SOM Faculty Awards

Nominations and Applications for the 2023 School of Medicine Faculty Awards are now open.

Dean Klotman, Chancellor Washington, Group Photo and award presentation collage

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The following awards are presented at the annual Spring Faculty Celebration:

Our success as an institution depends not only on our scientific and medical expertise, but on our ability to work together as a community.  As academic medicine continues to evolve from an environment focused on individual achievement to one more dependent upon our collective engagement in addressing the large problems of the future, the relationships we build with one another become increasingly critical. Our success in reaching our goals in research, teaching, and patient care depends on our ability to work effectively with each other, to reach across differences and to actively cultivate a healthy work environment.  In recognition of the importance of promoting ethical, professional behavior within our community, the Dean’s Office is pleased to invite nominations for the Excellence in Professionalism Award.

 

The Excellence in Professionalism Award will recognize a faculty member who exemplifies professionalism and personifies Duke’s guiding principles of respect, trustworthiness, diversity, teamwork, and learning. Examples of professional behavior include*:

  • Adhering to high ethical and moral standards
  • Conducting academic work with integrity, including adhering to institutional and federal policies on responsible conduct of research and conflict of interest
  • Demonstrating intellectual honesty
  • Evincing core humanistic values, including honesty and integrity, caring and compassion, altruism and empathy, respect for others, and trustworthiness
  • Taking personal action to support equity and inclusion
  • Subordinating one’s own interests to the interests of others when appropriate
  • Exercising accountability for themselves and for their colleagues
  • Demonstrating a lifelong commitment to excellence
  • Exhibiting a commitment to scholarship and advancing their field
  • Dealing appropriately with high levels of complexity and uncertainty
  • Reflecting upon actions and decisions
  • Assuring one’s own fitness for duty

*Swick et al 2000

Winners of the Excellence in Professionalism Award will be selected by a committee of faculty peers and the selection committee will work to ensure nominees represent the diversity of our community.

 

Nomination due date February 10, 2023

 

2023 Nomination Information

Please submit nominations electronically to facdev@dm.duke.edu

NominationsAll Medical Center Faculty, trainees and/or staff are invited to nominate regular rank faculty in the School of Medicine.  Letters of nomination should include specific examples of how they exemplify the qualities of professionalism. The strongest nominations will have 3-5 letters of support.  Please note that winners may receive copies of their nomination letters.

Questions? Email facdev@dm.duke.edu

Previous Award Recipients:

2022

  • Lesley H. Curtis, PhD
  • Stuart Knechtle, MD
  • Aditee P. Narayan, MD, MPH

2021

  • Carol A. Epling, MD, MSPH
  • Kevin L. Thomas, MD

2020

  • Lisa Amaya-Jackson, MD
  • Lawrence Crawford, MD
  • Laura Heyneman, MD
  • Andrew Muir, MD

2019

  • Jeffrey Baker, MD, PhD
  • Harry R. Phillips, III, MD, FACC
  • Lisa C. Pickett, MD, FACS
  • Cynthia K. Shortell, MD

2018

  • Isaac O. Karikari, MD Christine E. Marx, MD
  • Cara L. O’Brien, MD
  • Allison K. Ross, MD

2017

  • David E. Attarian, MD, FACS, FAOA
  • Joseph A. Jackson, Jr., MD, FAAP
  • Diana B. McNeill, MD
  • Joseph G. Rogers, MD

2016:

  • Christopher B. Granger, MD
  • Karen C. Wells, PhD

2015:

  • Dennis A. Clements, MD, PhD
  • Thomas R. Kinney, MD
  • Daniel B. Mark, MD

2014:

  • Dan G. Blazer, MD, PhD
  • John M. Falletta, MD
  • Laura P. Svetkey, MD, MHS

2013:

  • Caroline Haynes, MD, PhD
  • William S. Yancy, Jr., MD, MHSc

It is a special pleasure to invite faculty of the Duke University School of Medicine engaged in clinical science research in any department to apply for the annual Ruth and A. Morris Williams Faculty Research Prize. The Williams family established this prize to advance research opportunities for early career faculty members and is awarded for research excellence demonstrated at Duke.

