The 50th annual
Golden Apple Awards ceremony
recognized excellence in medical
education. The awards are given in
memory of physiology professor Dr.
Bernard Metz, who was honored by his
students for his love and devotion to
Each year, medical student classes
nominate and vote to honor exceptional
faculty for teaching excellence. The
event also featured the annual Robert
P. Walton Lecture on Medical
Education, which was given this year
by Donna Kern, M.D., associate dean
for curriculum in the College of
Medicine. Kern spoke about the role of
educators who illuminate, cultivate
and inspire their students.
second from left, presented the Clinical
Years Special Appreciation awards to
Sara Frampton, from left, Christine
Talbot-Bond and Melissa Jacob Nov. 29.
Golden Apple Awards
were presented to Dr. Thierry Bacro
(First Year Faculty Award), Inda Johnson
(First Year Appreciation Award), Dr.
Debra Hazen-Martin (First Year
Appreciation Award), Dr. Laura Kasman
(Second Year Faculty Award), Sandy
Nelson (Second Year Appreciation Award),
Dr. David Mills (Clinical Years Faculty
Award), Dr. Eric Nelson (Clinical Years
Faculty Award), and Dr. Angela Choi
(Clinical Years House Staff Award).