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Judges


A panel of 14 AAMC GIA members will review entries and select winners. The Awards Competition Chair will act as facilitator of the judging and, if necessary, will serve as an alternate judge. Judges will score each entry based on the criteria for the category and will provide constructive comments on each entry. Entrants will receive a brief summary of the judges’ comments. The judging panel breakdown is as follows:

One team of three judges will evaluate the following category:

  • Electronic Communications entries

One team of three judges will evaluate the following category:

  • Robert G. Fenley Writing Awards

Two teams of four judges will review and score entries in all other categories:

  • Print and Digital Publishing
  • Special Events
  • The “Shoestring” Award
  • Special Projects, Programs, or Campaigns

All 14 members of the judging panel will review and evaluate the winner of the Best in Show, if granted.

Roster of Judges

Electronic Communications

Lisa Aaronson
Associate Vice President, Donor Relations
Rush University Medical Center

Geri Kelley
Communications Director
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

Rondah Marks
Chief Marketing Officer
University of Mississippi School of Medicine

Print and Digital Publishing; The "Shoestring" Award

Brigitte Grant
Senior AVC/Chief Development Officer COM 
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Aaron Lovell
Associate Director of Marketing
University of Utah Health System

Christine Morris
Senior Editor
University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine

Richard Puff
Assistant Vice President, Public Relations and Communications
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Special Projects, Programs, or Campaigns; Special Events; The "Shoestring" Award

Racheal Banks
Director, Health Sciences Development & Alumni Relations
University of South Alabama

Maria Ober
Assistant Dean of Communications
Boston University School of Medicine

Brian Thomas
Chief Development Officer
VCU Medical Center

Joni Westerhouse
Associate Vice Chancellor and Associate Dean for Medical Public Affairs
Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine

Robert G. Fenley Writing Award

Maggie McDonald
Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Health Sciences
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Chandra Tuggle
Senior Director of Alumni Programs
University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine

John Zabinski
Senior Vice President, University Advancement, Rowan University
Cooper Medical School of Rowan University 

Interested in Submitting Your Work?

You’ve spent the entire year creating innovative campaigns, writing articles, organizing alumni and community events, revamping your digital presence, and most importantly, demonstrating the value of your institution to your community.  Now is the time to show off your work and be recognized!

Learn more about the competition with the resources below: