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Office of Faculty Affairs & Faculty Development Faculty Awards

The 2019 Faculty Awards were given at the Faculty Professional Development Day held on Friday, June 7, 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.

The following awards and honors were presented at Faculty Professional Development Day.

2019 Mary Dewitt Pettit Fellowship

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.

Mary Ann Comunale, EdD, MS, Microbiology & Immunology

Mary Ann Comunale, EdD, MS
Microbiology & Immunology

For her project, "Gestational Lyme Disease: An Urgent Need for Rapid Diagnosis"

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Julian Marsh Faculty Scholar Award

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.

James Burns Jr., PhD, Microbiology & Immunology

James Burns Jr., PhD
Microbiology & Immunology

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June Klinghoffer Clinical Educator Award

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.

Sharon Griswold, MD, MPH, Emergency Medicine

Sharon Griswold, MD, MPH
Emergency Medicine

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Oksana Korzeniowski Patient Care Award

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.

Ryan Offer, MD, Obstetrics & Gynecology

Ryan Offer, MD
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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William Likoff Clinical Excellence Award

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.

Susan Harding, MD, Orthopaedic Surgery

Susan Harding, MD
Orthopaedic Surgery

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Vincent Zarro Community Outreach Award

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.

Steven Russell, MD, Internal Medicine

Steven Russell, MD
Internal Medicine

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Angelo Pinto Educator Award

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.

Vanessa Pirrone, PhD, Microbiology & Immunology

Vanessa Pirrone, PhD
Microbiology & Immunology

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Elias Abrutyn Mentoring Award

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.

Michael Greenberg, MD, MPH, Emergency Medicine

Michael Greenberg, MD, MPH
Emergency Medicine

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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, educational and/or health care research, as evidenced by extramural funding, scholarly productivity and research leadership.

Christopher Hoffman, DO, Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine

Christopher Hoffman, DO
Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine

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Brett Angel, MD, Cardiology

Brett Angel, MD
Cardiology

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Emerging Clinical Leader and Innovation Award

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.

David Vearrier, MD, MPH, Emergency Medicine

David Vearrier, MD, MPH
Emergency Medicine

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Young Investigator Award

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.

Megan Detloff, PhD, Neurobiology & Anatomy

Megan Detloff, PhD
Neurobiology & Anatomy

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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
  • 2018 – Wen-Jun Gao, MD, 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
  • 2018 – Pamela Duke, 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
  • 2018 – Kevin D'Mello, MD, and Shareen Kelly, 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
  • 2018 – Paul Nyirjesy, 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
  • 2018 – Amy Baranoski, MD

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
  • 2018 – Theodore Corbin, 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
  • 2018 – Mauricio Reginato, PhD

Early Career Clinical Scientist Award

  • 2018 – Alison Carey, MD

Emerging Clinical Leader and Innovation Award

  • 2018 – Nicholas Kuzma, MD

Young Investigator Award

  • 2018 – Kimberly Dougherty, PhD, and Patrick Osei-Owusu, PhD

 
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