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Office of Faculty Affairs & Faculty Development Faculty Awards

This year, Faculty Awards were given at the Faculty Professional Development Day held on Friday, June 1, 2018, in the Student Activities Center at the Queen Lane Campus. More than 100 faculty members attended Faculty Professional Development Day, representing the four basic science departments and 11 clinical departments.


2018 Award Recipients

2018 Mary Dewitt Pettit Fellowships

Margaret Gilfillan, MD, Department of Pediatrics

For her project, "Exposure to hyperoxia results in microRNA-451 mediated inhibition of the macrophage migratory inhibitory factor pathway in bronchopulmonary dysplasia"

Vanessa Durand, DO, Department of Pediatrics

For her project, "Implicit bias: Impact of medical staff exposure to urban patient population over time"

Originally established jointly by the Trust Fund of the Alumnae/i Association of WMC/MCP and the estate of Mary DeWitt Pettit, MD, and donated by the Trust Fund to Drexel University in 2015, this $10,000 fellowship supports research or other special projects of junior female faculty members at the College of Medicine, and is intended to provide recipients with the opportunity to acquire additional credentials necessary to advance in academic rank.


Julian Marsh Faculty Scholar Award

Wen-Jun Gao, MD, PhD, Department of Neurobiology & Anatomy

Wen-Jun Gao, MD, PhD
Department of Neurobiology & Anatomy

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Presented to a faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in scientific research, achieved international recognition, demonstrated outstanding teaching skills, mentored students as well as peers, and provided consistent, high quality leadership to the medical school, creating a better environment for all faculty and students.


June Klinghoffer Clinical Educator Award

Pamela Duke, MD, Department of Internal Medicine

Pamela Duke, MD
Division of Internal Medicine

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Presented to a faculty member who has devoted his or her career to promoting excellence in the learning of clinical skills and clinical knowledge, serving as a teacher, innovative educator, leader, role model and mentor for students, residents and faculty colleagues alike.


Oksana Korzeniowski Patient Care Award

Kevin D'Mello, MD, Department of Internal Medicine

Kevin D'Mello, MD
Division of Internal Medicine

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Shareen Kelly, MD, Department of Pediatrics

Shareen Kelly, MD
Department of Pediatrics

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Presented to a faculty member who has demonstrated outstanding skills and commitment in the clinical care of patients, and through his or her teaching, has substantially improved the skills and knowledge of residents, students and colleagues.


William Likoff Clinical Excellence Award

Paul Nyirjesy, MD, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Paul Nyirjesy, MD
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Presented to a clinician whose professionalism, humanity, ethical standards, diagnostic acumen and ability to develop outstanding clinical programs serve as a role model for those striving for excellence in the practice of medicine.


Vincent Zarro Community Outreach Award

Theodore Corbin, MD, Department of Emergency Medicine

Theodore Corbin, MD
Department of Emergency Medicine

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Presented to a faculty member whose exemplary and selfless commitment to the care of members of medically underserved communities serves as the standard for medical students for the exit objective requiring them to provide high-quality care to all, regardless of age, race, socioeconomic class, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity or religion, and to be an advocate for uniform access to healthcare.


Angelo Pinto Educator Award

Amy Baranoski, MD, Department of Infectious Diseases & HIV Medicine

Amy Baranoski, MD
Division of Infectious Diseases & HIV Medicine

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Presented to a faculty member who has demonstrated commitment and excellence to the education of medical students through innovative educational programs, serving as a teacher, a leader, mentor and role model to students and colleagues alike.


Elias Abrutyn Mentoring Award

Mauricio Reginato, PhD, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Mauricio Reginato, PhD
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

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This award is presented to a faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in mentoring colleagues, residents, or students, by creating a supportive, effective environment in research, clinical care, education or scholarship, while advocating for the advancement of their mentees, and serving as a trusted advisor and role model.


Early Career Clinical Scientist Award

Alison Carey, MD, Department of Pediatrics

Alison Carey, MD
Department of Pediatrics

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This award is presented to an early or mid-career level faculty member who has already made a significant contribution to the field of biomedical, educational and/or health care research, as evidenced by extramural funding, scholarly productivity and research leadership.


Emerging Clinical Leader and Innovation Award

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Nicholas Kuzma, MD
Department of Pediatrics

This award recognizes an early or mid-career faculty member that exhibits visible leadership abilities to drive innovative advances in either patient care delivery or advocacy, quality improvement initiatives, or innovations in medical education, creative projects with potential for sustainability and great impact at the College of Medicine.


Young Investigator Award

Kimberly Dougherty, PhD, Department of Neurobiology & Anatomy

Kimberly Dougherty, PhD
Department of Neurobiology & Anatomy

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Patrick Osei-Owusu, PhD, Department of Pharmacology & Physiology

Patrick Osei-Owusu, PhD
Department of Pharmacology & Physiology

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This award recognizes an outstanding investigator in the early stages of their career, based on their research accomplishments, potential to advance their research field, and involvement in graduate education and training. Basic science faculty with tenure-track appointments for a period of no more than seven years are eligible.