The Williams Prize recognizes groundbreaking research in basic or clinical science in alternate years.

The 2023 Williams Prize will recognize outstanding contributions in basic science research.

Mr. Williams served on Duke’s Board of Trustees and its Medical Center Affairs Committee. Williams, a 1962 graduate of Duke University, and his wife, Ruth Whitmore Williams, a 1963 Duke Woman’s College graduate, contributed a special endowment to establish this annual prize. The endowment annually provides an award of $25,000, of which $5,000 is granted as a personal prize with the remainder supporting the recipient’s research. In rare circumstances, two prizes may be awarded by splitting the amounts equally. 

Applicants must be School of Medicine faculty who are 10 years or fewer from first faculty appointment at assistant professor level at any institution. The intent is to honor and reward groundbreaking research that has substantially been conducted at Duke. 

Winners of the Ruth and A. Morris Williams Faculty Research Prize will be selected by a committee of faculty peers and the selection committee will work to ensure nominees represent the diversity of our community.

 

Application due date February 28, 2023

 

2023 Application Information

Please submit applications electronically to facdev@dm.duke.edu

Submission of Application

  1. 1-page cover letter, including:
    1. Faculty member's name, academic rank & title, department and division
    2. Date of first assistant professor level appointment and institution
    3. Brief statement of discovery
    4. Discovery Presentation Information: Each discovery must have been published in a peer-reviewed journal, and/or presented at a national scientific meeting within the last three years
      1. Full citations to related peer-reviewed articles or
      2. National scientific meeting information (Name, date, location)
  2. 2 to 3-page application letter from the applicant explaining the discovery, relevant background information and the significance of the discovery
  3. Copies of no more than three [accepted or published only—no manuscripts] peer-reviewed publications of the discovery during the previous three years
    1. In the absence of peer-reviewed publications, include complete information about presentations of the discovery at national scientific meetings (e.g., name, date, location; copy of abstract; printed copy of oral presentation text)
  4. Copy of curriculum vitae

Questions? Email facdev@dm.duke.edu

Previous Award Recipients:

2022

  • Dorothy E. Dow, MD
  • Christoph Hornik, MD, MPH, PhD

2021

  • Kafui Dzirasa, MD, PhD

2020

  • Deverick J. Anderson, MD, MPH, FSHEA, FIDSA

2019

  • Cagla Eroglu, PhD

2018

  • William J. Steinbach, MD

2017

  • David M. Tobin, PhD

2016

  • Georgia Tomaras, PhD

2015

  • David G. Kirsch, MD, PhD
  • Chay T. Kuo, MD, PhD

2014

  • Sallie R. Permar, MD, PhD

2013

  • Michael L. Platt, PhD

2012

  • Amy Abernethy, MD
  • Danny Benjamin, MD, PhD

2011

  • Kenneth Poss, PhD

2011

  • Ryohei Yasuda, PhD

2010

  • Farshid Guilak, PhD

2009

  • Erich D. Jarvis, PhD

2008

  • Priya S. Kishnani, MD

2007

  • John D. York, PhD

2006

  • Vance G. Fowler, Jr., MD, MHS

2005

  • Homme W. Hellinga, PhD

2004

  • Bruce A. Sullenger, PhD

2003

  • Jonathan S. Stamler, MD

2002

  • Miguel A.L. Nicolelis, MD, PhD

 The Leonard Palumbo Jr., MD Faculty Achievement Award, 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 stipend to further the academic development of the recipient.  In rare circumstances, two prizes may be awarded and the monetary prize will be split equally. 

 

Nomination due date January 31, 2023

2023 Nomination Information

Please submit applications electronically to facdev@dm.duke.edu

 Nominations:  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.  Please note that winners may receive copies of their nomination letters.  Self-nominations will not be accepted.

