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Walter Reed Distinguished Achievement Award

The Walter Reed Distinguished Achievement Award recognizes professional accomplishments, outstanding innovation, and exemplary leadership in the field of medicine and/or science by an alumnus/a, current or former faculty member, or a former resident or fellow of the University of Virginia School of Medicine. The award was established in 1996 by the UVA Medical Alumni Association and Medical School Foundation.

See list of previous winners.


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

1. He/she 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

2. He/she should have the following characteristics:

  • Recognized widely at a state, regional, or national level for contributions to his/her professional society, national medical or research societies, or affiliated institution in one or more of the following categories:
    • Leadership
    • Research
    • Creativity/Innovation
    • Educational Inspiration


The required nomination form is posted below. Nominations will be accepted as follows:

  1. Online submissions — preferred method.
  2. Submit answers to the nomination questions as a Word document or PDF via email
  3. Submit answers to the nomination questions 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 2022 award are now closed. **

Note: Although a CV may be submitted to support a nomination, a complete nomination must also include answers to the questions in the form below regarding the nominee. Incomplete nominations will not be considered. Supporting materials, such as a CV or other documentation, significantly enhance the quality of a submission for review by the committee.


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

If you have additional questions, please contact us.