Medical Students' Awards

THE FRED G. SILVA MEDICAL LEADERSHIP AWARD
Established January, 2000

Given in recognition of the contributions of Dr. Fred G. Silva, former Chairman of the Department of Pathology, who displayed the finest qualities of leadership and interpersonal skills and encouraged student involvement in all aspects of the educational endeavor (including medical leadership and professional growth) while working tirelessly and selflessly to advance the stature of the medical profession and the College of Medicine to the community at large. This award is presented to a senior medical student who demonstrates those professional qualities and leadership skills that will promote the understanding of the role of medicine in today's society.

Recipients of the  Fred G. Silva Medical Leadership Award
2000 
David Sparks
2001 
Phu Duc Nguyen 
2002
Jeffrey Sparling
2003
Brett Shepart
2004
George Luiskutty
Katie Smith
2005
Stacie Elfrink
2006
John A. Califano
2007
Brian A. McFerron

ROBERT M. O'NEAL AWARD
Established 1974 

The Robert M. O'Neal Award is presented annually to the sophomore medical student who, in the opinion of the faculty of the Department of Pathology, has demonstrated outstanding performance in the course "Introduction to Human Illness".  The recipient will have his/her name engraved on permanent plaques in the lobby of the Basic Science Education Building and in the Department of Pathology and will be listed as the award recipient in the class's graduation program.  Also, the award carries an unrestricted cash award of $250.00 funded by the Oklahoma State Association of Pathologists.  Students are nominated by the faculty and the criteria include didactic performance as well as workshop performance (attitude, enthusiasm, leadership, judgment, etc.).  The Director of Undergraduate Teaching Programs for the Department of Pathology will then select the recipient.

Recipients of the R. M. O'Neal Pathology Award
Burt Fowler
1974
Daryl Lundgrin
1975
Christy Horton 
1976
James Southern
1977
Pamela J. Whitney
1978
John T, Ward
1979
Kathy Dagg
1980
Beverly Biller
1981
Carol Kahnert
1982
Richard Ruffin
1983
Charlene Sennett-Holmes
1984
James S. Jackson
1985
Siv Brit Saetre
1986
Elizabeth Leister
1987
Patrick Connor
1988
Kristen Barry
1989
Robert Leonard
1990
Thomas Pryor
1991
Reagan Parr
1992
Shawn Lee
1993
Gemini Schuessler
1994
Brett Shepard
1995
Valerie Moreland
1996
Lori Chaffin
1997
Jason Hix
1998
Kirsten Matthews
1999
Robyn Potts
2000
2001
Brian Lovelace
2002
Jennifer Hinkle
Melissa Lindenau
2003
Steven Brantley
2004
Jayson Bell
2005
Kristen Day
2006
Lauren McQueen
  2007
Carly Miller