Faculty Awards

The Office for Faculty Development manages the application and selection process for the following faculty awards:

Accepting nominations now, check "nomination/application information" for due dates.

Excellence in Professionalism Award

The Excellence in Professionalism Award was established to recognize the importance of promoting ethical and professional behavior within our community.  This award is presented annually to a faculty member who exemplifies professionalism and personifies Duke’s guiding principles of respect, trustworthiness, diversity, teamwork, and learning.  All Medical Center faculty, staff and trainees are invited to nominate regular rank faculty in the School of Medicine and letters should include specific examples of how the faculty member exemplifies the qualities of professionalism.  The award carries a small monetary prize.  

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List of previous winners

Ruth and A. Morris Williams Faculty Research Prize

The Ruth and A. Morris Williams Faculty Research Prize was established to advance research opportunities for younger faculty members and to help publicize the caliber of medical research underway at Duke.  The Williams Prize recognizes groundbreaking research in basic or clinical science in alternate years. The 2019 Williams Prize will recognize outstanding contributions in basic science research and will provide a $25,000 award to the recipient, of which $5,000 is granted as a personal prize with the remainder supporting the recipient’s research.  Applicants must be School of Medicine faculty who are 45 years of age or younger as of April 30, 2019.

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List of previous winners

Leonard Palumbo Jr., MD Faculty Achievement Award

The Leonard Palumbo Jr., MD Faculty Achievement Award, established in 1999, recognizes a member of the School of Medicine faculty who displays dedication to compassionate patient care and excellence in the teaching and mentoring of young physicians. The award was created in memory of Dr. Palumbo through an endowment gift by his brother, Mr. E. Arthur Palumbo (Trinity College ’49). The award carries a $25,000 stipend to further the academic development of the recipient.  All Medical Center faculty and staff are invited to nominate regular rank faculty in the School of Medicine who exemplify the traits honored by this faculty award. 

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List of previous winners

Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award

The Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award is designed to recognize compassion and sensitivity in the delivery of healthcare. This award is presented annually to a faculty member who demonstrates outstanding compassion in the delivery of care; respect for patients, their families, and healthcare colleagues; as well as demonstrated clinical excellence. The Arnold P. Gold Foundation sponsors this annual award for a faculty member from 99 of the nation's medical schools. All Medical Center faculty and staff are invited to nominate regular rank faculty in the School of Medicine who exemplify the traits honored by this faculty award. The award carries a small monetary prize.  

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List of previous winners

Research Mentoring Awards

The Research Mentoring Awards were established in 2009 to recognize faculty members in the Schools of Medicine and Nursing with excellence in research mentoring.  Excellence can be demonstrated in many ways such as by the accomplishments of individual mentees, by programs implemented by the mentor, or by exceptional creativity in mentoring. Three winners will be recognized each year, one from a basic science department, one in clinical science research, and one in translational research.  Clinical department faculty who conduct basic science research will be considered for the latter two categories.  Each winning mentor will receive a small monetary prize.  All faculty and trainees are invited to nominate research mentors in the Schools of Medicine and Nursing and nominations may come from individuals or groups. To be eligible, the nominated faculty member must be at the Associate Professor level or above (regular rank). 

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List of previous winners

Gordon G. Hammes Faculty Teaching Award

The Gordon G. Hammes Faculty Teaching Award will also be presented at the annual Spring Faculty Meeting in May. The Hammes award is intended to recognize continuing excellence in teaching and mentoring, and exemplary commitment to the education of graduate students within Basic Science Departments and Graduate Training Programs of the School of Medicine. The nominees and winners are selected by a graduate student committee. For more information contact Dede Crosmer.

List of previous winners

 

Winners will be recognized at the annual School of Medicine Spring Faculty Meeting.

Questions? Contact Dede Crosmer at diane.crosmer@duke.edu or 919.684.5002.