The BMAA sponsors a number of awards and honors to recognize distinguished alumni, faculty, and members of the community who support Alpert Medical School's mission and purpose. If you would like to self nominate or nominate someone for any of these awards, please complete the nomination form.
Early Achievement Award
Given by the Brown Medical Alumni Association, this award will be presented to an alumnus who has graduated within the past 15 years in recognition of his/her outstanding service to the Medical School, their local community, or a scientific or academic achievement. Nominations for all years are welcome with milestone reunion classes highly encouraged to participate.
Given by the Brown Medical Alumni Association to recognize a non-physician for long-term, dedicated and meritorious service to Brown’s Medical School. This award honors those whose devotion to the mission, beliefs, and aspirations of the Medical School have improved the lives of its students, faculty, alumni, and patients. It is named for Chancellor Emeritus Artemis Joukowsky ’55, the leading non-physician supporter of the Medical School during its first quarter century.
The W. W. Keen Award is given by the Brown Medical Alumni Association to recognize outstanding contributions to medicine, encompassing research, education, leadership or extraordinary contributions to patient care or public health. Its scope may include the contributions of a lifetime or a single achievement. This award is the most coveted honor bestowed by Brown medicine to one of its own. The award is named for William Williams Keen, class of 1859, one of Brown’s most distinguished and well-known alumni in the medical profession.
The Ruth B. Sauber Distinguished Medical Alumni Lectureship has been established as an endowment and tribute to Mrs. Sauber’s uninterrupted 23 years as Medical Student Affairs Officer. It serves and fosters a lasting relationship between faculty, alumni and students in the Medical School. Mrs. Sauber was the only medical school administrator to have worked with every Brown medical student since the School’s inception in 1972 until her retirement in 1994.
The individual selected as the Ruth B. Sauber Distinguished Medical Alumni Lecturer should embody the philosophy of Brown’s medical education program, i.e., an individual who views medicine as a socially responsible human service profession. Ideally, the candidate will have contributed significantly to further the personal and professional development of medical students as well as the community-at-large.
Candidates are limited to Brown medical alumni, but can include Alpert Medical School faculty under extraordinary circumstances if their contribution to medical education was made, at least in part, while serving the University.