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Awards Program

Each spring, the Medical Alumni Society board of directors selects recipients for the following awards:

  • Harold S. Diehl Award, granted to individuals who have made outstanding professional contributions to the Medical School, the University, and the community.
  • Distinguished Alumni Award, which recognizes University of Minnesota Medical School graduates and resident alumni who have made outstanding contributions to their communities—at the local, regional, or national level—through medical practice, teaching, research, or other humanitarian activities.
  • Early Distinguished Career Alumni Award, given to a physician for exceptional accomplishments within 15 years of graduating from or completing their residency at the University of Minnesota Medical School.
  • Alumni Philanthropy and Service Award, given to University of Minnesota Medical School graduates and resident alumni who have made significant medical contributions to their particular field of practice, as well as contributed or leveraged significant philanthropic support of the
    Medical School.

Learn more about the 2013 alumni award recipients.

We are currently seeking nominations for the 2014 alumni awards. Nominations should include: primary letter of nomination, at least one supporting letter of nomination, and a CV or detailed account of the nominee’s accomplishments. Nominations for the Harold S. Diehl Award are held on file for five years. Nominations for the Distinguished Alumni Award, Early Distinguished Career Alumni Award, and Alumni Philanthropy and Service Award are not held after recipients are chosen each year.

To submit a nomination for one of these awards, please compile all appropriate nomination materials as detailed above and forward them to:

Awards Committee Chair
University of Minnesota Medical Alumni Society
McNamara Alumni Center
200 Oak Street SE, Suite 500
Minneapolis, MN 55455-2030

Nominations may also be e-mailed to All nominations must be received by April 11, 2014.

Awards will be presented at the Medical School Alumni Awards Banquet on Thursday, September 18.

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If you have questions about the alumni awards program or the nomination process, please contact:

Katrina Roth
Associate Director of Alumni Relations