Dr. Cathy J. Lazarus, Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Records, received The Edithe J. Levit Distinguished Service Award from the National Board of Medical Examiners on March 23, 2018 at the 2018 NBME Annual meeting. The award recognizes “individuals who have devoted countless hours to the work and the vision of the NBME”. Dr. Lazarus began her volunteer service to the NBME in 1998. She has served on 15 different committees and task forces over the last 20 years including the Behavioral Sciences test writing committee (chair 2002-2006), the Evidence Based Medicine item writing committee, the video scenario task force, the Step 1 oversight committee, the NBME Board, the Stemmler Fund Committee, the Finance and Audit Committee, the Diversity Task Force, the Budget Committee (which sets the fees for the USMLE exams), and the Search Committee for the Executive Director. She remains a member of the Communications Skills Item Writing Task Force.