Gilbert, M.D. '64
2005 | Robert W. Bomengen, M. D. ’69
2004 | Mario J. Campagna, M.D. ’52
2003 | George H. Caspar, M.D. ’61
2002 | Richard T. Jones, M.D., Ph.D. ’56
2001 | Larry J. Hall, M.D. ’63
2000 | Robert D. Koler, M.D. ’48
1999 | Rodney A. Beals, M.D. '56
1998 | Miles J. Edwards, M.D. '56
1997 | Victor D. Menashe, M.D. '53
1996 | Walter J. McDonald, M.D. R '70
1995 | John A. Kitzhaber, M.D. '73
1994 | John “Jack” L. Stevenson, M.D. '54
1993 | J. David Bristow, M.D. '53
1992 | Charles E. Hofmann, M.D. '78, Martha van der Vlught, M.D. '37
1991 | Daniel H. Labby, M.D. '39
1990 | Ralph M. Beddow, M.D. '50
1989 | Richard A. Koch, M.D. '54
1988 | Kenneth C. Swan, M.D. '36
1987 | John A. Gius, M.D. '34
1986 | S. Gorham Babson, M.D. '36, Ernest T. Livingstone, M.D. '51, Thomas L. Stern, M.D. '50
1985 | Robert S. Dow, M.D. '56, Max H. Parrott, M.D. '40
1984 | Eldon G. Chuinard, M.D. '34, Jessie Laird Brodie, M.D. '28
Established in 2001 and renamed to honor Dr. Jones in 2006, this award honors an alumnus/a from the School of Medicine's Masters or Doctorate of Philosophy Degree programs who displays continued research excellence, service to the scientific community and contributions to basic science education. Community members are encouraged to submit nominations, which are reviewed and selected by the Awards Committee and endorsed by the Alumni Association Council.
2019 | Bill Chang, M.D., Ph.D. '00, R '03, F '06
2018 | Markus Grompe, M.D., R '87
2017 | Robert Seeger, M.D. ’66, M.S. ‘66
2016 | Robert A. Steiner, Ph.D. ‘76
2015 | Not awarded
2014 | John P. Adelman, Ph.D. ’88
2013 | Dennis E. Ohman, Ph.D. ’80
2012 | R. Bradley Sack, M.S. ’60, M.D. ’60, Sc.D.
2011 | Mary Stenzel-Poore, Ph.D. ‘87
2010 | Susan B. Olson, Ph.D. ‘84
2009 | Fred L. Minnear, Ph.D. ’79
2008 | Kent L. Erickson, Ph.D. ’75
2007 | Cheryl L. Maslen, Ph.D. ’87
2006 | Richard G. W. Anderson, Ph.D. ’70
2005 | Robert Sack, M.D. ’68
2004 | David T. Wong, Ph.D. ’66
2003 | Michael R. Waterman, Ph.D. ’69
2002 | Elaine Ostrander, Ph.D. ’87
2001 | Christopher Cunningham, Ph.D. ’76
Established in 2008, this award honors Esther Pohl Lovejoy, M.D., an 1894 graduate of the School of Medicine who helped establish several international medical organizations. This award honors an alumnus/a who received a degree or is a graduate of a training program from the OHSU School of Medicine and has demonstrated exceptional leadership and service to the medical profession on a national or international level. Any community member may make a nomination. Nominations are reviewed and selected by the Awards Committee and endorsed by the Alumni Association Council.
2019 | John Barry, M.D., R '73
2018 | Terri Schmidt, R.N., M.D. ’85, R '88
2017 | John Thompson, M.D. ’59, R ‘67, Betty Thompson, M.D. ‘59
2016 | Susan W. Tolle, M.D. '77
2015 | Deborah A. Eisenhut, M.D. '81
2014 | J. Thomas Hoggard, M.D. ’74, Mary Burry, M.D., R ’74
2013 | A. Sonia Buist, M.D., F ’70
2012 | David Sack, M.D. ’68
2011 | Bruce Nedrow (Ned) Calonge, M.D., R ’84, M.P.H.
2010 | Gretchen Berland, M.D. '96
2009 | Samuel Lin, M.D., Ph.D. ’75
2008 | Terry Yamauchi, M.D. ’67
Established in 2013, the Early Career Achievement Award recognizes any alumna/us from the OHSU School of Medicine who has made significant career contributions to improving health and social welfare in a community setting or in the areas of scientific research or academia within 15 years of graduation. Nominations are approved by the Awards Committee and endorsed by the Alumni Association Council.
2019 | John Heintzman, M.D., R '05, M.P.H.
2018 | Jarrad Scarlett, M.D. ’09, R '12, Ph.D. ’09
2017 | SreyRam Kuy, M.D. ‘05
2016 | Adam T. Wright, Ph.D. '07
2015 | Jennifer E. Devoe, M.D., R '04
2014 | Maria Rodriguez, M.D. ’04, R ’08, M.P.H.
2013 | Phuoc T. Tran, M.D. ’03, Ph.D. ’01
The Postdoctoral Paper competition recognizes and fosters the importance and quality of laboratory research through a competitive review and presentation of research by postdoctoral fellows in the School of Medicine. A multidisciplinary panel within the School of Medicine will conduct an evaluation of the papers. A $750 prize will be awarded to the individual whose paper is selected for presentation during OHSU Postdoctoral Appreciation Week.
The Resident Paper Competition recognizes and fosters medical research and clinical presentations among the School of Medicine's residents through a competitive review and presentation of research. A $500 prize is awarded to the individual whose paper is selected for presentation at the Sommer Memorial Lectures and during OHSU Research Week.
This award recognizes those who serve as volunteer (clinical) faculty at the School of Medicine. Each School of Medicine department and/or division may submit one nomination per year and nominees need not be alumni of OHSU. Nominations are approved by the Awards Committee and endorsed by the Alumni Association Council.