September 21, 2018

Nominations for annual medical alumni association awards are due Oct. 31

The Wayne State University Medical Alumni Association invites nominations for the 2019 Distinguished Alumni, Lawrence M. Weiner and Recent Alumni Award. The awards will be presented on Medical Alumni Reunion Day on May 18, 2019.

All School of Medicine alumni, faculty and resident alumni are invited to nominate candidates. A letter of nomination should be submitted addressing the nominees' achievements in relation to at least one of the criteria and is to be accompanied by the nominee's current curriculum vitae. The award committee will select finalists. Submission of materials may be emailed to or mailed to WSU Medical Alumni Association, 540 E. Canfield, 1369 Scott Hall, Detroit, MI 48201.

The Distinguished Alumni Award is presented annually to an individual who received an M.D. degree from WSU School of Medicine who has made outstanding contributions to humanitarian causes, whose contributions to the health field in the broader sense is outstanding or for service to the Wayne State University School of Medicine. (Previous recipients)

The Lawrence M. Weiner Award, established in 1979, honors the outstanding contributions made by individuals who are not M.D. alumni of the School of Medicine. This award is based on exceptional performance of their teaching, research and/or administrative duties. The individuals who receive the award have met the high standards established by Dr. Lawrence Weiner's outstanding record of service to the school. (Previous recipients)

The Recent Alumni Award, established in 2003, is presented to an individual who received an M.D. degree from the WSU School of Medicine within the last 15 years and has demonstrated outstanding professional achievement, community contributions or service to Wayne State University School of Medicine. (Previous recipients)

For more information, call (877) WSU-MED1 (877-978-6331) or email