The Michael A. Stanoff Award was established in 1978 to encourage and recognize excellence in research by all students (M.D., Ph.D., or M.D./Ph.D.) enrolled in the School of Medicine. The award is made possible by a brequest from the family and friends of the late Dr. Michael A. Shanoff, who earned his undergraduate degree at the Johns Hopkins Homewood Campus, and received his M.D. and Ph.D. degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1973. At the time of his accidental death in 1975, Dr. Shanoff was in residency training in Anesthesiology at the Massachusetts General Hopkins in Boston.