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Faculty Awards

Outstanding Graduate Course Director

Established in 2013, this award’s recipient is selected based on the course’s record of excellence based on course-instructor survey evaluations and letters of recommendation from students enrolled in the course.
Robert S Freeman


Robert Stanley Freeman, PhD

Department of Pharmacology and Physiology



 

Outstanding Graduate Program Director

Established in 2013, this award recognizes individuals who have made exceptional or unique contributions to a graduate program and the graduate student experience within their respective program.
Ania Majewska


Anna Majewska, PhD

Department of Neuroscience



 

Outstanding T32 Program Director Award

Established in 2013, this award is presented to the T32 principal investigator or co-principal investigators with the best impact score for a new grant or a competing renewal in the past year.

  Robert Griggs       
Robert C. Griggs, MD
 

Department of Neurology
 

Robert G. Holloway, MD, MPH
Robert G. Holloway, MD, MPH

Department of Neurology

Post-Doctoral Awards:

Outstanding Postdoc Mentor AwardHeng Lin, PhD

This award, established in 2012, is to recognize a School of Medicine and Dentistry postdoctoral appointee for outstanding mentoring of undergraduate or graduate students and/or other postdocs. For the purpose of this award, mentoring is defined as the process of guiding, supporting and promoting the training and career development of others.


Heng Lin, PhD

Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

 

Outstanding Postdoctoral Researcher AwardRomeo Blanc, PhD

This award, established in 2015, is to recognize a School of Medicine and Dentistry postdoctoral appointee for outstanding research contributions. The selection criteria include originality, creativity, and significance of the research accomplishment.


Romeo Blanc, PhD

Department of Pharmacology and Physiology


 

Graduate Student Society (GSS) Awards:

GSS Student Advocacy AwardRichard T. Libby, PhD

Established in 1994 by the Graduate Student Society (GSS), this award is bestowed annually to recognize a faculty member in the School of Medicine and Dentistry who has made significant contributions in promoting excellence in graduate education through participation, facilitation, and promotion of GSS goals and events.


Richard T. Libby, PhD

Department of Ophthalmology


 

GSS Mentoring AwardScott A. Gerber, PhD

Established in 2019 by the Graduate Student Society (GSS), this award recognizes a faculty member of the School of Medicine and Dentistry who has served as an exemplary mentor to graduate students, and contributed to fostering an environment which facilitates both professional and personal growth.


Scott A. Gerber, PhD

Department of Surgery Research


 

GSS Recognition AwardEric Vaughn, MEd

Established in 2017 by the Graduate Student Society (GSS), this award recognizes a staff member in the School of Medicine and Dentistry who has made significant contributions in promoting excellence in graduate education through participation, facilitation, and promotion of GSS goals and events.


Eric Vaughn, MEd

Office for Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs

 
 

Medical Student Teaching Awards:

The Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Resident Teaching Award

The Arnold P. Gold Foundation, a private non-profit organization, is dedicated to the promotion of humanism in the practice of medicine. Selected by the graduating class, these residents have served as positive role models in their humanistic approach to patients.

  Kelly L. Donohue, MD       
Kelly L. Donohue, MD

Department of Neurology

Lauryn Hemminger, MD
Lauryn Hemminger, MD

Department of Neurology

John L. Mariano, MD
John L. Mariano, MD

Department of Medicine and Pediatrics

  Miriam McQuade       Mariam McQuade, MD

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Shalom Schlagman
Shalom Schlagman, MD

Department of Medicine and Pediatrics

Boru Wang, MD
Boru Wang, MD

Department of Surgery - Research

Commendations for First Year Teaching

  John Frelinger       
John G. Frelinger, PhD

Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

Christopher J. Mooney, PhD, MPH
Christopher J. Mooney, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Medicine

The Manuel D. Goldman Prize for Excellence in First Year TeachingChin Fong

This prize was established in 1981 in memory of Manuel D. Goldman and is awarded each year by the first year class to recognize a member of the faculty for excellence in first year teaching.


Chin-To Fong, MD

Professor of Pediatrics



 

Commendations for Second Year TeachingCatherine A. Moore, MD


Catherine A. Moore, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine





 

The Herbert W. Mapstone Prize for Excellence in Second Year TeachingChristopher G. Tarolli

Established in 1981 by the Mapstone family, this prize is awarded by the second year class to recognize members of the faculty for excellence in second year teaching.


Christopher G. Tarolli, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology

 

 

Commendations for Third Year Teaching

  Megan J. Rashid, MD       
Megan J. Rashid, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Robert T. Stone MD
Robert T. Stone, MD

Professor of Neurology, Pediatrics

The Harry L. Segal Prize for Excellence in Third Year TeachingAmy E. Blatt, MD

This prize was established in 1987 to honor Dr. Segal who was a nationally known gastroenterologist and Professor Emeritus at the University of Rochester. It is awarded each year by the third year class to a faculty member for excellence in third year teaching.


Amy E. Blatt, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine

 
 

Gold Medal Award for Excellence in TeachingBrenda Lee

This award was established by the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry Alumni Association to pay tribute to members of the faculty “in recognition of integrity, inspiring, teaching and devotion to medical students”.


Brenda D. Lee, MEd

Former Dean and Faculty Member, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry Assistant Dean for Medical Education and Student Affairs

 

Dean’s Teaching Fellows:

The recipients of these awards are recognized for their outstanding contributions to teaching as well as significant accomplishments in research and/or clinical practice.

John Romano Dean’s Teaching FellowJennifer west


Jennifer C. West, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

 
 

Marshall Lichtman Dean’s Teaching FellowJared Walsh, MD


Jared Walsh, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

 




 

George W. Corner Dean's Teaching FellowMargie Shaw


Margie Shaw, JD, PhD

Associate Professor of Medical Humanities and Bioethics

 


 

Lowell A. Glasgow Dean's Teaching FellowCasey Rosen-Carole


Casey Rosen-Carole, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Obstetrics & Gynecology




 

Faculty Mentoring Awards:

Mentoring can be a powerful force in the personal and professional development of an individual, benefiting not only that individual, but also the mentor and the University as well.

Academic Mentoring Award for Trainees in Clinical Programs


Rita Dadiz, DORita Dadiz, DO

Associate Professor of Pediatrics




 

Diversity Awards:

URSMD Faculty Diversity AwardAddisu Mesfin

Diversity, inclusion and multiculturalism are critical to the vitality and success of a thriving medical school community. Established in 2013, the URSMD Faculty Diversity Award recognizes the exceptional contributions and accomplishments of School of Medicine and Dentistry (SMD) faculty who foster a diverse and inclusive SMD community. Recipients will demonstrate this commitment through leadership in recruitment and retention efforts, teaching, mentoring, research, multi-cultural programming, cultural competency and humility, community outreach activities and/or other initiatives.


Addisu Mesfin, MD

Associate Professor of Orthopaedics

 

URSMD Trainee Diversity AwardGuylda Johnson, MD

Diversity, inclusion, equity, and multiculturalism are critical to the vitality and success of a thriving medical school community. The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry (URSMD) Trainee Diversity Award recognizes the exceptional contributions and accomplishments of URSMD trainees (medical students, graduate students, residents, fellows, postdocs) who foster a diverse and inclusive SMD community. Recipients will demonstrate this commitment through leadership in teaching, mentoring, research, multi-cultural programming, cultural competency and humility, community outreach activities and /or other initiatives.


Guylda Johnson, MD