UNC School of Medicine Faculty and Alumni
From: Distinguished Medical Alumnus Awards (DMAA) Selection Committee
Nominations for the 2010 DMAAs
July 13, 2009
The Distinguished Medical Alumnus Awards Selection Committee is pleased to announce the
transformation of the Distinguished Service Award (DSA) to the Distinguished Medical Alumnus
Award (DMAA). The change was made in response to Dean Roper’s charge last fall that the
Selection Committee review the entire awards process for the School of Medicine to ensure that the
number, purpose, prestige, and eligibility guidelines were appropriate for the various categories of
The purpose of the DMAAs is to honor two alumni each year who have significantly enhanced the
reputation and prestige of the School of Medicine through their lifelong careers of service and
accomplishment. Only two awards will be given. One is for excellence in professional and
community leadership and service and the second is for exemplary contributions to the medical
profession or to humankind of such importance as to merit national and international recognition.
The DMAA Selection Committee is now seeking nominations for the 2010 awards and you are
sincerely urged to submit nominations for deserving individuals.
You will find the DMAA Nomination Guidelines on the reverse of this letter. Please read these
guidelines carefully. All nominations must include the curriculum vitae of the nominee, a primary
letter of nomination, and two additional letters of support. The nomination materials are due no
later than August 21 and should be submitted to Carol Ashby (contact information below). All
materials must be received in order for a nominee to be considered.
If you have any questions or need additional information regarding the nomination process, please
feel free to contact Dr. Harvey Hamrick, Committee Chair, or Carol Ashby, Committee Support.
Harvey J. Hamrick, MD
DMAA Selection Committee