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Humanitarian Award

Humanitarian Award

The Humanitarian Award honors alumni who have provided extraordinary service to society or humanity. It recognizes individuals who have dedicated themselves to the compassionate care of the underserved and underprivileged.

This new award, established by the UVA Medical Alumni Association and Medical School Foundation, recognized its first winner in 2022.

See list of previous recipients here.


To be considered for this award, nominees should meet the following criteria:

  1. They must be one or more of the following:
  • An alumnus of the UVA School of Medicine
  • A current or former faculty member of the UVA School of Medicine
  • A former resident or fellow from the UVA School of Medicine
  1. They should have the following characteristics:
  • Recognized by alumni, faculty and staff as demonstrating significant contributions to society or humanity through healthcare.
  • Dedicated to the compassionate care of the underserved and/or unprivileged.


The required nomination form can be found below. Nominations will be accepted as follows:

    1. Online submissions using the online form — preferred method.
    2. Submit answers to the questions below as a Word document or PDF via email.
    3. Submit answers to the questions below by sending the printed document via fax (434-982-3202) or mail (UVA Medical Alumni Association, PO Box 800776, Charlottesville, VA 22908).

** Nominations for the 2023 award are now closed.**


As the Awards Committee consists of reviewers with diverse areas of expertise, an effective nomination is not just a CV. While a CV may be submitted separately from this form to support a nomination, a complete nomination must include answers to the questions in the form below; these responses will be the primary focus of the review. Incomplete nominations will not be considered. Please do not include hyperlinks  — all information to be considered should be included in the nomination form. Supporting materials, such as a CV or other documentation, may be sent to or attached to the form for consideration.

The selection committee can opt to not select a winner in a given year if it determines there are no qualifying or deserving candidates.


Read answers to our most commonly asked questions regarding the nominations process here.

If you have additional questions, please contact us.

Humanitarian Award Nomination

  • Nominee

  • Degrees/Affiliations

    Please indicate which UVA School of Medicine degrees/affiliations apply to the nominee. For example, if the nominee is an MD alumnus/a, please enter the year of degree. Otherwise, leave field blank.
  • Title/Employer

  • Achievements

    Please briefly respond to each question below. A CV will not be accepted. These responses will inform the awards committee, comprised of individuals of varying expertise and interests, what the nominee’s specific expertise is and for what they should be recognized.
  • (No web links, please; however, you may copy and paste from an online source.)
  • (No web links, please; however, you may copy and paste from an online source.)
  • (No web links, please; however, you may copy and paste from an online source.)
  • Max. file size: 50 MB.
  • Contact Information