Over the years, Dr. Denmark has been the recipient of many honors and awards.

  • The Fisher Award for outstanding research in the diagnosis, treatment, and immunization of whooping cough (pertussis), 1935
  • Named Atlanta’s Woman of the Year 1953
  • Distinguished Service Citation from Tift College as a “devout humanitarian who has invested her life in pediatric services to all families without respect to economic status, race, or national origin…. Devoted Humanitarian, Doctor par excellence, Generous Benefactor.” 1970
  • Honorary degree, Doctor of Humanities, Tift College 1972
  • Distinguished Alumni Award, Georgia Southern College 1978
  • Distinguished Alumni Award, Mercer University 1980
  • Distinguished Alumni Award, Tift College 1980
  • Community Service Award, sponsored by television station WXIA, Atlanta, Georgia 1980
  • Book of Golden deeds Award, Buckhead Exchange Club, Atlanta 1981
  • Citation, Citizens of Portal, Georgia, jointly with her husband, John Eustace Denmark, for Outstanding Achievement and Service 1982
  • Shining Light Award, Atlanta Gas Light Company 1989
  • Honorary president, Georgia Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Atlanta Business Chronicle 1998
  • Heroes, Saints and Legends Award, Wesley Woods 2000
  • Honorary doctorate, Emory University 2000 At that time there were only three standing ovations at commencement exercises in the school’s history, Hank Aaron, Dalai Lama, and Dr.Denmark.