2022 Distinguished Alumni Awards
Congratulations to the recipients of the 2022 UW School of Medicine Distinguished Alumni Awards! The awards recognize remarkable alumni in four categories for exceptional contributions to the field of medicine. You can watch a recording of the awards below:
Distinguished Alumnus Award
Peter J. Kudenchuk, MD ’79, Res. ’82, Fel. ’83
Alumni Service Award
Thomas J. Benedetti, MD ’73, MHA ’00
Alumni Humanitarian Award
Blair B. Washington, MD ’02, MHA ’97
Alumni Early Achievement Award
Alumni Spotlight: Colin Pritchard
Colin Pritchard, PhD ’05, MD ’07, Res. ’10, Fel. ’11, was a second-year medical student when he discovered his lifelong passion: genomic research, or the study of the genome and how genes interact with each other and the environment. Today, Pritchard co-directs the UW Medicine Genetics and Solid Tumors Laboratory and is the head of precision diagnostics at the Brotman Baty Institute, a Seattle-based innovation hub for genomic research and precision medicine. Learn about his award-winning career in genomic medicine research.
Our medical students are tomorrow’s medical leaders — the people who will improve the health of our region and world. Learn more about our inspiring students and the contributions they are making to the health of our community.
“It’s the sense of people being there to lift you up and catch you that makes me feel like I can keep pushing,” says Athena Clemens. “One day, I’ll be able to lift others in just the same way.”
“Scholarships create the freedom of choice to go after what you want to study and to be the kind of doctor you want to be, without thinking about making more money to pay off your loans,” says Devin Gaskins.
A First Look at UW School of Medicine’s New Anatomy Lab
Go behind the scenes at the School’s 21st-century anatomy lab, part of the new Health Sciences Education Building.
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Although we can’t gather in person this year, we hope you’re enjoying the opportunity to connect with your classmates virtually, celebrate milestones and catch up on what’s new at the School.
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