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Hackensack University Medical Center Holds 29th Annual Medical and Dental Staff Scholarship Awards Ceremony

Hackensack University Medical Center

What you need to know

The Medical and Dental Staff at Hackensack University Medical Center recently held the 29th Annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony. The scholarships are awarded to hospital team members and their dependents. This year, 10 individuals each received scholarships in the amount of $3,000 and were presented by 10 physician honorees.

More information the Medical and Dental Scholarship Awards program

The Medical and Dental Scholarship Awards program began in 1991 by Michael Petriella, M.D., former vice chair of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department at Hackensack University Medical Center. It was Dr. Petriella’s belief that non-physician team members should be recognized for the work they do and be encouraged to pursue their education.  Nearly 300 employees and their dependents have received this scholarship since 1991.

Applicants are judged on their essays, letters of recommendation, transcripts, service to the community and letters of acceptance to colleges, graduate schools or accredited institutions.  The awards are funded by dues collected from the physicians of the Hackensack University Medical Center Medical and Dental Staff.  In the last 25 years, the scholarships have been named in honor of Hackensack University Medical Center physicians.

Recipients

Recipients of the 29th Annual Scholarship Award were:

Front Row, from left to right: Fiona Ihde,; Claudia Bardellini; Samantha Medeiros; Andrew Capone; Richard Nierenberg, M.D., senior attending physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, Hackensack University Medical Center; Mark D. Sparta, FACHE, president and chief hospital executive, Hackensack University Medical Center; Sarah Timmapuri, M.D., co-president, Medical and Dental Staff; Lisa Tank, M.D., chief medical officer; Magdalena Spariosu, M.D., interim chair, Department of Behavioral Health; Michael Wilderman, M.D., FACS, chief of Endovascular Surgery; and Han Nguyen, M.D., attending physician, Department of Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases.
Back Row, from left to right: Justin Thomas Pyle; Jack Kramer; Sanjeev Patel M.D., attending physician, Department of Internal Medicine, Cardiology; Michelle Uberbacher; Cristina Cicogna, M.D., senior attending physician, Department of Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases; Ravi Munver, M.D., vice chair, Department of Urology; Kodi Peters; Mark Tanchel M.D., senior attending physician, Department of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology; and Elizabeth Boateng, (Not pictured: Sharon Guerrero, Haledon, NJ.)