The Robert J. Faulconer Award for Excellence in the Field of Pathology
The top six students in each Pathology class are invited to participate in the Faulconer Award competition annually. This award is given for excellence in the field of Academic Pathology, with the winner to be announced at the time of their graduation.
The competition involves each student reporting to the department office where they are given one mandatory discussion topic, and a list of five others from which they should choose a second topic. Without the use of any reference materials, candidates are given fifteen minutes to prepare ten minute discussions on each topic. Each topic is discussed extemporaneously before a small faculty panel, evaluating content and organization. After all students have given their presentations, a winner is chosen by the faculty panel and the name is sealed for two years until the time of graduation arrives.
The names of the winners of this award are shown below from the year 1998.
Rebecca Caperton and Joseph Lee (a tie), Class of 1998
Rachel-Louis Beddard, Class of 1999
Andrew Williams, Class of 2000
Jessie Irwin, Class of 2001
Timothy Bradford, Class of 2002
George Dahl, Class of 2003
Deborah Sevilla, Class of 2004
Jennifer Moti, Class of 2005
Lee Jennings and Geoffrey Neuner (a tie), Class of 2006
Kelly Graham, Class of 2007
Jessica Salzman, Class of 2008
Deboki Chaudhuri, Class of 2009
Adam Ligler, Class of 2010
William Pullen, Class of 2011
Nicholas Rister, Class of 2012
Ali Bukhari, Class of 2013
Andrew Holcomb, Class of 2014
Austin Baraki and Jeremy Hines (a tie), Class of 2015
Sohaib Malik, Class of 2016
Daniel A. McBride, Class of 2017