Cody McLeod, who graduated from Henderson State in 2014 with degrees in biology and chemistry, received the 2016 Horace N. Marvin Award presented annually by the UAMS College of Medicine.
The Department of Neurobiology and Developmental Sciences gives the award to the medical student who achieves the highest score on the first-time taking of the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination Step 1.
McLeod will receive an honorarium and certificate at a presentation ceremony. He will also be recognized at the College of Medicine Honors Convocation held the evening before medical school graduation in 2018.
Dr. Marvin was a highly decorated educator and researcher at UAMS for 43 years.