School of Medicine Faculty Honored at Spring Meeting

Thursday, May 12, 2016

 

On Monday, May 9th, Faculty and staff gathered in the Great Hall of the Trent Semans Center for the 2016 Spring Faculty Meeting.  Faculty were recognized with the following awards.


Master Clinician/Teacher Awards

Presented by Edward Buckley, MD, Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and Vice Dean for Education, School of Medicine

The Master Clinician/Teacher Awards exist to honor individuals with superlative accomplishment and service in the areas of clinical care and teaching. Awards are given to recognize clinical practitioners who exemplify the highest standards of clinical care, pedagogy, and professionalism or to basic scientists who achieve distinction in pedagogy and professionalism.

 

Josh Broder, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery
 

Anthony Galanos, MD, Professor of Medicine
 

Victor Nadler, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Pharmacology & Cancer Biology

 

Michelle P. Winn Inclusive Excellence Award

Presented by Judy Seidenstein, Chief Diversity Officer

The Michelle P. Winn Inclusive Excellence Award, established by the Duke University School of Medicine’s Office of Diversity & Inclusion, recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to diversity and inclusion within the Duke School of Medicine community.  The intent is to honor both faculty and staff who have exemplified a commitment to excellence, innovation, and leadership through creating a more diverse and inclusive environment.  

Kevin Thomas, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine

 

Gordon G. Hammes Faculty Teaching Award

Presented by Nancy C. Andrews, MD, PhD, Dean of the School of Medicine and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

The Gordon G. Hammes Faculty Teaching 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 winner are selected by a graduate student committee. 

Andrew Alspaugh, MD, Professor of Medicine and Molecular Genetics and Microbiology

 

Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award

Presented by Nancy C. Andrews, MD, PhD, Dean of the School of Medicine and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

The Arnold P. Gold Foundation, Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award has been established in honor of Leonard Tow, a lifelong student and teacher, to recognize compassion and sensitivity in the delivery of healthcare.  As a role model for many, Leonard has lived his life with great compassion and empathy for others.  

Peter Kussin, MD, Professor of Medicine and Community and Family Medicine

 

Leonard Palumbo, Jr., MD Faculty Achievement Award

Presented by Nancy C. Andrews, MD, PhD, Dean of the School of Medicine and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

The Leonard Palumbo, Jr., MD Faculty Achievement Award has been established in honor of Dr. Palumbo (T’42, M.D.’44, HS’44-50) through a special endowment from his brother, Mr. E. Arthur Palumbo (T’49).   It specially honors two exemplary dimensions of Dr. Palumbo's life: compassionate patient care and excellence in the mentoring of young physicians.  The Award is given annually to one or more members of the School of Medicine Faculty who best display understanding and dedication to compassionate patient care, and excellence in the teaching and mentoring of young physicians—individuals who have truly made a difference.

 

Allan Friedman, MD, Guy L. Odom Professor of Neurological Surgery

 

The Ruth and A. Morris Williams, Jr. Faculty Research Prize

Presented by Nancy C. Andrews, MD, PhD, Dean of the School of Medicine and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

The Ruth and A. Morris Williams, Jr. Faculty Research Prize was established in May 2001 by Duke University Trustee Emeritus, A. Morris Williams, Jr., T'62, MA'63, and his wife Ruth Whitmore Williams, WC'63.  It is presented annually to a faculty member at the Duke University School of Medicine who demonstrates the intellectual vigor, dedication, and scientific ingenuity needed to make a critical impact on the future of medical research. 

Georgia Tomaras, PhD, Professor in Surgery, Immunology & Molecular Genetics and Microbiology

 

Excellence in Professionalism Award

Presented by Nancy C. Andrews, MD, PhD, Dean of the School of Medicine and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

The School of Medicine Excellence in Professionalism Award recognizes the importance of promoting ethical and professional behavior within our community.  Duke’s 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. This award recognizes faculty members who exemplify professionalism and promote such values as honesty, respect, integrity, inclusion, empathy, and compassion.

Christopher Granger, MD, Professor of Medicine & in the School of Nursing

Karen Wells, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral  Sciences

 

Research Mentoring Awards

Presented by Nancy C. Andrews, MD, PhD, Dean of the School of Medicine and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

The Research Mentoring Awards, established in 2009, recognize faculty members of 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.  Winners will be recognized each year in the following categories: clinical science, basic science, and translational research.

 

Research Mentoring Award for Basic Science Research

Christopher Counter, PhD, Professor of Pharmacology & Cancer Biology and Assistant Professor in Radiation Oncology

 

Research Mentoring Award for Clinical Science  Research

Ebony Boulware, MD, Professor of Medicine

 

Research Mentoring Award for Translational Research

Scott Cousins, MD, Robert Machemer, MD Professor of Ophthalmology