About the Daniel Drake Medal
In 1985, the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine celebrated the 200th anniversary of the birth of its founder, pioneering physician Daniel Drake.
As part of that celebration, the college created a new award—the Daniel Drake Medal—to honor its distinguished living faculty and alumni.
Nominations for the Daniel Drake Medal are based on outstanding or unique contributions to medical education, scholarship or research.
Considered the highest honor awarded by the College of Medicine, the Daniel Drake Medals are awarded at the college’s Honors Day (graduation) ceremony in May.
Two awards are given annually. Nominees for one will be evaluated on the basis of outstanding achievements in biomedical science as evidenced by major significant contributions to medical research. Nominees for the other will represent a distinguished career as a clinician-teacher.