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Office of Faculty Affairs & Faculty Development Faculty Awards

2019 Faculty Awards

We are pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2019 Drexel University College of Medicine Faculty Awards. The awards will be presented at Faculty Professional Development Day on Friday, June 7, at the Queen Lane Campus, following the lunch and poster session.

Learn about the 2018 award recipients

  • Early Career Clinical Scientist Award: 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 research, educational research, quality improvement, community engagement, and/or health care research, as evidenced by funding, scholarly productivity and research leadership.
  • Emerging Clinical Leader and Innovation Award: This award recognizes an early or mid-career faculty member who exhibits visible leadership abilities to drive innovative advances in either patient care delivery or advocacy, quality improvement initiatives, or innovations in medical education, leading to creative projects with potential for sustainability and great impact at Drexel College of Medicine.
  • Julian Marsh Faculty Scholar Award: This award will be presented to a faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in clinical or basic scientific research, has achieved national/international recognition, demonstrated outstanding teaching skills, mentored students as well as peers, and providing consistent, high quality leadership to the medical school, thereby creating a better environment for all faculty and students.
  • June Klinghoffer Clinical Educator Award: This award will be presented to a faculty member who has devoted their career to promoting excellence in the learning of clinical skills and clinical knowledge, serving as a teacher, an innovative educator, a leader, role model and mentor for students, residents and faculty colleagues alike.
  • Oksana Korzeniowski Patient Care Award: This award will be presented to a faculty member who has demonstrated outstanding skills and commitment in the clinical care of patients and through their teaching has substantially improved the skills and knowledge of residents, students and medical colleagues.
  • William Likoff Clinical Excellence Award: This award will be presented to a faculty member whose professionalism, humanity, ethical standards, diagnostic acumen and ability to develop outstanding clinical programs serves as a role model for those striving for excellence in the practice of medicine.
  • Angelo Pinto Basic Science Educator Award: This award will be presented to a faculty member who has demonstrated commitment and excellence to the education of graduate and/or medical students through innovative educational programs, serving as a teacher, a leader, mentor and role model to students and colleagues alike.
  • Vincent Zarro Community Outreach Award: This award will be 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 seeking to attain the medical school’s exit objective requiring them to provide high quality care to all regardless of age, race, socioeconomic class, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity or religion and be an advocate for uniform access to healthcare.
  • Elias Abrutyn Mentoring Award: This award is presented to a faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in mentoring colleagues, residents, and/or students, by creating a supportive, effective environment in or more of the following areas: research, clinical care, education and scholarship, while advocating for the advancement of their mentees in their chosen discipline, and serving as a trusted advisor and role model.
  • Young Investigator Award: This award recognizes a promising and outstanding investigator in the early stages of their career. Basic science faculty with tenure-track appointments for a period of no more than seven years are eligible. The chair of a basic science department can nominate one person for this award. To nominate an individual for the Young Investigator Award, please submit as a single PDF the candidate's CV along with a cover letter that includes an assessment of the candidate's research accomplishments and a brief evaluation of their publication record, an evaluation of the candidate’s potential to contribute significantly to and advance their field of research, and an assessment of the candidate's involvement in graduate education and training.

If you feel that you are deserving of one of these awards, please approach your department chair or another faculty member who is familiar with your attributes and ask if they will nominate you.

Nomination Requirements

The nomination packet should include the nominee’s updated CV and a letter from the faculty nominator (the letter can be from a faculty colleague OR a chair’s letter of support), which should highlight the accomplishments that align best with the attributes of the award being sought.

Submit the nomination packet by email to COM.FAFD@drexel.edu.

Deadline: Monday, March 25, 2019, 5 p.m.

 
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The 2018 Faculty Awards were given at the Faculty Professional Development Day held on Friday, June 1 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 their 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 their 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 health care.


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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