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Phi Delta Epsilon International Medical Fraternity creates physicians of integrity with a lifelong commitment to our guiding principles of philanthropy, deity, and education through fellowship, service, mentoring, and formal training in leadership, science, and ethics.
In October of 1904, Aaron Brown and eight of his friends founded Phi Delta Epsilon at Cornell University Medical College. At that time, there were many doors closed to Jewish medical students and physicians, doors which would not fully open until after World War II.
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Beta Tau (above) has been awarded Outstanding Student Organization for the second year in a row, recognized by the Division of Student Affairs at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Sciences.

CA Delta member, Cecilia Fabe was inducted into Psi Chi. Antonio Loza was awarded the Thomas Haider Program/Early Assurance Program to University of California Riverside’s School of Medicine. Vincent Ma because a candidate for Tau Beta, an honor society accepting the top 20% of engineering students. Benjamin Lew received Dean’s Academic Distinction Award.

Canada Beta member, Sandali Chandrathna received a Vice President’s Research Award valued at $4500CAD and includes 16 weeks of full time research at Simon Fraser University.


DE Alpha member Laurne Terasaki (above) won best all-around graduating senior for the department of psychological and brain sciences aka the Halsey MacPhee Award. She also won second place in the annual Delaware Neuroscience Research Symposium as well as Senior Thesis Winter Session Scholars Award.


FL Beta member, Diamond Washington (above, left) won Honorable Mention in Social Sciences at the Showcase of Undergraduate Research. Alexia Bossan won Honorable Mention in Biomedical Sciences at the Showcase of Undergraduate Research. Sandeep Bala (above, right) and his team were awarded a scholarship at the University of Central Florida’s Service Learning Student Showcase in recognition of their service learning project in Intabazwe, South Africa.

IL Beta members Ricky Patel, Andia Mitri, Akash Patel, Ricky Patel, and Parshva Shah have ranked in the top 3% of their graduating class and been given the Bronze Tablet from University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign. Nazia Choudhury and Allison Mack were recognized by University Ambassadors and given the Senior 100 Honorary award. Brett Nelson received the James Scholar Honor and graduated with academic distinction with Andi Garcia. Member Benjamin Olivari was awarded the Michael Coles Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Scholarship and Research within the Division of Cognitive Neuroscience.

IL Gamma member, Carlos Mucharraz was awarded the SIGP Award from Northwestern University. Calvin Cable and Jazib Gohar both received Weinberg Grants to continue research. De’Sean Weber was given the Gilman International Scholarship and Bhogaraju Global Health Scholarship to study abroad in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Serbia.


KS Alpha member Nicolette Warnke received the Frank Newby Physical Science Award for Chemistry. Nick Love won the K-INBRE Translation Grant and KU Cancer Center Grant for research on fluorophores. Aidan Dmitriev was awarded the Beckman Foundation Scholar Award. Kyle Rampetsreiter received the Fall and Spring KU Honors Program Opportunity Award, K-INBRE Research Scholar. Nika Fellows was given the 2016 Women’s Swimming and Diving Academic All-Big 12.


MA Alpha chapter, pictured above, won the Beacon Undergraduate Student Organization Award. Member, Alex Winnett received the JFK Award for exemplifying academic excellence, commitment to service and good citizenship; as well as the 29 Who Shine award given to seniors showing exceptional promise as future leaders in civic affairs.


MI Beta was awarded Outstanding Philanthropic Award from Student Life (above).

NJ Beta was recognized by the Office of Fraternal and Sorority Affairs for have the Highest GPA, Highest New Member GPA and also received awards for programming and recruitment.

NY Alpha members Austin Ferrier, Kenny Sadeghi, and Stephanie Vogel all received an Undergraduate Award to Support Research and Creative Work. Member Rachael Turner was given the Martin A. Paul Award for Excellence in Chemistry for maintaining the highest GPA within the chemistry major. Member Elana Weintraub was given the Dominick A. and Susan G. Arturo Scholarship for being recognized as one of the seniors most likely to be accepted into medical school based on achievement. Member Emily Khantes received the Edith M. Briloff Scholarship for her overall GPA and Christian Wright was given an Academic Excellence Scholarship.

NY Delta member Ijala Wilson is the newest member of the SUNY Chancellor’s award, the highest award any undergraduate student can receive at Albany SUNY.


NY Iota members Angelika Rafalowski and Mehrab Ahsan were inducted into Hofstra University’s chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.

OH Eta member Ryan Moran and Celina Sarkes won Outstanding Senior: BIOS. Nicole Brooks honors thesis is up for publication and she won Outstanding Graduating Senior: Honors Tutorial College – BIOS Pre-Professional. Ben Carnes was awarded Outstanding Graduating Senior: Honors Tutorial College – BIOS Pre-Professional. Phil Craigmile also won Outstanding Graduating Senior: Honors Tutorial College – BIOS.

OH Zeta member, Cristina Ocrainiciuc won the Denman Undergraduate Research Forum in the Health Professions – Laboratroy/Cellular category for her research presentation. Emily Gibbons was one of eight people in the College of Medicine School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences to with the Award of Merit for Health Sciences.


SC Alpha (above) students Abigail Lafond, Megan O’Brien, Madison Gassman, and Irraj Iftikhar were awarded the Discovery Day Awards because of their research. Madison Gassman, Julia Prodoehl, LawRosa Hickson, Christina Brown, Rasmine Baker, Alicia Grant, Adilen Cruz, Elliott Cooper, and Jenny Co are all graduating with Leadership Distinction. Julia Prodoehel, Oyinda Awe, Joshua Wiltse, Addison White all received “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.� Oyinda Awe also received an Outstanding Senior award. Heidi Carpenter, Anna Chen, Courtney Patterson, and Grant Tore were given Pi Beta Kappa Honor Society’s awards for having a 4.0 GPA as a freshman. Izlen Peksenar earned the Hiram and Lawanda Allen Scholarship for Excellence in Chemistry.

Nick Jennelly was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society and won SKMC – Hemminger Scholarship and DIMER Scholarship.


Lauren Webb (above) was awarded the Donald W. Harward Fellowship to complete her Senior Thesis Research and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa national honor society.


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