Created in 1996, the Argus Awards give medical students the chance to honor their mentors, professors, courses and course directors for outstanding service to medical education. Faculty members are nominated by course evaluations, and students vote to select award winners in each category.

2018 Award Winners

Pre-Clinical Awards

Best Introductory Module
Fundamentals of Medicine
Module Director(s): Laura Fraser, PhD, Cell, Developmental & Integrative Biology

Best MS1 Organ Module
Renal
Module Director(s): Mark Bevensee, PhD, Cell, Developmental & Integrative Biology; Vineeta Kumar, MD, Medicine; Eric Judd, MD, Medicine

Best MS2 Organ Module
Reproductive Systems
Module Director(s): Jennifer Gordetsky, MD, Pathology; Erin Cook, MD, Obstetrics & Gynecology

Best Educator: Patient, Doctor & Society
Michael Saag, MD, Medicine

Best Educator: Fundamentals of Medicine
Martin Young, PhD, Medicine

Best Educator: Cardiovascular
Harish Doppalapudi, MD, Medicine

Best Educator: Pulmonary
James Johnson, MD, Medicine

Best Educator: Gastrointestinal
Chad Burski, MD, Medicine

Best Educator: Renal
Eric Judd, MD, Medicine
Vineeta Kumar, MD, Medicine
Ashita Tolwani, MD, Medicine

Best Educator: Musculoskeletal & Skin
William Brooks, PhD, Cell, Developmental & Integrative Biology

Best Educator: Neurosciences
Michael Lyerly, MD, Neurology

Best Educator: Hematology/Oncology
Lawrence Williams, MD, Pathology

Best Educator: Endocrine Systems
Shawn Galin, PhD, Medicine

Best Educator: Reproductive Systems
Jennifer Gordetsky, MD, Pathology

Clinical Awards

Caduceus Club Award for Best Clinical Department on the Birmingham Campus
Pediatrics

Caduceus Club Award for Excellence in Clinical Education on the Birmingham Campus
Hussein Abdullatif, MD, Pediatrics

Best Clinical Department: Huntsville Campus
Internal Medicine

Best Clinical Educator: Huntsville Campus
Joseph Fiore, Jr, MD, Obstetrics & Gynecology

Best Clinical Department: Montgomery Campus
Obstetrics & Gynecology

Best Clinical Educator: Montgomery Campus
Gregory Waller, MD, Obstetrics & Gynecology

Best Clinical Department: Tuscaloosa Campus
Pediatrics

Best Clinical Educator: Tuscaloosa Campus
Charles Gross, MD, Surgery

Best Resident Educator, Birmingham Campus:
Alexander Cohen, MD, Obstetrics & Gynecology

Best Resident Educator, Huntsville Campus:
Kelly Diaz, Family Medicine

Best Resident Educator, Montgomery Campus:
Sumana Reddy, Internal Medicine

Best Resident Educator, Tuscaloosa Campus: 
Russell Guin, MD, Family Medicine

Best Community-Based Educator, Birmingham:
Scott R. Weisberg, Family Medicine

Best Community-Based Educator, Huntsville:
Gabriel Belue, Family Medicine

Best Community-Based Educator, Montgomery: 
Stephen Suggs, Neurology

Best Community-Based Educator, Tuscaloosa:
Larry Skelton, MD, Family Medicine

Award for Medical Student Support: *
James BaƱos, PhD, Medical Education

The Dale J. Benos Award for Educational Excellence: *
Catherine Fuller, PhD, Cell, Developmental & Integrative Biology

*The Dale J. Benos Award for Educational Excellence 
This award, named for the late Dale Benos, PhD, recognizes a basic science faculty member who makes an overall contribution to medical education. Students must submit nomination letters to the Argus Society, who make the selection. The Department of Cell, Developmental & Integrative Biology has donated a cash prize to be associated with the award. 

*Award for Medical Student Support
Faculty and professional staff who are primarily in a student support role are eligible for this award. Students must submit nominations letters to the Argus Society, who make the selection.