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UAMS’ William Brumley Receives Marvin, Scheving Awards


UAMS student William Brumley receives UAMS COM awards UAMS first-year medical student William Brumley holds the Lawrence E. Scheving Award and the Dr. Horace N. Marvin Award he received for achieving the highest grades in gross anatomy and microscopic anatomy.

May 22, 2013 | William Brumley, a first-year UAMS medical student, has received both the Lawrence E. Scheving Award for achieving the highest grade in gross anatomy, and the Dr. Horace N. Marvin Award for achieving the highest grade in microscopic anatomy.

Brumley, of Laurel, Miss., son of Liz Brumley and the late Michael Brumley, and grandson of Pat and Mary Bell, was honored during a May 21 ceremony in the UAMS Library.

“I hope this is an indication of good things to come,” Brumley said. “It’s nice to be rewarded for your hard work.” 

Gwen Childs, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Neurobiology and Developmental Sciences in the UAMS College of Medicine, presented Brumley with the Marvin award and a $500 honorarium. David Davies, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Neurobiology and Developmental Sciences in the UAMS College of Medicine and gross anatomy course director, presented Brumley with the Scheving award and a $100 honorarium.

The Marvin award was established with anonymous donations in 1985, the year Marvin retired. He was course director of Medical Microscopic Anatomy and was chair of the Department of Anatomy from 1958-1967, after which he served as associate dean for Academic Affairs.

The Scheving award was established on behalf of the late Lawrence E. Scheving, Ph.D., the first Rebsamen professor of anatomical science. He served as director of the gross anatomy course for 15 years and was a UAMS College of Medicine faculty member for 20 years until his retirement in 1990. Friends and colleagues who established the award in 2004 described Scheving as an outstanding teacher and researcher with an international reputation.

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