On Monday, May 15, the third annual Department of Family and Community Medicine Awards Dinner was held in Cook Alumni Hall to honor some of the outstanding accomplishments of its students, faculty and staff. The event was highlighted by remarks from Elisabeth Young, M.D. (’85), interim vice president for health affairs and interim dean, College of Medicine, and John Boltri, M.D., professor and chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine. See below for a full list of honorees:
Student Awards and Scholarship
Area Health Education Center Student Service Award
This award recognizes a College of Medicine 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
Hyo Young Seo
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.
Frank H. Krautter, M.D. Geriatric Research Award
Radhika Takiar and Ramya Vajapey
This award recognizes a graduating College of Medicine student who has demonstrated an aptitude and a strong interest in aging-related research.
Outstanding Student in Geriatrics Award
This award recognizes a graduating College of Medicine student who has demonstrated exemplary leadership, knowledge and skill in the holistic and compassionate care of older adults.
Outstanding Student in Palliative Care Award
This award recognizes a graduating College of Medicine student who has demonstrated the qualities of being a caring and compassionate physician and embraces the ideals of palliative care.
NAPCRG Student Family Medicine/Primary Care Research Award
This award recognizes a graduating College of Medicine student who participated in research to improve an aspect of primary care diagnosis, prevention or treatment.
Ross R. Black II, M.D., Endowed Family Medicine Scholarship
This award 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
- Renee Brumbaugh
- Thomas Weiner
- Laura Wilburn
- Laura Yeater
- Zackery Zuga
- Megan Bennett
- Alexander Brown
- Sophia Tsiris
Area Health Education Faculty Excellence Award
David Sperling, M.D.
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
Kelli Peiffer, D.O.
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
Renee Markovich, M.D., FAAFP
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
Wes Fair, 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
Jen Drost, D.O.
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
Kevin Dieter, 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.
The Humanities/Bioethics Faculty Award
Ron R. Jones, M.D., FACP
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.
Internal Department Awards
DFCM Educational Excellence Award
Julie Aultman, Ph.D.
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
Delese Wear, 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.