Arvind M. Reddy Memorial Award
The Arvind M. Reddy Memorial Award was established in 1995 through The University of Iowa Foundation by Dr. Mosali and Swarna Reddy of Dubuque, Iowa, in memory of their son Arvind. A native of Hyderabad, India, Arvind was a third-year medical student who was just starting a Family Practice clerkship in Waterloo, Iowa, when he was killed in an automobile accident.
Mosali is a physician, as is Arvind’s sister, Anne, who earned an M.D. from the UI in 1994, the same year her brother died. In addition to his medical studies, Arvind was a regular and valued contributor to the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine’s student newspaper, Vital Signs. When his parents told the college of their desire to establish a lasting memorial to their son, it seemed fitting to create an annual award, recognizing the student who has made the most outstanding contribution to Vital Signs. The first award was presented in 1996.
Arvind Reddy’s premature death was a permanent loss to his family, his college and classmates, and to all the people he would have served in his promising medical career. His commitment to service, education, and communication lives on—through Mosali and Swarna Reddy’s thoughtful generosity, through the medical careers of Arvind’s father and sister, through the students who receive this award, and every issue of Vital Signs.
Congratulations on receiving the Arvind M. Reddy Memorial Award