Palmisano Award is given annually to the UASOM senior medical student who, in the opinion of the pediatric faculty, best demonstrates excellence in pediatrics, a passion for learning, a desire to share knowledge through example, and compassion for the needs of children and their families.  These principles, exemplifying the life of Dr. Palmisano, indicate this individual's potential for contribution to the medical community and are indicative of the highest quality work and scholarship.