Alumni Awards

The Johns Hopkins Medicine Alumni Association presents awards each year during the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Reunion and Alumni Weekend. These prestigious awards recognize distinguished alumni and faculty for their outstanding achievements and honor influential members of the Johns Hopkins Medicine family.

Johns Hopkins Medicine Alumni Association

Now accepting 2024 award nominations! Nominations are due by December 31, 2023.

The Distinguished Medical Alumnus/Alumna Award

Honors alumni (degree recipients, current and former faculty, fellows and house staff) of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and The Johns Hopkins Hospital who have demonstrated excellence and achievement through their personal and professional accomplishments. 

The Samuel P. Asper Award for Achievement in Advancing International Medical Education

Dr. Samuel Asper, a 1940 graduate of the School of Medicine who served as Dean of the American University of Beirut School of Medicine in the mid-to-late 1970s, established this award to recognize alumni who, after training at Johns Hopkins, return to their home countries to make significant impact on the health and education of their fellow citizens.

Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association

While the awards above are specific to Medicine, the Johns Hopkins Medicine Alumni Association awards are open to all Johns Hopkins University alumni. There are six categories of awards to honor outstanding alumni, faculty, and friends of Johns Hopkins. Learn More

Distinguished Alumni Awards

Community Champion Award

This award recognizes outstanding contributions that address critical social, economic and environmental needs throughout our society and communities, including local communities. Both individuals and groups are eligible. The nominee(s) may be either Johns Hopkins alumni (individual or group) who have impacted any community OR non-alumni (individual or group) who have impacted a Johns Hopkins institution.

Heritage Award

This award honors alumni and friends of Johns Hopkins who have contributed outstanding service over an extended period to the progress of the university or the activities of the Alumni Association.

Johns Hopkins Women’s Medical Alumnae Association

Hall of Fame

The Hall of Fame was established in 1993 to recognize the contributions of the extraordinary women alumni and faculty of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. It endeavors to bring to life the energy, enthusiasm and passions of these individuals so that generations to come will have insight into the wide variety of accomplishments achieved by women in medicine at Johns Hopkins. 

Barbara Migeon, M.D. 

Dr. Barbara Migeon was a trailblazing pioneer and professor emeritus in genetic medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She was the sixth woman to reach the rank of professor at the School of Medicine. She is known for pioneering genetics work in sex determination, with a specific focus on the molecular basis of X-inactivation. She is also recognized for her research on the health and disease consequences of X inactivation, including mosaicism, and her cloning of human X chromosome fragments.

Following her completion of medical school at the University of Buffalo in 1956, Dr. Migeon joined the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Pediatrics Department for her internship and residency, and completed her fellowship under the direction of geneticist Dr. Barton Childs. In 1963, she joined the Pediatrics Department as an instructor and continued as a member of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine faculty until 2020. A dedicated and forward-thinking educator, Dr. Migeon was the founding director of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine’s human genetics graduate program. She was a strong advocate for women in science and served as a mentor and advisor for many. Dr. Migeon also served on various editorial boards and was the recipient of the 2016 March of Dimes/Colonel Harland D. Sanders Lifetime Achievement Award in Genetics. 

Portraits Presented to the Johns Hopkins Medicine Community

The portrait collection of The Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine expands each year when distinguished faculty, trustees, directors, and others who have played a significant role at Johns Hopkins are honored through portraiture. The portrait collection honors the great educators, investigators, leaders, and philanthropic supports who have contributed to Johns Hopkins through giving of their time, talents, and energy.

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Past Awardees

Our alumni have the opportunity to be nominated for prestigious annual alumni awards that honor graduates, faculty, and friends of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins Medicine. Meet our past awardees.