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Office of Faculty Faculty Awards

The 2021 Faculty Awards will be presented at the Faculty Professional Development Day on June 4. All nominees and winners should plan to attend.

2021 Daniel V. Schidlow, MD, Transformational Leadership Award

Presented to a faculty member who exhibits substantial leadership to transform and make change through example and articulates an energizing vision. This faculty member encourages, inspires, mentors and sponsors a diverse, inclusive and equitable next generation of clinicians, scientists, educators and staff. This transformational faculty leader motivates members of the institution to innovate and create change that will help grow and shape the future success of the institution.

Winner

  • John Houle, PhD, Neurobiology & Anatomy

Nominees

  • Robert Sataloff, MD, Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery
  • Olimpia Meucci, MD, PhD, Pharmacology & Physiology

2021 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.

Winner

  • Mauricio Reginato, PhD, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Nominees

  • Michael Nonnemacher, PhD, Microbiology & Immunology
  • Rodrigo España, PhD, Neurobiology & Anatomy

2021 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.

Winner

  • James J. Reilly, MD, Medicine

Nominees

  • Alexandra Johnston, DO, Medicine
  • Jody Leonardo, MD, Neurosurgery
  • Benjamin Lloyd, MD, Medicine
  • David Sirken, DO, Neurology

2021 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.

Winner

  • Susmita Paladugu, MD, Medicine

Nominees

  • Kevin Taffe, MD, Medicine

2021 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.

Winner

  • Jill Farmer, DO, Neurology

Nominees

  • Thomas Robertson, MD, Medicine
  • John Altomare, MD, Medicine
  • Mrudula Gadani, MD, Medicine

2021 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.

Winner

  • Sarah Luber, DO, Medicine

2021 Angelo Pinto Basic Science Educator Award

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.

Winner

  • Paul McGonigle, PhD, Pharmacology & Physiology

Nominees

  • Peter Baas, PhD, Neurobiology & Anatomy

2021 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.

Winner

  • Michael Bouchard, PhD, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Microbiology & Immunology

Nominees

  • Christine Herb, MD, Medicine
  • Eduardo Espiridion, MD, Psychiatry
  • Mary Lynn Sealey, MD, Medicine
  • Anthony Donato, MD, Medicine
  • Maxwell Cooper, MD, Emergency Medicine
  • Kheyandra Lewis, MD, Pediatrics
  • Simon Giszter, PhD, Neurobiology & Anatomy

2021 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.

Winner

  • Debra Powell, MD, Medicine

2021 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.

Winner

  • Kheyandra Lewis, MD, Pediatrics

Nominees

  • Jeremy Ellis, MD, Medicine
  • Thomas Robertson, MD, Medicine
  • Lauren Mathos, DO, Medicine
  • Alison Carey, MD, Pediatrics and Microbiology & Immunology
  • Seema Sidhu, MD, Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Blair Dickinson, MD, Pediatrics

2021 New 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.

Winner

  • Jessica Barson, PhD, Neurobiology & Anatomy

Nominees

  • Jacqueline Barker, PhD, Pharmacology & Physiology

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
  • 2019 – James Burns Jr., PhD
  • 2020 – Veronica Tom, PhD
  • 2020 – Sandhya Kortagere, 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
  • 2019 – Sharon Griswold, MD, MPH
  • 2020 – Donna Sudak, 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
  • 2019 – Ryan Offer, MD
  • 2020 – Ogechukwu Menkiti, MD
  • 2020 – B. Brent Simmons, 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
  • 2019 – Susan Harding, MD
  • 2020 – Donald Goldsmith, 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
  • 2019 – Vanessa Pirrone, PhD
  • 2020 – Todd Strochlic, VMD, 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
  • 2018 – Theodore Corbin, MD
  • 2019 – Steven Russell, MD
  • 2020 – Steven Rosenzweig, 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
  • 2019 – Michael Greenberg, MD, MPH
  • 2020 – Olimpia Meucci, MD, PhD

Early Career Clinical Scientist Award

  • 2018 – Alison Carey, MD
  • 2019 – Christopher Hoffman, DO, and Brett Angel, MD
  • 2020 – Janet Chen, MD

Emerging Clinical Leader and Innovation Award

  • 2018 – Nicholas Kuzma, MD
  • 2019 – David Vearrier, MD, MPH
  • 2020 – Zsofia Szep, MD

New Investigator Award

This award was previously known as the Young Investigator Award and the New and Early Stage Investigator Award.

  • 2012 – Ari Brooks, MD
  • 2013 – Rodrigo España, PhD, and Michele Kutzler, PhD
  • 2016 – Ole Valente Mortensen, PhD, and Simon Cocklin, PhD
  • 2018 – Kimberly Dougherty, PhD, and Patrick Osei-Owusu, PhD
  • 2019 – Megan Detloff, PhD
  • 2020 – Peter Gaskill, PhD

 
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