Lifetime Achievement in Medical Education

This award recognizes truly outstanding faculty educators who are making exceptional contributions to medical education; thus, this may not be awarded every year. 

The Dean’s Office is soliciting nominations for the Lifetime Achievement Award in Medical Education. The award honors lifetime achievement in all of our education programs including M.D., Ph.D., postdoctoral and residency training, and continuing medical education, and carries a $5,000 discretionary academic support prize for the faculty member.

This will be a two-stage selection process. Nominations submitted to the selection committee will be reviewed and a list of potential awardees given to the Dean of the Medical School, who will make the final selection. Nominees must be faculty of the University of Michigan Medical School.


Nominations for the Lifetime Achievement Award in Medical Education can be made using the Medical School's Competition Space website.

The nomination deadline is Monday, May 1, 2017.

2016 Recipient

James O. Woolliscroft, M.D., Lyle C. Roll Professor of Medicine, professor, departments of Internal Medicine and Learning Health Sciences. Photo 1 | Photo 2

Past Award Winners

2015: Henry D. Appelman, M.D.
2014: Louis G. D'Alecy, D.M.D., Ph.D. & Kent J. Sheets, Ph.D.
2013: Terry J. Bergstrom, M.D.
2012: Douglas J. Gelb, M.D., Ph.D.
2011: Bernard Agranoff, M.D., Ph.D. & N. Cary Engleberg, M.D., D.T.M.H.
2010: Carol A. Kauffman, M.D.
2009: Thomas D. Gelehrter, M.D.
2008: Roger Grekin, M.D.
2007: Mary Ellen A. Hernandez, M.D.
2006: Richard D. Judge, M.D.
2005: James C. Sisson, M.D.
2004: Benedict Lucchesi, M.D., Ph.D.
2003: Kyung Cho, M.D.
2002: Mel Barclay, M.D. and Gerald Abrams, M.D.
2001: Roland (Red) Hiss, M.D.