Class of 2021 Commencement Celebration

The Commencement ceremony for the Class of 2021 will be held on Thursday, May 27, 2021, at 3:00 p.m. (EST).

Initially held on campus in the central courtyard between our Forchheimer and Block (formerly Mazer) buildings, Einstein’s first commencement for the class of 1959 produced our first 50 alumni. Those receiving a Ph.D. or both M.D. and Ph.D. diplomas first joined the festivities during the 1960s.

On May 27, 2021, Einstein will celebrate its 63rd commencement. The graduates will join more than 9,000 Einstein alumni who proudlyrepresent the College of Medicine and its mission of pursuing social justice and health equity for all.

The 2021 commencement will mark the third in which graduates will receive diplomas with the Einstein seal; the College of Medicine was awarded independent degree-granting authority in 2019.

Commencement 2021

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Teaching Awards

It is our tradition here at Einstein to present teaching awards to outstanding faculty chosen by our graduating class.

  • Amanda Beck

    Samuel M. Rosen Award for Outstanding Teaching (Pre-Clerkship)

    Amanda P. Beck, D.V.M.

    Associate Professor, Department of Pathology

  • Stephen Li

    Samuel M. Rosen Award for Outstanding Teaching (Clinical)

    Stephen W. Li, M.D.

    Instructor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women’s Health

  • Priti Mishall

    Harry Eagle Award for Outstanding Pre-Clerkship Teaching

    Priti L. Mishall, M.D.

    Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy & Structural Biology

  • Jamie Rosenberg

    Harry H. Gordon Award for Outstanding Clinical Teaching

    Jamie B. Rosenberg, M.D.

    Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

  • Sherry Downie

    Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching

    Sherry A. Downie, Ph.D.

    Professor, Department of Anatomy & Structural Biology

  • Julie Secombe

    LaDonne H. Schulman Excellence in Teaching Award for Outstanding Teaching in the Sue Golding Graduate Division

    Julie Secombe, Ph.D.

    Professor, Departments of Genetics; Neuroscience

Alumni Awards

  • The Dominick P. Purpura Distinguished Alumnus Award

    Stewart Shuman, M.D., Ph.D. '83

  • The Distinguished Ph.D. Alumna Award

    Mary O’Connell, Ph.D. '87

  • Distinguished Alumna/Clinical Practitioner Award

    Lauri Markowitz, M.D. '80

  • The Lifetime Achievement Award

    Joyce Lowinson, M.D. '62

  • The Lifetime Service Award

    Miriam Tasini, M.D. '71

  • The Einstein Honorary Alumnus Award

    Robert Bases, M.D.

  • Rising Star - Clinical Practitioner Award

    Utibe Essien, M.D. '13, M.P.H.

  • Rising Star - Scientific Investigator Award

    Opeyemi Olabisi, M.D., Ph.D. '09

  • Saul R. Korey Award in Translational Science and Medicine

    Betsy Herold, M.D.
    Professor, Departments of Pediatrics; Microbiology & Immunology; Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health

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