2015 Celebration of Faculty Excellence

On October 14, 44 Department of Medicine faculty members were honored at the School of Medicine’s 2015 Celebration of Faculty Excellence for receiving senior promotions; Dean’s Teaching Awards; regional, national, and international awards; and other special recognitions. “Think of all the people whose lives you touch—your patients and students, those helped by your research,” said Executive VP for Health Affairs Michael Johns at the event. “Pausing and recognizing this gives us a sense of the totality of who we are and the power of our collective contributions.”

Below are the Department of Medicine faculty recognized at Wednesday’s event:

2015 SENIOR PROMOTIONS

  • Harold Franch, MD (Professor of Medicine, Division of Renal Medicine)
  • Michael Koval, PhD (Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine)
  • Vince Marconi, MD (Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases)
  • Mikhael El-Chami, MD (Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology)
  • Shelly-Ann Fluker, MD (Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics)
  • Robert Hoover, Jr., MD (Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Renal Medicine)
  • Jesse Jacob, MD (Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases)
  • Danielle Jones, MD, FACP (Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics)
  • Anna Kho, MD (Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics)
  • Robin Klein, MD (Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics)
  • Mary Rhee, MD, MS (Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Lipids)
  • David Weiss, PhD (Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases)
  • Field Willingham, MD (Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Digestive Diseases)

DEAN’S TEACHING AWARD
Recipients are nominated by colleagues and students and chosen by the Teaching Awards Commitee for their dedication to medical student teaching and their many contributions as course directors and mentors.

EXCELLENCE IN PATIENT SATISFACTION
These faculty members scored at or above the 90th percentile on Press Ganey patient satisfaction surveys in every quarter of FY15. Each physician received more than 30 surveys per quarter. This category only includes those from The Emory Clinic, as scores from affiliated hospitals were unavailable.

HIDDEN GEM
Hidden Gem award recipients were nominated by their departments in recognition of their outstanding, but often unnoticed or unrecognized, contributions to Emory and beyond.

REGIONAL/NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL AWARDS:

  • Nancy Collop, MD (Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine) — Nathaniel Kleitman Distinguished Service Award  from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  • Dominique Cosco, MD (Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics) — Clinician Educator Award from the Southern Society of General Internal Medicine
  • Joyce Doyle, MD (Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics) — Jane F. Desforges Distinguished Teacher Award and Mastership from the American College of Physicians
  • Monica Farley, MD (Division of Infectious Diseases) — Founders Award, Southern Society for Clinical Investigations
  • Paula Frew, PhD, MPH, MA (Division of Infectious Diseases) — 2015 ECPN John B. Reid Early Career Award from Society for Prevention Research
  • Mark Mulligan, MD (Division of Infectious Diseases) — 2015 Mentoring Award from HIV Vaccine Trials Network
  • Anne Tomolo, MD, MPH (Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics) — VA Office of Academic Affairs Center of Excellence Award for the Interprofessional Training Program in Dementia Care program
  • Nanette Wenger, MD, MACC, MACP, FAHA (Division of Cardiology) — 2015 Bernadine Healy Leadership in Women’s CV Disease Award from American College of Cardiology

EMORY’S EBOLA TEAM

When the first Ebola patients to be treated in the United States were brought to Emory, they were met by a cadre of highly trained health professionals. Doctors, nurses, researchers, specialists, and other team members from across the health sciences were called upon to devise and improvise best practices, even while tending to critically ill Ebola patients. They did so successfully and safely, in addition to assisting colleagues throughout the United States and West Africa, developing new containment, diagnostic, and treatment protocols and conducting follow-up training and translational research. The School of Medicine honored the Ebola care team members, many of whom put their own lives on hold to use their considerable skills, resources, and training to defeat Ebola virus disease and work toward halting the spread of the deadly epidemic, saving lives here and abroad.

You can view the complete list of honorees on the School of Medicine’s Faculty Development website and view photos from the event on the School of Medicine’s Facebook page.

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