The annual Department of Family and Community Medicine Awards Dinner brought color to Cook Alumni Hall, Tuesday, May 15. Smiling faces and colorful table linens made for a fun evening for all. Elisabeth Young, M.D. (’85), vice president for health affairs and dean of the College of Medicine, along with John Boltri, M.D., professor and chair of family and community medicine, welcomed students, faculty and staff before naming this year’s honorees.
See the full list of recipients below:
STUDENT AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIP
Area Health Education Center Student Service Award
This award recognizes a medical student who is actively pursuing a career in primary care, preventive medicine or enrolling in a public health graduate program and who meets the ideals related to serving the medically underserved
John P. Schlemmer, M.D., Memorial Family Medicine Award
This award recognizes a graduating student who has demonstrated the qualities of being a caring and compassionate physician, who has shown a strong commitment to Family Medicine and the further development of the specialty, and who has made a special contribution to Family Medicine.
Medical Ethics and Humanities Student Award
This award distinguishes a student who demonstrates excellence in reflective practice and knowledge in humanities and ethics through the Human Values in Medicine curriculum; is committed to humanism at the bedside and within the community; and applies a genuine dedication to the study and appreciation of ethics in clinical practice, education and research.
Frank H. Krautter, M.D. Geriatric Research Award
Sai Krishna Korada and Haikoo Shah
This award recognizes a graduating medical student who has demonstrated an aptitude and a strong interest in aging-related research.
Outstanding Student in Geriatrics Award
This award recognizes a graduating medical student who has demonstrated exemplary leadership, knowledge, and skill in the holistic and compassionate care of older adults.
Outstanding Student in Palliative Care Award
Celine Soriano and Sharon Bernard
This award recognizes a graduating medical student who has demonstrated the qualities of being a caring and compassionate physician and embraces the ideals of palliative care
Ross R. Black II, M.D., Endowed Family Medicine Scholarship
Sharon Bernard and Kathleen Fay
This scholarship recognizes a student who is entering a NEOMED affiliated family medicine residency program and has demonstrated leadership and involvement in the Family Medicine Interest Group, the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians, or related service activities.
Rural Medical Education Pathway Scholars
- Erin Burrier
- Timothy Fischer
- Jennifer Glover
- Stephen Grossi
- AuBree LaForce
- Emily Lather
- Ashley Claire Pajela
- Koshala Selvakumar
- Zackery Zuga
- Renee Brumbaugh
- Thomas Weiner
- Laura Wilburn
- Laura Yeater
- Megan Bennett
- Alexander Brown
- Sophia Tsiris
M4 Rural Mentors:
- Emily Bay
- Sharon Bernard*
- Chalon Fikes*
- Marie Gerow*
- Darian Roberts*
- Kellie Thomas
*Matched in Family Medicine
Area Health Education Faculty Excellence Award
Nichole Ammon, M.S.Ed., LPCC-S
This award recognizes a faculty member who has provided excellence in improving the availability of health care professionals and enhanced access to quality health care through academic and community collaboration, focusing on underserved areas.
Community Volunteer Family Medicine Teaching Award
Kenelm McCormick, M.D.
This award recognizes a volunteer faculty member/preceptor who provides excellent learning experiences for students and is an exemplary role model in Family Medicine
Family Medicine Interest Group Volunteer Faculty Award
Michael Appleman, M.A.Ed.
This award recognizes a faculty member/preceptor who has volunteered at multiple Family Medicine Interest Group events, is an exemplary role model to students and demonstrates excellence in teaching.
Foundations of Clinical Medicine Course Excellence in Teaching Award
Karen M. Gil, Ph.D.
This award recognizes a faculty member who makes substantial and sustained contributions to the educational mission through superior teaching in the Foundations of Clinical Medicine course, inciting students’ learning excellence, inspiring colleagues, and invigorating the course over an extended period of time.
H. Peter Burg Faculty Award for Excellence in Geriatrics
Natalie Kayani, M.D.
This award recognizes a faculty member/preceptor who is an exemplary leader, inspirational teacher, mentor to students and colleagues, and a superior role model for excellence in geriatrics.
H. Peter Burg Faculty Award for Excellence in Palliative Care
Joanie Webster, M.D.
This award recognizes a faculty member/preceptor who is an exemplary leader, inspirational teacher, mentor to students and colleagues, and a superior role model for excellence in palliative care
Medical Ethics and Humanities Faculty
Patricia Pakan, Ph.D.
This award recognizes a faculty member who demonstrates excellence in teaching; contributes to innovative curricular development; serves as a role model for faculty and students; contributes to faculty development; and serves as a mentor and advisor to students
Rural Pathway Service Excellence Award
Paul Lecat, M.D.
This award recognizes a community/faculty member who is dedicated to the NEOMED Rural Medical Education (RMED) Pathway’s mission to foster ingenuity and life-long learning in RMED students and support their goals to become excellent physicians in rural areas.
SOAR Student-Run Free Clinic Medicine Preceptor of the Year Award
David Sperling, M.D.
This award recognizes a dedicated SOAR Student-Run Free Clinic Medicine Preceptor who has demonstrated a strong commitment to the education of SOAR medical students by going above and beyond to identify teaching opportunities for students. This preceptor exemplifies the mission of SOAR through their commitment to the underserved and to education.
SOAR Student-Run Free Clinic Pharmacy Preceptor of the Year Award
Kathleen Cather, R.Ph.
This award recognizes a dedicated SOAR Student-Run Free Clinic Pharmacy Preceptor who has demonstrated a strong commitment to the education of SOAR pharmacy students by going above and beyond to identify teaching opportunities for students. This preceptor exemplifies the mission of SOAR through their commitment to the underserved and to education.
INTERNAL DEPARTMENT AWARDS
DFCM Educational Excellence Award
Michael Appleman, M.A.Ed.
This award recognizes a faculty member who has developed new innovative curricula or educational experiences; is highly regarded as a mentor and role model for students; excels in faculty development; and serves as a mentor to junior faculty.
DFCM Research and Innovation Award
Paul Hartung, Ph.D.
This award recognizes a faculty member who has initiated innovative projects; has submitted/acquired new grants; is highly collaborative; and has published in quality journals.
DFCM Outstanding Department Service Award
This award recognizes a member of the staff who is an excellent ambassador for the department, goes beyond assigned responsibilities to help others, and significantly contributes to the goodwill within the department.