DMAA Awards

Established in 1968, the Medical Alumni Association Distinguished Awards were created to recognize those who make important contributions to the establishment and growth of the four-year medical school and to the world of medicine. The awards are designed to honor alumni and friends whose distinguished careers and unselfish contributions to society have added luster and prestige to the University and its School of Medicine. A committee appointed by the Dean of the School of Medicine selects the recipients from nominations solicited from alumni and medical school faculty.

Nomination Form  Award Descriptions 


 

2021 DMAA Awardees
Amy Abernethy

Distinguished Alumna

Amy P. Abernethy, MD'94, HS'94-'01, PhD

President, Clinical Studies Platforms
Alphabet’s Verily

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Neil MacIntyre

Distinguished Faculty

Neil R. MacIntyre, MD

Professor of Medicine

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Priya Kishnani

Distinguished Faculty

Priya S. Kishnani, MD, HS'91-'95

Chen Family Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics

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2020 DMAA Awardees
Philip Gold

Distinguished Alumnus

Philip W. Gold, AB’66, MD’70

Chief, Clinical Neuroendocrinology Branch, Intramural Research Program, National Institute of Mental Health

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Ebony Boulware

Distinguished Faculty

L. Ebony Boulware, MD'95, MPH

Nanaline Duke Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine
C
hief, Division of General Internal Medicine
Director, Duke Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Vice Dean for Translational Science

Associate Vice Chancellor for Translational Research, Duke University

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Debra Tucci

Distinguished Service

Debara L. Tucci, MD, MBA’13

Adjunct professor, Department of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences, Duke University Medical Center
Director, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, National Institutes of Health​

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Lisa Amaya-Jackson

Humanitarian

Lisa M. Amaya-Jackson, MD, MPH

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University School of Medicine
Co-Director, National Center for Child Traumatic Stress
Director Emeritus, Duke Evidence-Based Practice Implementation Center
Associate Director, Center for Child & Family Health
Co-Director, North Carolina Child Treatment Program

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Lejla Vajzovic

Emerging Leader

Lejla Vajzovic, MD, HS’11-’13

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Duke University School of Medicine

About Dr. Vajzovic