February 27, 2004

Jarquin-Valdivia receives CANDLE award

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Dr. Adrian Jarquin-Valdivia

Dr. Adrian Jarquin-Valdivia, assistant professor of Neurology, has been chosen as a recipient of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Candle (Caring, Advocating, Nurturing, Determination, Leadership and Empathy) Award, a monthly award given by Vanderbilt medical students to individuals who have devoted themselves to teaching and mentoring. Recipients of the award are nominated and chosen based upon their positive impact on the lives of physicians-in-training, and are recognized by their students as examples of excellence in medical education.

“His fund of knowledge is immense, and he places a great deal of focus on the student,” a student wrote in a nominating letter. “He constantly encourages students to improve and goes out of his way to create learning opportunities. He is a pleasure to work for and is appreciated by both his students and his patients.”

Prior winners of the award have been Drs. Eric Sumner, Scott M. Rodgers, Jason Martin and James L. Netterville.