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Alumni Awards

The Indiana School of Medicine Alumni Association is proud of the impact its members make in the health profession. Every year we honor outstanding alumni and faculty for their contributions. Alumni are encouraged to submit nominations for the following awards.

Award Nominations

Submitting the online form is simple.  Tell us who you are, who you are nominating, and why this individual is deserving of an award.

In an effort to ease the time commitment it takes to make a nomination, the IU School of Medicine Office of Alumni Relations will follow up on your behalf with your nominee for a circum vitae as well as other materials to support the nomination. You have the option to provide the names and contact information of other individuals who may wish to support the nomination.


Complete the following form to make a nomination for the 2021 Indiana University School of Medicine Alumni Association award. Nominations are due by Friday, November 20, 2020.

Contact Ryan Bowman, director of alumni relations, at (317) 278-2123 or

Nomination Form


  • Distinguished Medical Alumni Award
    This honor, which has been presented since 1970, recognizes alumni of IU School of Medicine who bring honor to the school through outstanding professional achievement or by performing extraordinary service to their medical alma mater. All IU School of Medicine graduates and trainees are eligible. This is the highest award the IU School of Medicine Alumni Association presents annually.

    Past Recipients

  • Early Career Achievement Award
    For almost a decade, the Alumni Association has selected a graduate who has made a quick mark in medicine or in service to the School. A nominee must have graduated within the past 15 years to be eligible. Former house staff who completed training within the past 15 years are also eligible.

    Past Recipients

  • George W. Sorrells Jr., MD, Community Physician Award
    Named after George Sorrells, Jr., MD (’62), this award is for distinguished service in community practice. To be eligible for the award, alumni must have graduated with a medical degree or completed a residency or fellowship at IU School of Medicine. Both practicing and retired alumni are considered.

    Past Recipients

  • Glenn W. Irwin Jr., MD, Distinguished Faculty Award
    The award has been presented for nearly three decades and recognizes a faculty member who demonstrates a passion for educating students, collaborating with colleagues, pushing the boundaries of research, or providing outstanding medical care. The award is named after a past dean of the medical school and a former IUPUI chancellor. Current or former faculty members are eligible.

    Past Recipients