  1. Letters of nomination should include description of the circumstances that moved you to submit the nomination, with specific examples of their dedication and excellence of how they have truly made a difference to the institution.  A minimum of 2 letters is requested (no more than 5 letters should be submitted).   Letters must be submitted together and the committee will be unable to review additional materials
  2. Nominees current curriculum vitae

Winners of the Leonard Palumbo Jr., MD Faculty Achievement Award will be selected by a committee of faculty peers and the selection committee will work to ensure nominees represent the diversity of our community

Questions? Email facdev@dm.duke.edu

 

Previous Award Recipients:

2022

  • Carmelo A. Milano, MD
  • Cary Ward, MD

2021

  • Mitchell T. Heflin, MD, MHS
  • Kathleen A. McGann, MD

2020

  • Nancy W. Knudsen, MD
  • Nathan Maclyn Thielman, MD, MPH

2019

  • Bradley H. Collins, MD, FACS
  • Susan G.Kreissman, MD

2018

  • William Clayton Bordley, MD
  • John Kevin Harrison, MD

2017

  • Kenneth W. Lyles, MD
  • Joel C. Morgenlander, MD

2016

  • Allan H. Friedman, MD

2015

  • Barbara D. Alexander, MD, MHS
  • Theodore N. Pappas, MD

2014

  • Thomas M. Bashore, MD

2013

  • Andrew Berchuck, MD
  • Michael M. Haglund, MD, PhD

2012

  • Richard E. Moon, MD

2011

  • William H. Kane, MD, PhD

2010

  • Anthony N. Galanos, MD

2009

  • Thomas A. D’Amico, MD

2008

  • Ronald N. Goldberg, MD

2007

  • Robert P. Drucker, MD

2006

  • Linda G. Leithe, MD

2005

  • Dennis A. Turner, MD

2004

  • Nancy B. Allen, MD

2003

  • Charles B. Hammond, MD

2002

  • Kathryn M. Andolsek, MD

2001

  • G. Ralph Corey, MD

2000

  • Richard D. Goldner, MD

1999

  • Wendell F. Rosse, MD

The Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award, presented by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation 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.

 

Nomination due date January 27, 2023

 

2023 Nomination Information

Please submit applications electronically to facdev@dm.duke.edu

Nominations:  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.  Please note that winners may receive copies of their nomination letters.  Self-nominations will not be accepted.

  1. Letters of nomination should include description of the circumstances that moved you to submit the nomination, with specific examples of their compassion, sensitivity, respect and clinical excellence.  A minimum of 2 letters is requested (no more than 5 letters should be submitted). Letters must be submitted together and the committee will be unable to review additional materials. 
  2. Nominee’s current curriculum vitae

Winners of the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine award will be selected by a committee of faculty peers and the selection committee will work to ensure nominees represent the diversity of our community.

Questions? Contact the Office for Faculty with questions facdev@dm.duke.edu

 

The Arnold P. Gold Foundation sponsors the annual Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award for a faculty member at more than 100 of the nation's medical schools. This award is presented to the faculty member who best demonstrates the Foundation's ideals of outstanding compassion in the delivery of care; respect for patients, their families, and healthcare colleagues; as well as demonstrated clinical excellence. The Gold Foundation began this award in 1991 at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons. The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey began replicating these awards nationwide in 1998, with participation from The Gold Foundation. In 2003, with a generous donation from Leonard Tow, these awards became solely sponsored and administered by The Gold Foundation. Medical schools wishing to bestow this award should abide the following criteria in their selection process:

 

  • Consistently demonstrates compassion and empathy in the delivery of care to patients
  • Serves as a role model—illustrates professional behavior for students and colleagues by example
  • Approachable and accessible to students
  • Welcomes opportunities for teaching and one-on-one mentorships with students
  • Exhibits enthusiasm and skill in professional and personal interactions with students
  • Shows respect for everyone
  • Demonstrates cultural sensitivity in working with patients and family members of diverse backgrounds
  • Displays effective communication and listening skills
  • Understands a patient’s need for interpretation of complex medical diagnoses and treatments and makes an effort to assure patient comprehension – shows respect for the patient’s viewpoint
  • Sensitive to the patient’s psychological well-being
  • Effectively identifies emotional concerns of patients and family members
  • Engenders trust and confidence
  • Adheres to professional and ethical standards
  • Committed to reflection and objective self-evaluation of his/her skills
  • Displays competence in scientific endeavors

 

Previous Award Recipients:

