Advancement Awards

School of Medicine and Dentistry

We are proud to present you with these exceptional award winners.

Dean’s Medal

Established in 2008, the Dean’s Medal recognizes extraordinary service, philanthropy, and leadership to the School, and dedication and commitment that inspire others to take leadership roles at the University. Individuals, families, associations, corporations, or foundations may be recognized. It is among the highest honors given by the School.

2019: The Parkes Family

2018: Paul Fine ’57, ’61M (MD), ’66M (Res)

John N. Wilder Award

Established in 2008, the John N. Wilder Award honors an individual, family, association, corporation, or foundation whose philanthropy inspires others in support of an “Ever Better” University of Rochester. The award is named for John Wilder, first president (chairman) of the University’s Board of Trustees.

2019: Neil Tucker and Karen Jonasse Tucker ’73

2018: Richard L. Goldstein ’70M (MD)

Alumni Service Award

Established in 2002, the Alumni Service Award recognizes a graduate who has furthered the interests of the School of Medicine and Dentistry through significant support, commitment, and service to the School.

2019: George Hicks ’71M (MD), ’77M (Res), ’78M (Flw)

2018: Ralph F. Jozefowicz ’82M (Res), ’85M (Res) ’86M (Flw)

Distinguished Alumnus Award

Established in 2003, the Distinguished Alumnus Award recognizes outstanding and widely recognized achievement, particularly by one who exemplifies the standards and objectives of the School of Medicine and Dentistry through personal conduct, professional accomplishments, and community service.

2019: George Hicks ’71M (MD), ’77M (Res), ’78M (Flw)

2018: Philip Greenland ’74M (MD), ’78M (Res)

Humanitarian Award

Established in 2008, the Humanitarian Award recognizes graduates of the School of Medicine and Dentistry who have contributed to the betterment of the world by their selfless alleviation of suffering among those in need, bringing honor to themselves and the University.

2019: Louis Aledort ’64M (Res)

2018: Gregory Ogawa ’89M (MD)

Alumni Achievement Award


Established in 2012, this award recognizes an outstanding alumnus who has excelled in teaching, community service, research, clinical and/or health policy in furtherance of the ideals of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.

2019: Jeff Goater ’97, ’00M (MS), ’01S (MBA), ’04M (MS)

2018: Hongbo Chi ’98M (MS), ’01M (PhD) and Ping Li ’01M (MS), ’03M (PhD)