Awards & Recognition

We feel it's important to celebrate the accomplishments of our graduate students who go above and beyond to pave the path for a better tomorrow, accomplishing exemplary displays of ability, brightness, and determination. That's why we offer a variety of awards and recognition.

Graduate Students of Distinction

Honors the outstanding work of UNMC students who have received national or international recognition.

Praesto Award

Presented once a year to recognize the most exceptional graduate student, based on excellence in multiple areas or excellence overall.

Thomas Jefferson Award

PhD students receive this honor for unmatched creativity and ingenuity in completing doctoral dissertation research requirements.

Service-Learning and Interprofessional Education Badge Program

Graduate students are rewarded by documenting time spent in important, career-advancing opportunities outside of the laboratory or classroom.