2022

  • Kelly A. Machovec, MD, MPH
  • John W. Moses, Jr., MD

2021

  • Viviana Martinez-Bianchi, MD, FAAFP
  • Maria J. Small, MD

2020

  • Adeyemi Olufolabi, FRCA
  • Michael Hugh Sketch, Jr. MD

2019

  • Damon S. Tweedy, MD

2018

  • Margarita Bidegain, MD
  • Henry E. Rice, MD

2017

  • Thomas R. Gehrig, MD
  • Sandhya A. Lagoo-Deenadayalan, MD, PhD

2016

  • Peter S. Kussin, MD

2015

  • Michael A. Blazing, MD

2014

  • Nicole Larrier, MD
  • Karen St. Claire, MD

2013

  • Nancy Wolters Knudsen, MD

2012

  • Jon P. Gockerman, MD

2011

  • Karen Frush, BSN, MD

2010

  • Sharon F. Freedman, MD

2009

  • Malcolm “Stan” Branch, MD

2008

  • M. Louise Markert, MD, PhD

2007

  • Neil S. Prose, MD

2006

  • David K. Walmer, MD, PhD

2005

  • Stephen N. Lang, MD

2004

  • Gustavo S. Montana, MD

2003

  • Joseph O. Moore, MD

2002

  • Deborah W. Kredich, MD

2001

  • Delbert R. Wigfall, MD

2000

  • Anthony N. Galanos, MD

1999

  • John A. Bartlett, MD

The Research Mentoring Awards recognize faculty members in the School of Medicine for 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.

Winners will be recognized each year in the following categories:

  • Early Career Mentoring Award in Basic Science/Translational Science (Assistant or Associate Professor)
  • Early Career Mentoring Award in Clinical Research/Population Health (Assistant or Associate Professor)
  • Career Mentoring Award in Basic Science/Translational Science (Full Professor)
  • Career Mentoring Award in Clinical Research/Population Health (Full Professor)
  • Mentoring Excellence in EDI.  Recognizing faculty at any level who are either 1) providing outstanding mentoring to trainees from groups underrepresented in research towards a goal of diversification of the research workforce, OR 2) providing outstanding mentorship in research aiming to reduce health disparities 

Nomination due date February 20, 2023

 

2023 Nomination Information

Please submit applications electronically to facdev@dm.duke.edu

Nominations:  All faculty and trainees are invited to nominate research mentors in the School of Medicine who exemplify the traits honored by this award. To be eligible, the nominated faculty member must be regular rank.  Nominations may come from individuals or groups; self-nominations will not be accepted. Please note that winners may receive copies of their nomination letters.

  1. Cover Sheet

Name of nominee, category of nomination and the primary nominator’s name

  1. Letters of nomination should include a description of your nominee’s effectiveness as a research mentor, and include examples of mentoring that sets them apart from others.  Letters from prior mentees are the most influential in the selection process.  A minimum of 2 letters is requested (no more than 5 letters should be submitted)Letters must be submitted together and the committee will be unable to review additional materials

Winners of the Research Mentoring Awards will be selected by a committee of faculty peers and the selection committee will work to ensure nominees represent the diversity of our community.

Questions? Email facdev@dm.duke.edu

Previous Award Recipients:

2022

  • John Pearson, PhD
  • Terry Lechler, PhD
  • J. Brice Weinberg, MD
  • Rachel Greenberg, MD
  • Manesh R. Patel, MD

2021

  • Gayathri R. Devi, PhD
  • Robert J. Mentz, MD, FHFSA, FACC, FAHA
  • Guido Ferrari, MD
  • David G. Kirsch, MD, PhD
  • Cindy L. Amundsen, MD
  • Kimberly S. Johnson, MD

2020

  • Kafui Dzirasa, MD, PhD
  • Tracy Yu-Ping Wang, MD, MHS, MSc
  • Carol A. Colton, PhD
  • Francis Joseph Keefe, PhD
  • Kenneth Schmader, MD

2019

  • Douglas A. Marchuk, PhD
  • Dawn T. Provenzale, MD
  • P. Brian Smith, MD, MHS, MPH
  • Christopher Woods, MD

