Awards & Lectureships

Each year, the IU School of Medicine awards two prestigious honors to outstanding researchers and educators.

beering_photo.jpg The Indiana University School of Medicine Steven C. Beering Award honors an internationally recognized individual for outstanding research contributions to the advancement of biomedical or clinical science. The Beering Award was established in 1983, honoring the important contributions Dr. Beering made to the Indiana University School of Medicine as its dean from 1974 to 1983.  Dr. Beering was the youngest Dean appointed to the School of Medicine. He left the School to become the president of Purdue University, serving until his retirement on August 14th, 2000. The creation of the award was announced on June 24th, 1983 and the award is presented annually and consists of a medal and a prize of $25,000. Five of the past Beering Award recipients have become Nobel laureates, either before or after receipt of this award.

 Dr-and-Mrs-Mark2.jpg Dr. and Mrs. Guey C. Mark created the endowed Mark Brothers Lectureship to recognize nationally and internationally renowned medical scientists of Asian descent.  The Mark Brothers Lectureship was established in 1997 in honor of Dr. Mark’s brothers, who immigrated from Canton and settled in South Bend, Indiana, where they built a successful restaurant business.  The brothers, because of their reverence and respect for higher education, supported their youngest brother, Dr. Mark, in his pursuit of a career in medicine.  The award is presented annually and consists of a plaque and a prize of $4,000.  Dr. Mark was a member of the School of Medicine’s Class of 1954 and he passed away August 4, 2010.


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