Fifty-nine new physicians entered the workforce last month when the School of Medicine graduated the Class of 2013. Photo by Matt Lush.
Commencement ceremonies for the University of Nevada School of Medicine Class of 2013 took place on Friday, May 17 at Lawlor Events Center in Reno. The 59 graduating students celebrated the completion of their medical education by receiving their academic hoods and reciting the Hippocratic Oath, which reaffirms their commitment to the medical profession.
Carl Sievert, PH.D., professor of physiology and cell biology, served as the ceremony's keynote speaker.
The Class of 2013 has a short break before they begin their residency training programs across the country.
In addition to celebrating the graduation of the Class of 2013 at hooding, the School of Medicine honored emeriti and current faculty who have supported the philosophy and goals of the medical school and have made significant contributions to the health care field in Nevada.
The 2013 emeriti faculty for the School of Medicine are:
* Richard Bjur, professor of pharmacology
* Leslie Goldberg, assistant professor of speech pathology and audiology
* Kenneth Maehara, associate professor of pathology and laboratory medicine
* Stephen de St. Jeor, professor of microbiology and immunology;
* Dennis Uken; assistant professor of speech pathology and audiology
The Dean's Distinguished Service Award went to Maehara for his outstanding teaching abilities and his commitment to instill the desire for life-long learning in students and to challenge them to achieve their greatest potential.
The annual Thomas J. Scully Praeceptor Carissimus Award went to Jacob Manjooran, M.D., a psychiatrist who has precepted students and provided constructive and effective feedback in an engaging and positive manner.
The inaugural Perillustris Docere, or "honored teacher" aware went to Sievert, professor of physiology and cell biology, for his ability to form special bonds with his students as a distinguished teacher of anatomy.