Edward G. Stuart Award

This award recognizes the 4th year medical student who "best exemplifies the qualities of empathy and understanding and strengthens competency with compassion". The selected by a consensus of MS-III Clerkship Directors and the Deans of the Office of Student Services of the WVU School of Medicine. The award consists of an engraved plaque and a monetary award.

The award is named after Edward G. Stuart who is former Vice President of the West Virginia University Medical Center appointed in 1965. He died one year later from a sudden myocardial infarction. Dr. Stuart was a graduate of Wistar Institute of the University of Pennsylvania (PhD '52 in Anatomy) and was a graduate of the Duke University School of Medicine.

He joined the faculty at WVU School of Medicine in 1960 as an Associate Professor of Pathology. He was named Assistant Dean for Student Affairs in 1961. In his role as Associate Dean, he developed a very special relationship with the medical students.

His warmth, keen sense of humor and genuine interest in student were the attributes which served him well. He received the first Percival L. MacLaughlin Memorial Teaching Award in 1962 because of his ability to stimulate thought, imagination and creativity.

Award Recipients

2018

Kristen Catherman

2017

Emily Neal

2016

Jodi Paige Cook

2015

Adriana Bonasso Cline

2014

Christopher Arena

2013

Christopher Reynolds

2012

S. Matthew Akers

2011

Allison Marie Lastinger

2010

Lauren Westfall

2009

Christopher W. Liebig

2008

B. Jean Meade

2007

Shari Twigg

2006

Melanie Atkins

2005

Jean Aukerman

2004

T. Bradley Miller

2003

Lisa Wood

2002

Smokey Clay

2001

Heidi Ludwig

2000

Amy Beasley