Duke University School of Medicine is proud to acknowledge the faculty members who were selected as recipients of this year’s School of Medicine faculty awards. These are just a few of the awards and recognitions afforded to our community members and we want to congratulate them on these well-deserved honors. Congratulations to the following 2022 Duke School of Medicine Award recipients!
Excellence in Professionalism Award
The Excellence in Professionalism Award recognizes the importance of promoting ethical and professional behavior within our community. This award is presented to those who exemplify professionalism and personifies Duke’s guiding principles of respect, trustworthiness, diversity, teamwork, and learning.
- Lesley H. Curtis, PhD, Professor of Population Health Sciences and Professor of Medicine
- Stuart Knechtle, MD, Professor of Surgery
- Aditee P. Narayan, MD, MPH, Professor of Pediatrics
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 2022 Williams Prize recognizes outstanding contributions in clinical science research.
- Dorothy E. Dow, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
- Christoph Hornik, MD, MPH, PhD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics
The Leonard Palumbo Jr., MD Faculty Achievement Award
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).
- Carmelo A. Milano, MD, Professor of Surgery
- Cary Ward, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine
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.
- Kelly A. Machovec, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
- John W. Moses, Jr., MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Research Mentoring Awards
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.
Early Career Mentoring Award in Basic – Translational Science
John Pearson, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics, Assistant Research Professor of Neurobiology
Career Mentoring Award in Basic – Translational Science
- Terry Lechler, PhD, Professor in Dermatology, Associate Professor of Cell Biology
- J. Brice Weinberg, MD, Professor of Medicine, Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Professor of Immunology
Early Career Mentoring Award in Clinical – Population Health Science
Rachel Greenberg, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Career Mentoring Award in Clinical – Population Health Science
Manesh Patel, MD, Professor of Medicine
Gordon G. Hammes Faculty Teaching Award
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 winners are selected by a graduate student committee.
Terrence G. Oas, PhD, Professor of Biochemistry
Master Clinician/Teacher Awards
The Master Clinician/Teacher Awards 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.
- Aimee Chung, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine
- David Gordon, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery
- Anne Phelps, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine
Interprofessional Education Excellence Awards
The Interprofessional Education Excellence Awards, established by Duke AHEAD (Academy for Health Professions Education and Academic Development) honors members who have demonstrated commitment, enthusiasm, competence, and innovation in promoting Interprofessional Education in teaching, scholarly work, and/or clinical education.
Master of Biomedical Sciences Program Faculty and Staff
Whitehead Scholars Program
The Whitehead Scholars Program, supported through a gift from the Whitehead Charitable Foundation, helps attract and nurture the most promising biomedical researchers to the faculty at Duke University School of Medicine.
- Mercedes A. Bravo, PhD, Assistant Research Professor of Global Health Institute
- Chantell Evans, PhD, Assistant Professor of Cell Biology
- Xingyuan Fang, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics
- Saskia Hemmers, PhD, Assistant Professor of Immunology
- Chuan Hong, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics
- Jamila Minga, PhD, Assistant Professor of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences, Assistant Professor of Neurology
- Akankshi Munjal, PhD, Assistant Professor of Cell Biology
- Wilton B. Williams, PhD, Associate Professor of Surgery, Associate Professor of Medicine, Assistant Professor of Immunology