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Previous Award Recipients

Julian Marsh Faculty Scholar Award

  • 2002 - Donna Murasko, PhD
  • 2003 - James England, PhD, and H. Warren Goldman, MD
  • 2004 - David K. Wagner, MD
  • 2005 - Akhil Vaidya, PhD
  • 2006 - Itzhak Fischer, PhD
  • 2007 - Robert Moreland, PhD
  • 2008 - Peter Baas, PhD
  • 2009 - Brian Wigdahl, PhD
  • 2010 - Elizabeth Blankenhorn, PhD
  • 2011 - Carol Lippa, MD
  • 2012 - John Houle, PhD
  • 2013 - Ramesh Raghupathi, PhD
  • 2014 - Barry Waterhouse, PhD
  • 2017 - Garth D. Ehrlich, PhD

June Klinghoffer Clinical Educator Award

  • 2002 - Kathleen Ryan, MD
  • 2003 - Anne Barnes, MD
  • 2004 - Jeanette R. Pleasure, MD, and Steven J. Peitzman, MD
  • 2005 - Cheryl Hanau, MD
  • 2006 - Michael Weingarten, MD
  • 2007 - Daniel Schidlow, MD
  • 2008 - William McNamee, MD
  • 2009 - Michael Bohrn, MD
  • 2010 - Sara Wallach, MD
  • 2011 - Dennis Novack, MD
  • 2012 - Christine Stabler, MD
  • 2013 - Allan Tunkel, MD, PhD
  • 2014 - David Wagner, MD
  • 2017 - Michael Sherman, MD

Oksana Korzeniowski Patient Care Award

  • 2002 - Andrew Roberts, MD, and Katherine Sherif, MD
  • 2003 - Michael J. Barrett, MD
  • 2004 - Herbert E. Poch MD, and Matthew E. Levison, MD
  • 2005 - William Sexauer, MD
  • 2006 - Jerry Levitt, MD
  • 2007 - Jessica Israel, MD
  • 2008 - Meg Fisher, MD
  • 2009 - Daniel Benckart, MD
  • 2010 - Vanlila K. Swami, MD
  • 2011 - Mark Goedecker, MD
  • 2012 - Kenneth Granet, MD
  • 2013 - Michael Goldfarb, MD
  • 2014 - Wilbur Bowne, MD
  • 2017 - Sarah Long, MD

William Likoff Clinical Excellence Award

  • 2002 - Wilbur Oaks, MD
  • 2003 - S. Benham Kahn, MD
  • 2004 - Howard A. Miller, MD
  • 2005 - Jill Foster, MD
  • 2006 - Eric Burkett, MD
  • 2007 - Sandra Levison, MD
  • 2008 - Joseph Boselli, MD
  • 2009 - Owen Montgomery, MD
  • 2010 - Nayan K. Kothari, MD
  • 2011 - Nathalie May, MD
  • 2012 - Roberta Laguerre, MD
  • 2013 - Renee Turchi, MD, MPH
  • 2014 - Barbara Simon, MD
  • 2017 - Wilbur B. Bowne, MD

Angelo Pinto Educator Award

  • 2003 - Janet Smith, PhD
  • 2004 - John B. Swaney, PhD
  • 2005 - Dennis Depace, PhD
  • 2006 - Kirsten Larson, PhD
  • 2007 - Denise Ferrier, PhD
  • 2008 - Ed Gracely, PhD
  • 2009 - Francis Sessler, PhD
  • 2010 - Jed S. Shumsky, PhD
  • 2011 - Haviva Goldman, PhD
  • 2012 - Deborah Ziring, MD
  • 2013 - Joel Horwitz, PhD
  • 2014 - Michael White, PhD
  • 2017 - James M. Burns Jr., PhD

Vincent Zarro Community Outreach Award

  • 2006 - Steven Peitzman, MD
  • 2007 - Neal Handly, MD
  • 2008 - Margaret Eng, MD
  • 2009 - Daniel Taylor, DO
  • 2010 - Mario Cruz, MD
  • 2011 - Sandra Wolf, MD
  • 2012 - Hans Kersten, MD
  • 2013 - Ana Nunez, MD
  • 2014 - Stacey Trooskin, MD
  • 2017 - Annette B. Gadegbeku, MD

Elias Abrutyn Mentoring Award

  • 2007 - Page Morahan, PhD, and Rosalyn Richman, MA
  • 2008 - Richard Sloan, MD, and Allan Tunkel, MD, PhD
  • 2009 - Jane Clifford, PhD
  • 2010 - Burton J. Landau, PhD
  • 2011 - Joseph Jaeger, DrPH, and Nancy Spector, MD
  • 2012 - Denise Ferrier, PhD
  • 2013 - Itzhak Fischer, PhD
  • 2014 - Peter Baas, PhD
  • 2017 - John Houle, PhD, and Mark Zarella, PhD

 
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