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Office of Faculty Faculty Awards

The 2021 Faculty Awards will be presented at the Faculty Reception, which will take place in the fall. All nominees should plan to attend.

Meet the 2020 Faculty Award Recipients

Faculty Awards

  • Daniel V. Schidlow Transformational Leadership Award: This award is 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.
  • 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 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 University 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 provided 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, a role model and a 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 serve 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, a mentor and a 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 to be an advocate for uniform access to health care.
  • 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 one 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.
  • New Investigator Award: Each year, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies presents a New Investigator Award to recognize a promising and outstanding evolving 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.  

 
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2020 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.

Itzhak Fischer, PhD

Itzhak Fischer, PhD
Neurobiology & Anatomy

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2020 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.

Veronica Tom, PhD

Veronica Tom, PhD
Neurobiology & Anatomy

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Sandhya Kortagere, PhD

Sandhya Kortagere, PhD
Microbiology & Immunology

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2020 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.

Donna Sudak, MD

Donna Sudak, MD
Psychiatry

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2020 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.

Brent Simmons, MD: Family Medicine

B. Brent Simmons, MD
Family, Community & Preventive Medicine

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Ogechukwu Menkiti, MD: Pediatrics

Ogechukwu Menkiti, MD
Pediatrics

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2020 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.

Donald Goldsmith, MD

Donald Goldsmith, MD
Pediatrics

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2020 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 Rosenzweig, MD

Steven Rosenzweig, MD
Emergency Medicine

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2020 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.

Todd Strohlich, VMD, PhD

Todd Strochlic, VMD, PhD
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

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2020 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.

Olimpia Meucci, MD, PhD

Olimpia Meucci, MD, PhD
Pharmacology & Physiology

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2020 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.

Janet Chen, MD

Janet Chen, MD
Pediatrics


2020 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.

Zsofia Szep, MD

Zsofia Szep, MD
Medicine

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2020 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.

Peter Gaskill, PhD

Peter Gaskill, PhD
Pharmacology & Physiology

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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
  • 2019 – James Burns Jr., 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

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

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

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

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

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

Early Career Clinical Scientist Award

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

Emerging Clinical Leader and Innovation Award

  • 2018 – Nicholas Kuzma, MD
  • 2019 – David Vearrier, MD, MPH

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

 
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