2018

  • Marc G. Caron, PhD
  • Vance G. Fowler, Jr., MD
  • Scott H. Kollins, PhD
  • Sallie R. Permar, MD, PhD

2017

  • Cathleen S. Colon-Emeric, MD, MHSc
  • Coleen K. Cunningham, MD
  • Geoffrey S. Ginsburg, MD, PhD
  • Brigid L.M. Hogan, PhD, FRS

2016

  • L. Ebony, Boulware, MD, MPH, FACP
  • Christopher M. Counter, PhD
  • Scott W. Cousins, MD

2015

  • R. Rand Allingham, MD
  • Jean C. Beckham, PhD
  • Farshid Guilak, PhD
  • Cynthia E. Kuhn, PhD
  • David S. Warner, MD

2014

  • Richard Daniel Mooney, PhD
  • Marilyn J. Telen, MD
  • Cynthia A. Toth, MD
  • James A. Tulsky, MD

2013

  • Danny Benjamin, MD, PhD
  • Bryan R. Cullen, PhD
  • William E. Kraus, MD
  • Christopher O’Connor, MD

2012

  • Robert M. Califf, MD
  • Joseph Heitman, MD, PhD
  • Sally Kornbluth, PhD

2011

  • Gerard Blobe, MD, PhD
  • Anna Mae Diehl, MD
  • Barton F. Haynes, MD
  • Eugene Z. Oddone, MD, MHSc
  • Laura P. Svetkey, MD, MHS

2010

  • Rebecca H. Buckley, MD
  • G. Ralph Corey, MD
  • Mark W. Dewhirst, DVM, PhD
  • David Steffens, MD, MHS

2009

  • Harvey J. Cohen, MD
  • John R. Perfect, MD
  • Howard A. Rockman, MD
  • Bruce A. Sullenger, PhD

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 facdev@duke.edu.

Previous Award Recipients:

2022

  • Terrence G. Oas, PhD

2021

  • Beth A. Sullivan, PhD

2020

  • John Pearson, MPH

2019

  • Corinne Linardic, MD, PhD

2018

  • Jane F. Pendergast, PhD

2017

  • Megan L. Neely, PhD

2016

  • Andrew Alspaugh, MD

2015

  • Patrick C. Seed, MD, PhD

2014

  • R. Lee Reinhardt, PhD

2013

  • Christopher Nicchitta, PhD

2012

  • Shiva Das, PhD

2011

  • Anne West, MD, PhD

2010

  • Douglas Marchuk, PhD

2009

  • David Richardson, PhD

2008

  • Theodore Slotkin, PhD

2007

  • Mohamed A. Noor, PhD

2006

  • Blanche Capel, PhD

2005

  • David R. McClay, PhD

2004

  • Donald P. McDonnell, PhD

2003

  • Daniel J. Lew, PhD

2002

  • Jo Rae Wright, PhD

2001

  • Kenneth N. Kreuzer, PhD

The Michelle P. Winn Inclusive Excellence Award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to diversity and inclusion within the School of Medicine community.  Nominees should exemplify excellence, innovation, and leadership in helping to create a more diverse and inclusive environment.  Any member of the School of Medicine may submit a nomination for the award in each of these categories: student, staff, faculty, trainee, and postdoc. 

Application and deadline will be communicated by the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.  For questions, please contact jeanine.holland@duke.edu or EDI@dm.duke.edu

 

The Master Clinician/Teacher Award honors faculty for accomplishment and service in the area of teaching in the Medical School or Medical Center. Nominees shall have made an extraordinary commitment to teaching and students. Eligible candidates must have a faculty appointment in the Duke University School of Medicine and participate in the education of fellows, residents, medical students, Physician Assistant, Pathology Assistant, Occupational Therapy Doctorate, Doctor of Physical Therapy students, or be involved in one of the School of Medicine Masters Programs. (Nominations/comments from trainees are especially valued.)

Application and Deadline will be communicated in January by the Vice Dean for Education. For questions, please contact Karen Tesoriero (Karen.tesoriero@duke.edu).

A special thank you to all our award selection committee members who take the time and energy to review nominations and applications.