MSTP Awards

William E. Brown Outstanding MSTP Mentor Award 

In recognition of extraordinary performance and achievement in mentoring, the annual recipient of this award is elected by the MSTP students and faculty. The award is named in honor of William E. Brown, PhD, who demonstrated all of the qualities of a truly great mentor throughout his stewardship as co-director of the University of Pittsburgh / Carnegie Mellon University Medical Scientist Training Program. The recipient of this award is announced at the MSTP annual retreat.

Recipients

  • 2021 Sarah Ross, PhD
  • 2020 Susanne Ahmari, MD, PhD
  • 2019 Steffi Osterreich, PhD
  • 2018 Marlene Behrmann, PhD
  • 2017 Anthony A. Grace, PhD
  • 2016 Gustavo Rohde, PhD
  • 2015 Elias Aizenman, PhD 
  • 2014 Jennifer R. Grandis, MD 
  • 2013 David A. Lewis, MD
  • 2012 George D. Stetten, MD, PhD
  • 2011 Alan Wells, MD 
  • 2010 Satdarshan Pal Singh Monga, MD 
  • 2009 Guillermo G. Romero, PhD 
  • 2008 Tim D. Oury, MD, PhD 
  • 2007 Gerard Apodaca, PhD 
  • 2006 Vishwajit L. Nimgaonkar, MD, PhD

Drs. S. Sutton Hamilton MSTP Scholar Award 

Through the generosity of the Hamilton family, this award annually recognizes an MSTP student for meritorious contributions to the scientific literature while completing graduate studies. MSTP students in the final two years of medical school training are eligible. The recipient of this award is announced at the MSTP annual retreat.

Recipients

  • 2021 Laura Molina, PhD
  • 2020 Michael Chiang, MD, PhD
  • 2019 Elliott Collins, MD, PhD
  • 2018 Eric. V. Strobl, MD, PhD
  • 2017 Shinjini Kundu, MD, PhD
  • 2016 Taylor Eddens, MD, PhD
  • 2015 Elizabeth A. Oczypok, MD, PhD
  • 2014 Brian R. Rosborough, MD, PhD
  • 2013 Jeffrey L. Wong, MD, PhD
  • 2012 Jason L. Sanders, MD, PhD
  • 2011 Aaron M. Secrest, MD, PhD
  • 2010 Corrine R. Kliment, MD, PhD
  • 2009 Sherrie J. Divito, MD, PhD
  • 2008 Jared E. Knickelbein, MD, PhD
  • 2007 Elena M. Balestreire, MD, PhD
  • 2006 Brain H. Shirts, MD, PhD

Dr. S. Sutton Hamilton MSTP Translational Science Award

Through the generosity of the Hamilton family, this award annually recognizes an MSTP student for outstanding research with translational implications.   MSTP students in the final two years of medical school training are eligible. 

Recipients

  • 2021 Eileen Nguyen, PhD
  • 2020 Colleen Judge-Golden, MD, PhD
  • 2019 Aaron Sun, PhD
  • 2018 Alyce Anderson, MD, PhD
  • 2017 Nolan Priedigkeit, MD, PhD

Carol and S. Sutton MD Outstanding Service Award 

The MSTP at Pittsburgh could not succeed without the dedicated efforts of its students to sustain and build the program. We are fortunate that students extend themselves beyond the considerable demands of their research, medical school and clinical commitments to make the MSTP one of the best in the country. The Carol and S. Sutton MD Outstanding Service Award recognizes that student who has stood out in the past year for extraordinary work in leading, planning and/or performing activities that have strengthened the program as a whole and benefited the student body. The recipient of this award is announced at the MSTP annual retreat.

Recipients

  • 2021 Maryanna Owoc
  • 2020 Laura Molina, PhD
  • 2019 Joshua Wesalo, PhD
  • 2018 Gaelen K. Dwyer, PhD
  • 2017 Heather E. Acuff, MD, PhD
  • 2016 Jared Moreines, MD, PhD
  • 2015 Emily M. Rosenberger, MD, PhD 

MSTP Outstanding Service Awards

The MSTP Outstanding Service Award was created in 2020 to be an extension of the The Carol and S. Sutton MD Outstanding Service Award. This award recognizes students who have stood out in the past year for extraordinary work in leading, planning and/or performing activities that have strengthened the program as a whole and benefited the student body. The recipient of this award is announced at the MSTP annual retreat.

Recipients

  • 2021 Michael Granovetter and Issar Deepa
  • 2020 Gabrielle Gilmer and Ruby Holland

The MSTP Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award

Through the Director’s fund, this award recognizes research and/or community and academic service to advance diversity, equity and inclusion.

Recipients

  • 2021 Alexander Schuyler