Engineering Medicine (EnMed) recently held its first Discovery Gala in the new facility overlooking the Texas Medical Center. The formal event is a new tradition for EnMed, coordinated by medical students to celebrate the end of their first year of medical school and to honor second-year students for completing pre-clerkship.
This year’s gala was organized by committee members Medha Narwankar, Sandra Zhi, Mitchell Hsu, Johnny McMurray, Kevin Birdsall, Brianna Peacock, Lili Anemikos, Tanner Walker and Srujan Kancharla.
The event was filled with dancing, hors d’oeuvres, games and activities. The students also awarded EnMed faculty and staff with superlatives that recognized the unique qualities that each instructor brings to the program.
Some of the awards included:
Dr. Roderic Pettigrew — Best leadership with the most interesting stories
Dr. Doug Baxter — Most passionate
Dr. John Criscione — Most likely to hire EnMed students at his own start-up company
Dr. Leslie Day — Most caring and determined professor
Dr. Nivedita Ganguly — Most eager
Dr. Michael Moreno — Most likely to write your patent
Dr. Ian Murray — Most receptive to students’ concerns and feedback
Dr. Andrew Robbins — Most likely to engineer the next big thing in medicine
Dr. Nicholas Sears — Most student-centered professor
Dr. Michael Paolini — Most valuable professor
Dr. Tom Peterson — Most understanding
Dr. Kamlesh Yadav — Most tech-savvy team-based learning master