WWAMI Student Awards
Arthur Schaible Anatomy Award
The Arthur Schaible Anatomy Award is presented to the first-year medical student of
the UAA WWAMI Biomedical Program who best demonstrates excellence in the study of
Human Gross Anatomy. The award is presented in memory of Arthur B. Schaible. Dr. Schaible
first came to Alaska in 1938, and he became a prominent surgeon in Interior Alaska.
He also had a long association with the University of Alaska and served on the Board
of Regents from 1961 through 1969.
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Jon B. Syren Award
The Jon B. Syren Award recognizes a first-year medical student in the University of
Alaska Anchorage Biomedical Program who has demonstrated personal qualities of character,
integrity, and compassion, combined with a commitment to and promise of community
service in medicine. It is presented in memory of Jon Benedict Syren, who began his
medical training in Anchorage in the fall of 1989 as a member of the first class of
WWAMI students enrolled in the Biomedical Program at the University of Alaska Anchorage.
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Xavier Engle Spirit Award
In honor and memory of Xavier Engle, the Alaska WWAMI Medical Education Program has
established the Xavier Engle Scholarship for Alaska WWAMI medical students, at the
University of Alaska Anchorage. In recognition of Xavier's academic excellence and
outstanding personal achievements beyond medicine, the recipients will have demonstrated
intellectual curiosity, passion and achievement in and outside of healthcare.
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